Kyle Jacoby

Production Intern

Kyle will be a Senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is majoring in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast. He is also dual majoring in statistics. 

Kyle started in journalism interested in sports but found news media more appealing because he believes in the motto "news that matters" and the work we do in public news can be really impactful. Kyle has worked at the NPR-affiliate KBIA radio and NBC-affiliate KOMU-TV in Columbia as well as KTRS radio in St. Louis. Throughout his experiences in the newsroom, he has found he enjoys producing, getting a chance to work with others and on the whole put together a newscast the public will benefit from. Kyle feels getting a chance to produce for public radio is a great opportunity to combine his passion for producing and telling the community "news that matters."

Ways To Connect

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The rich are getting richer. The top 5 percent of earners in the U.S. accounted for nearly 40 percent of personal consumption expenditures in 2012, according to the Institute for New Economic Thinking. That is up from 28 percent in 1995. 

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On the third Wednesday of every month there’s a unique gathering in St. Louis during the lunch hour. Dozens of people gather for Lunch Beat St. Louis to dance, eat and get away from their normal routine.

Andrew Warshauer is the organizer of Lunch Beat St. Louis, which he started last June.

“I like to say it’s a chance to slip away from the every day,” said Warshauer.

Lunch Beat started in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2010 and has spread to more than a dozen cities worldwide.

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The race receiving the most regional attention ahead of the August primary in Missouri is the contest for the Democratic nomination for St. Louis County executive.  Three candidates are seeking the nomination including 10-year incumbent Charlie Dooley. County Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, is his chief opponent.

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It’s likely that you remember your first kiss. And at a certain age, it can be an obsession – a source of worriment and intrigue.

In his new novel, “Try to Kiss a Girl,” KMOX reporter Kevin Killeen shares what he calls a “kind portrayal of a quirky family.” The story is about Patrick Cantwell, a fictional 11 year old from Webster Groves, who makes a bet with a friend to see who can kiss a girl before the end of the family’s vacation in Grand Haven, Michigan.

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Institutional religions are losing members to those who claim to be “unaffiliated,” people who are often religious or spiritual in some way but don’t belong to an institution. Nearly one in five of U.S. adults are “unaffiliated” according to the Pew Research Center.

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According to the Pew Research Center, hundreds of thousands of Americans could live to see 100 by the year 2050. Women in France, Japan and the United States have already lived past the age of 114. With the now realistic possibility that individuals may live into the triple digits, planning ahead for retirement becomes both more important, and more challenging.

Living Longer

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After the city of Seattle voted to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour earlier this month, the discussion over the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage continues to heat up. In Missouri, the minimum wage is $7.50 an hour, 25 cents higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

Most can agree there will be winners and losers if a wage increase happens in Missouri, but who the losers would be and the overall effect on the economy still remain up for debate.

Lindenwood University economist Howard Wall is against raising the minimum wage.