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3:18 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Congress fails to pass budget amendments

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Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said with the defeat of two balanced budget amendments today, Congress has reached a “generational moment”.

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AM Newscasts
12:00 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Newscast for December 14, 2011

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Highway Patrol enforces federal ban on cellphone use on the road
  • Timothy Wolfe newest president at University of Missouri
  • State auditors missing over a half million dollars in receipts
Health & Wealth Update
11:30 am
Wed December 14, 2011

Telemedicine: Adventures in time and space

The cover of Radio News magazine, April, 1924. These days, telemedicine is no longer a sci-fi "maybe." In rural America, more and more doctors and patients are connecting via live video.
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In April 1924, Radio News Magazine ran a splashy futuristic cover story: "The Radio Doctor – Maybe!" Kids sit around a new-fangled doohickey and say "ahhh" for a distant doctor on  a video screen. In this weekly Health & Wealth update, the future is now! Telemedicine is expanding to rural hospitals across the country.

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Science, Health and Technology
10:56 am
Wed December 14, 2011

Environmental groups push for protection of Missouri's Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Horseback riding is a popular activity in the Ozarks, but their waste has been linked to high E. coli levels in the Jacks Fork, the main tributary of the Current River.
Mark Morgan, University of Missouri

A statewide coalition of environmental groups and advocates has submitted five thousand signed petitions to the National Park Service, urging the agency to do more to protect the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri. As St. Louis Public Radio's Véronique LaCapra reports, the coalition is pushing for more enforcement and a stronger management plan for the Current and Jacks Fork rivers.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Wed December 14, 2011

Local poultry producers in a bind

Ron Bartlet feeds the ducks he keeps on his small Iowa farm.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

Just as the local foods movement is growing legs in the Midwest, a key piece of infrastructure is struggling. 

By Kathleen Masterson.

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Education
4:16 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

MU/Rock Bridge son returns home to take UM helm

New UM President Timothy Wolfe (center) meets with press on Tuesday, Dec. 13, with UM Interim President Steve Owens (left) and UM curator Warren Erdman (right).
Allan Vestal/KBIA

After almost a year of searching, the University of Missouri has a new system president.

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Education
10:40 am
Tue December 13, 2011

University of Missouri announces new system president: Timothy M. Wolfe

University of Missouri system Interim President Steve Owens (L), incoming president Timothy Wolfe and curator Warren Erdman (R) take questions following Wolfe's introduction as the system's next leader Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2011.
Allan Vestal KBIA

The University of Missouri’s 23rd system president is Timothy M. Wolfe, who is a graduate of MU’s Trulaske School of Business and of Rock Bridge High School in Columbia.

Interim President Steve Owens will remain in the office until Wolfe begins his tenure, in mid-February.

UM curator Warren Erdman introduced Wolfe as a Missourian, saying he “comes back to us now with international and national experience but with a heart that always stayed in Missouri.”

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AM Newscasts
9:28 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Newscast for December 13, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • MU names new president today
  • Former sheriff's deputy faces charges for murder
  • Missouri public defenders ask for right to turn down cases
Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Chucking the cheese dream

Mark Amstrong and Barbara Grant have walked away from their successful cheese-making operation near Springville, Iowa
Dean Borg Iowa Public Radio

Becoming a small farmer is an entrepreneurial dream for some people. But when the dream comes true — even when it’s successful — the reality can be quite different from expectations.

By Dean Borg.

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Exam
6:14 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Inside Columbia's High Schools

Students work in an AP Calculus class at Hickman high school in Columbia
Camille Phillips KBIA

This week on exam, we take you inside the cultures of Columbia’s high schools.

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PM Newscasts
5:27 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Newscast for December 12, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

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Intersection
4:00 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

The Mamtek deal and its aftermath

Guests discussed the implications of Mamtek's failure.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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Health & Wealth Blog
3:45 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Versus urban areas, rural Missouri has poorer health, fewer doctors

According to the Missouri Hospital Association, some 500,000 additional people will enroll in health insurance between now and 2019. That's expected to put some serious strain on the rural health system. Click through for more graphics.
Lydia Mulvany KBIA

Health is generally poorer in rural Missouri compared to urban areas, yet there is a distinct shortage of primary care physicians in rural Missouri. KBIA’s Jacob Fenston has reported that the shortage is only expected to worsen over the next ten years as the elderly population expands.

This graphic shows some of these inequalities--click through for more detail.  Created by Lydia Mulvany.

Education
10:58 am
Mon December 12, 2011

UM System to announce new president Tuesday

File Photo KBIA

The University of Missouri System will announce its new president Tuesday morning.

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AM Newscasts
10:55 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Newscast for December 12, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Democrat Russ Carnahan plans to run again for Congress--but where?
  • Alleged double murderer is in fair condition after gunfight with police
  • Columbia public schools go through redistricting changes

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