marvin overby

3:45 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

The Civil War and its lasting effects on contemporary politics

Guests Frank Bowman, the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the MU School of Law (Left), and Marvin Overby, a professor in MU’s department of political science (Right)
Credit KBIA's Intersection

Intersection March 31, 2014. The Civil War and its lasting effect on contemporary politics

It’s been nearly 150 years since the close of the US Civil War, but the effects, and some of the arguments, continue to be felt today. Two years ago, a petition allowing Texas to secede from the US received over 100,000 online signatures, and prompted a response from the White House. Here in Missouri, lawmakers last year pushed a bill to nullify all federal gun control laws in the state. It ultimately failed, but that hasn’t stopped legislators from introducing similar legislation in this session.

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Talking Politics
1:52 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Talking Politics for March 20, 2012

Infighting in Jefferson City led to the complicated three-part caucus system in Missouri.

This week on Talking Politics: a MU political science professor explains to us Missouri's convoluted GOP caucus system.

8:23 am
Wed January 4, 2012

A look ahead to the legislative session

Missouri legislators return to work today, facing what the governor estimates to be a $500 million budget shortfall.

Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City today for the start of this year’s legislative session.  The year 2011 was marked by House and Senate Republicans fighting with each other over tax credits and redistricting, while still managing to take pot shots at Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s handling of the state budget.  Marshall Griffin takes a look at how the 2012 session may play out.

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