Head to the Eastern end of Columbia's Business Loop 70 and you'll find Patriot Place. The Columbia Housing Authority-owned apartments house U.S. veterans who have struggled to maintain their housing. At the back of the property lies a garden.
Steve Long and veteran Herb Hepler talk about the history and importance of gardening. Long is a Veterans Administration social worker based at Patriot Place, a Columbia apartment complex that houses veterans. Hepler is one of those veterans.
An ambitious, new program aims to reduce to zero the number of serious injuries and deaths on Columbia's transportation system. In advance of a series of town hall meetings, Lawrence Simonson and Heather Cole were guests on Thinking Out Loud. They explored the potential of and the process behind Vision Zero, a resolution adopted in December 2016 by the Columbia City Council.
What is the acceptable number of annual deaths and serious injuries on Columbia's transportation network? A group currently collecting public input on the matter says zero is the right number. Pednet's Lawrence Simonson and the City Manager's assistant Heather Cole were guests on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud in advance of a series of Vision Zero Town Hall meetings.
Dr. David Crespy discusses the early works of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Missouri native Lanford Wilson. Before he died, Wilson donated his papers to the State Historical Society of Missouri. Crespy has drawn from those papers to publish a new collection of Wilson's early writings.