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Intersection

Mondays 2:00pm-3:00pm, 6:30pm-7:00pm
Ryan Famuliner

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

Hosted by Ryan Famuliner, Intersection is a weekly roundtable that covers the issues important to mid-Missourians. Listeners can tune in to the live broadcast on KBIA 91.3 FM, every Monday from 2:00 to 3:00, or watch a video stream and live chat through the show’s website.

Video of the program also airs throughout the week on public access cable channel CAT-TV, and on MediaCom's local cable channel in mid-Missouri. KBIA offers a shortened rebroadcast of the show, Monday evenings at 6:30.  

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Politics
8:24 am
Tue April 15, 2014

The world according to Peter Stiepleman, and his vision for Columbia schools

CPS superintendent Stiepleman on Intersection

It’s a new era for Columbia Public Schools...

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Intersection
5:40 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Net Neutrality: where the debate is going and how it might affect you

The internet age has brought to us the ability to get large amounts of information, from across the globe, delivered to our fingertips within seconds. This access provides us with a powerful amount of interconnectedness, and information (not to mention entertainment!). But how should this access and interconnectedness be distributed? Should it be available to everyone equally, or should big companies - like Netflix and Amazon - be restricted because of the amount of data they are streaming? What does all of this mean for the economy, democracy and those of us just trying to stream movies at home?

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Intersection
4:00 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Executions in Missouri - the social, ethical and political factors

In Missouri and across the nation, the process of executing criminals is becoming complicated. It’s one of our society’s most somber, and impactful, tasks. But how much do you know about the process? If you don’t know much about it, there may be a reason for that. Two of our colleagues at in public radio have investigated and found that the process is shrouded in secrecy. Meantime, four people have been executed in Missouri in as many months, after years of less frequent executions.

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Intersection
3:24 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

When could marijuana become legal in Missouri?

It’s been a big couple of years for marijuana legalization efforts around the country, with states like Colorado and Washington legalizing the recreational use of cannabis.

Here in Missouri, Rep. Chris Kelly (D-Columbia) introduced a bill in January that, if passed, would create a legal framework to grow and possess marijuana in Missouri.

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Intersection
7:04 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

A preview of the 2014 True False Film Festival

This week, the True False Film Fest is back in Columbia for it’s 11th year. The documentary festival draws thousands of people each year, and brings in most of the year’s best films. The last two Oscar winners for documentary showed at True False the year they won, and four of the five nominees for the Oscar this year were at the festival last year. This year, one of the films is based in Missouri, and made by mid-Missouri natives. Rich Hill documents a year in the life of three teenagers from the town Rich Hill in West Central Missouri. Each has their own struggles, both internal and external, and the film shows us how the place that they live affects their everyday lives. Today on the show we’ll talk about that film, about what it’s like to produce a film in Missouri, and about the festival as a whole.

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Intersection
4:39 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

TIFs and downtown development in Columbia

At a meeting tonight, members of Columbia’s City Council are expected to vote on a resolution offering preliminary support for a downtown TIF district. The idea, which would fund downtown infrastructure improvements, would freeze sales and property taxes for up to 23 years – money from any additional future revenue increases would then be diverted to a special fund for those improvements.

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Intersection
6:04 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

MU football player Michael Sam comes out; Why Missouri has a shortage of mental health professionals

On Sunday, MU football player Michael Sam publicly came out as gay in interviews with several media outlets. There has of course been a lot of reaction to the news, with many praising the defensive lineman’s decision and others questioning whether it’ll affect his prospects of being drafted into the NFL. Sam would be the first openly gay player in the NFL if he is drafted. Before his announcement, he was projected to be taken in the third or fourth round.

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Intersection
6:40 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Exploring Columbia's civil rights history

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Intersection
6:56 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

What could be done to prevent sexual assault on college campuses

The University of Missouri is drawing criticism over its handling of the alleged sexual assault of a former swimmer. The news surfaced in an ESPN report released last week that tells the story of Sasha Menu Courey, a Mizzou swimmer who committed suicide in 2011, more than a year after she was allegedly assaulted by one or more members of the school’s football team. 
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Politics
9:37 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

The State of the State, on social media [Storify]

Credit File Photo / KBIA News

Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State was thoroughly documented on social media. We pulled the most interesting posts and put them together in a Storify for you:

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Intersection
6:32 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

State lawmakers preview 2014 legislative session

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Intersection
5:48 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Columbia considers overhaul of public transit system

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Intersection
5:48 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

How to manage growth in Columbia's public schools

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Intersection
6:04 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Lawmakers approve bid to attract Boeing to Missouri

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Intersection
11:15 am
Tue November 26, 2013

How the Thanksgiving menu evolved

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