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Money is speech. That is what the Supreme Court decided in Buckley v. Valeo (1976), which upheld limits on campaign contributions.

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Even though Columbia is a relatively small city, it is full of published writers. On Intersection this week, local authors Keija Parssinen , Marlene Lee and Alex George told us why they think Columbia is such a writers haven.

What is the ‘gun show loophole’?

May 8, 2013
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Recently, federal legislation that would have expanded background checks on gun purchasers and put a cap on magazine capacity, among other measures, failed in the Senate.

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This one's a fun one. The Missouri State Senate grilled the Department of Revenue over whether the state agency (which oversees the DMV) made copies of Concealed Carry Licenses and sent them to the federal government. What started as a kind of weird, bureaucratic witch hunt became a lot more interesting--turns out they actually did it! But why would the DMV send these documents to the higher ups. And is it as illegal as it sounds? CoMo Explained breaks it down in the podcast: Find us on the...

What does immigration look like in mid-Missouri?

May 1, 2013
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Earlier this month, a “Gang of Eight” bipartisan senators introduced an immigration bill that would grant low-skilled immigrant workers the opportunity to stay in the United States legally without a green card, among other reforms. Called “W-visas,” these visas would allow immigrants to fill positions that don’t require bachelor’s degrees for three years.

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If you’re a crime show junkie, you’re probably well-acquainted with Elliot Stabler’s temper (NSFW language) , Jimmy McNulty’s attitude and Horatio Caine’s shades . But do you know how violent crimes really get solved?

Four things you don’t know about college costs

Mar 7, 2013
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Annual tuition hikes over the past five years have made some Mizzou students question whether college is really worth the price tag. However, Nikki Krawitz, MU’s vice president for finance and administration, said the 2.3 percent per year rises in tuition are pretty reasonable compared to the 6 percent of colleges in surrounding states, according to the MU website.

Krawitz and former MU budget director Tim Rooney gave us some insider information about the costs of running a...

The True/False film festival happens 'in the slash'

Mar 1, 2013
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Catch all of KBIA's filmmaker interviews for this year's True/False Film Festival. Read True/False Conversations or listen to them through iTunes . The world Paul Sturtz and David Wilson have spent 10 years creating started with the schism between reality and fiction.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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