Kyle Norris

Kyle Norris got her start in radio as a Michigan Radio intern. Her features have appeared on The Environment Report, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The Splendid Table, World Vision Report, Justice Talking, and The Health Show.

In 2008, she won a Division A (News Staff of 5 or more) first place award from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated for best investigative journalism.

Norris is endlessly fascinated with people and their struggles. She's also fascinated with the figurative beating of the human heart. She loves public radio because it gives her the chance to explore all of those things.

In her downtime she enjoys soccer, yoga, and coffee. Her website is at kylenorris.wordpress.com.

For Dr. Brian Mitchell, educating children has been his life’s work. 26 years after starting as a second grade teacher in Morgan County, Mitchell’s career in education will end after this school year.

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For the Ivy Bend Food Pantry in southern Morgan County, the facility has been a long time coming.

Since acting President Melvin Byrd started working with the pantry, it has been located in a trailer near a church. But in recent years, the pantry has been on its own with two trailers connected together.

Kyle Norris

A popular New Year’s resolution for many people is to get in better shape by exercising and eating healthier. At the Boonslick Heartland YMCA, Assistant Director Vanessa Dorman wanted to bring those looking to lose weight together.

“I can’t tell you how I thought of it,” Dorman said. “But people are always concerned about their fitness in January, so I decided to make a program to make it official.”


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Columbia middle school students will be seeing more locally grown foods on their plates after the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the district a $100,000 grant.

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has withheld state funding from two organizations aimed to educate Missouri's youth.

The search for the University of Missouri’s next Provost continues to progress, and one candidate for the job spoke to students and faculty at the MU Student Center Thursday afternoon.

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Although two proposals for a new Jefferson City convention center were voted down at the city council meeting in early April, the issue is not completely dead.

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After a long process of meeting with developers and finalizing each proposal, the Jefferson City council is expected to decide between two convention center proposals at Monday night’s meeting.

Many people across Mid-Missouri shut off their lights Saturday night to participate in Earth Hour 2014. The worldwide initiative started in 2007, and has grown rapidly since its inception.