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Thu December 15, 2011
Lobbying for the health of Missouri's waterways
This week on the show: why aren't the candidates for President talking about agricultural issues? Plus: environmental groups petition the National Park Service to take better care of Missouri rivers.
Hosted by Kyle Deas.
It’s campaign season, and there’s been no shortage of coverage about the opinions of each Presidential hopeful. But the candidates have been mostly quiet about agricultural issues. With the Iowa caucuses approaching, will they finally start talking about the issues important to the Midwest? Harvest Public Media’s Kathleen Masterson investigates.
Plus: Environmental groups rallied in both St. Louis and Columbia this week to urge the National Park Service to do more to protect the Ozark National Scenic Waterways.
The coalition submitted petitions with nearly five thousand signatures to the Park Service. The petitions ask the agency to end illegal vehicle traffic and overdevelopment along the Current River and its major tributary, the Jacks Fork.