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Global Journalist: India's missing girls

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:53:37 +0000

In the next decade, India may pass China to become the world’s most populous country. But there’s something odd about India’s population. At its last census in 2011, India had 36 million more men than women. As the population grows, the World Bank predicts there will be 51 million more men by 2031. This is due in part to the widespread practice of sex-selective abortion and the gender-based neglect of young girls leading to higher mortality rates. In some cases, 'infanticide' of newborn girls is still practiced. On this edition of Global Journalist, we discuss what some activists call a 'gendercide' against women.

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Views of the News: Questioning the Ethics of Reporting on Gov. Greitens' Affair

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:37:08 +0000

At least one Republican lawmaker is calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign following reports of an extramarital affair. Greitens denies details in a KMOV-TV report that he photographed the woman without her consent and used them to blackmail her. The station’s reporting is salacious and scandalous, but it is news? Does the public’s right to know about their elected officials’ behavior outweigh an individual’s right to privacy? Also, coverage of sexual misconduct accusations against Actor Aziz Ansari take a very different tone, President Trump’s use of language and drastic changes to the Facebook algorithm. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

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Morning Newscast for January 17, 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:04:08 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: Republican Lawmakers Ramp up Pressure for Greitens to Step Aside Community Policing Resolution Sees City Council Support Missouri Teachers Making Slightly More than Last Year, but Less than National Average Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens' Affair Distracts from Tax Effort

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Discover Nature: Voles

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:23:41 +0000

This week on Discover Nature, voles - also called meadow mice - are busy working through the winter under snow and soil.

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Global Journalist: Columnist Pitts speaks out on race, Trump

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:41:12 +0000

On this special edition of Global Journalist, we take a step back from international news to hear from Leonard Pitts Jr., a Pulitzer-winning syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald. Pitts is well-known liberal critiques of the Trump administration as well as his columns covering race, gay rights, religion and other cultural issues. His column on Sept. 12, 2001 called “We’ll Go Forward From This Moment,” is particularly well-known for directly addressing the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks. In addition to the Pulitzer, Pitts has won numerous journalism awards from groups like the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society for Professional Journalists - and most recently a 2017 honor medal from the Missouri School of Journalism.

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Views of the News: The Buzz Builds Around 'Fire and Fury'

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:24:05 +0000

What happens when the president’s attorney’s try to block the publication of a White House tell-all? Sales go through the roof, of course… and buzz on television and radio gets louder and louder, quite literally. Where Wolff’s reporting techniques sound? Did the president’s surrogates hurt argument that anecdotes weren’t accurate? Also, how rumors of Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 presidential run made news, why the BBC’s China editor resigned her post, and a new publisher at the Columbia Daily Tribune. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

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Missouri Offenders Help Their Peers Come to Terms with Death

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:15:50 +0000

Offenders in some Missouri prisons are breaking down walls — emotional walls. They’re demolishing the barriers they’ve spent years building while inside a prison cell. But it’s only at the end of their sentence, the end of their life, that those walls finally crumble. And they crumble with a fellow inmate by their side. It’s all part of the Missouri Department of Corrections (MODOC) Hospice Program, which started in 2015, where offenders are trained to provide end-of-life care for their peers.

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Discover Nature: Red-Tailed Hawks

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 19:29:06 +0000

While cruising down a Missouri highway this winter, keep an eye out for a predator on the prowl.

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Thinking Out Loud: Lanford Wilson's Early Works

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:49:00 +0000

Before he was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lanford Wilson grew up in Southwest Missouri. On a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Trevor Harris talked with Dr. David Crespy . The University Press recently published MU Department of Theater professor Crespy's collection of Wilson's early works. Crespy explained why Wilson donated his papers to MU Ellis Libraries' Special Collections . He also detailed what life was like for the young playwright Wilson and read excerpts from the new collection, Lanford Wilson: Early Stories, Sketches, and Poems .

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Global Journalist: North Korea Women's Rights

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 02:44:43 +0000

North Korea has one of the worst human rights record in the world, but for women the situation is particularly acute. Sexual harassment and sexual assault are rarely punished, and many women who escape to neighboring China end up being trafficked into prostitution or sold as brides to Chinese men. Yet despite these challenges, North Korean women often have more economic freedoms than men. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at women's rights in North Korea.

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Thinking Out Loud: Bike to the Future

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 21:34:00 +0000

What if you had no way to get around town? Life would be quite different without a clear path for how to get to your workplace, meet shopping needs and even to socialize. On a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud, we looked at a new Columbia program that puts bicycles under those most in need of transportation. We hear from a trio of people who each have a unique take on Bike to the Future.

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Discover Nature: Shed Antlers

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 16:50:29 +0000

This winter, consider a style of hunting that doesn’t require any special equipment, and has no bag limit. This week on Discover Nature, head outdoors in search of deer sheds.

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Global Journalist: Photo Editor Golon, Author Engel, Speak on Successes

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:24:50 +0000

On this special edition of Global Journalist, host Jason McLure speaks with two distinguished journalists about their road to success. MaryAnne Golon, the director of photography of the Washington Post, describes the chaotic days covering the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and her career working for Time magazine and the Post. In addition, writer Margaret Engel talks about becoming a playwright, television producer and author after a career in newspaper journalism. Both women are 2017 winners of the Missouri Honor Medal for their service to journalism.

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Discover Nature: Recycling Your Christmas Tree

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 19:25:21 +0000

The holiday season continues, but as we enter the new year and Christmas trees come down, consider giving one more gift: to nature.

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Commentary: America's Clinical Trial

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 14:28:00 +0000

A few years ago in an airport gate area I overheard a man on his Bluetooth talking about his business. When he was free I asked him about it. He said he owned a startup biotech firm that had patented a drug that was in clinical trials. I asked about the drug and he said it was an ointment for joint pain. He said the key ingredient was cocaine.

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‘The More You Share, the More You Give Away - the More that Comes Back to You.’

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 01:33:13 +0000

Bill Gordon lives in Sedalia, Missouri. He spoke at the “Breaking it Down: Homelessness in Missouri” event that KBIA and Missouri Heath Talks hosted at Café Berlin on December 6. Bill shared his personal experiences with homelessness – having been homeless in Columbia in the 90s and being a graduate of Welcome Home, a group that assists homeless veterans here in town. Here he reflects on how his time being homeless changed him. Missouri Health Talks gathers Missourians’ stories of access to healthcare in their own words. You can view more conversations at .

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Afternoon Newscasts for December 21, 2017

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:05:46 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Gov. Greitens’ use of texting application is under investigation for breaching open records laws Family Wants New Investigation in St. Louis Police Shooting Longtime Missouri Professor Named Interim Provost Sweeping Changes To U.S. Tax Code A Mixed Bag For Farmers, Rural Hospitals Missouri Health Insurance Enrollment Drops After Cuts

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Global Journalist: Trump's Islam Rhetoric Tested NPR reporter Khalid

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:24:04 +0000

Those who listened to NPR's coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign regularly heard the dispatches from political reporter Asma Khalid. During the race, Khalid distinguished herself for her ability to blend voter interviews with the use of data to illustrate Americans shifting political views. But as a Muslim woman who wears the hijab, or Islamic headscarf, the Indiana native was also tested by then-candidate Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric, and was mocked on Twitter as a "terrorist," "raghead," and "jihadi." On occasion, the reporting climate was so volatile Khalid says she felt the need to remove her head covering. On this special edition of Global Journalist, Khalid, now with Boston public radio station WBUR and a 2017 recipient of the Missouri School of Journalism's highest award, opens up about her experiences with guest host Joshua Kranzberg.

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Reflecting on MU Graduate Student Rights Two Years After Upheaval

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:13:54 +0000

Two years ago, graduate students at the University of Missouri found out in an email that their health insurance would be cut. Students began protesting around the issue, eventually creating a group called the Coalition of Graduate Workers. Sarah Senff was a member of that coalition to improve working conditions for graduate students. KBIA’s Elena Rivera spoke with Senff about the organizing in 2015 and what has changed in the past two years for graduate students at MU.

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Commentary: Exploring an Alternate Political History

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:58:38 +0000

A year ago last week Donald Trump was officially chosen president by the Electoral College. Had 77 thousand voters in three states – Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania – voted for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump, Ms. Clinton would have not only won the popular vote by three million, she would also have narrowly won the Electoral Vote. What would be different now had she been inaugurated on January 20 of this year, but everything else in D.C. stayed the same, that is, a Republican House and Senate? You might be thinking this will be the shortest commentary ever, since the obvious answer is: Everything. Actually, not everything. Clearly, the difference list would be longer. Let’s start with domestic issues: · The Cabinet would look different – not mostly retired generals and rich white men. · Obamacare reform proposals would be to lower the age for Medicare eligibility and to lower drug prices, not repeal-and-replace. · A $15 federal minimum wage, serious banking reform, and

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