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KBIA and Vox Magazine bring you True/False Conversations, a series of interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Film Fest.
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Teens Mylee Hawkins and Jessi Johnson are competitive figure skaters who met at the Jefferson City ice rink. The sport is very physically and mentally demanding, so they spoke about how they’ve found support in each other.
  • Here's a roundup of regional headlines from the KBIA newsroom
  • Community and statewide resources have created support for families struggling to keep up with the rising cost of raising children.
  • A powerful Missouri state lawmaker is trying to strip state funding for libraries over a fight about books. Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith on Tuesday proposed cutting all library funding next year. He's upset that state and school libraries are suing to overturn a new Missouri law that bans sexually explicit material in school libraries. Public libraries had been slated to get $4.5 million in state funding. Smith's proposal needs approval from the Budget Committee before it can go before the full House. The new library law does not apply to written descriptions of sex or sexual acts.
  • The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to legislation that would temporarily prohibit gender-affirming treatments for minors and restrict their participation in sports. The Republican-led Senate advanced the bills Tuesday after an all-night session. Democrats allowed the votes after the GOP agreed not to prohibit gender transitions already in process, and to let the measures expire in 2027. Doctors could lose their licenses and schools would lose state funding if they don’t comply. Republicans are pushing nationwide to restrict transgender health care, drag shows, bathroom access and the discussion of LGBTQ topics in schools.
  • A bill working to prohibit school suspensions for students in preschool through third grade had its first hearing in the Missouri House of Representatives Wednesday.
  • Adults working through a cancer diagnosis can be difficult situation, especially if you're a parent of a young child. Camp Kesem is a place for those children to go at no charge to the family, thanks for fundraising efforts, and Mizzou has their own chapter. Guests: ANNALISE BROWN and RIGEL OLIVERI | Also, OsteoStrong Columbia owner DAYNA GLANZ is back, and she brought a member, SARAH STANSBEARY! Sarah shares her story of being diagnosed with osteopenia at age 54. (4:00) March 22, 2023