6:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Field Notes: CAFOs and aid for veterans in the Farm Bill

Piglets in Iowa.
Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

This is the latest installment of Harvest Public Media’s Field Notes, in which we talk about important issues related to food production.

Thanks to tight competition, hog farmers all over the country are feeling a push to expand or get out of the business. That means indoor confined animal feeding operations – or CAFOs – are growing even in the most environmentally sensitive areas.

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Arts and Culture
8:40 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Military Voices: "Connecting with people when I came back was just hard"

Shawn Lee
Credit StoryCorps

Shawn Lee is a former Army infantryman who lives in Columbia. He served in both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lee and his friend and fellow veteran Daniel Hartman, came to StoryCorps to talk about why Lee enlisted, and the challenges he faced coming home.

This story was edited by Casey Morell for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie.

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PM Newscasts
6:03 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Newscast for August 29, 2013

PM Newscast

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Gov. Jay Nixon announces $3 million expansion of a Troy, Mo. auto part manufacturer
  • New Missouri state law to give military veterans higher education benefits
  • Attorney General Chris Koster has sided with Gov. Jay Nixon in a veteod tax bill determination
  • Strikes for better wages take place across the country, Columbia  
Arts and Culture
8:37 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Veteran set to receive Mexico High School diploma

Mexico native Frank Kramer, 86, will receive his high school diploma from Mexico High School on May 20.

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8:08 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Nixon appoints ex-lawmaker to Mo. veterans panel

Former Republican Missouri House Member Chuck Wooten

Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a former Republican state lawmaker to the Missouri Veterans' Commission.

Chuck Wooten is a World War II veteran from Nixa who served five terms in the Missouri House.

The commission provides information to veterans and their families about their rights and helps them obtain state and federal benefits. It also oversees skilled nursing facilities for veterans and veteran cemeteries.

Nixon announced Wooten's appointment Wednesday. If confirmed by the state Senate, he would serve until November 2015.

PM Newscasts
5:21 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Newscast for May 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Veterans home funding bill sent to Mo. governor
  • Mo. House passes bill on asthma medicines in schools
  • MU coach Haith getting key to city in St. Louis


4:47 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

1,500 veterans hired through new program

The jobless rate for veterans remains high, but a Missouri program is making inroads in changing that.

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4:39 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Cole County wants higher American Legion veteran membership rates

Cole County has the highest American Legion veteran membership rates in the entire state. But the numbers are still lower than the legion would like to see.

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10:22 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Boone Co. court applies for sentencing grant

Boone County’s 13th judicial circuit court is seeking funding for the possible addition of a veterans alternative sentencing program.

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