A University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine professor granted MU one million dollars Thursday. The money will fund the Frank Booth Fellowship in Physical Activity and Health in the MU School of Medicine and research in those areas.

MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin says it is obvious that Dr. Booth is passionate about helping people remain healthy throughout their lifetimes.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) confirms he is considering a run for governor and will announce a decision early next year.

Schweich told The Associated Press on Thursday that he believes he has the qualifications, commitment and financial support to run but wants to ensure it is something he and his family want to do.

Schweich's comments came as his supporters released a letter signed by more than 120 people encouraging him to run.

Indigenous land rights in Australia

Nov 20, 2014
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Throughout the world, indigenous people are fighting for the right to reclaim land they lost due to European territorial expansion, colonialism, or to other means. One place where this debate has been ongoing is Australia. There, Aboriginal peoples and other indigenous people have fought for years to advance their native land claims — with resistance from the government and mining and energy companies. This week on Global Journalist, we’ll talk about some other land disputes between Aboriginal peoples and Australia’s federal & provincial governments. Our guests:

In the coming weeks, KBIA will be reporting on what effect the addition of Battle High School and the restructuring of middle schools have had on Columbia Public Schools overall. 

 

Gentry Middle School has more students than any other middle school in the Columbia Public School District.  You can see the exact enrollment numbers below: 

Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Columbia is launching a new recycling program.
  • Fulton State Hospital is getting a $92 million dollar facelift.
  • Some student in Columbia can now take physical education online.

Paul Pepper: Second Chance & Fayette Talent Show

Nov 20, 2014

Today Paul Pepper visits with VALERIE CHAFFIN, from Second Chance. Valerie tells us about something "very important" - money and supplies! Find out how you can contribute. At [4:55], VANESSA MINER invites everyone to the Fayette Talent Show fundraiser this Saturday - great talent; great fun! November 20, 2014

Columbia public schools offer online gym class

Nov 20, 2014

Two Columbia public high schools are offering an online physical education program class.

Columbia has a new recycling program

Nov 20, 2014

The City of Columbia is looking for volunteers to help educate residents about recycling practices.

NPR’s Scott Simon asked Bill Cosby some pointed questions about allegations waged against him, but were the questions about sexual assault allegations or something else? Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.


In part two of a special Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege talks with a trio of campus Title IX leaders about where the institution is headed with efforts to enhance gender equity on the University of Missouri's flagship campus. Guests include University of Missouri-Columbia Interim Title IX Coordinator Linda Bennett, Executive Associate Director of Athletics Sarah Reesman and Title IX Investigator Salama Gallimore.

Part one of this program is online here.


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