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5:41 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Business Beat: Nov. 16, 2011

The blown levee near Milus Wallace's land in South Missouri in late September.
Carah Hart KBIA

This week: KBIA reports from Southeast Missouri on what the Army Corps of Engineers is doing to prepare for another possible flood disaster.  Plus Columbia residents approved a new sales tax. 

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Agriculture
12:13 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

It's in your Backyard: Scientists Urge Plan for Climate Change

Rain batters a farm near Nevada, Iowa, in August 2010.
Photo by cwwycoff1 Flickr

By Kathleen Masterson (Harvest Public Media)

Climate change is already affecting Midwestern climate and state and local governments should start doing something about it, prominent Iowa scientists urged Tuesday. Thirty-one scientists from colleges and universities across the state signed apetition that advocates for action on climate change.

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AM Newscasts
10:04 am
Wed November 16, 2011

Newscast for November 16, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Health & Wealth Update
10:03 am
Wed November 16, 2011

One Person's Travelocity is Another's Government Takeover

The left-leaning crowd in St. Louis waved signs as senators listened to over three hours of testimony.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Backers compare health insurance exchanges to Travelocity or Expedia. Websites where you can quickly compare prices and features to get the best deal. But detractors oppose them as a federal intrusion into the health care market. In this weekly Health & Wealth update, Missourians debate the merits of Obama's health reform law, as state lawmakers try to decide whether to authorize an exchange.

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Word Missouri
6:09 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Pushcart-nominated novelist Bridget Bufford on Missouri roots

Missouri native Bridget Bufford's second novel Cemetery Bird has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Bufford speaks frankly about her upbringing in Missouri, writing drug-addicted characters and why it's so hard to run away from the Midwest.

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PM Newscasts
5:58 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Newscast for November 15, 2011

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

Education
4:44 pm
Tue November 15, 2011

Construction to Begin on High School Gymnasiums

Construction is set to begin on gymnasiums at both Hickman and Rockbridge High Schools. 

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Science, Health and Technology
10:11 am
Tue November 15, 2011

MO Mental Health System Still Facing Challenges

A report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, said Missouri will see a slight increase in next year’s funding for mental health treatment and services. Despite this, the report said the state is still in the midst of a mental health crisis.

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AM Newscasts
9:38 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Newscast for November 15, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

Education
8:04 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Curators Discuss Presidential Search

The MU Board of Curator’s Presidential Search Committee held an executive session at University Hall Monday night.

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PM Newscasts
6:05 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Newscast for November 14, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Business
5:45 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Delta Cuts Columbia Flights

Delta cuts flights to Columbia's regional airport
thisisbossi Flickr

The Columbia Regional Airport will be cutting their service beginning next month.

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Education
5:39 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Area High Schools May See New Gyms

Columbia Public Schools administrators will meet tonight to ask the Board of Education’s approval of an $11.8 million contract to build new gymnasiums at Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools.

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Intersection
5:32 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

The Future of Local News

Panelists discussed a recent FCC report that includes recommendations to improve local news coverage.

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

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