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Today Paul Pepper and DR. DAVID NEWMAN, Hypnotherapist at RoseHeart Hypnotherapy Success Centers, Inc., talk about obsessions: the good, the bad and the ugly. What is defined as an 'obsession,' exactly? Dr. Newman says it's anything that your mind continues to go back to. It's a fascinating conversation - watch! May 6, 2016

A measure aimed at helping ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft expand in Missouri has advanced the House.

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The Missouri House has passed a bill with a number of provisions aimed at expanding access to guns.

The Missouri Legislature is sending a tax credit for cattle ranchers and slaughterhouses to the governor for approval.

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The fight against the Islamic State isn’t just taking place on the ground or in the skies of Iraq or Libya. It’s also on the internet.

The Islamic State has used apps like Twitter, WhatsApp and Telegram to recruit new jihadists, instill fear in opponents and even provoke strangers to launch lone-wolf terror attacks in the U.S. and elsewhere.

But could it also hack our electrical grid or our checking accounts?

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the new war against the Islamic State being fought on laptops and smartphones.


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Legislation that redefines the funding formula for K-through-12 schools is now state law, after the Missouri House overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s veto on Thursday.  

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  The Missouri Legislature has authorized nearly $1 billion for maintaining state property and constructing new buildings.

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 The Missouri House has passed a controversial "personhood" measure opponents say could ban abortion, including in cases of rape and incest.

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 The University of Missouri will use a $3 million gift to fund a new regenerative orthopedic research center.

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A Jewish human rights group alleges the University of Missouri is "missing in action" when it comes to addressing anti-Semitism on campus.

Native Plants in Growing Demand

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Native plants are having a a boom year, thanks in large part to a butterfly.

The sharp decline in monarch butterfly numbers in the winter of 2014 led to headlines about the destruction of their habitat in the U.S.

It sparked a national movement to plant milkweeds: the family of plants monarchs rely on to lay their eggs and feed upon as caterpillars. 

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A new program in St. Louis seeks to address the problem of abandoned properties by giving neighbors an opportunity to buy them at a bargain price.

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he plans to meet with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's director to discuss errors in the report that led to the preliminary decision to build the spy agency's new regional headquarters in St. Louis.

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he plans to meet with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's director to discuss errors in the report that led to the preliminary decision to build the spy agency's new regional headquarters in St. Louis.

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Show-Me Opera director CHRISTINE SEITZ, as well as MU School of Music students KATIE KULL and MADELYN MUNSELL, to talk about their new opera, "Hatrack," which is about a prostitute in Farmington, MO in the late 1800s who aspires for a better life in St. Louis. Watch Madelyn perform a number as the title character at [5:22]. May 5, 2016

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Two-thirds of the Missouri House has voted to change how public union members pay dues, the first step to overriding a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon.

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The Missouri Legislature has passed a requirement for voters to show photo identification.

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You’d never say that to someone’s face, so why do people think it’s okay to tweet vile threats to journalists? On this week’s show, we’ll look at the #MoreThanMean campaign and how two female sports journalists hope to change the narrative. Also, who was Larry Wilmore really roasting at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, GQ’s profile of Melania Trump, an whether Arianna Huffington can strike a balance between her business and editorial roles. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

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JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri voters could get to decide whether to re-impose limits on the money flowing to political candidates and committees.

Supporters of campaign contribution limits said Wednesday they had submitted more than 272,000 petition signatures to try to get a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

The measure would cap donations to candidates at $2,600 per election. Contributions to political parties would be capped at $25,000.

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The UM System Presidential Search Committee has approved a document that spells out what type of candidate it is looking for in a system president. The committee also decided on its ‘sales pitch’ to potential candidates for the position at a meeting Wednesday morning.

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You’d never say that to someone’s face, so why do people think it’s okay to tweet vile threats to journalists? On this week’s show, we’ll look at the #MoreThanMean campaign and how two female sports journalists hope to change the narrative.

Juliet Macur, New York Times: “Social media, where sports fans congregate and misogyny runs amok

Today Paul Pepper visits with JANE WHITESIDES, Executive Director of the Missouri Symphony Society, about the Conservatory's spring concert happening May 7th, and the new Missouri Symphony Radio Hour, which you can hear Tuesday nights on KMUC 90.5! At [3:37] TOM THOMAS and JOE WESTON tell us how important it is to be an organ donor. As an organ recipient himself, Tom says, "when you have been through that wait period and that process, you learn how critical this is to the families that wait." Find out about their efforts to educate the community through local Rotary Clubs. May 4, 2016

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Kansas City Mayor Sly James says the city will not hold an election this year on whether to build a new, one-terminal airport.

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