Scarlett Robertson

Producer

Scarlett Robertson joined KBIA as a producer in February 2011. She studied psychology at Lake Forest College and holds a masters degree in journalism from Syracuse University. Scarlett began her professional career in psychology, jumped to magazines and then came to her senses and shifted to public radio. She has contributed to NPR member stations WAER in Syracuse, KUT in Austin and Chicago’s WBEZ. 

Scarlett left KBIA in June of 2012.

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Off the Clock
3:30 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

A baseball fan's fantasy week

The team sits in the dugout during a game at Royal's Fantasy Camp in Surprise, Ariz.
Kelly Famuliner

For major league baseball fans, this next week is an important one. Pitchers and catchers report for spring training and players at the rest of the positions follow suit in the coming weeks. But each year, hundreds of baseball fans get an even earlier start…at baseball fantasy camps. KBIA’s Ryan Famuliner is one of those people. He shares his story of a week of baseball spent in Surprise, Arizona.

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Off the Clock
3:03 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Black women in art and the stories they tell

Elizabeth Catlett, “My role has been important in the struggle to organize the unorganized,” 1947. From The Negro Woman series (Edition 14/20). Linocut (2001.10). Gilbreath-McLorn Museum Fund
Image courtesy of the Museum of Art and Archeology

The Museum of Art and Archeology is commemorating Black History Month with an exhibition called "Black Women in Art and the Stories They Tell."

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Education
10:20 am
Thu February 9, 2012

University updates staff on budget issues

Jesse Hall
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The second meeting discussing MU’s  budget took place Wednesday where Director of Budget Tim Rooney led an updated presentation on the university’s financial situation for the coming year.

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Off the Clock
6:03 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Preserving the history of black Kansas City

The Black Archives of Mid America
Susan B. Wilson KCUR

The Black Archives of Mid-America recently completed renovations on a new exhibit and archive space and also welcomed a new executive director, Doretha Williams.

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Education
5:13 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes

The columns at the University of Missouri.
File photo KBIA

The University of Missouri System Board of Curators is meeting today in Kansas City. One item on the agenda, and on everyone's minds, is the budget.

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The 40/40 Project
12:00 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

KBIA visits Hartsburg

Hartsburg, Missouri is situated on hilly land just south of Ashland with a population of only about 105. Luther Hunt and his family settled in the area in 1870s and by 1893 a railroad station known as Hart City was built. But it wasn't until 1901 that the town was officially incorporated as Hartsburg. 

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Off the Clock
5:13 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Lewis Black on politics, his fans and God

Lewis Black
U.S. Air Force/Michael R. Holzworth Wikipedia

He’s an actor, playwright, bestselling author, award-winning stand-up comedian and popular political commentator.

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Education
5:29 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

MU looking at student transportation needs

Wabash Station in Columbia
KBIA file photo

The University of Missouri is undertaking a study that will evaluate the transit needs of its students.

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Education
9:39 am
Wed January 25, 2012

MU leaders discuss budget constraints

File photo KBIA

The MU Budget Office held an open meeting Tuesday to discuss the state of the university’s funds. 

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PM Newscasts
4:33 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Newscast for January 23, 2012

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Off the Clock
2:14 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Interview with author Ron Nichols

Author Ron Nichols
Photo courtesy of Martin Sisters Publishing

Where the Sky Doesn’t End is the name of a new novel that tells the story of a young Missouri boy and girl, Brendan and Aria, who befriend an African-American janitor at their school, Mr. Washington,who's also a former Tuskegee Airmen mechanic. The story blends themes from history, race and friendship into a coming-of-age tale that’s uniquely Missourian, and American.

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PM Newscasts
5:22 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Newscast for January 19, 2012

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PM Newscasts
4:01 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Newscast for January 17, 2012

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PM Newscasts
4:23 pm
Mon January 16, 2012

Newscast for January 16, 2012

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Off the Clock
5:12 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

The Ruins of Us: An interview with author Keija Parssinen

Local writer Keija Parssinen is something of a fixture on Columbia’s literary scene.

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PM Newscasts
4:43 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

Newscast for January 13, 2012

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PM Newscasts
5:32 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Newscast for January 11, 2012

Joplin's Home Depot after the May tornado.
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Housing
4:42 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Fund set up to assist mobile home residents

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The almost simultaneous closings of two area mobile home parks have left residents searching for a new place to live. However, local help may make the move easier for some.

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PM Newscasts
5:33 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Newscast for January 10, 2012

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PM Newscasts
5:25 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Newscast for January 9, 2012

Jay Nixon's touting new development plan "Missouri Works."
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PM Newscasts
5:21 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Newscast for January 6, 2012

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Off the Clock
3:34 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Novel gets new life through opera

If you hear the word "opera" and think of a stuffy art form with horned helmets and a large singing lady,well, think again. 

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PM Newscasts
4:33 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Newscast for January 5, 2012

Lambert Airport in St. Louis hopes to reopen terminal C in April.
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Politics
5:41 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

City conducts review of police department

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The city of Columbia is spending $45,000 to conduct an outside review of its police department. This comes after a year in which the department has seen a host of issues, including the firing of officer Rob Sanders, as well as dueling local groups focusing on Chief Ken Burton.

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PM Newscasts
5:26 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Newscast for January 3, 2012

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AM Newscasts
8:44 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Newscast for January 2, 2012

Confederate national flag variant.
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Off the Clock
11:30 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Friends and foes

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This week's show, the last of the year, is about friendship. Which seems appropriate--now's generally the time people reflect on their accomplishments, their regrets and the people who've been around for both.

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Off the Clock
11:30 am
Fri December 23, 2011

The holiday show

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Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza or Festivus…whichever winter holiday you celebrate, it’s hard to miss the fact that the season is upon us. This week's show is no different.

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Politics
11:05 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Governor Nixon tries to tap university funds to balance budget

Governor Jay Nixon
File Photo KBIA

Reports that Governor Jay Nixon was considering trying to balance the state budget by tapping state universities for about 107 million dollars, including 63 million from the University of Missouri, haven’t been well received. KBIA’s Scarlett Robertson reports the idea appears to be dying down.

By Scarlett Robertson, Columbia MO.

State representative Chris Kelly, a Democrat, says he thinks the plan is inappropriate.

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PM Newscasts
4:42 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Newscast for Dec 21, 2011

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