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Afternoon Newscast for March 24, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:44:06 +0000

Regional coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: City Council Candidates Discuss Homelessness and Poverty in the First Ward Columbia Development Delay Ordinace Set to Expire March 31 Prevailing Wage Laws May Be Repealed County Clerks's Offices Test Voting Machines Ahead of Elections

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City Council Candidates Discuss Poverty and Homelessness in the First Ward

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:17:29 +0000

Faith Voices of Columbia hosted a Ward 1 City Council Candidate Forum Thursday night to discuss solutions to poverty and homelessness in the area.

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Views of the News: Tillerson's Reluctance To Travel With Press

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:43:27 +0000

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did not let pool reporters into some meetings during his trip to the Demilitarized Zone in Korea, deciding to only take a Fox News reporter instead. Tillerson reportedly has little interaction with media, and recently made headlines for a comment saying “I’m not a big press access person.” Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean discussed why Tillerson is so reluctant to involve the press in his affairs on the weekly media criticism program, “Views of the News.” For more, follow Views of the News on Facebook , Twitter and YouTube . Tillerson’s move goes against the norm of letting pool reporters into meetings with U.S. diplomats when traveling abroad.

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Morning Newscast for March 24, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:02:42 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: - Politically Speaking: Missouri state Rep. Rehder expounds on personal push to curtail drug addiction - ​ Gov. Greitens Touts Support of Health Care Overhaul - Lincoln University's President Takes Nashville Job - Attorney: Ferguson Courts Making "Meaningful Progress" - Cost Effective Road Reconstruction Hits Columbia Streets

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Global Journalist: Famine Stalks South Sudan, Somalia

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:25:36 +0000

The 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.

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Afternoon Newscast for March 23, 2017

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:03:59 +0000

Regional 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

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MU Faculty Voice Concerns in Meeting with UM System President Choi

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:50:31 +0000

UM System President Mun Choi directly addressed faculty Wednesday for the first time since announcing budget cuts to the Columbia campus. At a general meeting, faculty were given the opportunity to ask Choi questions and voice their concerns about the upcoming fiscal year. Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies Rabia Gregory said when looking at fiscal year 2018 she is discouraged with the lack of transparency from administration. “Personally, right now my biggest frustration is that when asked, no administrator can identify either who will make the final decisions or what the process will be for decisions about cuts,” Gregory said.

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Documentary Form with Eric Hynes (MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE)

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:43:21 +0000

Eric 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.

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Off the Clock - Women Raising Alpacas, Creating Fabric

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:37:50 +0000

Four 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.

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Morning Newscast for March 23, 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:26:30 +0000

Regional 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

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Afternoon Newscast for March 22, 2017

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:04:24 +0000

Regional 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

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New Non-Profit Aims to Help Missouri’s Overburdened Public Defender System

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:50:21 +0000

A 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.

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GEORGE KENNEDY: Dark Money Flows in Jefferson City

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:42:24 +0000

I 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 “” 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

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Views of the News: How Budget Cuts Could Affect Local Public Media Stations

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:40:09 +0000

President 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.

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Great Plains Ghost Town Sheds Light On Forgotten Piece Of African-American History

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:22:16 +0000

Blink 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.

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Discover Nature: Spring Peeper

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:36:31 +0000

This week, on Discover Nature, take a walk outside, and you may hear one of the first serenades signifying spring on the horizon.

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Morning Newscast for March 22, 2017

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:38:32 +0000

Regional 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

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Intersection - If GOP Plan Replaces Obamacare, What Changes for Missourians?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:13:19 +0000

This 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:

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AM Newscast for March 21, 2017

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:58:48 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom.

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Financial Aid Departments Stress Loan Repayment In Wake Of Loan Program Change

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:07:56 +0000

The 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.

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