Janet Saidi

saidij@missouri.edu

JANET SAIDI is an assistant professor on the faculty of the Missouri School of Journalism and serves as the news director at KBIA 91.3 FM. Saidi has contributed to National Public Radio, the BBC and BBC World Service, and her writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor,the Los Angeles Times, and in a weekly media column for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Saidi helped produce the national PBS health care series “Remaking American Medicine,” and her public-radio work began with “The Lounge,” a nightly culture magazine on San Diego’s NPR-affiliate station. Saidi got her start in journalism as an editor on San Diego’s alt-weekly Gay & Lesbian Times and Uptown Newsmagazine. She lived for several years in England, where she earned a Master’s in Literature from University College, University of London.

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AM Newscasts
11:06 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Newscast for Thursday, June 14, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • How to stay happier for longer
  • Missouri to receive more Medicaid dollars for elderly
  • Kirksville discusses storm water issue
  • McCaskill asked to reveal position on micro-unions
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Science, Health and Technology
10:12 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Missouri to receive more Medicaid dollars for elderly

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The state of Missouri is expected to get about $100 million dollars in additional Medicaid funds over several years under a federal program intended to encourage more home- and community-based services for the elderly and disabled.

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Politics
9:57 am
Thu June 14, 2012

AmeriCorp shooting for 16,000 volunteers in Joplin

Joplin shortly after the storm in 2011
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The city of Joplin will be getting more AmeriCorps volunteers to help with recovery and rebuilding following the tornado in May 2011. Wendy Spencer, the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps, says Rebuild Joplin will receive $2,800,000 in AmeriCorps funding. 

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AM Newscasts
8:50 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Newscast for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

AM Newscasts
8:34 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Newscast for Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom.

AM Newscasts
8:50 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Newscast for June 11, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

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PM Newscasts
5:25 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Newscast for June 7, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Better breeding through cow genetics
  • Missouri's economy lagged nation's in 2011
  • eLearning discussed at UM Board of Curators orientation
AM Newscasts
10:33 am
Wed June 6, 2012

KBIA Newscast for June 6, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • State museum features artifacts from the St. Louis World's Fair
  • Regulators OK new boundaries at Lake of the Ozarks
  • State revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent
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PM Newscasts
11:24 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Newscast for June 5, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newscast including:

  • Beetle to make Missouri comeback
  • Most senior Supreme Court member resigns
  • Columbia stormwater changes sent back to the drawing board
Politics
10:41 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Most senior Supreme Court member resigns

The longest-serving member of the Missouri Supreme Court has announced his resignation. effective Aug. 1.

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AM Newscasts
11:25 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Newscast for June 4, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Venus viewing event planned at MU observatory
  • Charity care at Missouri hospitals on the rise, new report finds
  • Columbia School District to receive less funding
Off the Clock
4:53 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Women playwrights highlighted at the short Women's Play Festival

Nathan Bryant, Brooke Underwood and Matt Ingram perform in Claudia Barnett's "Lillie Meant Murder" at the short Women's Play Festival on Saturday, March 10, 2011.
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This week, Janet Saidi sits in for Scarlett Robertson as host of Off the Clock. A week after True/False weekend, Columbia was home to another cultural spree: Independent Actors Theatre’s fourth annual short Women’s Play Festival. KBIA’s Harum Helmy brings us some highlights from the event, which featured six short plays, four different playwrights and three local directors.

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Politics
5:23 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Blight Decree proposal ramifications discussed by city council

Concerns about a “blight” designation in the city of Columbia are continuing to come out in public forums. Issues such as using outdated census data from the year 2000, incorporating the first ward in the blighted zone, and potential employment of felons in the new “blighted” areas are among concerns being raised. 

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Police Review
2:34 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Report says Columbia Police Department environment is "approaching toxicity"

Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes has announced plans to implement 14 recommendations made in a report highly critical of the Columbia Police Department. The report outlines problems within CPD, saying the department's reputation in the community has been steadily dropping.

"The community has lowered the report card of the police department from a B to a D over the past six years," said City Manager Mike Matthes.

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Business
5:05 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Soybean association seeks fewer restrictions on crops from europe

Almost all American soybeans are grown from genetically modified seeds, which are generally banned in Europe.
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The American Soybean Association is pushing for U.S. trade representatives to negotiate better trading terms with Europe, looking for the European Union to ease the strict restrictions it imposes on genetically modified soybeans. The group petitioned a U.S. trade representative who is part of a new working group with the European Union to work on its behalf. 

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