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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:27:16 +0000As the winter moves in, several species of ducks are making their way into and through Missouri, en-route to their overwintering grounds. While this time of year is a boon to duck-hunters, recent research suggests ducks moving through might soon be an ominous sight for farmers. On an overcast Sunday afternoon, I found a group of mallards – known as a raft – dabbling in a pond at Columbia’s Forum Nature Area. The ducks were foraging for food, alternating between plunging their heads under the water, and being on alert, keeping an eye out for predators, or public radio reporters. Being on city property, the mallards didn’t have to worry about potential hunters. But it was a group of hunters, along with researchers at the University of Missouri, who recently discovered how these ducks’ eating habits could impact agriculture in the state. Kevin Bradley, a state extension weed scientist and a associate professor in the division of plant sciences at the University of Missouri, is something
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:02:09 +0000Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including: On the Trail: Webber Aims to Lead Missouri Democrats Out of Political OblivionFederal Judge to Get Update on Ferguson's ProgressNationwide Search for Permanent MU Chancellor Announced, Foley Indicates InterestIncreased Pension Costs Add to Missouri Budget Issues
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:36:38 +0000Webber Elected Chair of Missouri Democratic PartyOn the Trail: Webber Aims to Lead Missouri Democrats Out of Political OblivionUniversity of Missouri Hires Search Team For ChancellorMissouri House Leader Plans Push for Ride-hail Regulations
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:10:00 +0000On last week's Thinking out Loud, KBIA's Trevor Harris went to Macon, Missouri. He visited with a group of Actors Equity union members there about the challenges and joys of making professional theater in small town Missouri.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:31:23 +0000As another harvest season wraps up, Midwest farmers are once again facing low commodity prices amid enormous supplies. And when they recover from the long days bringing in the grain, they will eventually sit down with their books and try to figure out how best to farm again next year.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:02:45 +0000Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: Missouri Lawmaker Pre-Files Needle Exchange Bill
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: