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The University of Missouri is known for it’s School of Journalism. Every year, hundreds of freshmen from across the country come to school at MU to learn about news or sports broadcasting. But KBIA’s Jason Hoffman found one freshman who’s career in sports radio has an added challenge: He's blind.


While watching the FIFA World Cup match between the United States and Ghana on Monday night, perhaps you noticed the venue.

The 42,000-seat stadium, called Arena das Dunas or The Stadium of the Dunes, has a petal-shaped canopy and was designed by Populous, a sports architecture firm based in Kansas City, Mo.

According to the firm, the challenge was to create a "grand space" for the people of Natal, Brazil. Architects drew inspiration from the flowing sand dunes that dominate the city.

DirecTV, Networks of Mid-Missouri in a dispute

Oct 15, 2013
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A local TV company’s contract negotiations are making some headlines in mid-Missouri.

Because of a dispute in contractual agreements, ABC affiliate KMIZ, Fox affiliate KQFX and MyZouTV will not be shown on DirecTV until a resolution is made. The three channels operate under the umbrella of The Networks of Mid-Missouri.

According to its website, the two main issues with The Networks of Mid-Missouri are:

“(1) the price DIRECTV is willing to pay the station for the right to resell the station’s signal

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Bicyclists taking part in a cross-country race will be zooming across Missouri this week, and transportation officials hope motorists along the route will be extra cautious.

The annual Race Across America covers a 3,000-mile route from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md.

Riders were expected to begin entering western Missouri this past Sunday, traveling via U.S. 54 to the Lake of the Ozarks area and Jefferson City.