Katarina Sostaric

Student Newscaster

Katarina Sostaric is a student newscaster.

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We often think of the business world as a world that belongs to adults—adults in suits moving money with the shake of a hand and the dash of a signature on a contract. But this week, we're taking a look at some unexpected ways kids are becoming entrepreneurs.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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First, KBIA's Hope Kirwan takes us to a classroom in Jefferson City for a new kind of parent-teacher conference—these are led by the students. The classic parent-teacher conference is a good way to evaluate a student’s progress, but 4th graders at Jefferson City’s South Elementary get to take the lead and tell their parents what they've learned.

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Polina Malikin has been the educational outreach coordinator for the True/False Film Festival for the past three years. 

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Documentary film has been very prominent in Columbia in the past few weeks. The 11th True/False Film Festival ended Sunday, and a new documentary film program was recently added to the Missouri School of Journalism. This edition focuses on documentary film and its presence in education and students’ lives.

Hazardous road conditions have caused many schools to close today throughout central Missouri, including Columbia, Jefferson City and Fulton Public Schools. See the complete list of closings. 

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

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Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam came out as gay earlier this month. He came out to his teammates last August—that season, he also became the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and helped lead the Tigers to a 12-2 record. Now, Sam could be the first openly gay player in the NFL.

When former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam came out as gay earlier this month, his story received national attention because he might become the NFL’s first openly gay player.

Freezing rain and icy conditions prompted some school closings for Monday, Feb. 17. View a complete list of closings and cancellations. A freezing rain advisory is in effect until noon today. 

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