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Each week, our host Sara Shahriari sits down with community members to discuss issues concerning mid-Missourians. From politics, to local art to social issues, anything that generates good conversations and affects our community is on the table.

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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.

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.

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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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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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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Next week, film fans will make their way to Columbia to attend the Citizen Jane Film Festival. The annual event, which takes place this year from Oct. 4th through the 6th, features the work of female filmmakers. 

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