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Columbia, MO

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A weekly look at education issues important to mid-Missouri this week.

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English


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Newscast for July 31, 2012

7/31/2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:Columbia Regional Airport offers more flights to AtlantaFarmers and livestock producers continue to apply for water assistanceA look at the candidates running for Columbias 44th district in State House of Representatives

Duration: 00:06:20


Mo. House candidates prepare for primary elections

7/31/2012
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Primary candidates vying for a house seat in Columbias 44th and 47th districts are getting ready for primary elections now just a week away. The Republican winner of the primary election in the 44th will go up against unopposed Democrat Ken Jacob, a former state senator. Republican primary candidates in the 44th district, which consists of Columbias Third Ward and most of northeast Boone County, include retired UPS driver Mike Becker, farmer Chris Dwyer, former state senator Dennis Smith,...

PedNet Coalition - Long Road Home Project

7/31/2012
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Today Paul Pepper chats with GINA OVERSHINER about the Long Road Home Project. Gina represents Columbias PedNet Coalition.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDJsSGNaDx0

Missouri farmers, ranchers continue to apply for water help

7/31/2012
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As cattle were auctioned off at the Joplin Regional Stockyards, Governor Nixon met over coffee Monday at the stockyards caf with local ranchers and farmers. He listened to their stories about how the emergency water cost-share program has helped them and gave them an update on the program.According to Nixon, in the six days since the program was announced, more than 1,250 applications have been received for the emergency assistance. 490 contracts have been approved, which will provide more...

Newscast for July 30, 2012

7/30/2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:Lt. Gov. Kinder and state Sen. Lager take jabs in debateSarah Palin endorses Steelman for SenatePoll: Romney leads Obama by 9 percent

Duration: 00:02:55


The drought and its impact

7/30/2012
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Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.As drought conditions ravage much of the Midwest, we hear how farmers are being affected and discuss how theyre responding. Discussion includes perspective on the weather situation, as well as explanation of how well farmers might be covered by insurance.Panelists:Patrick Guinan, extension assistant professor, Atmospheric Science, University of MissouriRaymond Massey, extension professor, Agricultural and Applied...

Newscast for July 30, 2012

7/30/2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:Mo. River getting boost from northern reservoirsOngoing drought should help honey productionMo. county narcotics investigators featured in reality TV show

Drought should have little impact on honey producers

7/27/2012
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The ongoing drought is hurting many farmers and their crops, but not honey.Ray Nabors is pretty positive about this years honey crop. Hes a retired apiculture specialist for the Delta Research Center in Portageville, Missouri and hes kept bees for over 35 years.In Missouris Bootheel, bees gather nectar from cotton and soybeans.The nectar thats coming out of that cotton and soybeans because of this really hot, dry weather is thick. Its not thin. So the bees are not having to dry it down as...

Duration: 00:00:48


UM Curators review guidelines for student conduct

7/27/2012
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The University of Missouri Systems Board of Curators plans to elaborate on its definitions of sexual harassment and violence in the guidelines for student conduct.Though the board of curators is still nailing down the exact language it wants, it does have plans to include sections on stalking, harassment and invasion of privacy. Previous definitions were deemed too general.These changes come on the heels of a 2011 letter sent by the U.S. Department of Education. The 19-page letter says...

Duration: 00:01:51


My Farm Roots: Making a home, out on the ranch

7/27/2012
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Its not every day that a trip to the drug store can change your destiny.For 20-year-old Nan Arnold, it was a day in 1956 in Ashland, a small, dusty dot on the open range of western Kansas near the Oklahoma border.Nan had landed her first job as a music teacher at the Ashland school just a year before. She lived with the stores owner because her parents thought she was too young to live alone. Henry Gardiner, just back from the service, was in the drug store that day to buy film for his...

Duration: 00:01:12


Paying to do farm chores? It's called agritourism [slideshow]

7/27/2012
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Picking fruit, tasting wine, petting a goat, roping a cow. When customers pay for the honor of taking on such farm chores ... or delights its called agritourism.California, Texas and Colorado have the lions share of this business in the U.S. Still, over the last few years, farmers and policymakers in the Midwest have been trying to get in on the action. But what theyve found is that even if you build it those customers dont always come.For a tourist attraction to succeed, it helps if...

Duration: 00:01:12


Remembering Sally Ride

7/27/2012
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Former astronaut Sally Ride passed away on Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In addition to being the first American woman in space, Ride was committed to getting young people interested in the STEM fields of science, math, engineering, and technology.Linda Godwin is a professor in the MU Department of Physics and Astronomy. Godwin also was a former NASA astronaut and knew Ride. She spoke to KBIAs Kris Husted.

Duration: 00:08:20


Storyteller Larry Brown

7/27/2012
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Today Paul Pepper chats with local storyteller LARRY BROWN, who shares an original - and personal - story about a guitar.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5uBkIbv7_k

Science program to get more room at Columbia College

5/7/2012
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This week, Columbia College broke ground on a new science building. MUs Confucius Institute is partnering with a program in the North Callaway school district. Plus, well take you along with a trip through the Mizzou Adventures in Education event.

Chinese program taking root at Missouri Military Academy

4/30/2012
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This week, The special project The China Connection tells us about a program at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. Plus, an audio postcard that introduces you to a family thats like any other, but at the same time different.

Mid-MO student's internet fame impacts UCM Chinese program

4/23/2012
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Well introduce you to a Mid-Missouri teen who has become famous for her singing in Chinese. Plus, well talk to the University of Missouri English professor behind the e-book Is a college education still worth the price?

Students learn STEM fields through video games

4/16/2012
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This week on the show, a club at Benton Elementary teaches math, science and technology to students using video games. Plus, well introduce you to the new principal of Shepard Boulevard Elementary in Columbia.

Duration: 00:01:18


Metro school districts await answers regarding unaccredited districts

4/9/2012
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Unaccredited schools in Kansas City and St. Louis could have a huge impact on a number of school districts in each of those metropolitan areas. Plus, teacher tenure could see changes and well give you the results of the Columbia school board races we previewed the last couple of weeks.

Duration: 00:02:36


Exam: The rest of the Columbia school board candidate interviews

4/2/2012
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This week on the show, youll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school board here in Columbia. In Tuesdays election, voters will pick two of the four candidates, who will each serve three year terms.

Exam: Talking with Columbia's school board candidates

3/26/2012
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Thisweek on the show, youll hear from a couple of the candidates running for the school boardin Columbia.
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