KBIA http://news.stlpublicradio.org en MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announces retirement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mu-chancellor-brady-deaton-announces-retirement University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton announced today that he will step down as chancellor effective November 15 of this year. &#160;<p>Deaton says the time was right.<p>“(The decision to retire) did not happen quickly, let me say, I looked at a range of issues. The success and the coming together of the planning that we have been engaged in has been a very big part of it. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:37:25 +0000 KBIA 27314 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announces retirement University Of Missouri Researcher To Receive National Medal of Science http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/university-missouri-researcher-receive-national-medal-science <p>A University of Missouri researcher is one of only a dozen recipients of this year’s National Medal of Science, announced by President Barack Obama Thursday.</p><p>Frederick Hawthorne is the director of the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine at MU, and will be receiving the nation’s highest honor for scientists.The University says the Institute “was created largely to facilitate Hawthorne’s research” with the chemical element Boron. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:44:35 +0000 KBIA 7797 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org University Of Missouri Researcher To Receive National Medal of Science Fatalities On Missouri Roads Up Over 2011 Totals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fatalities-missouri-roads-over-2011-totals <p><em>Janet Saidi contributed reporting from Columbia, Mo.</em></p><p>The number of people killed on Missouri roads is expected to be up slightly in 2012 compared with 2011.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation says:</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:42:52 +0000 KBIA 7781 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fatalities On Missouri Roads Up Over 2011 Totals National Debt Group Opens Missouri Chapter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-debt-group-opens-missouri-chapter <P></P> <P><EM>Updated 4:30 p.m. with copy from KBIA's Ryan Famuliner.</EM></P> <P>A bipartisan group of Missouri leaders is trying to put pressure on Congress to address the national debt – and says tens of thousands of Missouri jobs are at stake.</P> <P>The group, “Fix the Debt Missouri,” joins a larger national group of political and business leaders urging bipartisanship in Washington – as the so-called “fiscal cliff” looms. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:13:45 +0000 KBIA 6593 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Debt Group Opens Missouri Chapter Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-july-17-2012 <p><strong>Illinois to offer programs for those affected by drought</strong></p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois will offer an array of debt restructuring and loan programs to farmers and ranchers affected by the drought. He visited a family farm in the southern Illinois area Monday, where much of the corn crop is wilting.</p><p>Quinn says the state has also launched <a href="http://drought.illinois.gov">a website to help</a>.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:21:34 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & KBIA 4128 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Morning headlines - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-june-27-2012 <p><strong>Hot forecast brings heat advisory</strong></p><p>The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the St. Louis area.</p><p>The advisory is in effect starting at noon on Thursday, and extending to at least 7 p.m. on Saturday. And the <a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Saint+Louis&amp;state=MO&amp;site=LSX&amp;lat=38.636&amp;lon=-90.2443">forecast from the National Weather Service</a> shows why.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:54:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & KBIA 3994 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Wednesday, June 27, 2012 'Jumping Jacks;' the new Mo. state exercise? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jumping-jacks-new-mo-state-exercise <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>Jacob Fenston, <a href="http://kbia.org/post/exercise-commonly-known-jumping-jacks">KBIA</a></em></p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 12:35:38 +0000 KBIA 2896 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Jumping Jacks;' the new Mo. state exercise? Morning headlines: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-january-3-2012 <p><strong>Durbin&nbsp;supports&nbsp;calls for repeal of&nbsp;Defense of Marriage Act</strong></p><p>Some U.S Senators will be looking to repeal the&nbsp;Defense of Marriage Act this year.</p><p>The law prohibits federal recognition&nbsp;of same-sex marriages.</p><p>Ill. Democratic&nbsp;Senator Dick Durbin says he wants it repealed as it relates to federal benefits.</p><blockquote><p>&quot;I believe that we&nbsp;should have marriage equality in this county, that we should treat people fairly, that we should not&nbsp;discriminate against them in this circumstance,&quot; said Durbin.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 15:29:58 +0000 Julie Bierach, KBIA, WBEZ & The Associated Press 2777 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Mo. funding for streamflow gauges likely to remain consistent http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-funding-streamflow-gauges-likely-remain-consistent <p>Hundreds of streamflow gauges that are used to monitor rising water levels across the nation are in danger&nbsp;of being shut down because of budget cutbacks, but Missouri&#39;s gauge stations may avoid that fate.</p><p>Streamflow gauges monitor rising water&nbsp;levels connected with flooding, and they have other uses such as monitoring the availability of water as a resource.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 12:28:43 +0000 KBIA 2776 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. funding for streamflow gauges likely to remain consistent Mizzou's Pinkel on DWI arrest: "When you're wrong, you're wrong." http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mizzous-pinkel-dwi-arrest-when-youre-wrong-youre-wrong <p><em>Reporting by KBIA&#39;s Sarah Redohl used in this report.</em></p><p>MU head football coach Gary Pinkel held a press conference with his lawyers this afternoon to apologize for <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/head-mizzou-football-coach-pinkel-arrested-dwi">his DWI arrest Wednesday night</a>. Pinkel says he is sorry for letting down his players and fans.</p><p>&quot;When you&rsquo;re wrong, you&rsquo;re wrong,&quot; Pinkel said. &quot;I had to stand up to them and tell them how I felt and how I&rsquo;d failed them.&quot;</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:59:42 +0000 KBIA 2522 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mizzou's Pinkel on DWI arrest: "When you're wrong, you're wrong."