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PM Newscasts
6:00 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Newscast for December 1, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri adds "virtual grocery store" to its website.
  • Columbia remembers HIV victims with World AIDS Day
  • True/False Film Festival Receives $20,000 Grant from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • First day for pre-filing legislative session bills in Missouri
Global Journalist
5:13 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Financial crisis rattles European governments

Guests discussed the severity of the euro zone crisis and what it could mean for European governments.

The debt crisis in the euro zone has put the financial markets of Italy, Spain and most recently France under pressure after the bailouts of Greece, Portugal and Ireland.

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Under the Microscope
3:21 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Getting stuck in a food desert

Onega's business district was left without a grocery store when its old market burned down in December 2010.
Sylvia Maria Gross Harvest Public Media

Rural America is losing its grocery stores. Many parts of the United States, and large swaths of rural Missouri, are now classified as ‘food deserts’, areas where residents lack access to affordable food.

But as Harvest Public Media's Sylvia Maria Gross reports, some small towns are finding creative ways deal with the problem.

Plus: Nancy Sutley is President Obama’s principal environmental advisor and the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

AM Newscasts
10:47 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Newscast for December 1, 2011

Regional news form the KBIA newsroom including:

  • Government development agency testifies that Mamtek's claims were never fact checked
  • MU researchers recommend exercise for breast cancer after years of warning against
Business
5:41 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Testimonies reveal Mamtek's Chinese plant was unverified

Missouri’s Economic Development department is defending its role in the controversy surrounding a failed artificial sweetener plant in the small town of Moberly.

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PM Newscasts
5:28 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

KBIA Newscast for November 30, 2011

Senators Claire McCaskill and Pat Toomey
Senator McCaskill Flickr

Regional news coverage, including:

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Politics
4:56 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Apartment complex for homeless youth breaks ground for spring completion

A new apartment complex for homeless youth will be built in Columbia.

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Education
4:21 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Columbia Public Schools introduces snow day child supervision

mgrhode1 Flickr

When Columbia parents need to go to work during a snow storm, their child care options are slim. Columbia Public Schools has created a snow-day child care program which will operate on snow days when the city’s main roads are snow-free.

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Business Beat
4:18 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Growing organic is the way to go

Flickr

KBIA's Ryan Famuliner talks with Columbia Daily Tribune reporter Rudi Keller about the latest in the Mamtek hearing.  Plus, talk about a cash crop.  A recent study suggests organic crops could bring in more money per acre.

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Politics
3:26 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Senator Blunt votes in favor of horse meat inspections

Senator Roy Blunt.
KBIA

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt said he voted to lift a ban on funding horse meat inspections.

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Politics
3:22 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Senator McCaskill seeks permanent ban on pork barrel projects

Senator Claire McCaskill
KBIA

Missouri’s Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill introduced legislation Wednesday to put a permanent ban on earmarks, the legislative practice of funding specific projects.

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AM Newscasts
9:41 am
Wed November 30, 2011

KBIA Newscast for November 29, 2011

The City of Moberly

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Moberly tries to prove its due diligence in Mamtek scandal
  • 3 million dollar grant opens up possibilities for nuclear research at MU

Health & Wealth Update
9:35 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Rural post offices hoping for a break

Old-timey post office boxes in Arrow Rock hearken back to a time before Facebook, when snail-mail was king.
Austin Fax KBIA

The US Postal Service is hemorrhaging money – over the past year, it lost more than $5 billion. To staunch the negative cash flow, the postmaster general is looking at closing nearly 3,700 post offices – the vast majority in rural America. In this week's Health & Wealth update, KBIA's Austin Fax checks in to some very small towns where post offices may be on the chopping block.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Wed November 30, 2011

'Natural' food labels lack regulation, naturally

The "All Natural" label can mean different things for different products.
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Flickr

What does it take for a food product to be labeled "Natural"?

Not much, it seems.

While that big "Natural" label on a package of meat has nothing to do with how an animal was raised, it at least has a definition: "minimally processed with no artificial ingredients.”  When "Natural" shows up on other food products -- everything from granola bars to dressings, and even soda --   the meaning is less certain.

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