ronald mcdonald house

Today Paul Pepper visits with HEATHER McNEIL about the "Family Meal Program" at Columbia's Ronald McDonald House! Volunteers are always needed to help cook or cater meals for families staying in their 'home away from home.' At [3:37] KELLY SMITH and NANCY SAMP invite everyone to the annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser for River City Habitat for Humanity on September 18th. Lunch or dinner. Eat in or carry-out. Maybe even delivery? There's no excuse! September 8, 2015

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The Ronald McDonald House in Columbia received a donation of food from the Missouri Farm Bureau on Friday, February 7.

Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

On this week's show, we'll hear about a program that funds pork research, and hear about the opening of a new Ronald McDonald house.

Every time a hog is sold, farmers contribute to the National Pork Check-off. The program each year raises tens of millions of dollars that goes to the National Pork Board, which is charged with improving the $20 billion dollar industry. Some of that money funds scientific research. But as Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports, though all producers contribute, they aren't all satisfied with the research.