radio friends
9:00 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Mid Mo Soap Box Derby

Rick Mckernan is with the Downtown Optimist Club and he promotes the Mid Mo Soap Box Derby. For more info please visit: www.midmosbd.org.

Education
8:52 am
Thu March 15, 2012

MU Law School climbs rankings

The MU School of Law rose just under 30 places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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The University of Missouri’s Law School has climbed 28 places in U.S. News and World Report’s latest law school rankings.

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Politics
8:49 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Southern Boone Co. residents urged to approve bond measure

The president of the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District says new facilities would cut down the district’s emergency response times, so the district is asking southern Boone County residents to vote in favor of a $2 million bond issue on April 3rd.

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Politics
8:45 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Paul supporters descend on MU campus

Supporters of Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul were out in full force yesterday on the University of Missouri campus. They were part of the local chapter of the Youth for Ron Paul campaign.

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It's All Politics
8:31 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Thursday Political Grab Bag: Obama And UK's Cameron Showcase Unity

The Obamas and Camerons at the White House before a state dinner for the British prime minister.
Susan Walsh AP

In the wake of the alleged killing of Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he wants all NATO troops moved onto existing large bases and a faster handover of security responsibilities to his nation's forces. This dovetails with growing opinion in the U.S. that the withdrawal of American troops happen sooner than scheduled.

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AM Newscasts
8:30 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Newscast for March 15, 2012

The MU School of Law raised nearly 30 places in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Presidential hopeful Ron Paul will make a visit to MU.
  • A Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meeting was sparsely attended in Fulton.
  • MU Law School moves up in rankings.
Shots - Health Blog
7:58 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Mississippi Builds Insurance Exchange, Even As It Fights Health Law

Mississippi, unlike some of its neighbors, is moving ahead with an insurance exchange.
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Originally published on Fri March 16, 2012 8:24 am

Mississippi, a deeply red Southern state that is part of the Supreme Court case against the health law, is moving full speed ahead with one of the key provisions of that law: an online health insurance exchange.

Unlike Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and other conservative states in the South, Mississippi is well on its way to having an insurance exchange ready for operation by the 2014 deadline laid out by the health overhaul law.

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It's All Politics
7:42 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Obama's Unofficial Ambassador To The Middle Class — V.P. Biden — Hits Ohio

Vice President Joe Biden poses with an uncooperative baby at a speech in Tallahassee, Fla., on Feb. 6. On Thursday, he's in Ohio to begin a series of speeches aimed at framing the presidential race.
Phil Sears AP

Vice President Joe Biden wears a lot of different hats in the Obama administration. He's a longtime Senate insider who can negotiate with Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell. He's a foreign policy veteran who helped to lead the transition in Iraq.

And one other thing to keep in mind, whenever there's idle political gossip about replacing Biden on the ticket with Hillary Cinton: He serves as a kind of White House ambassador to the middle class.

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The Two-Way
7:38 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Jobless Claims Fell By 15,000 Last Week

There was a 14,000 decline in the number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, the Employment and Training Administration just reported:

"In the week ending March 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 351,000, a decrease of 14,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 365,000. The 4-week moving average was 355,750, unchanged from the previous week's revised average of 355,750."

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Afghanistan
7:31 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Panetta, Karzai Meet After Villagers Are Massacred

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Afghanistan on a long-planned trip that has turned into something of a fence-mending mission. A U.S. soldier is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. That attack is the latest in a series of negative events involving U.S. forces.

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