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These Lessons From Fort Leonard Wood Could Help Kansas City Transfer Students Succeed

Once a week, Waynesville High School in south-central Missouri resounds with the celebratory air of a football game. The marching band has just completed a lap of the hallways, blaring the school’s theme song, “Eye of the Tiger.” This school rocks with spirit, even though most of its 1,500 students didn’t grow up in Waynesville, and most of them won’t be staying long.

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Segment 1: Kansas city of 10,000 has survived its hospital closing and may be the model for other rural communities. 

Jim McKelvey has come to the rescue of the St. Louis maker movement.

Today, the serial entrepreneur officially opened MADE, a 32,000-square-foot building at 5127 Delmar Blvd., with tools and machines for makers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs.

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Segment 1: Kansas city of 10,000 has survived its hospital closing and may be the model for other rural communities. 

Jim McKelvey has come to the rescue of the St. Louis maker movement.

Today, the serial entrepreneur officially opened MADE, a 32,000-square-foot building at 5127 Delmar Blvd., with tools and machines for makers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs.

This interview will be on St. Louis on the Air at noon on Monday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh will discuss the fiscal consequences that farmers face as a result of recent trade disputes between the Trump administration and China.

Joining the discussion will be Blake Hurst, president of the Missouri Farm Bureau, and Pat Westhoff, director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Project Will Renovate Hannibal's Riverfront

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City leaders in the historic northeast Missouri hometown of Mark Twain have been talking about renovating the area along Twain's beloved Mississippi River for three decades, and now, that work is about to begin.

The city council recently approved a $6.6 million contract for riverfront renovations. When the project is completed in late 2019 the riverfront will feature a new boat ramp and docking sites for two large riverboats as well as the local excursion boat, which is named after Twain. 

The new riverfront also will have a new wall, sidewalks, restrooms and lighting.

Two small airlines are protesting the price tag for the new single terminal project at Kansas City International Airport.

Executives at Spirit and Allegiant airlines outlined their concerns in letters to the Kansas City Council Airport Committee, citing the $1.6 billion project price and cost-sharing issues.

Voters approved the project last year, but the cost is supposed to be borne by airlines that use the airport. The project will create a single terminal to replace the three horseshoe-style buildings at Kansas City's main airport.

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Darren Hellwege visits with Ethics & Public Policy Center analyst Henry Olsen and Georgetown University historian andDissent editor Michael Kazin on the topic of political and historical populism. The two spoke on the University of Missouri campus in an event sponsored by the Kinder Institute. 

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The struggling nation of Yemen is on the brink of what could become the worst famine the world has seen in decades.

The country’s economy has collapsed amid a three-year-old war between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels. About 8.4 million are what the UN calls “severely food insecure” and at risk of starvation.

To make matters worse, it’s increasingly clear that the humanitarian disaster in Yemen isn’t an unintended side effect of the war - but a deliberate effort to starve the population.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a closer look at the three-year-old crisis in Yemen - and why more isn’t being done to end the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.