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Afternoon Newscast for February 17, 2017

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:23:13 +0000

Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom including: American American Flies Larger Plane to Columbia Regional Airport Columbia Library Changes Gun Signage After Threat of Lawsuit

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Morning Newscast for February 17, 2017

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:33:50 +0000

Local stories from the KBIA Newsroom, including: - Missouri House moves on another union labor restriction - Missouri Democrat wants to disclose inaugural donations - Top educators say farewell to Columbia Public Schools - Day Without Immigrants action in St. Louis, Kansas City

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Global Journalist: Gay Rights in China

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:48:46 +0000

Homosexuality may not be illegal in China, but LGBT people in the world's most populous country often live their lives in the shadows. By one estimate, as many as 80 percent of the country's 20 million gay men marry women due to social pressure. The phenomenon is so common it has its own word in Mandarin, "tongqi," or "gay man's wife." But the views of LGBT people are changing, particularly in China's biggest cities. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at how Chinese views of gay rights are evolving.

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Thinking Out Loud: Marcus Gardley's 'X'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:56:00 +0000

This Saturday, New York City's The Acting Company bring a pair of new works to MU's Rhynsburger Theater. Marcus Gardley talked with KBIA's Trevor Harris about his work, X: Or, Betty Shabazz vs. The Nation on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud.

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Off the Clock - Revival of the Poetry Club at the University of Missouri

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:58:30 +0000

The doors to Gwynn Hall keep locking behind Autumn McLain. She called maintenance, but in the meantime she is stretching to hold both doors open with her body. She is 20 minutes early to the MU Poetry Club meeting. The group had fizzled out, but McLain and a group of friends brought it back in late January. Their first meeting was small, said McLain, just a few friends meeting in the library. Now, the club has grown to include people from majors including journalism and computer science.

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Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:41:49 +0000

Introducing the True/False Podcast, presented by KBIA. Each episode brings you conversations with documentary filmmakers about their craft. First episode drops February 23.

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Morning Newscast for February 16, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:32:51 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Gov. Eric Greitens Appoints Three to University of Missouri Governing Board Missouri Attorney General Says He's Appealing Egg Law Jay Nixon State Park to Possibly Be Renamed Missouri Supreme Court Says State Entitled To $50 Million in Withheld Tobacco Funds

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Afternoon Newscast for February 15, 2017

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:24:32 +0000

Farmers Asked to Test Afflicted Pigs to Rule Out More Serious Disease Gov. Eric Greitens Appoints Three to University of Missouri Governing Board Jay Nixon State Park to Possibly Be Renamed

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Embezzlement Probe Adds To Questions About Oversight Of Federal Beef Promotion Program

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:00:00 +0000

On a brisk and busy January morning at the Oklahoma National Stockyards, cattle arrive for auction in trailers pulled by pickup trucks — and leave in double-decker cars towed by semis. The Oklahoma City auction is one of the largest markets for young calves that aren’t quite old enough or fat enough to be slaughtered. The day’s haul was a good one: More than 10,000 head of cattle were sold off.

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Commentary: "A Proper Funeral"

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:01:49 +0000

An important part of the research I do for these commentaries is to listen – to my students and coworkers at Columbia College, at my church, over my dinner table. Last summer and fall I was hearing. But I wasn’t listening. Had I actually been listening I would not have had Hillary Clinton all elected and inaugurated. It was an embarrassing and humbling experience. Here is – hopefully – a reset. Trump supporters I know are fairly quiet. I’ve not heard any regret or second-guessing yet. I think they are enjoying, perhaps a bit nervously, the circus, which now has six or seven rings, with more rings added daily. They are also watching all the demonstrations and disrupted town hall meetings and still thinking: “We won. You lost. Get over it.” Democrats and liberals – mostly synonymous these days – remain in a funk, and it’s a divided funk. They are united only in their opposition to the Trump agenda and administration. Their divisions are open wounds, but these wounds are not new. For one,

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Discover Nature: Opossum

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:45:43 +0000

This week on Discover Nature, we take a look at Missouri’s cousin to the kangaroo.

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Morning Newscast for February 14, 2017

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:44:34 +0000

Bill Would Make it Harder to Prove Discrimination When Fired From Work Columbia School Board Shifts Boundaries for Two Middle Schools Disability Services Organizations Brace for Cuts Missouri Lawmakers Make Headway on Drug Monitoring Program

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Dairy Industry Battle Pits Almond Against Cow

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:31:10 +0000

A war is brewing over what you pour on your breakfast cereal. Dairy farmers say the makers of plant-based milks – like almond milk, soy milk and a long list of other varieties – are stealing away their customers and deceiving consumers. And they’d like the federal government to back them up. At its heart, the fight boils down to the definition and use of one simple word: milk.

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Mizzou at a Crossroads: Murrows 2017

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:30:48 +0000

(Note: the audio above is the entry for this category. It is a shortened version of the original three-part series. Edit points are denoted by beeps. Part one and two of the series were each co-reported by two reporters, which was more clear in the original airing than it will be in this abbreviated entry). The events on the University of Missouri campus on November 9, 2015 made news worldwide, as UM System President Tim Wolfe resigned amidst protests by black students calling for his resignation. By the end of the day, MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin would also resign amidst pressure from faculty and students. As the NPR member station in Columbia, Missouri, KBIA-FM covered the breaking news thoroughly, later winning a national Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists and a first place award from the Public Radio News Directors, Inc for that coverage. Judges in the PRNDI contest said KBIA put on, “a Breaking News clinic by reacting to the story with

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Afternoon Newscast for February 10, 2017

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:26:23 +0000

UM Board of Curators Looks to Raise Tuition in Response to Budget Cuts Missouri Lawmaker Attempts to Lower Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products Kander Seeks the Spotlight, Creates New Nonprofit Invasive Beetle Found in Two New Mid-Missouri Counties Group Pushes for Police to Carry Overdose Drug

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Overall Excellence Entry for the 2017 Edward R Murrow Awards

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:43:10 +0000

Above you will find the official audio submission. Below you will see time codes to denote where you will hear which stories in the audio, with links to the original stories posted online, and descriptions of the station's work. You will hear short beeps to denote the separation between pieces. 0:00-3:13 – Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse is Personal for Representative Holly Rehder For the past three years, Rep. Rehder has tried, unsuccessfully, to pass legislation to establish a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri - the only state without such a program. Each time, the legislation has failed over privacy concerns of storing patient information in a database. This year, Rep. Rehder is trying again. She sat down with KBIA and shared her personal connection with the issue 3:15-7:30 – Life After Premature Birth: Four Years Later This is a portion of part one of “An Uncertain Road: Life after Premature Birth” a series that explored and explained not only what premature birth

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Morning Newscast for February 10, 2017

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:10:57 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA Newsroom, including: - The new director of Missouri's corrections department says she will have a zero tolerance policy toward harassment and retaliation. - The Missouri House passed a bill preventing unions from taking dues from employee paychecks without permission. - MU hopes to bolster research with Korean studies institute - Director involved in water scandal pick for Missouri agency

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Global Journalist: The Business of Poaching

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:33:07 +0000

Might your children or grandchildren someday live in a world without rhinoceroses or African elephants? The chances of that are probably higher than you might guess. There are just 350,000 elephants remaining on African savannas, one-tenth the number in 1900. And the population is estimated to be shrinking by 27,000 a year. The black rhino population has declined 93 percent since 1970. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the trade in elephant tusks and rhino horns that fuels the poaching industry that continues to decimate these endangered species.

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Off the Clock - Sarah Leen Addresses Visual Arts and Design Showcase

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:21:20 +0000

National Geographic is well-known for its photography. University of Missouri alumna Sarah Leen was the first female director of photography for the magazine. She recently took time out of her travels to give a keynote address at the 2017 Visual Arts and Design Showcase at her alma mater. National Geographic has sent Leen to places like Lake Baikal in Siberia, the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia, and a volcano in Mexico called Popocatepetl. Recently the Missouri School of Journalism graduate returned for a visit where she addressed 400 people at a student visual arts and design showcase that was last Friday in Jesse Hall. Up to $10,000 worth of scholarships were given by chancellor Foley on behalf of the university. Two $3,000 grand prizes were awarded for applied design and artistic expression. Before Leen’s address, Chancellor Hank Foley introduced her. “I particularly have a fondness of art because my mother because my mother attended the Rhode Island school of design so it’s our

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Morning Newscast for February 9, 2017

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:10:40 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Moms Demand Action group protests concealed-carry legislation for Missouri schools Busing Cut Proposal will Hurt Classrooms New Exhibit at MU Intertwines Activism and Art Greitens Appoints Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Head

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