http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Urban and rural Missourians divided by views on puppies, state spending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/urban-and-rural-missourians-divided-views-puppies-state-spending-0 <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-974677.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-974677.mp3</a></p><p>The St. Louis metro area is considered Missouri&rsquo;s economic engine.&nbsp; But, it&rsquo;s in constant competition with both Kansas City and rural areas for state dollars for schools, roads and other needs.</p><p>Financial interests are not the only things that drive a wedge between city and country dwellers.&nbsp; In this installment of our series &ldquo;Bound by Division,&rdquo; St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin looks at how the divide between urban and rural interests often comes to a head in Jefferson City.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:54:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1489 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Urban and rural Missourians divided by views on puppies, state spending