Now You Know

What was learned: About 25 percent of Missouri children entering kindergarten don’t have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. Research shows that the first five years of a child’s life affect his or her development and success in school, said Kathy Thornburg, director of the MU Center for Family Policy and Research.

What’s being done: Researchers at the center recommend that early childhood educators be properly trained and compensated to reduce teacher turnover. Children also need stability to prepare for school.

KBIA to begin broadcasting high-definition radio

KBIA/91.3 FM will be the first station in mid-Missouri to use high-definition (HD) radio technology.

The station’s 20-year-old transmitter was replaced this week with approximately $255,000 worth of new equipment. The installation is part of an ongoing project that should hear high-definition radio broadcasts beginning in late March or April, said station manager Michael Dunn.