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This year (2022) KBIA celebrates its 50th anniversary - the station first went on air in May 1972.To mark that milestone our reporting team reached out to alums across the country and in a wide range of media. We spoke with them about the work of journalism and their memories of KBIA.The 50 Project was made possible through the support of our sponsors, long-term KBIA listeners David Black and Lee Wilkins.
Well over a hundred people gather on the steps outside the Boone County Courthouse. There is a bright blue sky, vivid green grass and a family sitting in the center of the frame with signs that read, "What about my life" and "We need to talk about the elephant in the womb."
Rebecca Smith
On Friday, the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Missouri became the first state in the county to intact it’s trigger law, which outlaws abortion in all cases except when the pregnant person’s life is in danger.Just hours later, more than a hundred people gathered at the Boone County Courthouse for a somewhat informal protest – to be together, to grieve, to share their own experiences with abortion and talk about what steps people could take next.