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8:29 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Frontier Airlines and Columbia officials celebrate first Orlando flight

Columbia's Mayor Bob McDavid announcing new flight options for Columbia travelers, last March.
Credit Matt Veto / KBIA

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid ushered in the start of flight service between Columbia and Orlando at a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday (Tuesday). The addition could eventually pave the way to additional Frontier Airlines offerings in the years to come.

According to Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid, the regional airport is well on its way of achieving his goal of 40 percent market share of mid-Missouri travelers, despite the recent announcement that Delta Air Lines would be ending service out of Columbia.

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Arts and Culture
3:57 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Blue Highways Revisited: Photographer Ed Ailor captures the places and people off the beaten track

The book "Blue Highways Revisited" retraces the path of the original best-selling book.
Edgar Ailor III Iniversity of Missouri Press

The call of the open road has long beckoned Americans … and in 1978, William Least Heat-Moon answered the call and embarked on a drive around the country, taking the roads less travelled. Starting in Columbia, he followed a circular route that totaled nearly 14,000 miles. The result was Blue Highways, a New York Times Bestselling book.

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PM Newscasts
6:00 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Newscast for March 29, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A judge throws out a voter ID proposal
  • A new plan for managing Hinkson Creek
  • State Senators attempt to override a Governor's veto
Science, Health and Technology
3:30 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Interview with director Peter Richardson

Richardson's film, How to Die in Oregon, explores the state's controversial Death with Dignity Act.
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Flickr

The film How to Die in Oregon, follows several terminally ill patients as they undertake the difficult decision to end their lives under the state’s controversial Death with Dignity Act.

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9:03 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Cuts would be "devastating" says Chancellor Deaton

MU Chancellor Brady Deaton speaking at an event in Columbia.

A proposal to cut state funding to higher education would be devastating, according to MU Chancellor Brady Deaton.

Speaking on KBIA’s Intersection, Deaton said the 12.5% cut to MU’s budget would set the university’s state funding back to 1997 levels, despite having increased student enrollment by 50% in the time since. He says this would come on top of an already low record of state funding to higher education, with Missouri ranking lowest in terms of per capita funding among southeastern states.

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AM Newscasts
10:50 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Newscast for December 22, 2011

Pickering, a 20-year veteran of law enforcement, will replace the retiring Paul Fennewald. Fennewald served in the position since November 2005.
Missouri Governor website

Regional news from the KBIA newscast, including:

  • Governor Nixon tries to tap state universities to balance budget
  • Chris Pickering new state Homeland Security Coordinator

AM Newscasts
9:44 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Newscast for December 21, 2011

In today's newscast: A rent break for Regency Mobile Park residents, reconsidered
Tom Check Flickr

Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • City Council considers repeal of eviction relief
  • Committee decides on plan for CPS school boundaries