Jonah McKeown

Jonah McKeown is a Master's student at MU studying convergence journalism. His main interests include video reporting and editing as well as radio. Jonah graduated from Truman State University in 2016 with a degree in Communication, and hails from Mexico, Missouri.

Sam McMillen, left, stands next to Elizabeth Modde, right, in the foyer of the University of Missouri Medical School
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Sam McMillen and Elizabeth Modde are both medical students at the University of Missouri. They both work or have worked with MedZou – a free community health clinic run by medical staff and students.

Sam is currently the Director of Patient Advocacy and Referrals, and he sat down with Elizabeth in May to discuss some of the healthcare struggles their homeless patients face, and how their relationships with patients has changed them.

Missouri Health Talks gathers Missourians’ stories of access to healthcare in their own words. You can view more conversations at

The I-70 bridge that crosses the Missouri River at Rocheport will be closed down to one lane each way intermittently until this Thursday, August 31, for routine inspections.

Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be closing one westbound lane from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and one eastbound lane will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

The entire Missouri Attorney General’s Office has recused itself from the Supreme Court case involving Columbia’s Trinity Lutheran Church, which is set to begin oral arguments tomorrow.

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