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Afternoon Newscast for May 26, 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:13:39 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: McCaskill: Survey Finds Local Vet Care Strong, AHCA Puts Rural Healthcare at Risk Settlement on Liability Reportedly Reached Between Ferguson and Local Officials Autism Institute to Stay Open Despite Losing State Funding Missouri Legislature's Special Session Ends with Smelting Plant Bill Sent to Gov. Greitens Columbia Public Schools Hires Chief Equity Officer


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/0526PM.mp3




GEORGE KENNEDY: With New Chancellor in Place, a Chance to be Optimistic

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:17:52 +0000

When I told my long-suffering wife I intended to write about Wednesday’s announcement of our university’s new chancellor, she replied with some asperity that she could predict what I would say. “You’re always optimistic about the new people,” she said, noting that I’ve sometimes had cause to regret those first impressions. Well, here we go again. How could I not be optimistic? President Mun Choi , about whom I remain optimistic, was close to giddy as he introduced Alexander Cartwright. The standing-room-only welcoming crowd in the Alumni Center was buoyant. The sun was shining. In the press conference that followed the opening ceremony, Rudi Keller of the Columbia Daily Tribune seriously asked the question I had posed half-jokingly to Mike Alden earlier as we walked into the building: Why would Dr. Cartwright, or anybody, want the job?.. Read the complete column at the Missourian.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/EXAMSHOWK11.mp3




Morning Newscast for May 26, 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:56:49 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Senate Committee Advances Utilities Rate Proposal Flooding Costs in Missouri Estimated at $86 Million New Mizzou Chancellor's Salary Slightly Higher than Loftin's, Reflecting National Trends Middleton Named Interim President Of Lincoln University


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/0526AM_0.mp3




New Mizzou Chancellor's Salary Slightly Higher than Loftin's, Reflecting National Trends

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:06:16 +0000

As the University of Missouri’s new chancellor steps into office later this year, he will do so with a larger base salary than his predecessor. When former chancellor R. Bowen Loftin took office in 2013, he was offered a base salary of $450,000 a year before bonuses. Alexander Cartwright, who will be taking over the same position, signed a contract Wednesday to make about 8 percent more, $485,000 a year. In the same time period, the consumer price index, which measures cost of living, has only gone up about 3 percent. Cartwright will also be eligible for transportation funds up to $15,000 a year and a retention bonus of $125,000. This bonus will only vest if he sticks around for five years. Compensation packages like Cartwright’s are part of a growing trend across higher education. In November, a new chancellor at the University of Tennessee was hired for $585,000 a year, and the president at the University of Texas in Austin was hired in 2015 for $750,000. Loading... UM System


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/0525MUSALARY.mp3




Thinking Out Loud: Arrow Rock Lyceum Preview

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:00:00 +0000

In two weeks, the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre kicks off its 57th season. The theatre's Artistic Director Quin Gresham previewed the upcoming season with Darren Hellwege. Also on the show, we look ahead to a Memorial Day event that finds famous, late Columbians being re-enacted at their gravesites.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/arrow_rock_preview_for_web_05252017.mp3




Global Journalist: Malaysia's Corruption Scandal and Europe's Migrants

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:07:10 +0000

On this two-part edition of Global Journalist, we look at political corruption in Malaysia and a controversial new film about migration to Europe. In Malaysia, the country's politics have been in turmoil for two years amid a corruption scandal involving the prime minister and allegations of money laundering in a government investment fund known as 1MDB. Joining the program to talk about why the allegations have received little coverage in the southeast Asian nation's media is Nicholas Cheng of the Malaysian newspaper The Star. In a separate interview, the Dutch filmmaker Guido Hendrikx speaks about his new film "Stranger in Paradise," a hard-edged look at how migrants are received in Europe. The film has shown at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and the 2017 True/False Film Festival in Missouri.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/20170525global_1_.mp3




Morning Newscast for May 25, 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:13:29 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: Alexander Cartwright Named Mizzou Chancellor Blue Cross Blue Shield Pulls Out of The ACA Insurance Market in 32 Missouri and Kansas Counties Missouri House Approves Electric Rate Proposal


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/0525AM.mp3




Afternoon Newscasts for May 24, 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 04:01:17 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: · Alexander Cartwright Named Mizzou Chancellor · Columbia Juvenile In Custody Following Threats of Violence at Area School · Lawsuit Filed Against Rolla Public Library by ACLU, Cites Violation of Free Speech and Due Process


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/0524newscasts_for_real_0.mp3




View of the News: Fox News Retracts Seth Rich Story

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:12:56 +0000

Fox News announced it is retracting its story on Seth Rich. The DNC staffer was murdered in Washington D.C. last summer. The cable network has been reporting for more than a week that his slaying came 12 days after contacting Wikileaks. Now, it says that reporting doesn’t stand up to its editorial standards. What changed? Also, remembering Roger Ailes and the complicated legacy he leaves behind, Anderson Cooper’s snarky streak continues, and the guidance Facebook gives employees for removing hate speech, sexually explicit or violent content from the site. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/20170524VIEWS.mp3




Without Big Trade Deals, Midwest Farmers Worry They’ll Lose Out

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:50:55 +0000

President Trump made campaign promises to pull the U.S. out of big international trade deals and focus instead on one-on-one agreements with other countries. But that has farmers worried they will lose some of the $135 billion in goods they sold overseas last year. Two years ago, Missouri rancher Mike John expected the U.S. beef industry to grow by providing steaks and hamburgers from the Midwest to hungry eaters in Japan. He was planning on the Trans Pacific Partnership , or TPP, a massive trade deal among 12 countries, including the U.S. and Japan. It took eight years of negotiations to get each nation involved to agree to lower tariffs. Some economists expected the pact to add $3 billion dollars to the U.S. agriculture industry. Trump, however, called the TPP a disaster and pulled the U.S. out .


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/GlobalTradeWeb.mp3




GEORGE KENNEDY: Local Democrats Knuckle Down to Rebuild the Party

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:25:19 +0000

Top to bottom, the 2016 election was a disaster for Missouri Democrats. Republicans came out of that campaign holding six of our eight seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, five of the six statewide offices based in Jefferson City and overwhelming margins of 117 to 46 state representatives and 26 to eight state senators. Only U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and State Auditor Nicole Galloway, neither of whom was on the ballot last November, kept statewide offices in Democratic hands. Even Boone County, an island of blue in a state turned red, elected a Republican state senator and put a Republican on the County Commission... Read the complete column at the Missourian.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/examshow_kennedy_9.mp3




Discover Nature: Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:46:06 +0000

Do you like to camp? Are campfires a part of your plan? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds you to be safe and have fun this spring and summer, but please don’t move firewood. Otherwise, you may be inadvertently spreading an insect invader that’s wreaking havoc across the United States. In this week’s installment of Discover Nature, we recognize Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/eab_for_web_05242017_0.mp3




Morning Newscast for May 24, 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:12:37 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: - Reports: Alexander Cartwright to be Named Next MU Chancellor - Missouri Lawmakers Set Quick Plan to Move Aluminum Plant Bill to Greitens - Trump Budget Deals 'Devastating Blow' To Low-Income Americans, Advocates Say - University of Missouri Tuition to Increase Next Fiscal Year


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/MAY24AM.mp3




Afternoon Newscast for May 23, 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:09:11 +0000

Regional Stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: - Reports: Alexander Cartwright to be Named Next MU Chancellor - Lincoln University Plans to Cut 48 Jobs, Reduce Salaries - Missouri - Kansas City Chancellor to Retire After Next Year - University of Missouri Tuition to Increase Next Fiscal Year


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/0523PM.mp3




Morning Newscast for May 23, 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:19:55 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: - The latest from the Missouri legislature's special session - Catholics Challenge St. Louis' 'Abortion Sanctuary' Law - New Software to Help Columbia Schools Save Money, Paper and Time


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/MAY23AM.mp3




GEORGE KENNEDY: Lots of Noise, Little Action From the General Assembly

Mon, 22 May 2017 21:35:08 +0000

Let’s take a couple of minutes to celebrate the accomplishments of the 99th Missouri General Assembly, which finished its 2017 session a week ago. We won’t need much more time than that. Our elected representatives passed a record-low number of bills. That is almost certainly a good thing, considering the import of most of those that were sent to Gov . Greitens . Still, there is cause for celebration. That cause begins with the legislators’ agreement to defy the governor and fully fund the K-12 public school Foundation Formula for the first time . Even there, we have to note that they trimmed down the formula from its original scale. But this action stands out as by far the most significant victory for their constituents... Read the complete column at the Missourian.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/EXAMSHOWK10.mp3




Morning Newscast for May 22, 2017

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:49:59 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: Draft Budget Plan for MU Calls for Cutting 328 Jobs Missouri Headed Toward More Pre-K Funding Greitens Names New Director of Financial Institutions Missouri Appeals Judge's Blocking of Abortion Restrictions


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/0522AM.mp3




Morning Newscast for May 19, 2017

Fri, 19 May 2017 14:03:39 +0000

Regional stories from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Gov. Greitens Calls Special Legislative Session on Noranda Smeltering Plant Columbia Public Schools to Receive More State Funding Missouri Rep. Randy Dunn Announces Resignation


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/0519AM.mp3




Global Journalist: Women Kurdish Guerrillas Battle ISIS, Stereotypes

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:48:23 +0000

Many groups around the world are involved in the battle against the Islamic State. But one group stands out: that’s a group of women guerrillas from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, who are battling the extremist group in Syria and Iraq. Their story is the subject of a new documentary called “Gulistan, Land of Roses,” by the Kurdish-Canadian filmmaker Zayne Akyol. The film won the Doc Alliance Selection Award at the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and screened at the 2017 True/False Film Festival in Missouri. On this special edition of Global Journalist, guest host Joshua Kranzberg speaks with Akyol about the making of the film in Iraqi Kurdistan and the challenges faced by women soldiers in the Middle East.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/20170518global_2.mp3




Chautauqua

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:10:06 +0000

True/False provocateurs Avi Lewis, Charlie Lyne and Sarah Jeong share stories about fighting, technology and paint drying on a wall.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kbia/audio/2017/05/tfpod_chautaqua.mp3