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Afternoon Newscast for October 28, 2016

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:45:47 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: City Council Member Not Seeking Re-ElectionTax on a Haircut? Missouri Voters Weigh Sales Tax Limits

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Off the Clock - ROTC Cannon Tradition Blasts Echo in Memorial Stadium

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:06:30 +0000

The ROTC Cannon, better known as the “Mizzou-ka,” made another appearance at Memorial Stadium at the University of Missouri last Saturday as the Tigers hosted Middle Tennessee State for the university’s 105th homecoming.

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Morning Newscast for October 28, 2016

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:03:16 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Analysis: Missouri Consumers See Health Law Choices SinkColumbia Faces Lawsuit Over COMO Connect BrandingThomas Jefferson Impersonator Runs as Independent for U.S. Senate in MissouriAccounting Mistake Costs Fulton Taxpayers More

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Global Journalist: Reviving Colombia's Peace Process

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:44:11 +0000

Colombia’s government and negotiators from the FARC guerrilla group spent four years negotiating a peace agreement backed by the U.N., Cuba and the U.S. President Juan Manuel Santos even won the Nobel Peace Prize for the effort. Then Colombian voters narrowly rejected the pact, sowing doubt about the prospects for ending a 52-year civil war that’s killed a quarter of a million people. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at what how the government and the FARC might piece a deal back together again.

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Talking Politics: Gordon Christensen, Retired Doctor Turned Politician

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:41:16 +0000

Dr. Gordon Christensen is a newcomer to the political scene. He’s running on the Democratic ticket as challenger to Missouri’s Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler. Christensen is a physician and retired professor from the University of Missouri in Columbia. While this is his first time running for political office, Christensen served as chief of staff of the University of Missouri Hospital and as MU faculty council chair. Veterans, rural Missourians, education and healthcare access are at the heart of Christensen’s campaign platform. Veterans issues are especially important to Christensen. During the early 1990s, Christensen practiced at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital, when he brought to light unethical behavior tied to patient deaths. “I want to be absolutely sure that the department of Veterans Affairs is funded enough to do the things it is tasked to do," Christensen said, "And that those tasks include the benefits necessary for veterans and their families

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Morning Newscast for October 27, 2016

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:09:33 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Fight Continues Over Secretive Giving to Greitens CampaignUSDA $29K Grant Will Go Toward Farmers Market in ColumbiaColumbia Attorney Disbarred for Client Trust Account Misuse

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Views of the News: Live from the Missouri River Regional Library

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:43:27 +0000

The closer we get to Election Day, the hotter the rhetoric gets. We rely on our news media to cut through the clutter and put it all into context. But, where do the opinions end and the true reporting begin?

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Afternoon Newscast for October 26, 2016

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:41:00 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Student Veteran Honored For Volunteer Service99th River City Habitat for Humanity Home Opens in Jefferson CityUSDA Gives $108M in Loans to 3 Rural Electric ProjectsGOP's Greitens Wants to Change How Missouri Picks Judges

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Business Beat - Eat or Be Eaten: How 'Big Ag' Came to Be

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:31:30 +0000

The massive industry that supplies farmers with the tools to raise crops is on the brink of a watershed moment. High-profile deals that would see some of the largest global agri-chemical companies combine are in the works and could have ripple effects from farm fields to dinner tables across the globe. Six companies currently dominate the marketplace for agricultural seeds and farm chemicals, like fertilizer and pesticides: BASF, Bayer, DuPont, Dow, Monsanto and Syngenta. Of those, only BASF is not currently in discussions to merge. Dow and DuPont want to join forces and then spin off three separate companies, one of them dedicated to agriculture. Monsanto, currently the world’s largest seed company, has accepted an offer from Bayer. And China National Chemical Company, known as ChemChina, wants to purchase Syngenta. In some ways, the growth and consolidation of the agriculture industry is a common story of American business: growth snowballed until small companies become part of

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Morning Newscast for October 26, 2016

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:45:10 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Republican Eric Schmitt Lays Out His Vision for the State Treasurer's OfficeDemocrat Judy Baker on Her Bid to Become Missouri's Next State TreasurerKoster, Greitens Oppose Tobacco-Tax Proposals, but Split on Other Ballot MeasuresMissouri Candidate Accused of Sexual Assault Won't Be ChargedConstruction Begins on Business Loop 70

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Afternoon Newscast for October 25, 2016

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:38:54 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Says Reporter Doesn't Have Right to See Executions$220 Million Ballpark Village Expansion in St. LouisJefferson City Discusses Storm Water UtilityTruman VA Looks For Better Ways to Support Mental Health of Veterans After Awareness Summit

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Discover Nature: Beavers Are Active Now

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:42:52 +0000

Can you name a common Missouri animal that is also one of the least visible? This week on Discover Nature we learn more about beavers.

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Morning Newscast for October 25, 2016

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:05:47 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Says Reporter Doesn't Have Right to See ExecutionsAuthorities Investigating Berkeley Vote Fraud AllegationsGrowth, Drought May Strain Southwest Missouri Water SupplyShigellosis Cases Declining in Moberly

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Afternoon Newscast for Oct. 24, 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:25:06 +0000

Amid expensive governor's race, voters weigh donation limitsMU receives diversity grant for STEM educationMissouri says reporter doesn't have right to see executionsKoster, Greitens oppose tobacco-tax proposals, but split on other ballot measures

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Morning Newscast for October 24, 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:05:25 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Koster, Greitens Oppose Tobacco-Tax Proposals, Split on Other Ballot MeasuresiPads Could Streamline Voting at Some Missouri Polling LocationsMissouri Universities Receive Grant for STEM Education

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Off the Clock - 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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