Ongoing Coverage:

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
9:16 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Newscast for February 2, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes
  • Senate Democrats end filibuster
  • Judge hears closing arguments in congressional redistricting
AM Newscasts
12:27 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Newscast for January 27, 2012

Claire McCaskill speaking at a health care forum
File photo KBIA

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Senate passes legislation that increases the  information government agencies must put online
  • Claire McCaskill announces her $5 million re-election war chest
  • Missouri State Treasurer announces a new financial assistance package for beginning farmers

     

Arts and Culture
11:33 am
Thu January 26, 2012

MU celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. through comedy, inspiration

MU students, faculty and community members gathered for an annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Missouri Theatre last night (Wednesday, Jan. 25).
Elizabeth Trovall KBIA

A bronze replica of the MLK National Memorial in Washington DC has been presented to MU. The statue replica was presented at MU’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. KBIA’s Elizabeth Trovall was there, and has this report.

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AM Newscasts
10:25 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Newscast for January 20, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri's first female chancellor is Cheryl B. Schrader
  • House passes budget caps
  • Missouri tries to tax cigarettes
  • Medicinal cannabis activists arrested

 

 

Science, Health and Technology
6:48 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Former engineer calls for an investigation of the Callaway nuclear plant

The Callaway Plant is one of 104 nuclear plants in the U.S. and 429 nuclear plants in the world.
File Photo Ameren Missouri
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A former engineer at the Callaway Nuclear Plant is requesting that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, look into possible violations of the operating license at the Callaway plant, owned and operated by Ameren Missouri.

By Janet Saidi

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AM Newscasts
10:45 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Newscast for January 12, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6pm today
  • An Ameren plant in Missouri is a top-ten polluter in the US

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Science, Health and Technology
9:05 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Ameren's Labadie plant named a top greenhouse-gas emitter by EPA

A map showing the numbers and locations of Missouri greenhouse gas emitters included in the new EPA data set.
EPA
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Ameren’s coal-fired power plant in Labadie is among the top ten greenhouse gas emitters in the country. That’s according to data released today [on Wednesday] by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Véronique LaCapra reports, from St. Louis.

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Weather
8:42 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Missouri gets a round of snow, drivers cautioned

Missouri drivers advised to use caution today.
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

A winter-weather advisory remains in effect until 6:00 this evening for much of the region, with moderate to light snow continuing to fall throughout the day. Snow, blowing snow and sleet may cause difficult conditions  for drivers. 

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AM Newscasts
10:45 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Newscast for January 11, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Republican challengers to Claire McCaskill debate in forum
  • State bill aims to prevent Gov. Nixon from creating a federally mandated health care exchange
  • School board wants voters to eliminate trailers in public schools
AM Newscasts
10:23 am
Fri January 6, 2012

KBIA Newscast for January 6, 2012

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Nixon drops proposal to use university funds to balance state budgets
  • Federal food safety overhaul finally gets funding, one year after being signed
  • MU police seeking help in the 7 year old murder of a professor
AM Newscasts
10:01 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Newscast for January 5, 2011

Some Schafly taps
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom:

  • Schools front and center for state legislature
  • Missouri's higher education commissioner wants to tie state funding to performance
  • Tom Schlafly sells off most of his beer company
Education
8:58 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Commissioner predicts downplay in higher ed cuts from legislature

The head of Missouri’s Higher Education Department has a good-news prediction for the state’s colleges and universities: a downplay in funding cuts from legislators. By Kirk Wayman in Maryville.

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Education
2:57 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Mo institutions involved in international educational outcomes

Truman is one of the colleges participating in the initiative
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A handful of Missouri colleges and universities are playing a key role in a global effort to assess educational outcomes of students across international boundaries.

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