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On food and phones

Feb 2, 2012
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On the show this week, we’ll revisit a report that tests the iPhone 4s’s ability to recognize accents, and hear from author Michael Pollan.

Newscast for December 9, 2011

Dec 9, 2011

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Legal attempts to  throw out Missouri congressional redistricting maps fail
  • Cole County police say heroin use and drug related crimes may be up
  • Kirksville announces budget proposal 

A new apartment complex for homeless youth will be built in Columbia.

An accent ‘test-drive’ of the iPhone’s new digital assistant. Plus: at what age do babies start engaging in mind-reading? One MU researcher thinks she’s got it figured out.

Photo: Kathryn Landis and Amrita Jayakumar/KBIA

Six months after the devastating tornado hit Joplin, the community is slowly rebuilding itself.

This week: Columbia Public Schools is exploring the options for it new school boundaries. Three Columbia high school students win an award meant to honor the best young writers in the country.  And Columbia and the University of Missouri continue to expand their relationship with China.

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This week on the show: kids are spending more time in front of digital screens. Plus, the aurora borealis shows itself in the Missouri sky.