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During the holiday weeks, foster children at the Boys and Girls Town Columbia wait in anticipation for the chance to spend the holidays with their relatives or foster parents. Yet as the days pass, some of the young people have to deal with the disappointment of not having a home to go to for the holiday.

Boone County's Prop 1 aims to improve youth services

Nov 2, 2012
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On Tuesday’s ballot, Boone county residents will decide on whether to introduce a Community Children’s Service Fund to improve mental health and shelter services for youth under 19 years of age.

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A shortage of rural health care professionals throughout the state has health systems connecting with patients in remote areas through telehealth.

At the University Hospital in Columbia, telehealth coordinator Samuel Woodard thumbs a remote which sends a camera at the far end of the room spinning around to face him. His co-workers at the Missouri Telehealth Network offices across town appear on the screen.

“Hey Katie, how’s it going? We’re just going over the equipment, showing him how the telehealth unit works.” Woodard says.

Telehealth can connect rural areas with medical care

Oct 23, 2012
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In September, the state awarded grants to eleven rural Missouri hospitals to improve broadband internet connections speeds. The connection would be used for telehealth, a way rural towns access physicians in bigger cities electronically. KBIA’s Lee Jian Chung brings us the first of a two part series on the expansion of telehealth services in Missouri.

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This week: A volunteer in Columbia is using video games as an opportunity to teach kids about math, science and technology. Plus, the fourth installment of My Farm Roots, a series from Harvest Public Media in which we hear Americans’ stories and memories of rural life.

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This week on the show, a club at Benton Elementary teaches math, science and technology to students using video games. Plus, we’ll introduce you to the new principal of Shepard Boulevard Elementary in Columbia.

The science of food

Mar 16, 2012
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Food Sense: The 8th Annual Life Sciences and Society Symposium takes place this week at MU. 

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On this week’s show, we’ll talk about about exercise programs for minority populations, and hear about tablet technology in classrooms.

Benton Elementary brings iPads into the classroom

Mar 8, 2012
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Columbia’s Thomas Benton Elementary School received 50 iPads at the beginning of the school year. The technology’s been used in classes such as Art, Music and P.E. KBIA’s Lee Jian Chung looked at how these tablet computers are being introduced into schools and whether or not it could replace the chalkboard.

Discovering a comet

Feb 23, 2012
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If you go stargazing tonight, you just might see a faint little speck with a Missouri connection.

olumbia City Council voted 5-to-2 Monday night to rezone the Regency mobile home park for a new student housing development.