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11:52 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Missouri women still earn 25% less than men

Women pressers on strike for higher wages.
Kheel Center, Cornell University Flickr

A new study finds that Missouri women earn about 75% of what men earn. As Jacob McCleland tells us, a U-S Bureau of Labor Statistics report found that Missouri’s earning gap has remained relatively unchanged since 1997.

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AM Newscasts
9:55 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Newscast for December 7, 2011

Senators Claire McCaskill (D) and Collins (R) present their "Bipartisan Jobs Creation Act"
Claire McCaskill Flickr

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom including:

  • Judge allows suit against Nixon for withholding funds
  • Search for 23rd MU president continues
  • Senator McCaskill promotes legislation to raise taxes on wealthy and cut payroll taxes

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Health & Wealth Update
7:02 am
Wed December 7, 2011

World AIDS Day marks 30 years

World AIDS Day was December 1. In Columbia, residents held a candle-light vigil at the corner of College and Broadway.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

This year marks a grim birthday: it was thirty years ago that the first AIDS victims were officially diagnosed. Though the rate of new HIV infections in the US has stabilized in recent years, the percentage of those in rural areas has been on the rise. In this weekly Health & Wealth update, World AIDS Day.

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PM Newscast
6:42 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Newscast for December 6, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri legislatures question proposed statewide health care exchange
  • Columbia City Council approves gender protection ordinance
  • The season's first snowfall causes problems for mid-Missouri drivers
  • UM Board of Curators continues search for next UM System president
Politics
6:23 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Missouri legislators questioning statewide health care exchange

Missouri legislators are struggling to pry answers from the Missouri Department of Insurance head about the possible start of a statewide health care exchange.

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Winter Weather
6:02 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

First snowfall causes traffic trouble for mid-Missouri

Columbia, Mo. received its first snowfall of the season. County officials advise drivers to stay safe on the roads.
Kyle Deas KBIA

The first snowfall of the season has already caused some headaches for mid-Missouri drivers.

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Education
5:42 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Search for UM System President continues

Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences Hal Williamson says the Presidential Search Advisory Committee interviewed a candidate for the post of UM System president. The committee recommends candidates to the Board of Curators, which makes the final decision.
Amrita Jayakumar KBIA

The search for the twenty-third University of Missouri System President continued Tuesday at the Clinton Club in the Mizzou Arena. 

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Politics
5:41 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Columbia City Council passes gender protection measures

A new group of Columbia residents now has protection against several forms of possible discrimination.

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AM Newscasts
12:49 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Newscast for December 6, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Columbia's city council adds protects gender identity in employment
  • Missouri's horse industry reacts to lift on horse-slaughter ban
  • More DWI check points on Columbia roads this week
  • Light snow creates multiple accidents on the road
Health & Wealth Report
7:30 am
Tue December 6, 2011

Growing doctors in rural Missouri

Dr. Dale Essmeyer shows Milan High student Kaylee Michael how to take blood pressure.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

In rural Missouri, there are roughly half as many primary care doctors per person, compared to urban parts of the state.  That's a problem, when you consider that rural residents are also older (about three years, on average) and poorer (about five percent more live in poverty). In this Health & Wealth report, small towns in Missouri are facing the shortage by "growing their own" doctors and nurses, starting as early as middle school.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Tue December 6, 2011

Grab an ear, then give it a twist and a jerk

Hand-harvested popcorn from Maytag Dairy Farms.
Iowa Public Radio

The Maytags, one of Iowa’s most famous pioneer families, are at it again.

But this time, they’re ignoring modern technology. And the surprising product is … popcorn.

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Word: Missouri
6:16 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Hannibal: living in the shadow of Twain

A view of Hannibal on a sleepy fall day, as seen from Cardiff Hill.
KBIA / Davis Dunavin

Last week marked the 176th birthday of the man who many feel defined American literature. Since his 1910 death, the city of Hannibal in northeastern Missouri has become a mecca for those who appreciate Mark Twain's work - one of the few places in the world that center on literary tourism. But it's still a city - and a small town in Missouri, at that. As part of Word Missouri, a series examining Missouri's literary heritage, KBIA's Davis Dunavin went to Hannibal to explore how aficionados, experts, tourists and residents live in the shadow of Twain.

PM Newscasts
4:59 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Newscast for December 5, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:

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Intersection
4:57 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

'Twilight', controversy and the Gothic literary tradition

Panelists discussed some of the controversial themes in the latest 'Twilight' installation.

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

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Politics
4:46 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Boone County drivers will face more DWI checkpoints in coming weeks

Boone County drivers will see more DWI checkpoints during the month of December.
sciascia Flickr

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is increasing its effort to crack down on impaired drivers.

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