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What is the sound of mid-Missouri? 

For Columbia music writer Aarik Danielsen Columbia's location along the I-70 corridor, and in the middle of the country, brings lots of influences and some great acts that the Columbia kids grow up on.

But in spite of key music venues like the Blue Note and influential festivals like Roots N Blues N BBQ, our town also makes for a music scene with some volatility - being a college town, many acts tend to move on. 

Danielsen, an arts and entertainment editor at the Columbia Tribune, unpacked some of these ideas with us, and introduced us to some of the sounds currently in rotation for him, including: Columbia band Loose Loose, local musician Noah Earle, Brittany Howard, David Wax Museum, and, of course, Wilco.


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COLUMBIA – The City Council will consider creating a Sports Commission at its Monday night meeting. The new commission would centralize the responsibilities of attracting sports organizers and fans to the City of Columbia under a single entity. 

Megan McConachie is the Strategic Communications Manager for the City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says that a sports Commission could really streamline the planning side of hosting events.

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Planned Parenthood has quietly been building a new abortion clinic in Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, as women concerned about the uncertain future of Missouri’s sole abortion clinic flock across the state line. 

The 18,000-square-foot (1,700-square-meter) clinic in Fairview Heights, 12 miles (19 kilometers) east of St. Louis, will provide abortion services as well as family planning when it opens in mid-October, Planned Parenthood officials said at a news conference Wednesday.

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Sports journalist and former ESPN personality Jemele Hill visited Columbia Monday evening.

Hill spoke at the Stotler Lounge at Memorial Union on the University of Missouri’s campus. Hill was in the news last year after President Donald Trump tweeted about her. After weeks of scrutiny in the news and on social media, Hill eventually left ESPN to join The Atlantic, another Sports Media company.

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State Representative Cheri Toalson Reisch saw a clean victory in Tuesday's midterm election as she defeated Democratic challenger, Maren Jones to retain her seat Missouri's 44th statehouse district. Reisch has now earned her second term in the house with a lead of around 56 percent of the votes.

Reisch says she wants to continue to build on what Republicans have started in her home state. She says she believes she can keep the progress she has made during her last two years in Jefferson City.