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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Freedom vs. Safety in the Technological World

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Business
6:13 pm
Wed September 7, 2011

Business Beat: September 7, 2011

In southwest Kansas, baled hay sits in an open field.
Eric Durban Harvest Public Media

This week: the deficit may affect the Farm Bill in 2012. We have an update on the progress of Missouri’s special legislative session. And, an MU business professor explains that two CEO’s are better than one.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:21 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 1, 2011

This week, we take a look at the tricky link between farm policy and obesity. Plus, the State Veterinarian talks about what his office does – and why it’s important.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu September 1, 2011

The Consequences of the Libyan War

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Business
6:17 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Business Beat: August 31, 2011

The Missouri Theatre
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

This week: more on the impact of the University of Missouri’s agreement with the Missouri Theatre. Plus, young adults are having a hard time finding work.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Fri August 26, 2011

Young farmers peddle vegetables on the street

Columbia bar manager Jesse Garcia holds a petit pan squash after purchasing it from Quail Bone Farm cyclists Justin Robertson and Katie Thorn.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

When it comes to selling produce, farmers have a few options. There are grocery stores, then there are farmers markets. In Kansas City, mobile markets are even cropping up. Check out that story, here. Now, we bring you barebones farmers on wheels. Road bikes are the preferred form of travel and mode of commerce for the operators of Quail Bone Farm in Columbia, Mo.

Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu August 25, 2011

Sex Scandals in the US and Abroad

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Business
6:21 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Business Beat: August 24, 2011

This week: corn production is way down this year, and it’s affecting the prices of other commodities, too. Plus, an update on the special session of the state legislature, and the state’s credit rating.

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Harvest Public Media
12:00 am
Fri August 19, 2011

For the love of food and foodies

Genell Pridgen is a partner in the Nebraska Environmental Action Coalition’s Mobile Meat Processing Project. She led tours through an empty unit at Farm Aid, and says this is one way for to keep food grown and raised in one place, eaten in the same area.
Jessica Naudziunas Harvest Public Media

Farm Aid’s “Homegrown Village” is a sort of cheesy title for something that’s really simple, and from what I saw and heard, rare.

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Agriculture
12:00 am
Fri August 12, 2011

We hear it for Farm Aid

Farm Aid

Farm Aid, the music festival to benefit American family farmers, is in its 26th year. With this year’s concert scheduled for Aug. 13 in Kansas City, Kan., it’s a good time to review the event’s relevancy. What began as a response to a farm crisis has changed over time, but the goal is the same: Support farmers who are struggling.

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu August 11, 2011

Is Music Journalism Dead?

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Global Journalist
12:00 am
Thu August 4, 2011

International Criminal Court

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Arts and Culture
4:25 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Roots N’ Blues’ Economic Impact on Local Businesses

Columbia’s fourth annual Roots N’ Blues N’ BBQ festival hits the streets of downtown this weekend. Festival officals expect to bring in 75,000 people to listen to the blues and eat barbecue from vendors from all across the country. But how much impact does the festival have on local businesses?

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12:00 am
Tue July 12, 2011

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Science, Health and Technology
8:00 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Rural Missourians struggle with mental health treatment options

Antique map of Hickory County, Mo.
Mitchell's New Universal Atlas.... (Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1857) Courtesy of Dickinson College

There are 1.6 million people living in rural Missouri, and many have a hard time accessing health care. In the 2011 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s healthy county rankings, Hickory County in West Central Missouri is rated one of the worst in the state in terms of mental health. It’s so bad, residents say they experience just over a week’s worth of poor mental health days each month. They are also unhealthier and experience more poverty than the national average.

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