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Intersection - Combating Hunger in Missouri

Hunger affects about 900,000 people in Missouri, according to Feeding America . And it can be found in rural areas or in urban areas, and even on college campuses, throughout the state. Though some organizations and food banks, like the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri, are using creative ways to combat the issue of food insecurity, researchers are still trying to find a way to reduce hunger. On this episode of Intersection, we talk about what it means to be food insecure, how where you live can affect it and the stigmas that come with hunger.

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When Frans de Waal first started out, studying nonhuman primates in the Netherlands more than 40 years ago, he was told not to consider the emotions of the animals he was observing.

"Thoughts and feelings — the mental processes basically — were off limits," he says. "We were told not to talk about them, because they were considered by many scientists as 'inner states' and you only were allowed to talk about 'outer states.' "

Kansas City Symphony Hires New Executive Director

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The Kansas City Symphony wrapped up its seven-month national search for a new executive director and hired Daniel Beckley, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.

Beckley most recently was vice president and general manager of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Beckley succeeds Frank Byrne, who's retiring this year after a 19-year tenure.

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Kansas City Symphony Hires New Executive Director

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The Kansas City Symphony wrapped up its seven-month national search for a new executive director and hired Daniel Beckley, the Kansas City Business Journal reports.

Beckley most recently was vice president and general manager of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Beckley succeeds Frank Byrne, who's retiring this year after a 19-year tenure.

A St. Louis nonprofit is sending outreach workers to city streets to dispense life-saving treatment from a newly refurbished ambulance.

The Missouri Network For Opiate Reform and Recovery will use the vehicle to dispense the overdose-reversal drug naloxone to active drug users and those in recovery. It also provides testing for sexually transmitted diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV and information about treatment programs.

The mobile unit extends the nonprofit’s reach beyond its headquarters at 4022 S. Broadway.

For the past 30 years, Keith Winstead has been tracing the many generations of his family history.

“When I first started genealogy, I thought I’d be lucky to go and find a third great-grandparent. I got pictures now of ten generations,” Winstead said.

On a cold and windy day he was at Bellefontaine Cemetery with about 15 other family members who hail from different parts of the U.S., such as Louisville, Atlanta, New York and Cincinnati.

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In Memory of Joyce Mitchell

In Memory of Joyce Mitchell, Friend of Classical Music and Public Radio

Gifts in Joyce Mitchell's memory can be made to Classical 90.5 FM's “Chopin Café" which she helped establish.

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In this excerpt from KBIA’s Intersection, Melanie Hickcox and Monica Palmer with Feeding Missouri, a coalition of Missouri food banks, discuss the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding food insecurity.

They spoke to KBIA for Missouri Health Talks.

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KBIA's Lee Wilkins talks to mayoral candidate Chris Kelly ahead of Columbia's municipal election April 2nd. 

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KBIA's Lee Wilkins talks with Columbia mayor, Brian Treece, who is running for re-election in the April 2nd elections. 

Curtains Up Theater

KBIA's Darren Hellwege talks with Dana Naylor of Curtain's Up Theater in about the upcoming production of "Murder At Dodston Manor," a murder mystery dinner theater coming soon to Columbia's Stoney Creek Inn. They also give a preview with a scene from the play. 

"I think if people would go on the website, American or United, and look at those flight prices - even without the drive, even without the parking - I think the ticket prices have really come down. It's really exciting to see." -- MIKE PARKS on one of the benefits of flying out of Columbia instead of St. Louis or Kansas City. What's your favorite part of flying COU? March 19, 2019