Start-up to help international students; price of Ashland impeachment; new Columbia street art

Nov 22, 2013

Artist Maura Mudd used 'concrete graphics' to affix her mural design to the ground near Flatbranch Park.
Credit Kyle Winker / KBIA

Missouri's colleges and universities continue to educate an increasing number of international students.

A report from the Institute of International Education says more than 17,300 international students enrolled at a Missouri college of university during the 2012-13 academic year. The Joplin Globe reports that's a 7.7 percent increase over the previous academic year.

The University of Missouri-Columbia has the largest number of international students, with 2,490.

Meg Goddard knows how hard the transition is for international students going to college in the United States.  That is why she and fellow Columbia College student Jovan Ilic are starting a new business to help.  KBIA’s Anna Cole has more.

The city of Ashland is cutting its spending because of a legal battle with Alderman Jeff Anderson that is quickly becoming very expensive.

The city’s mayor estimates that the case could cost the city as much as half its annual budget before it’s all said and done.

KBIA’s Sean Nelson has the story of how Ashland is trying to cope with the increasing costs.

The City of Columbia has found a new way to replace damaged murals painted downtown.  KBIA’s Kyle Winker has more.