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Seg. 1: Missouri Medicaid Rolls Shrinking | Seg. 2: Military Sexual Assault

Segment 1: A new state system to determine Medicaid eligibility is under fire.

In Missouri this year, Medicaid enrollment numbers have dropped at more than twice the national rate, topping 7%. This means 120,000 people, including tens of thousands of children, have been dropped from the program. We heard answers as to why this is happening and how the state can and should respond.

Segment 2, beginning at 25:34: Survivors and activists discuss sexual assault in the military.

Sexual assault in the military is on the rise, with more than 6% of active duty women saying they've experienced sexual assault in the past year. We heard from sexual assault survivors and activists from the Military Sexual Trauma Movement about their stories and possible solutions.

  • Deidra Hubay, Marine veteran and executive director of operations and communications, Military Sexual Trauma Movement
  • Heather Sexton, Army National Guard veteran
  • Kelsey Harbor, Marine veteran and senior director of civic engagement, Military Sexual Trauma Movement

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Steve Kraske is an associate teaching professor of journalism at UMKC, a political columnist for The Kansas City Star and has hosted "Up to Date" since 2002. He worked as the full-time political correspondent for The Star from 1994-2013 covering national, state and local campaigns. He also has covered the statehouses in Topeka and Jefferson City.
Jamie Hobbs hails from Southeastern Missouri, and is a senior at the Missouri School of Journalism. She is also studying Spanish. She specializes in reporting stories on the environment and human rights.