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Lack of Public Interest Equals Lack of Funds for Pettis County Museum

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:08:13 +0000

The Pettis County Museum in Sedalia holds records of all the schools and railroads that have existed in the area. Its collection contains records of Pettis County’s residents who have fought in wars. The museum also houses Native American artifacts. It’s home to objects that have traveled from Angola to mid-Missouri, given to the museum by a Pettis County woman who was a missionary in Angola. The museum is free and open to members of the public to see the historic items, but there’s a chance that these objects won’t be available for display any longer as a result of the museum’s relocation. The museum closed its doors for the season at the end of September. Its collection won’t be available to the public, unless it finds adequate funding to reopen. Pettis County Courthouse used to house the Pettis County Museum, but the courthouse needed more space, according to Rhonda Chalfant, president of the Pettis County Historical Society. The local Jewish congregation, Temple Beth El, gave its

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Intersection – Missouri Honor Medalists

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:40:04 +0000

This week on Intersection, we're featuring conversations with Missouri Honor Medal recipients from the Missouri School of Journalism. Every year, the school's faculty awards medals to journalists on the basis of lifetime or superior achievement. Past recipients include Tom Brokaw, Christiane Amanpour, Winston Churchill, and Gloria Steinem. Jim Flink, professor of strategic communication, sat down with this year's medalists to talk about excellence in journalism and media. Listen to the full interview:

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Morning Newscast for October 21, 2016

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:09:38 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Missouri Gets $8.7M From Volkswagen After Emissions ScandalMissouri Scholarship Recipients Face Potential Funding CutMissouri Law Could Cost Medicaid Patients MoreColumbia City Council Approves $1.1M Land Purchase

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Global Journalist: Uzbekistan's Dictatorship at a Crossroads

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:04:44 +0000

The central Asian nation of Uzbekistan is known for its spectacular mosques, vast fields of cotton and immense natural gas reserves. It's also one of the world's most repressive police states, where the government reportedly once disposed of two political prisoners by boiling them alive. But Uzbekistan's regime has been shaken by the death last month of President Islam Karimov - the only president the country has had since the collapse of the Soviet Union. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at Uzbekistan after the dictator's death.

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Afternoon Newscast for October 20, 2016

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:47:22 +0000

Special Olympics Needs Money for Training FacilityColumbia City Council Introduces a Minority and Women-Owned Business ProgramCole County Deputies get New Body CamerasColumbia Hopes to Keep up with Growing Demand with Integrated Water Resource PlanBlunt Talks About Possible Election Results

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Our Reporter Tries Rocky Mountain Oysters

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:18:17 +0000

A guy who covers agriculture in the West who’s never put a skinned, sliced, battered, deep-fried bull testicle into a cup of cocktail sauce and then into his mouth? I couldn’t let it stand. They’re known by many names: lamb fries, bull fries, Montana tenders, huevos de toro, cowboy caviar. In my corner of Colorado, they’re Rocky Mountain oysters and I somehow coaxed myself into thinking I needed to try them to be more a part of the place I live, to be a true blue Coloradan.

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Morning Newscast for October 20, 2016

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:16:42 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom in Columbia, including: Columbia Organization Raises Almost $100k for CharitiesColumbia Hosts Missouri Traffic Safety Conference

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Business Beat - Farmers, Antitrust Activists Are Worried That Big Ag Is Only Getting Bigger

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:56:38 +0000

Like most farmers, Mark Nelson, who grows corn, soybeans and wheat near Louisburg, Kan., is getting squeezed. He's paying three times more for seed than he used to, while his corn sells for less than half what it brought four years ago. "It's a – that's a challenge," Nelson says. "You're not going to be in the black, let's put it that way." Low commodity prices are rippling up and down the farm-economy food chain — from the farm to the boardroom — and it has many of the huge companies that control farm inputs looking to a new future. Most of the seeds and chemicals used to grow the world's crops come from just a handful of big companies, and the largest of those multinational companies — Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, and Syngenta — are trying to get even bigger. The prospect of fewer, larger companies controlling so much of the basic food supply is giving some farmers and antitrust advocates heartburn. With massive supplies of the world's most important crops, like corn and soybeans,

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Afternoon Newscast for October 19, 2016

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:03:02 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom: LBC Homecoming Performance Remembers Its History As Students Look ForwardCommunity Improvement District Donates Money to Columbia Police DepartmentAppeals Court Sides with Officers in Ryan Ferguson LawsuitMissouri Receives $8 Million Gift Toward Football FacilityGreitens' Use of Charity Donors Prompts Ethics Complaint

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Gap in Kids' Food Program Can Put Families at Risk

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:24:01 +0000

Chantelle DosRemedios was pregnant with her second child when she and her husband both lost their jobs in Rhode Island. Like millions of others, she depended on a federal program designed to aid in early childhood development to keep her children fed. Moms and kids who qualify can participate in a federal program called Women, Infants and Children, or WIC. The program provides nutritious food packages and other benefits to some eight million moms and young kids nationwide.

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Commentary: A Front Row Seat to America's Freak Show

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:45:00 +0000

Is it November 8 yet? On the Planet Tralfamador Americans are tuning into presidential debates that are enlightening, illuminating and helpful to voters. There, on the other side of the galaxy, Americans are watching ads on TV and social media that are professionally and substantively addressing the issues that separate the candidates. There Americans are turning out to vote in record numbers in a national show of civic pride and duty. On the Planet Earth Americans are being involuntarily plunged into a political cesspool without historical precedent. They are cowering in suspicion and uncertainty as they await the inevitable new revelations about both presidential candidates. Many voters will stay home. Many who do vote will be voting in anger or defiance or resignation or desperation. As the late and greatly missed comic George Carlin said: “When you’re born, you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.” And if you live in Missouri, the

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Morning Newscast for October 19, 2016

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:39:58 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom: Man Sentenced for Arson Fire that Destroyed MosqueMcDonald's to Pay $56,500 Settlement with EEOCCrossbows Now Legal During Archery and Turkey Hunting SeasonsKirksville Residents to Pay Higher Utilities in 2017

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Afternoon Newscast for October 18, 2016

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:32:26 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Utility Bill for Kirksville Residents Will Increase in 2017Alpha Phi Fraternity Suspended at Missouri S&TFord Cutting Production as US Demand SlowsMissouri State QB's Suspension to Last for the Rest of the Season

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Talking Politics: Advocacy Work, Job Experiences Shape Martha Stevens' Platform

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:44:00 +0000

Martha Stevens left her social work and advocacy positions to run for the District 46 House of Representatives seat. Her job experiences gave her ideas for public policies on health care coverage. For Stevens, health care expansion is one of the most critical issues facing Missourians.

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Thinking Out Loud: NicDanger and RenFest Preview

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:26:00 +0000

Tonight on Thinking Out Loud, Darren Hellwege talks with Nicholas Rodriguez, also known as NicDanger, about his new E.P. and his career in hip-hop and rap music. Also, Doug Wilson previews this weekend’s Central Missouri Renaissance Festival in Callaway County.

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Discover Nature: Spiders Spinning Webs

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:17:47 +0000

This week on Discover Nature, watch for spiders spinning silken webs, and “ballooning.”

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Morning Newscast for October 18, 2016

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:07:02 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: FEC Questions Blunt Campaign ContributionsWashington University Stops Intubation Training Using CatsClinton Campaign Sending Money to Missouri and Other States to Help Top DemocratsOn the Trail: Why Kander's Rise in the Polls Shouldn't Be That Shocking

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Afternoon Newscast October 17, 2016

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:13:04 +0000

On the Trail: Why Kander's rise in the polls shouldn't be that shocking Clinton campaign sending money to Missouri to help top DemocratsState representative co-founds alliance to prevent accidental gun deathsMore complaints of illegal herbicide use in Missouri Bootheel

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Morning Newscast for October 17, 2016

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:31:30 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Accidental Shootings Kill 8 Missouri Children Since 2014State Representative Co-Founds Alliance to Prevent Accidental Gun DeathsMore Complaints of Illegal Herbicide Used in Missouri BootheelKansas City Brewers Say Hops Shortage May Be Easing

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Conversations on Excellence - Photojournalist Rich Clarkson

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 18:25:22 +0000

Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication Jim Flink interviews photojournalist Rich Clarkson.

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