Maureen Lewis-Stump

Student Newscaster

Maureen is a junior at the University of Missouri studying broadcast journalism. She is from St. Louis, MO and hopes to become a radio or television producer after graduating.


11:55 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Intersection: How to talk to your doc

Host Ryan Famuliner with guests Dr. Ingrid Taylor and Dr. Steve Pu
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  On this week's Intersection, we are talking with board members from Missouri Health Literacy about how to talk to your doctor.  

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3:08 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Matthes proposes property tax to hire new police officers, firefighters

Columbia PD is urging people to take caution before leaving the city before spring break.

City Manager Mike Matthes is proposing that the city ask voters to approve a property tax increase and to renew the Capital Improvement Sales Tax in order to fund Columbia police and fire departments. Matthes announced this when presenting the proposed 2015 fiscal year budget at a press conference Friday morning.

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1:03 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Intersection: What are CAFOs and how do they affect Missouri

Host Ryan Famuliner with guests Raymond Massey and Teng Lim
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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, or CAFOs, are prevalent in Missouri’s agriculture industry. The large farms are very controversial, and many have concerns about the environmental impact of the farms and humane treatment of animals living there. In Callaway County, plans for a new CAFO have prompted very vocal opposition. But CAFOs are also a mainstay of the agriculture industry, and are legal if maintained correctly.On this Intersection we addressed CAFOs in-depth: about what they are, how they’re used in Missouri, about the controversy surrounding them, and about the future of the operations in the state.

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5:12 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

CAT TV left out of Columbia's proposed fiscal year budget, again

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The city of Columbia finance department confirmed Thursday that funding for Columbia Access Television, or CAT TV, will not be included in the 2015 fiscal year budget.

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4:32 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

New dean appointed to the University of Missouri School of Medicine

File Photo KBIA

The MU School of Medicine announced Tuesday Dr. Patrice Delafontaine will take on the position of dean.

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11:06 am
Mon July 14, 2014

How the challenges women face in the tech industry can change

Host Ryan Famuliner with Ceili Cornelison and Fang Wang
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Women make up around 29% of the technology workforce nationally. Only 18 % of technology degrees were earned by women in 2012, which is down from 35% in 1985.

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Science and Technology
7:40 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Hinkson Creek monitoring group says health is on the way

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A multi-disciplinary group of city, county and environmental leaders monitoring Mid-Missouri's Hinkson Creek say the watershed is on its way to good health again.

"Help the Hinkson" is a project that started two years ago to improve the Hinkson Creek watershed. The watershed serves as a drainage point for a portion of Boone County.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources declared the creek unfit to sustain aquatic life in 1998. In 2012, a group of citizens came together, with help from city, county and federal officials, to improve the quality of the water.

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9:28 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Summer classes become more interesting for middle school students

Students from Gentry Middle School learn about City Hall from City Manager Mark Matthes
Credit Maureen Lewis-Stump / KBIA

The summer session for Smithton, West, Oakland, Lange and Gentry middle schools began almost three weeks ago and with that beginning, came a huge project for the students to work on.

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12:49 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Contributing to the Mayibuye Archives in South Africa

Devil’s Peak, right, is one of the mountains that form a dramatic backdrop to Cape Town, South Africa’s second-most populous city. Originally settled by the Dutch as a naval ship supply station, Cape Town today has a population of roughly 3.7 million and
Randy Smith and Team of Students

KBIA's Intersection, June 30, 2014.


It’s been 20 years since the fall of apartheid in South Africa in 1994. For the last year now, students and faculty here at the University of Missouri have been assisting the University of Western Cape in preserving an archive of thousands of photographs, films, artifacts, oral histories and other historical documents related to the struggle for freedom during apartheid. 


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Arts and Culture
8:04 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Ashland officials look to expand 'livable streets'

Columbia 'bike boulevard'
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The city of Ashland is looking into expanding non-motor transportation. This includes producing more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike trails throughout the city. They city held an open meeting to talk about this expansion Wednesday. About 25 members of the community participated and voiced their concerns about where sidewalks and walkways should be placed.

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5:05 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

What the VA hospital controversy means for the future and for Missouri

The United States Veterans Health Administration has recently been under national scrutiny, after reports that veterans were on waiting lists at some VA hospitals for more than 30 days… in some cases, dozens of people had died while still on waiting lists to receive care. Moreover, there’s been evidence of efforts at some hospitals to hide evidence of those long waiting lists. Congress is discussing the issue, and the Veterans Affairs Secretary resigned last month.

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8:26 am
Fri June 20, 2014

UM Curators approve budget and discrimination policy change; consider atheltics projects, Title IX

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At its meeting Thursday the University of Missouri Board of Curators approved the 2015 fiscal year budget, which is nearly $3 billion dollars in total revenue for the four campus system.

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5:21 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Ashland hosts non-motorized transportation expansion meeting

Credit Jacob Fenston / KBIA

The city of Ashland is looking into expanding non-motor transportation. This includes producing more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike trails throughout the city. The city hosted an open meeting to talk about this expansion Wednesday. About 25 members of the community participated and voiced their concerns about where sidewalks and walkways should be placed.

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8:46 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Classical music and education in the summertime

Classical Music Education discussion, with host Ryan Famuliner and guests Kirk Trevor, James Melton, and Greg Hausman

Some believe that learning and listening to music, particularly classical music, at a young age is tied to success in the future. 

In Columbia, there are many efforts to get children interested in classical music: multiple avenues for music education, and even classical music performances in town targeted at kids.

Today on Intersection, we’ll talk about how young people in Mid-Missouri are exposed to these influences, and about some of the challenges in reaching them.


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4:14 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Missouri talks Medicaid expansion

Credit Maureen Lewis-Stump

Medicaid expansion has been a widely talked about subject throughout the state of Missouri. Medicaid is federally funded state healthcare program for those that do not make enough money to be their own healthcare, or their employer does not provide it for them.

The Medicaid policy in place now only covers those who make less than $4,500 a year total for a family of four. It also allows subsidies paid to those who make more than $89,000 a year. Those in between this gap are left without health insurance.

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Science and Technology
2:53 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Innovative pavement helps solve drainage problem

PaveDrain Up Close
Maureen Lewis-Stump KBIA

The Columbia Public Works Department had a problem. There were too many employees for its small parking lot. Workers would park along the street, disturbing residents living close to the department. At the end of the parking lot was an underground cavity, which was used to drain water into local creeks and rivers in the 1980s and has not been used since. But it was a good place to add onto the current lot, however there was a worry about drainage.

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4:41 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Storms endanger Boone County

Mobile Home on Lenoir where man was trapped.
City of Columbia

Last night's storms had the Columbia Fire Department and the Boone County Fire District very busy. The two departments responded to over 30 calls between the hours of 4 am and 9 am. Battalion Chief John Metz said this was challenging because of weather conditions, as well as the nature of the calls. "Many of them were lines down, or trees in the power lines, any associated water rescues with the heavy rains that we have," Metz said.

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Science and Technology
5:13 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

New pavement helps solve drainage problem

A drain collecting water
Thirteen of Clubs flickr

The Columbia Public Works Department had a problem. 

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University Village
9:15 am
Thu May 29, 2014

UM Curators want Lt. Britt suit dismissed

The University Village Apartments walkway collapse that killed Lt. Bruce Britt. (File photo)
Credit Miranda Metheny / KBIA

The University Of Missouri Board Of Curators has filed a claim regarding the lawsuit for the wrongful death of Lieutenant Bruce Britt.

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PM Newscast
4:56 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

PM Newscast for May 5, 2014

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

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