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Opinion

THE BEAT: How the Columbia Missourian is faring during the economic slowdown

The Columbia Missourian's managing editor, Jeanne Abbott, talks to KBIA’s Sean Powers about the economy’s impact on the news business.

LETTER: Who is Barnes to bash Limbaugh?

There's a reason why 20 million people per day listen to Rush Limbaugh.

Superintendent job likely belongs to Deming

Skip Deming can be a little vague, but the position is his to lose at this point.

No sympathy for Ann Coulter here

A complaint regarding Ann Coulter's voting eligibility in Connecticut was filed late last month. The source, who holds an unlikely place on the political spectrum, is seeking to expose her lies stemming from those nasty sound bites that have angered other critics already.

LETTER: Stimulus bill won't solve economic woes

History shows that spending money won't help; what will help is lower taxes, removing regulation and eliminating government waste.

Laptops should be allowed in Senate chambers

The laptop debate centers around whether senators would be paying attention to their laptops rather than the debate.

The Beat: Two Columbia superintendent candidates left

K12 reporter Joshua Nichol-Caddy talks to KBIA’s Sean Powers about the latest development on the search for Columbia’s next superintendent.

LETTER: Congratulations to Kappa Alpha Theta on 100 years

Heart of Missouri CASA appreciates the good work Thetas have done for abused and neglected children.

GUEST COLUMN: What about those under the middle class?

In light of all the press about the Obama family,  it seems as though all of the other families are being forgotten and left under the radar.

Celebrity slip-ups shouldn't be excused

Stars like Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens and, most recently, Michael Phelps who are caught in compromising situations are responsible for their actions despite their fervent apologies and crocodile tears.

Stem cell research advances will require acceptance

With new advances in the field of stem cell research, the population must learn what they can about the process and accept its potential benefits. This may, however, mean rejecting the idea of natural order.

The Beat: Covering Columbia's neighborhoods

Public life editor Scott Swafford talks to KBIA’s Sean Powers about the Neighborhood News Project.

Individual resourcefulness will solve economic troubles

Knowing how to do things yourself comes in handy in times of economic strife.

Nonviolent elections a good sign in Iraq

Hardly any violence accompanied Iraq's elections last month.  What does this convey about the country's future?

The Beat: MU men's basketball team defeats No. 16 Texas

Columbia Missourian sports editor Greg Bowers and reporter Alex Ruppenthal talk to KBIA's Sean Powers about MU's 69-65 win.

The Beat: Missouri's top football recruit signs with MU

Sports editor Greg Bowers and reporter Alex Ruppenthal talk to KBIA's Sean Powers about the significance of Sheldon Richardson’s decision to play for MU.

Conversations with journalists can add depth, context to stories

A new project between KBIA and the Missourian, The Beat, allows reporters to better explain daily stories, which isn't always possible on deadline.

GUEST COLUMN: What we need in a new superintendent

The search for a public school superintendent is fraught with challenges. Ken Green, co-founder of Youth Alternative Learning Exchange, offers advice from educators and his own personal experience.

 

 

Five-day delivery by USPS might help cure procastinators

Facing economic difficulty, the United States Postal Service has proposed Congress eliminate a federal mandate for delivery six days a week. While e-mail and other advancements have diminished its role in some situations, the Postal Service has come in handy for procrastinators mailing their last-minute, Saturday material.

THE BEAT: Discussion of mayor's appearance on CNBC

The Columbia Missourian's managing editor, Jeanne Abbott, talks to KBIA's Janet Saidi about how Columbia is fairing compared to national economic trends.

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