Bridgit Bowden

Student Newscaster

Bridgit Bowden is a senior at MU studying Convergence Journalism and Spanish. She works as a reporter, producer, and editor at KBIA.

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Education
10:02 am
Wed March 20, 2013

MU anthropologist talks about fieldwork, Russell Elementary students go to university

Stella Chegwidden shows off her work of art in “Art Inspired by Music” class on Monday, March 11 in Columbia, Mo. This Russell University course taught students about the intersection of art and music.

The MU Department of Anthropology recently hired Napoleon Chagnon, one of the first anthropologists to document the once-isolated Yanomamö (pronounced Ya-No-Ma-Ma) in South America. His research argued that the Yanomamö tribes fought one another for women, leading to disagreements among his peers. Exam spoke to Chagnon about the isolated tribes and his conflicts with the anthropological community.

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Weather
6:12 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Official business shuts down in wake of winter storm

Jefferson City in the snow
Credit Jeanine Anderson / Flickr

  Many of Columbia and Jefferson City’s official meetings have been canceled tonight due to the winter storm.

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Crime
8:58 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Study shows gun homicides up after repealed permit law

Drab Mayko FLICKR

A new Johns Hopkins University study suggests a connection between decreased gun regulations and increased crime in Missouri.

Missouri repealed its permit-to-purchase law in 2007. That means that you don’t need a sheriff’s permit to buy a gun.  Johns Hopkins researcher Daniel Webster said after this law was repealed, homicides jumped by 25 percent in the state [PDF]. Many other states still require a sheriff’s permit, which Webster said is a good idea.  

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Education
12:30 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Columbia Public Schools re-examines school start times

Chris Belcher, superintendent of Columbia schools
KBIA

Columbia Public School administrators looked at the amount of sleep kids receive Wednesday night at the World Café Community Conversation, and focused discussion on school bus routes.

About two hundred parents, teachers, and committee members talked about changing Columbia’s school bus routes from a two-tiered system to a three-tiered system.

But adding a new tier of school bus routes would mean schools’ start times would have to change as well.

Superintendent Chris Belcher says that’s one of the questions up for discussion.

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