Intersection

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.

To hear the conversations, simply tune in to KBIA 91.3 FM on Mondays between 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. You can hear the show on the radio or through the live stream on kbia.org. If you miss an episode, you can always catch up with the conversations here, or subscribe to our show through iTunes or any podcast app.

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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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