Friends and family welcomed the 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment (MPAD) home on Tuesday in Jefferson City after a nine month tour in Afghanistan. The MPAD produced more than 1,200 print, video and photo products gaining a reach of more than 8.4 million Facebooks and airing on more than 142 media outlets worldwide.
It was 2009 when Army Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl was captured and held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan. Saturday, President Barack Obama stood on the White House lawn flanked by Bergdahl's parents, to annnounce his release.
The Taliban freed Bergdahl as part of a prisoner swap. In exchange for his release, the U.S. government agreed to release five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
William Least Heat-Moon discusses his new book 'Writing Blue Highways' this Thursday at 7:00pm at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia. He was a guest on KBIA's Thinking out Loud.
If you are a creative type, then you may have given some thought to the process behind creating. Whether you paint, write essays or solve engineering problems, Columbia author William Least Heat-Moon has written a book that illuminates the creative process. Least Heat-Moon discussed his new bookWriting Blue Highways on KBIA's Thinking Out Loud. He also speaks this Thursday at 7:00 p.m at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia.
Listen to William Least Heat Moon on KBIA's Thinking Out Loud. Trevor Harris discussed with the author his new book 'Writing Blue Highways', Least Heat-Moon's preferred way to write and the secret ingredient behind his creative process.
City Council voted in their meeting Monday night to shorten term lengths for members of the Planning and Zoning commission from five years to four years.
The amendment was proposed last month and passed with a 4-3 vote. Congressmember Barbara Hoppe introduced the amendment in hopes of drawing in more interest to serve on the Commission from community members.
“We have more work for Planning and Zoning now than ever before,” said Hoppe.
Ameren’s Callaway nuclear plant near Fulton is in its 30th year of operation. It has a 40-year license and is in the process of getting it renewed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC.
Missouri Coalition for the Environment is heading an effort to stop it from being re-licensed.
One of their main concerns is spent, or used, radioactive rods that are left over after making power. When they’re taken out of the reactor, they’re still extremely hot and need to be stored in a cooling facility.
Members of the Nigerian community locally, gathered at the Capitol building Saturday to raise awareness for the abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria. Participants of the rally wore shirts and help up signs with the words “Bring Back Our Girls” as they marched around the Capitol. “Bring Back Our Girls” is a national campaign.
On April 15, a terrorist group named Boko Haram attacked a girl’s boarding school and kidnapped over 200 girls ages 15 to 18 from their dormitories. The name of the group Boko Haram translates to “Western education is a sin.”
The Mizzou Alumni Association announced today that construction of an outdoor amphitheater will begin this summer. Traditions Plaza will be located at the north end of Carnahan quad and is part of MU's 175th anniversary celebration.
According the MAA executive director Todd McCubbin, Traditions Plaza will not only be a space for classes, concerts, pep rallies and other activities, but will also provide visitors and prospective students with a more complete history of MU's traditions.
The Obama Administration unveiled new proposed rules for power plants on Monday, but Columbia’s two power plants won’t be drastically affected.
Columbia Water and Light is mandated to purchase at least 5 percent of its electricity from renewable sources because of an ordinance passed by the Columbia City Council and the city’s coal plant only operates part of the year.
However, the city does currently get its power from a coal burning power plant from Sikeston, Missouri.
As the school year wraps up, area youth are left searching for ways to occupy their time. The City of Columbia’s Volunteer Programs sponsors a unique opportunity for 12-15 year olds with its Youth in Action summer volunteer program.
Anastasia Harris, an intern for the City of Columbia’s Volunteer Programs, is in charge of this summer’s Youth in Action program.
Many news organizations ran Eliott Rodger's YouTube video as part of their coverage of the Isla Vista shootings. How is that different than publishing a suicide note? Missouri School of Journalism professors Mike McKean, Jim Flink and Amy Simons discuss the national and local media's response.