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8:06 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Missourians more likely to volunteer, less likely to talk politics

Credit Yiqian Zhang / KBIA

Missourians are more likely to volunteer and to do favors for a neighbor than the average American. But their level of civic engagement depends greatly on their circumstances.

A new report on the state’s civic health, issued by six Missouri universities and the National Conference on Citizenship, found that Missouri largely aligns with the rest of the nation on community involvement.

The report measured political activity, but also whether residents volunteered, helped their neighbors, or attended public meetings. 

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Business Beat
12:35 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Feeding your neighbors and the world

Now that it’s Thanksgiving, the eating season has begun. Coming up we’ll take a look at how the U.S. helps feed the world, but first, let’s take a look in our own back yard. The local food banks, pantries, shelters and soup kitchens have picked up in business. KBIA’s Ben Mahnken reports that volunteerism and donations are up this year.

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3:06 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Holiday season yields more volunteering in Columbia

Volunteers serve up Thanksgiving dinner at Lee's in Columbia.
Yiqian Zhang KBIA

With the holidays quickly approaching, people are busier than ever trying to help feed others in need during the holiday season.

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Arts and Culture
5:27 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

Fill your stockings restorative justice program continues its donations

Working on stockings to donate to food banks across mid-Missouri.

The Missouri Quilt Guild and the Missouri Department of Corrections joined forces for the second year of the “Fill Your Stockings” Restorative Justice program.

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