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An effort to get the legendary Delta Queen riverboat back up and running on the Mississippi River and its tributaries has gotten a boost from the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.

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Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is selling so-called "ISIS hunting permits" to raise money.

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is CNN’s newest political analyst, offering insight and analysis into his former employer. Why did the cable network plop down $500,000 to bring him on board? How will non-disclosure agreements affect his ability to offer insights? And, does that hurt CNN’s credibility? Also, live streaming the House sit-in using social media apps, covering the Brexit vote and a reporter’s undercover reporting inside a for-profit prison. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

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Kristin Metcalf-Wilson said the activist in her couldn’t help leading cheers of “What do we want? Access. When do we want it? Always.” with those gathered Monday at Glenn’s Café to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision in the case Whole Woman’s Health et al. v. Hellerstedt.

Today Paul Pepper chats with BARBIE BANKS, Director of the Citizen Jane Film Festival, about 'Camp Citizen Jane' for girls 'going into the 6th grade through going into the 9th grade'. This camp is all-things filmmaking: they'll work with professionals from Stephens College, and have the opportunity to see their work on the big screen! Watch for details. At [3:40] NICK FOSTER, Executive Director of Voluntary Action Center, updates us on some important summer programs, including the 'Fan Club' and 'Christmas in July'. Consider making a donation or taking part today! June 29, 2016

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he doesn't want to be president of the University of Missouri System.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed several tax breaks and proposed changes to state litigation policies.

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Gov. Jay Nixon says he likely will freeze tens of millions of dollars of spending in Missouri's new budget.

KBIA Wins 2 National Awards from PRNDI

Jun 29, 2016
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KBIA was honored with two first place awards from the national Public Radio News Directors, Inc. competition at an awards banquet in St. Louis on Saturday. The awards honor the best work in public radio across the country. KBIA competed against other stations in the “medium size station” category.

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Spend much time near a Missouri waterbody in summer, and chances are you’ll spot see reptiles galore including water snakes basking on a sunny day.

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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is CNN’s newest political analyst, offering insight and analysis into his former employer. Why did the cable network plop down $500,000 to bring him on board? How will non-disclosure agreements affect his ability to offer insights? And, does that hurt CNN’s credibility?

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It's difficult to describe Faith Salie's career in just a few words. Earlier in life she attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. In Los Angeles, Faith appeared on TV shows like Married...with Children, Sweet Valley High and Sex and the City. After leaving the acting world, Faith set her sights on journalism. Now, she is a contributor for CBS News Sunday Morning and a panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! During her time with CBS News Sunday Morning, the show received two Daytime Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Morning Program." Faith recently released a book called Approval Junkie: Adventures in Caring too Much. Through several hilarious and personal stories, Faith talks about her lifelong need for approval. This Comedian's Life talked to Faith about her new book, fake eyelashes, and working with Potsie from Happy Days.  For more information about Faith or to buy her book, visit faithsalie.com. You can find Faith on Twitter @Faith_Salie.


Commentary: How the GOP is Kinda Like J.C. Penney

Jun 28, 2016
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My wife and I like to shop at JC Penney.  I know, I know – we are not hipsters but, hey, they have great sales.  Penney has been through a lot lately.  Former Apple executive Ron Johnson was hired in 2010 to “update the brand.”  After eighteen months of wrecking the brand, Johnson was fired and the old president rehired.  JC Penney is still struggling as a retailer.

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Many cities and counties have banned smoking indoors, but the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur is going a step further.

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 The head of a Missouri-based hotel chain that has 35 properties in 16 states said her company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy over the weekend so it could better deal with ongoing legal battles.

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts CEO Jacqueline Dowdy said she doesn't anticipate the company's business operations being disrupted because of the Sunday filing in federal bankruptcy court in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Springfield News-Leader reports the bankruptcy filing puts the brakes on a trial in Delaware that had been scheduled to start in late July.

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A U.S. Supreme Court ruling is calling into question whether some Missouri abortion regulations will stand.

  Supreme Court judges ruled 5-3 Monday that some Texas regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit women's abortion rights.

Missouri has similar laws requiring abortion doctors to have privileges at nearby hospitals and clinics to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery.

Spokeswoman Nanci Gonder said Missouri's attorney general is reviewing the ruling.

Today Paul Pepper visits with MU Health Care's KRISTIN BARNES, RN about fall prevention. Feeling dizzy? Low blood pressure? You might be a risk! Follow Kristin's easy-to-do tips to prevent a fall in your home. At [4:07] TODD DAVISON, Artistic Director of Maples Rep Theatre, and BRANDON McSHAFFREY, Director, "Of Mice and Men," discuss that play, on stage now, as well as the rest of the summer season! June 27, 2016

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he'll veto a sweeping gun rights bill passed by the Republican-led Legislature.

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The University of Missouri is fighting a former assistant professor's effort to collect unemployment benefits after she was fired for conduct during campus protests.

  

Welcome to Episode 1 of our summer season. This show is the Getting Your$elf Together checklist, for those recent grads and young professionals in the audience working on starting their careers. We cover navigating the job hunt, settling into your new workplace, creating an impact in your office and making adult life work.

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Journalists in Turkey and South Africa both work in countries with lively and well-established media. But in both countries, long-running single-party rule has led to challenges for reporters.

On this special edition of Global Journalist, guest host Joshua Kranzberg talks about these issues and more with journalists from the two countries visiting the U.S. on fellowships from the Alfred Friendly Press Partners.  

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back local folk musicians, CATHY BARTON and DAVE PARA, who perform "Oh My Little Darling" (with a little "Lady On the Green" thrown in at the end) on banjo and guitar. See them in person on July 2nd in Alma, Missouri. June 24, 2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation is set to test the feasibility of sidewalks and roadways embedded with solar panels.

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Health system CoxHealth says it plans to hire about 100 nurses from overseas in the next year.

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The city of St. Louis is preparing to chop down thousands of ash trees that are at risk of infection by the emerald ash borer, a beetle that showed up in the area last year.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the removal of about 15,000 trees will start Thursday and occur over the course of five years.

The city will also begin injecting 1,000 more trees with a type of organic botanical treatment to try and stop the bugs from spreading.

The coach of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers is coming back to his Missouri hometown to be honored next month.

On Sunday, Mexico, Missouri native Tyronn Lue led the Cavaliers to their first-ever championship, and Cleveland's first title of any kind since the Browns won the NFL championship in 1964.

During a TV interview immediately after the Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors, Lue made mention of his hometown — not once, but twice.

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Saint Louis University will begin a human clinical trial this fall for a vaccine that seeks to prevent the Zika virus.

The university said Thursday that funding from the National Institutes of Health will fund the trial. Lead researcher Dr. Sarah George says the goal is to make sure the vaccine is safe and then measure the immune response to Zika.

The vaccine contains an inactivated version of the virus. After testing in St. Louis begins, the university plans a second study in Puerto Rico, which has been hit hard by the virus.

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