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Weekly Roundup Podcasts


LISTEN: May 17 – 21

Stories in this week’s podcast include:

St. Louis Public Radio:

Washington University Receives $60 Million Gift

Nixon to Cut FY 2011 Budget

KCUR:

25 Years, $2.5 Billion: KC Launches Big Sewer Project

Largest Tax Preparer Shrinks

KBIA:

MU Endowment Fund Curbs Losses in Shakey Economy

MU Grad Helps Ugandan Women

IBM Set to Bring Hundreds of Jobs to Columbia Area

Gov. Jay Nixon speaks at the IBM announcement ceremony. (Photo by Sara Wittmeyer, KBIA.)


LISTEN: May 10 – 14

Podcast stories include:

St. Louis Public Radio:

Tour of Missouri Still in Limbo

Nixon Touts Tax Credits Give to New St. Peters Business

KBIA:

Lawmakers Fail to Pass Mandatory Temporary Assistance Drug-Testing Legislation

Mid-Missouri Humane Society Seeks Funding

KRCU:

Graduation Ceremony Nudges Local Economy

Graduating Seniors Overcome Obstacles, Find Success

KCUR:

Nixon Pushes to Ensure Claycomo Jobs

Crossroads Renovations Uncover Pendergast’s Secrets

Secret Passage ways in Kansas City businessman Tom Pendergast's former buildings. Photo by Alex Smith / KCUR.


LISTEN: APRIL 19 – 23

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

Machines Replace Humans in Checking Luggage for Explosives

Contractors Upset Over New EPA Rules

Grassroots Group Hopes to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke at Springfield Businesses

KCUR:

GM Spends Big in KCK and Pays Off Government Loan

Giant Expansion of KU in JoCo

St. Louis Public Radio:

Nixon Cuts Missouri Budget Again

Mo. House Endorses Tax Breaks for College Sports Events

KBIA:

Police Review Board Budget Debate

Megabus Megabusy in First Quarter

Menards Brings Jobs to Jefferson City

Menards Megastore is brining new jobs to Jefferson City. (Photo by: Tayler Overschmidt, KBIA)


LISTEN: APRIL 12 – 16

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

River Stillwood: City Girl Lives Her Dream in Rural Ozarks

Missouri State University Faculty Senate Endorses Benefits for Household Non-Employees

Missouri State University Breaks Ground on Recreation Center

KBIA:

Last Minute Tax Advice

Community Leaders Fight Possible Tax Repeal

KCUR:

1,000 Show-Me State Jobs Will Go

St. Louis Public Radio:

Missouri Board of Curators Freezes In-State Tuition

Missouri Senate Passes Budget

Auto Service Contracts Task Force Hears Testimony

Donna Acosta testifies before the Auto Service Contract Task Force in Lake St. Louis on Friday. (Photo By: St. Louis Public Radio)


LISTEN: APRIL 5 – 9

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

Know a Young Person Needing a Summer Job? The State’s Hiring

KRCU:

Higher Education Official: Missouri Must Grapple With Budgetary Reality

KBIA:

McCaskill Meets with Small Business Owners

Soybean Biotechnology’s Sixth Annual Symposium at MU

Blunt Holds Healthcare Round Table

Boone County Receives Economic Development Planning Grant

KCUR:

‘Equality Index’ Shows Recession Tough on Metro Blacks

Safety-Net Clinic to Open in South Kansas City

After 150 Years, Pony Express Legend Gets Another Look

Pony Express Reenactor Justin Rother. (Photo by Frank Morris, KCUR.)


LISTEN: MARCH 8 – 12

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

Toyota Dealerships Plugging Away at Recall Repairs

Young Philanthropists Rise to Video Challenge

The Kitchen Dental Clinic: 508 Patients Waiting To Get Teeth Pulled

KCUR:

Legal Assault on Financial Fear Greed

Bus System Rumbling Toward Financial Void

St. Louis Public Radio:

Stimulus Money Continues to Fow to St. Louis in 2010

KBIA:

Columbia Regional Airport Boosts Mid-Missouri Service

‘Experimental Winery’ at MU

Nixon Announces Plans to Cut $125 Million

Gov. Jay Nixon, KBIA State of the State file photo by Kyle Stokes.


LISTEN: MARCH 2 – 5

Podcast stories include:

KBIA:

Food Co-op Opens in Columbia

Mid-Missouri Man Falls Victim to Scam

KCUR:

Tax Committee Looking At Insurance Company Tax Credit

Economics as Enemy of War

St. Louis Public Radio:

Can New St. Louis Casino Compete in Crowded Marketplace?

KSMU:

Springfield Businesses Question ‘E-Cigarette’

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus Speaks to KSMU on Social Business, Eradicating Poverty

Dr. Muhammad Yunus. (Photo by Alex Crowder)


LISTEN: FEBRUARY 22 – 26

Podcast stories include:

KBIA:

Private Investigators Expect More Business Due to A New Law Requiring A License to Practice

Figuring Out When a Deal is Too Good to Be True

One Performing Arts Center Benefits from the Recession

KSMU:

Springfield Factory Rewarded for Creating Jobs

US Census Bureau Hiring 9000 Temporary Workers in Missouri

Conference Examines Issues of Race and Economic Development in Springfield

KCUR:

Bob Kendrick Leaves the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Bob Kendrick at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum


LISTEN: FEBRUARY 15 – 19

Podcast stories include:

KCUR:

Where the Living is Awful, the Flying is Great

KPERS Among Worst Funded State Pension Funds

KBIA:

Local Business Receives National Accolades

To Balance Budget, School Board May Cut Choir Program

KSMU:

Ground Broken for Ozone Disinfection Improvements at Wastewater Treatment Plant

Despite Looming Budget Cuts, MSU Considers Issuing Bonds

St. Louis Public Radio:

Missouri House Passes Autism Insurance Bill

Missouri House Committee Proposes Cuts to Social Services

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.


LISTEN: FEBRUARY 8 – 12

Podcast stories include:

KCUR:

One in Eight Missourians Turned to Food Banks Last Year

KSMU:

Grants Awarded To Local Law Enforcement Agencies

MSU Receives Second-Largest Gift in School’s History

KBIA:

Columbia Car Dealership Opens New Location

First Tattoo Parlor Opens in Jefferson City in 30 Years

A customer gets a tattoo at Jefferson City's newest tattoo parlor.


LISTEN: FEBRUARY 1 – 5

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

Hunger a Growing Problem in the Ozarks

New Poll Reveals Attitudes of Missourians on State Spending

Springfield-Branson National Airport Reports Mixed Year For 2009

KBIA:

Attorney Predicts High Number of Bankruptcies May Be Leveling Off

More Budget Cuts For Parents As Teachers

Missouri Leads Nation In Meth Lab Seizures Again

St. Louis Public Radio:

Missouri Senate Considers Bill Limiting Tax Credits

KCUR:

Worse Than the Numbers Show

Government Smog Cited in Potential Project Stopper

Kansas Sees Results of Expanded Gaming Act

Jesse Urtiaga came up from Amarillo, Texas to check out the new casino in Dodge City. (Photo by Bill Elder.)


LISTEN: JANUARY 25 -29

Podcast stories include:

KBIA:

RJI Has High Hopes for iPad

Forsee Announces Two Initiatives to Boost Higher Education

State Legislature Tries To Make Valentine’s Day More Fair

KCUR:

Kansas House Rejects Sales Tax Hike

New Health Concerns about Bannister Federal Complex

KSMU:

MSU Hires Search Firm to Help Find New President

State Auditor Talks to KSMU About Her Role, Local Audit

St. Louis Public Radio:

Mo. Senate Committee Begins Budget Examination

Government to Spend $1.1 Billion on St. Louis-Chicago Passenger Rail Line

Mo. Gaming Commission Moves to Revoke President Casino License

The President Casino on the Admiral (KWMU photo)


LISTEN: JANUARY 18 -22

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

Phelps Grove Gets National Recognition As ‘Comeback Neighborhood’

Amidst Recession, Missouri State Parks Seek Online Donations

Identity Theft on the Rise in Local ER

KBIA:

Nixon Promotes Jobs in State of the State

Boone Co. Sheriffs Get Money for Hi-Tech Crime Fighting Equipment

City of Columbia Hires First-Ever Sustainability Manager

KCUR:

Council Girds to Defend E-Tax

Council Attempt to Appease County over TIF Commission

St. Louis Public Radio:

Former Labor Secretary: Midwest’s Recovery from Recession will be Slower than Average

Nixon’s K-12 Budget Not Fully Funded

Business is Booming for Big Drug Negotiators

KRCU:

Cape Girardeau’s First High School Gets a Makeover

New windows and lighting adorn the exterior of Schultz School.


LISTEN: DECEMBER 7 – 11

Podcast stories include:

KCUR:

Kansas School Districts Have Trouble Paying Bill

St. Louis Public Radio:

Missouri Down $1 Billion in 2010

Mo. Supreme Court Rules on Public Defender Cases

KBIA:

Forsee Holds Forum To Discuss Economic State of MU

MU Extension Receives Grant to Educate Mid-Missouri Mennonite Farmers

KSMU:

Springfield Considers Declaring ‘Economic Calamity’

Beef Industry Feels Impact of Low Milk Prices

Eric Ling, a fifth-generation dairy farmer, says he knows of some Missouri dairy farmers who are losing $30,000 a month. (Photo credit: Jennifer Moore/KSMU)


LISTEN: NOVEMBER 30 – December 4

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

Springfield-Branson National Airport Loses Service to Minneapolis

Major Gifts Give Boost to Missouri State University Fundraising Campaign

KXCV:

St. Joseph Company Awarded $25 Million to Build Experimental Bio-Refinery

KBIA:

Internet Crime Task Force Cuts Position

Downtown Development Project Withdrawn

KCUR:

Kansas City Signs on to World Cup Bid

St. Louis Public Radio:

Autism Insurance Legislation Touted for 2010

Missouri’s Next Budget Expected to be $1 Billion Less Than Current One

Gov. Jay Nixon


LISTEN: NOVEMBER 23 – 27

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

Ozarks Couple Sued For Selling Raw Milk Outside Store

KCUR:

$24-Million Federal Grant Powers Smart Grid Plan

New Competition for Panhandlers on Downtown Street Corners

St. Louis Public Radio:

Seized Pit Bulls Given Another Chance

KBIA:

TDDs and Columbia’s Future

Holiday on the Road

While many people spend time with family and friends over the holidays, some truck drivers haul loads across the country.


LISTEN: NOVEMBER 16 – 20

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

$109,475 Given to Eight Agencies Fighting Rural Poverty

Officials Warn About Oil, Gas Investments

KCUR:

Pledge for Lower Property Taxes Marks Annual Address

KBIA:

Chancellor Deaton Reacts to Budget Cuts

Potential Budget Cuts to Be Discussed at UM Town Hall Meetings

St. Louis Public Radio:

MOSERS May Bar Bonuses in Underperforming Years

‘New Urbanism’ Popular Despite Housing Slump

New Town At St. Charles.


LISTEN: NOVEMBER 9 – 13

Podcast stories include:

KBIA:

Pork Prices Affect More Than Farmers

KSMU:

Senator Criticizes Printing Missouri ‘Blue Book’

Nixon Announces Stimulus, State Funds For Wastewater, Drinking Water Projects

St. Louis Public Radio:

7 Mo. Historic Sites Seeking National Recognition

KCUR:

The Walt Bodine Show: Economic Education

Mental Health Cuts Hit Uninsured

KCUR's The Walt Bodine Show explores finanicial responsibility in education.


LISTEN: NOVEMBER 2 – 6

Podcast stories include:

KCUR:

Lenexa Woman Does Business Saudi-Style

Kansas Looks to Powerlines to Become Wind Powerhouse

KSMU:

Missouri, Microsoft Join Hands In E-Learning Program

New Bar Code System for Patients at Skaggs Regional Medical Centerlation

KXCV:

Lawmakers Begin Department of Corrections Evaluations

St. Louis Public Radio:

Missouri Public Defenders Stuck Between High Caseloads, Low Budgets

Nixon Planning New Jobs Initiative

KBIA:

Students Recreate Classic Board Game

In-Depth Look at State Art Cuts

Nationally recognized art from the State Historical Society: Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) Negro Soldier, ca. 1941-1942; The painting represents an African American soldier marching forward on the battlefield. This image confronted viewers with the fact that blacks were serving in the armed services and dying for their country. It also challenged Hitler’s well-known concept of a 'master' white race.


LISTEN: OCTOBER 26 – 30

Podcast stories include:

KCUR:

COMBAT Anti-Drug Tax Up for Renewal Tuesday

2010 Region Jobs View: Plus 4 Or Minus 12K

China Lifts Import Ban, Missouri Pork Producers Relieved

St. Louis Public Radio:

Nixon Announces More Budget Cuts

Bond Fights Cap and Trade Legislation

KBIA:

MoDot Plans to Sell Property Through Realty to Road Program

Twig Beetles Could Make Their Way to Missouri

KSMU:

Local Restaurant Casper’s Celebrates Centennial

Inventor Sells More Sanitizer Due to H1N1

Safe Space Sanitizers

SafeSpace is an Internet-based sanitizing company created in 2005.


LISTEN: OCTOBER 19 – 23

Podcast stories include:

KCUR:

Uninsured Lack Care For Chronic Illnesses

UMKC Dental School Gets $2 Million for Training

KHPA Facing Public Insurance Application Backlog

St. Louis Public Radio:

What’s Next for Lambert Airport?

Missouri State Parks Cutting Jobs

KSMU:

Firewood Buyers and Sellers Should Be Aware of Wood Measurements

KBIA:

American Casino: Documenting the Economic Meltdown

Sushi Sweeps Across Mid-Missouri

Sushi

A sushi boat at one of Columbia's nine sushi restaurants, a growing industry in Mid-Missouri.


LISTEN: OCTOBER 12 – 16

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

Local Retailers Gearing up For the Holidays Despite the Economy

Springfield Tries to Improve During Changing Economy

Local Foundations Tackle ‘Red Flag’ Issues With Grants

KCUR:

City’s Shortfall Eases but Budget Still Tight

Economist Says Kansas Could Save Money by Switching to 401k

KBIA:

$1.1 Million Gift to MU Supports Womens Health

Explaining the Impact of TIFs on Columbia’s Economy

Donation Launches Mizzou New Music Initiative

The Fine Arts Building at the University of Missouri. (Photo courtesy of University of Missouri.)

The Fine Arts Building at the University of Missouri. (Photo courtesy of University of Missouri.)


LISTEN: OCTOBER 5 – 9

Podcast stories include:

KCUR:

Foreclosures Impact Latino Immigrant Communities

St. Louis Public Radio:

AB-InBev sells amusement parks

Missouri’s Budget Woes Continue

KRCU:

The Angry Filmmaker

Doniphan Celebrates Logging Heritage

KSMU:

Taney County Women’s Shelter Receives $150,000 Grant

KBIA:

North Face Threatens MU Student with Law Suit

Popular clothing brand The North Face threatens to sue a University of Missouri student over his knock-off brand, The South Butt.

Popular clothing brand The North Face threatens to sue a University of Missouri student over his knock-off brand, The South Butt.


LISTEN: SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 2

Podcast stories include:

St. Louis Public Radio:

Despite his ambitions, McKee has a long way to go to overcome financial and political barriers

Investor sentenced for $10 million fraud

KSMU:

Breast Cancer Foundation Pays the Bills for Local Patients

Breast New Discount Program Builds Community Among Theatre Patrons

KBIA:

NAACP says Mo-DOT Needs to Give More Minority-Owned Businesses Stimulus Contracts

High Speed Rail Stimulus Funding

Senior Citizens Growing Fastest in American Workforce

KCUR:

Stimulus Funds Raise Ethics Questions in Wyandotte County

Ann Murguia in front of one of ANDA's new houses in Argentine. Photo by Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR.

Ann Murguia in front of one of ANDA's new houses in Argentine. Photo by Sylvia Maria Gross / KCUR.


LISTEN: SEPTEMBER 21 – 25

Podcast stories include:

KRCU:

Boulevard Historic District

KSMU:

Work Begins on New Diverging Diamond Interchange

First Time Home Buyers Need to Act Quickly to Take Advantage of Tax Incentive

KBIA:

Mexico Officials OK New Research Center

KCUR:

Local Safety-net Hospital Leader on Health Care: Expand Coverage, Access, Maintain Subsidies

St. Louis Public Radio:

Uncertainty Over Development Plan Raises Concerns in the Community

Andy Lowrey (left) and son Eric own Trojan Ironworks on North 25th Street. They make everything from stair rails to steel beams. Paul McKee wants to buy their building, and plans to help pay for this and other small businesses to relocate. (Photo: Matt Sepic/ St. Louis Public Radio)

Andy Lowrey (left) and son Eric own Trojan Ironworks on North 25th Street. They make everything from stair rails to steel beams. Paul McKee wants to buy their building, and plans to help pay for this and other small businesses to relocate. (Photo: Matt Sepic/ St. Louis Public Radio)


LISTEN: SEPTEMBER 14 – 18

Podcast stories include:

KSMU:

State Receives Grant For Preserving Historical Documents

Airport Passenger Numbers Rising in Springfield

St. Louis Public Radio:

Economic Development Director Steps Down

McKee Supporters say WingHaven Proves He Can Rebuild the North Side

Missouri Unemployment, Student Loan Default Rates Up

KRCU:

South African Workers Operate Rides, Serve Food at SEMO District Fair

KBIA:

Debate Over Highway 54’s Future Continues

Some local business owners worry the proposed designation of Highway 54 as an interstate would drive traffic away from their towns.

Some local business owners worry the proposed designation of Highway 54 as an interstate would drive traffic away from their towns.

LISTEN: SEPTEMBER 7 – 11

Podcast stories include:

KCUR:

Nixon: Auto Jobs Demise Exaggerated

KBIA:

Q&A With Higher Education Commissioner Robert Stein

KSMU:

Missouri Residents May See Electric Rates Jump if Climate Legislation Passes

St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU):

Monsanto to Cut Another 900 Jobs

Mo. Higher Education board: No budget growth for FY 2011

Planning promises on the north side, from Pruitt-Igoe to Paul McKee

Priutt-Igoe in the 1960s.

Priutt-Igoe in the 1960s.


LISTEN: AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 4

Podcast stories include:

KBIA:

Recession Q&A with MU Business Professor

Profiling a Successful Small Business

KSMU:

Local Non-Profit Plans to Feed Thousands of Children

KCUR:

Strained Clinics Expand Hours

KWMU:

St. Louis Businesses Prepare for Swine Flu

Local businesses like Schnucks are making plans for dealing with a potential swine flu outbreak. KWMU

Local businesses like Schnucks are making plans for dealing with a potential swine flu outbreak. KWMU


LISTEN: AUGUST 24 – 28

Podcast stories include:

KCUR:

Blue Hills Family Awaiting Decision on Loan Modification

KWMU:

Nixon Cuts State Agency Spending by $60 Million

KSMU:

Missouri Tourism Budget Takes Hit

The Kitchen Asks Community to Rise to Challenge

KRCU:

Governor Hopes To Bring Broadband To Rural Missouri

Emerson, SEMO Economic Development Commission, Meet to Discuss Air Quality

KBIA:

Planned Expansion of Unemployment Benefits Needed

New Winemaking Track Offered at MU

Incoming MU freshman Evan Strode prepares bottles for labeling.

Incoming MU freshman Evan Strode prepares bottles for labeling.

LISTEN: AUGUST 15 – 21

Podcast stories include:

KWMU:

Misssouri Jobless Rates Hold Steady

Program Aims to Revitalize Neighborhoods Hit by Forclosure

KCUR:

Investing in an Uncertain Economy

KSMU:

CFO Kicks Off Rural School Partnership

Local College Student Turns Recyclables into Fashion Trend

Missouri Pork Producers Suffer from ‘Swine Flu’ Nickname

KBIA:

State Department of Mental Health Gets Funds Toward Pioneering Project

Amish Auctions Create Rare Partnership with Outside Community

KRCU:

Dorena-Hickman Ferry Set to Receive New Barge

The Dorena Hickman Ferry lands just outside of Hickman, Kentucky.

The Dorena Hickman Ferry lands just outside Hickman, Kentucky.

LISTEN: JULY 20 – 24

Podcast stories include:

KWMU:

Neighborhood watchdogs keep tabs on vacant, foreclosed homes

Mo. minimum wage rises with national wage

Judge halts unionzation by home care workers Judge halts unionzation by home care workers

KBIA:

Missouri Senators React to Proposed Cap and Trade Legislation

KSMU:

Federal Minimum Wage Increases to $7.25

Zweifel Spreads Word On Low-Interest Loans

Last Day to Apply for DTV Converter Box Coupons July 31

KCUR:

U.S. Labor Secretary Stops in KC, Announces New Round of Stimulus Grants

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis meets with students at KU Medical Center.

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis meets with students at KU Medical Center.

LISTEN: JULY 13 – 17

Podcast stories include:

KBIA:

Sen. McCaskill Warns Against Scams

KSMU:

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Comes to the Ozarks

Springfield Police: Rise in Burglaries Related to Shortage of Officers
 

KWMU:

Gov. Nixon Vetoes Bill to Create Stimulus Oversight Committee

Financial literacy key to avoiding mortgage trouble

Commentary: Lambert Not Up to All-Star Standards

A softball field is better than nothing

A rendering from the Cordish Company of the proposed Ballpark Village.

A rendering from the Cordish Company of the proposed Ballpark Village.

LISTEN: JULY 6 – 10

Podcast stories include:

KWMU:

MLB All Star Game is big business despite weak economy

One family fights off foreclosure

KSMU:

Nixon Promotes Economic Development Bill in Springfield

KBIA:

Missouri Receives $3 Million from EPA

Demonstrators Rally to Save ‘Pepper and Friends’

KCUR:

Farmers Take On Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. is a documentary film by Robbert Kenner.

Food, Inc. is a documentary film by Robbert Kenner.


LISTEN: JUNE 26 – JULY 3

Podcast stories include:

KCUR:

Sebelius Draws on State Data in Push for Health Care Overhaul

KWMU:

Last gasp of production begins at Fenton Chrysler plant

Pfizer offers free prescriptions to unemployed workers

KRCU:

Zweifel Proposes Reforms To Missouri Housing Development Commission

KSMU:

Missouri Receives a ‘C’ on Sharing Lawmakers Personal Finances

Springfield Businesses, Non-Profits Explore Using Twitter

For the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross, Twitter is a way to keep people updated immediately of important facts and events.

For the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross, Twitter is a way to keep people updated immediately of important facts and events.

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