Andrew Yost

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Andrew Yost is a student newscaster at KBIA.

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This weekend Columbia's Stephen's Lake Park plays host to the eighth annual Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival. Festival Director Julie King told KBIA's Darren Hellwege to look forward to artists like John Prine, the Avett Brothers and Amos Lee. King also suggested festival-goers check out up-and-coming act Lake Street Dive performing Saturday at 4:15pm.


For the eighth consecutive year, the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival will kickoff for a weekend of tasty barbecue and blues music from artists far and wide. Joining the mix and taking the stage for their second Roots N Blues appearance are Jacob Best and Gabe Meyer, collectively known as The Flood Brothers. The two boogie blues musicians stopped by the KBIA studio to talk about playing the festival and sample some of their original tunes

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Local musicians Hannah, Delia and Amanda Rainey call their sound “Indie Twin Folk”. The three are collectively known as Dubb Nubb and they recently visited the KBIA studio to sample some tunes off of their brand new album, Wild Dreamin’, as well as a couple older tracks.

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Musicians Gabe Meyer and Jake Best define their sound as raw, deep blues mixed with hypno-boogie. The two are collectively known as The Flood Brothers and sat down in the KBIA studio and gave us a taste of what they call “deep thumpy dirty dance” music.

Gabe Meyer and Jake Best have far from what they would consider a normal music career.

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 Musicians John Randall, Andy Rehm and Paul Weber  call their music "Rock n' Roll & Hillbilly Soul." The three are collectively known as The Hooten Hallers, and they sat down in the KBIA studios to play their version of blues, country, soul and rock n roll.

Department of Biomedical Science, University of Missouri

Leona Rubin, professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named interim dean of the MU Graduate School.

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The City of Columbia announced today that no money will come out of the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund for the month of April. This is the second month in a row which American Airlines did not require a payment from the fund.

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Lucky’s Farmers Market, based in Boulder, Colo. is setting up shop where the Osco Drug building used to sit. Aside from possibly creating about 100 jobs, the opening of the grocery store fills another need in Columbia.

According to Luis Zamora, Southwest Regional Director of U.S. Department of Agriculture, Columbia’s considered to have limited grocery options. Bo Sharon, president of Lucky’s Farmers Market, says the new store should help alleviate the issue.

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Live blog: Second winter storm hits Columbia

As of February, landlords in Columbia are required to maintain a list of all tenants. It’s part of a new occupancy limitation disclosure ordinance recently passed by the City Council.

That the ordinance was put in place partially to deal with several overcrowding issues concerning neighbors.

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Andrew Magill

City Council met Monday night to discuss plans for the $2 million dollar surplus funds, focusing primarily on Columbia's infrastructure.

Mayor Bob McDavid asked City Council members to use half a million dollars of the city’s surplus to restore the Blind Boone Home.