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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:25:36 +0000The United Nations says that the world is facing the worst food crisis since World War II. Two of the hardest hit countries are in East Africa. In South Sudan, the UN has made its first formal famine declaration in six years. Meanwhile drought and conflict in nearby Somalia are leading to comparisons with that country's 2011 famine, where 250,000 people died. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the challenges to heading off mass starvation in two of the world's poorest countries.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:03:59 +0000Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: MU Faculty Voice Concerns to President Choi Rep. Hartzler Urged to Vote Against AHCA Attorney: Ferguson Courts Making "Meaningful Progress" Trump's Ag Pick Gets a Capitol Hill Hearing, But No Vote in Sight Missouri State Rep. Rehder Expounds on Personal Push to Curtail Drug Addiction
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:43:21 +0000Eric Hynes discusses the art of criticism and this moment in documentary form. Hynes is a film critic and a programmer at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:37:50 +0000Four women own and operate Heartfelt Alpaca Creations in Columbia, Missouri. Three of the women, Mary Licklider, Linda Coats, and Diane Peckham, all brought their alpacas into the business, while Carol Brown is a fiber artists who makes felt sheets. The women started the business about six years ago. Why alpaca? Licklider said the best alpaca fiber is as soft as cashmere. Additionally, it's a stronger fiber, but a similar weight.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:26:30 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Federal REAL ID law on the slate for second half of Missouri legislative session MU School of Music Reveals Plan to Construct New Building Porter Jr. Seeks Release from Washington, Talks of Interest in Missouri University of Missouri President Encourages Partnerships
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:04:24 +0000Regional News Coverage Including: Free Tax Help Available at Daniel Boone Regional Library University of Missouri President Encourages Partnerships MU School of Music Reveals Plan to Construct New Building MKT Trail Bridge Replacement Proceeds after City Council Meeting
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:50:21 +0000A new non-profit group will enlist volunteer lawyers from private law firms to take on some of the Missouri State Public Defender System’s heavy caseload.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:42:24 +0000I didn’t vote for Eric Greitens, but once he was elected our governor, I thought and wrote that there was considerable ground for hope. Now I’m afraid there’s even more cause for worry. And I’m not talking about his assaults on the university, on our public schools and on a woman’s right to choose. Gov. Greitens brought to the job an impressive resume (doctorate from Oxford, distinguished military career, foundation to help veterans), a picture-perfect family (wife a scholar, kids adorable) and political potential (Internet domain “EricGreitensforPresident.com” reserved by him eight years ago). His inaugural speech was eloquent and broadly appealing. His first appointments included our first female head of the Highway Patrol and another woman from out of state to clean up the Department of Corrections. His budget withholdings seemed necessary if painful. But it appears that Gov. Greitens has somehow overlooked — or worse yet, chosen to ignore — the obligation of every elected official
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:40:09 +0000President Trump’s budget proposal calls for the elimination of four independent cultural agencies, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Everyone has been talking about what that means for NPR and PBS, but what about the stations you rely on in rural areas? Also, why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson eschews a press pool, remembering legendary columnist Jimmy Breslin and the end of the Missing Richard Simmons podcast. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:22:16 +0000Blink while driving on Highway 34 east of Greeley, Colorado, and you might miss the former Great Plains town of Dearfield. Abandoned towns from the early 20th century are far from unique on this stretch of plains. Withered storefronts and collapsed false-front homes are common. Boom and bust economics and harsh weather made it tough for turn of the century settlers to succeed long-term.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:36:31 +0000This week, on Discover Nature, take a walk outside, and you may hear one of the first serenades signifying spring on the horizon.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:38:32 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: City Council Approves United Airlines Deal Missouri Jobless Rate Drops Slightly in February Columbia Public Schools Looking to Close the Achievement Gap Private Attorneys Offer to Help Overworked Public Defenders
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:13:19 +0000This week on Intersection, we talk with KBIA health reporter Bram Sable-Smith about possible changes to healthcare in Missouri. One change could come this Thursday, when the U.S. House is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act. This bill is the GOP’s proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. We discuss what the changes proposed in the GOP replacement bill could mean for Missouri, especially for people in rural parts of our state. Listen to the full episode here:
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:58:48 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:07:56 +0000The Trump administration reversed previous guidance on the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) last Thursday. The Obama administration put forth the guidance and stopped guarantor agencies from charging high fees on loan payments for students. Students had to enter into a rehabilitation payment program within two months of defaulting on their loan to not be charged fees. According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than four million people who have FFELP loans are currently in default.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:21:41 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: At the halfway mark, Missouri GOP legislators tout session's successes -- and promise more CCUA Puts on “Empty Bowls” Event to Fight Hunger MoDOT Follows Gov. Greitens' Parental Leave Policy
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:40:31 +0000A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael Correa. Under Correa the government has used oil revenues to slash poverty, but his ruling PAIS Alliance has been criticized for corruption scandals and a drift towards authoritarianism. With term limits forcing Correa from office, polls show his chosen successor Lenin Moreno in a tight race with opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at a tight presidential race in Ecuador and what it means for remaining leftist governments in Latin America.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:43:31 +0000Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri House Votes for Restrictions on Child Marriages Proposed Federal Budget Would Remove Subsidies for Small Missouri Airports At the Halfway Mark, Missouri GOP Legislators Tout Sessions Successes--and Promise More
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:25:44 +0000Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: - Coalition of Graduate Workers Discusses Sanctuary Campus Label for MU - Bill Could Allow Charter School Expansion - Missouri House OKs Bill to Limit Medical Malpractice Suits - Missouri Tax Break for Seniors, Disabled Renters Under Fire
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:53:24 +0000The Coalition of Graduate Workers (CGW) at the University of Missouri is discussing ways to make the school a "sanctuary campus" for students who may be in the United States illegally. The organization held a listening session on Wednesday. Students, faculty, staff and community members discussed policy ideas to present to the university.