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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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Word Missouri
2:49 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Twain's Hannibal in sound and pictures

It's well-known that Twain wrote extensively about the real people and places he found growing up in Hannibal, and many of Tom Sawyer's experiences were his experiences. As a companion piece to the Word Missouri feature Hannibal: living in the shadow of Twain, I traveled to three places that make appearances in his books to see how they've changed in the nearly two centuries since Twain's boyhood here. Click for photos and sound from each place. (Mark Twain re-enactor Jim Waddell provides Twain's voice.)

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Exam
2:40 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Missouri a leader in agriculture education

Dylan Lyle, a junior at Tuscumbia High School, waters rows of hanging and potted plants.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

This week on Exam, we take a look at Agriculture Education in Missouri. Plus, student athletes at Truman State University are being recognized for academic success.

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Harvest Public Media
11:00 am
Mon December 5, 2011

You are what your food eats

Cows on Sally Angell's farm in Centralia, Mo., eat a diet of hay and grass supplemented with a plant-based grain feed.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

According to a study from the Journal of Environmental Health Perspectives, Americans consume a lot of meat, and the quality of the meat products is directly linked to animal feeding management. So, if you’re an average eater who chows down on over six ounces of meat daily, consider checking out the nutrition content on the animal feed label.

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AM Newscasts
9:43 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Newscast for December 5, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom including:

  • Medicare enrollment period comes up faster this year
  • MU considers 3% tuition hike to cover budget deficits

 

Health & Wealth Blog
9:31 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Time to sign up for Medicare

Medicare open enrollment ends December 7.
medicare.gov

For seniors and people with disabilities, now's the time to sign up for or review Medicare coverage. This year, Medicare's open enrollment period ends a lot earlier than usual. 

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PM Newscasts
6:15 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Newscast for December 2, 2011

Regional News coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri General Assembly Map, Redistricted
  • Living Windows Celebration
  • Missouri Revenue Report

 

Politics
5:51 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Gov. Nixon defends handling of Mamtek deal

Governor J. Nixon
File Photo KBIA

Governor Jay Nixon says his administration wisely handled the vetting of a Los Angeles-based company that began building an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly, then pulled out after missing its bond payment to the small northeast Missouri town.

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Business
5:45 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Missouri revenue report released

selbstfotografiert Wikimedia Common

The Missouri revenue report was released today, and though there is an increase in revenue, it is not the increase the state needed.

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