Being stranded on a desert island is a scenario that has fascinated for centuries. No matter how cliché it becomes, we continue to find it irresistible. What exactly is it about the idea that so easily captures our imaginations?
K-12 reporter Joshua Nichol-Caddy talks to KBIA's Sean Powers about the latest developments on the search for Columbia Public School's next superintendent.
In these troubling economic times, Congress needs to focus on helping the people of the U.S., working across party lines. In the future, a new party may serve as an answer to the constant power struggle between Democrats and Republicans.
As many nation's economies are in crisis, no visible leaders have stepped forward with clear solutions.
The measure includes funding for alternative transportation and would help create the "green jobs" that President Barack Obama has promoted.
Columnist David Rosman suggests staying away from the parties and sports bars on Super Bowl Sunday. Rosman wonders why the Super Bowl receives so much hype.
The newsroom has had a long week of moving furniture, and many more tough decisions will have to be made by the end of February.
Don't forget the bombing of the USS Cole in the changed political atmosphere; instead, contact your representatives — local, statewide, nationwide — to voice your opinion on the trial of suspected terrorist Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.
Missourian public safety editor Katherine Reed talks about the significance of these charges with KBIA’s Sean Powers.
This week, we ask you to weigh in on the stimulus package, the search for a new schools superintendent, Gov. Jay Nixon's plans for the UM System, parking at the public library and the impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Columbia Public Schools have been in tough spots before. This time the district needs a superintendent who will stick around to restore the system.
A review of the president's stimulus proposal and that of Republicans shows Obama has the right idea for getting Americans back to work and the economy back on track.
KBIA's Sean Powers talks to managing editor Jeanne Abbott about Gov. Jay Nixon's first State of the State address.
Besides wind and solar energy, nuclear power offers the next best alternative to securing America's energy-independence.
The governor laid out some important promises in his State of the State speech Tuesday night, including reiterating his call for no budget cuts to higher education and a pledge of balancing the budget with no new taxes.
What if public schools are eventually federally consolidated in essence, and other choices regulated awayunder the guise of "quality control" – in order to essentially protect us from ourselves? Well, at least we'd be free from the concerns of having a local school board to complain about.
The Columbia Public School Board is narrowing down its list of five candidates to focus on economically savvy, community-involved individuals. The final candidates will be announced by Sunday and will answer public questions in meetings next week.
A quick closure of Guantanamo is beyond the parameters of simply executing an executive order. Of the 245 or so detainees remaining there, many are far too dangerous to be released here or in their home countries.
An MU student arrived in Israel when rockets started to fly and riots began last month.
There are a couple of seats coming up for re-election on the City Council. One in the Sixth Ward is currently held by Barbara Hoppe, who plans to run for re-election. The other in the Second Ward is held by Chris Janku, who has pledged not to run for re-election when his term ends in April. To sort out the races, political editor Scott Swafford talks to KBIA's Sean Powers.