After Iguala, what's next for Mexico?

Dec 4, 2014
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Earlier this year, you may have heard of an incident in a small city in Mexico, where a group of 43 teaching students disappeared. The men who vanished in September were studying at a rural college called Ayotzinapa Normal School. On September 26, more than 100 students from the school had been protesting teacher hiring practices and funding for teachers’ colleges in the nearby city of Iguala. This week on Global Journalist, we look at the investigation, and what effect the disappearances have had in Mexico. Our guests:

The University of Missouri is known for it’s School of Journalism. Every year, hundreds of freshmen from across the country come to school at MU to learn about news or sports broadcasting. But KBIA’s Jason Hoffman found one freshman who’s career in sports radio has an added challenge: He's blind.


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More cities want to take eating local food from just a hip trend to an economic generator, but as in many grassroots movements, there can be some growing pains along the way. Northern Colorado advocates are trying a new model to spur growth and they’re borrowing ideas from the tech sector.

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  The University of Missouri has named Garnett Stokes as the new Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost. According to a press release, she will begin work on Feb. 2.

Stokes is currently the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carson-Newman College in Tennessee, and got her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Georgia in industrial/organizational psychology

Regional coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • The Missouri Supreme Court is hearing a case over a gay couple trying to get a divorce.
  • The University of Missouri is investigating a threat made against the Black Culture Center.
  • More protests in St. Louis after another police officer won't face trial over the killing of an unarmed black man.

Police body cameras limit time officers spend in court

Dec 4, 2014
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Body cameras in Fulton, MO are keeping the city’s police officers out of court. 

Michaela Tucker / KBIA

The University of Missouri is investigating a threat made on the anonymous social network site YikYak against the on-campus Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center. 

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back "The Boone County Hams" to perform two holiday songs ahead of their live show, "Harmony for the Holidays," happening this Saturday at First Baptist Church in Columbia.Songs:"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" at [2:30]"Mary Had a Baby" at [4:55]

File Photo / Ameren Missouri

Ameren Corporation's nuclear plant in mid-Missouri has been shut down due to an electrical equipment failure, but the company and federal regulators say there is no risk to the public.

The University of Missouri hosted an open forum Wednesday for one of the four candidates for the new Title IX Administrator position.

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