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Afternoon Newscast for February 22, 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:45:57 +0000

Lake of the Ozarks Police Department Purchases Body Cameras Stretch of Providence Road to be Renamed after Sherman Brown Vice President Mike Pence Visits Fenton, Missouri Parents, Transgender Children Challenge a Missouri Measure

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Mountain Of Debt Delays Some Graduates From A Dream: Farming

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:40:00 +0000

Liz Graznak runs an organic farm near Jamestown, Missouri, which she calls Happy Hollow Farm . She sells her vegetables to local restaurants, in CSA boxes and at the farmer’s market. But eight years ago, after falling in love with the idea of growing her own local produce, the farm she runs today looked like a near-impossible dream. While on track to earn a PhD in plant breeding, Graznak bought her first box of produce from a nearby farmer. Soon after, she decided then that instead of studying plants, she wanted to grow them. Easier said than done, though.

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Morning Newscast for February 22, 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:38:02 +0000

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including: Missouri Senate Committee Hears 'Bathroom Bill' for K-12 Public Schools Pence to Visit Missouri to Talk About Jobs New Grant Promotes Undergraduate STEM Education Citizens Gather to Share Concerns About the Future of Health Care Local Rabbis Offer Words of Encouragement After Jewish Cemetery Vandalized Near St. Louis

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Intersection - Organized Labor, Civil Rights and Protest in St. Louis with Clarence Lang

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:22:46 +0000

This week on Intersection, we talk with Clarence Lang, Professor of African and African-American Studies at The University of Kansas. Lang’s book, Grass Roots at the Gateway: Class, Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis from 1936-1975 , explores St. Louis as an intersection of culture, economy and civil rights movements. Listen to the full story here:

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Intersection - A Conversation with District 44 Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:06:43 +0000

This week on Intersection, we talk with Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch about her first session in the Missouri General Assembly. Republican Reisch represents District 44, which includes Northeast Columbia, Hallsville , Sturgeon and Centralia.The seat was formerly occupied by Caleb Rowden, who now occupies the 19th District seat in the Missouri Senate. Listen to the full show here: After this show ran, a listener wrote in asking how a family Rep. Reisch references in this interview could have a low income but not qualify for Medicaid, the number of insurers on the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Missouri, and high deductible healthcare plans. To help answer those questions, we spoke with KBIA health reporter Bram Sable Smith. Intersection's producers are Claire Banderas , Kelly Palecek and Abby Ivory-Ganja.

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Discover Nature: Turkey Vultures

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:19:49 +0000

Look skyward when traveling along Missouri’s highways and backroads and sooner or later you’ll likely see a large bird that's among the most efficient in flight. This week on Discover Nature we look for the turkey vulture.

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Missouri Joins Lawsuit Against Endangered Species Regulation

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:59:19 +0000

The White House has made it clear that one of the Trump administration’s priorities is deregulation. So far that has translated into executive orders, including one that requires agencies to get rid of two existing regulations for every new regulation proposed. Now, Missouri has joined a list of states aiming for a rollback. And that means a potential shake up for endangered species in the state. The Missouri River is home to one of Missouri’s most famous endangered species: the pallid sturgeon. The Fish and Wildlife Service listed the sturgeon as endangered in 1990, after decades of man-made changes to the river decimated the population. The Service, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has undertaken a series of projects along the river aimed at restoring the sturgeon’s habitat. Now, the designation of habitat for the pallid sturgeon and a host of other endangered species is the center of controversy. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit earlier this month

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SDX Award Entry - Public Service Journalism

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:27:14 +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 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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Views of the News: Murdoch's Influence In The Pressroom?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:24:29 +0000

What does it mean when President Donald Trump only calls on reporters from publications owned by buddy Rupert Murdoch? And, the next day, calls on two more from right-leaning organizations? Also, Sean Spicer draws in the daytime TV audience, Playboy goes back to its old playbook with a return to nude photos, Bob Costas steps aside, making way for Mike Tirico to host NBC’s primetime Olympic programming. From the Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean: Views of the News.

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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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School Board Votes to Makes New Middle School Boundaries, Move Up New Middle School Plans to 2020

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:14:57 +0000

The Columbia Public Schools Board of Education voted on some big changes Monday night, mostly aimed at alleviating overcrowding at the middle school level. The board voted to make new middle school boundaries to help to ease overcrowding at Gentry Middle School by extending the Jefferson Middle School boundaries into areas previously included in Gentry. The board voted to allow current sixth and seventh graders that will be moved to Jefferson to apply to stay at Gentry. Columbia Public School Board vice president Jonathan Sessions says allowing sixth and seventh graders to stay at Gentry if they choose is a way to not make children move more than necessary. “It allowed not to have to move as many kids it also put us in the position, I felt after really looking at the numbers, where we didn’t have to move any students that were already attending Gentry,” Sessions said. “By saying, if you’re not there yet, you will be attending Jeff.” The boundary changes come after unexpected growth the

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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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