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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:13:48 +0000The clock starts ticking the day you’re elected into the Missouri legislature. If you’re lucky, you get eight years. Then term limits kick in and it’s time to find a new job. KBIA’s Hannah Haynes spoke to some of those term-limited legislators and found a bipartisan agreement: term limits have a downside.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:05:47 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Columbia Regional Airport Renovates RunwayColumbia Commission Discusses Energy Costs and Consumption
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:14:10 +0000President-elect Donald Trump has suggested that he’ll nominate U.S. Supreme Court justices that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that ended many abortion restrictions in the U.S. If he succeeds, some states might have laws like that in the Republic of Ireland - which has the most restrictive abortion laws of any industrialized democracy.Under the Eighth Amendment to Ireland's constitution, abortion is illegal in the heavily Catholic country in all cases except when the life of the woman is at risk. Both the woman or the doctor performing the abortion can face up to 14 years in prison if convicted.But polls show the constitutional amendment underpinning the ban has lost popular support, raising pressure on Ireland's government to hold a referendum on the issue. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the effort to repeal Ireland's constitutional ban on abortion.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:08:16 +0000President-Designate Visits MUEvents Canceled as University of Missouri Mumps Cases GrowFatigue Ruled as Likely Cause of Columbia Restaurant Crash
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 22:08:56 +0000Beth Snyder turned her hobby of printmaking into a career when she started 1canoe2, a print and illustration studio. Her passion for creating prints began when her husband, then-fiancé, bought her a press for about $700 on eBay, for Christmas in 2007. She had wanted to print her wedding invitations using a traditional method.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:00:58 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:GM Increases Security at Missouri Plant After ThreatsMissouri Police Arrest 140 Protestors Over Minimum WageChamber of Commerce Highlights Airport Funding in 2017 AgendaMidwest Economic Survey Shows Improvement in November
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:22:01 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Chamber of Commerce Highlights Airport Funding on 2017 AgendaRoom at the Inn Provides Shelter During Winter MonthsMumps Outbreak on University of Missouri Campus ContinuesPlanned Parenthood Sues To Overturn Missouri Abortion Restrictions
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:39:42 +0000What’s a journalist to do with the president-elect tweets baseless accusations about the validity of the election? This week, we’ll talk about how different national media outlets framed Donald Trump’s tweets about the Wisconsin recount, baseless accusations of voter fraud in three other states and citizens’ right to burn the U.S. flag. Also, covering the death Fidel Castro and some pretty shallow coverage of the standoff at the Standing Rock Reservation. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:25:25 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Judge Richard Teitelman, Liberal Lion of Missouri Supreme Court, Dies at 69Missouri College on Lockdown for 2 Hours After Gun on CampusFormer Army Officer Admits Illegally Having GrenadesEPA Increases Amount of Renewable Fuels Required Nationwide
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:35:56 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Judge Richard Teitelman, liberal lion of Missouri Supreme Court, dies at 69Missouri Looking for Ways to Save Money on Inmate BurialsWorkers Protest in Kansas City for Higher Minimum Wage
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:29:56 +0000The farms that straddle both Missouri’s Interstate 70 — which connects the state’s two most populous cities, Kansas City in the west and St. Louis in the east — beckon migrant workers in search of a better quality of life.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:39:09 +0000On a crisp Missouri night, take a walk in the woods and listen. You’ll likely hear one of our state’s most fascinating birds. This week on Discover Nature, listen for owls courting in the woods.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:30:31 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Looking for Ways to Save Money on Inmate BurialsOpioid Grant Used for Overdose Antidote and TrainingNew Research Suggests Collision Avoidance Tech Can Prevent AccidentsJennings Sees Changes After Court Debt Lawsuit SettlementAbout 73 Confirmed, Suspected Mumps Cases at Missouri School
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:56:07 +0000This week on Intersection, we talk with Caleb Rowden, the newly elected Missouri State Senator for District 19, which is made up of Boone and Cooper Counties. Rowden will replace two-term District 19 Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer. We talk about Rowden’s tight race again Democrat Stephen Webber, healthcare, the University of Missouri, Planned Parenthood, ethics reform and his goals for the next four years. Listen to the full story here:
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:48:46 +0000Columbia Turns to Detectives to Fill Patrol ShiftsAbout 73 Confirmed, Suspected Mumps Cases at Missouri SchoolMissouri Supreme Court Suspends Lawyer Who Used a SlurEnvironmentalists Call on EPA to Force States to Limit Fertilizer Runoff into Waterways
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:44:22 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Columbia Turns to Detectives to Fill Patrol ShiftsEnvironmentalists Call on EPA to Force States to Limit Fertilizer Runoff into Waterways
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:36:32 +0000They survive by hunting and gathering in the forest or by cultivating gardens with handmade tools. In some cases, they don't wear clothing and speak languages that aren't understood by almost anyone else on Earth. In today's hyper-connected world, there are still a few dozen groups of people that live with virtually no contact with the outside world. Nearly all of these tribes live in remote reaches of the Amazon in Brazil and Peru. But these so-called "uncontacted tribes" face increasing pressure from loggers, miners and missionaries. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at some of the humanitarian and ethical challenges of our interactions with these people.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:40:02 +0000This week on Intersection, we talk with Sgt. Mike Hestir of the Columbia Police Department's Community Outreach Unit, and Lorenzo Lawson, the executive director of the Youth Empowerment Zone. We explore what community policing looks like in Columbia, how the Outreach Unit began and Hestir and Lawson's hopes for the future. Listen to the whole show here, and read brief excerpts from our interviews below.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:39:03 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:58:53 +0000“I figured there are only about 25 people that know me.” Columbia resident Mr. Ferrill Purdy was clearly overwhelmed by the number of people who had come to hear about his life and military service, and see one of the planes he flew in combat during WWII take to the skies over town this past October. On a crisp Saturday in October, more than a hundred people filed into an empty hangar at the local Columbia Regional Airport. A fire truck with ladder extended and flag flying sat out front, and, in the rear of the hangar sat an F4U-1 Corsair – a plane that was used by marine fighter pilots in the Pacific theater during WWII. All of these people – veterans, active military and civilians alike – had come to honor the service of one Mr. Ferrill Purdy – or Lt. Col. Purdy as he was known during the war. 90-year-old Fred Bethman, a fellow WWII vet, was among them. He was an army man or “ground cruncher,” as he referred to himself, during the war. He said that his reason for coming was two-fold.