9:16 am
Thu October 17, 2013

What I've learned from leading walking tours (and why I hope you'll come)

Tour materials lay scattered on ColumbiaFAVS editor Kellie Kotraba's floor in preparation for a walking tour of downtown houses of worship.
Kellie Kotraba, Columbia Faith & Values

Note: Kellie Kotraba is the editor of Columbia Faith & Values (, which runs KBIA's Faith & Values desk. 

When I accepted my job, I didn’t realize “tour guide” would be part of the job description. But here I am, preparing to lead a tour of some of Columbia’s downtown houses of worship. And it’s not the first time, either.

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Arts and Culture
1:23 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Audio postcard: carolers lobby with song

Carolers with Grass Roots Organizing
Jon Ingram KBIA

Grass Roots Organizing and the Community, Faith, and Labor Groups of Mid-Missouri added a political twist to holiday caroling in Columbia Monday. Together they caroled outside the headquarters of several Missouri politicians urging them to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as well as raise taxes for the wealthy. Listen to this audio postcard to hear the carolers lobbying with song.

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Arts and Culture
1:53 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Columbia ranked among 100 best communities for young people

Kids play on a playground. The Buddy Pack program sends kids in 32 Missouri counties home with a backpack of nutritious food each weekend, but the program is facing the challenges of rising food and fuel costs.
File photo KBIA

Columbia has been named one of the “100 best communities for young people” by a national organization.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:43 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Religious and community leaders attend disaster relief event


More than 300 religious and community leaders and emergency response professionals attended a disaster relief event at the Bible Baptist Church in Jefferson City Tuesday.  

The event was put together to discuss the widespread natural disasters in Missouri in 2011. Phillip Iman is the disaster relief coordinator at the American Red Cross.  He says there are many different ways for community organizations to partner with the Red Cross following a disaster. 

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Arts and Culture
5:41 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

New City-Wide Campaign Implemented

At a joint meeting last night the groups approved a positioning line and logo to help facilitate their six-phase process. 

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