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Riley Beggin

Riley comes to KBIA from Minneapolis after a four-year stint in Madison, WI, where she ate cheese curds and  read about history. She is now a second-year graduate student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism she studies investigative and radio reporting. 

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The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has turned the national spotlight on lead risks in drinking water across the country. That spotlight has exposed widespread problems with the system that tracks and tests for lead in water systems. KBIA’s investigation into these regulations has found that even if your water utility follows every EPA regulation, you could still be in danger for exposure to lead.

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Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map. And to hear your favorite stories from last season, you can find our free podcast on iTunes.

 


Riley Beggin / KBIA

Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map. And to hear your favorite stories from last season, you can find our free podcast on iTunes.

 


Riley Beggin / KBIA

Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map. And to hear your favorite stories from last season, you can find our free podcast on iTunes.


Claire Banderas / KBIA

Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map. And to hear your favorite stories from last season, you can find our free podcast on iTunes.


Claire Banderas / KBIA

Here Say is a project in community storytelling. We travel to a new place each week and ask people to share true stories about things we all experience: love, family, learning and more. To see where we've been, check out our interactive map. And to hear your favorite stories from last season, you can find our free podcast on iTunes.


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Pulitzer-prize winning historian David McCullough spoke Wednesday evening at the Missouri Theatre on the lessons to be learned from the founding fathers. McCullough’s lecture marked the opening of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, which supports the study of the American democratic tradition at MU.

McCullough has written biographies on historical figures like John Adams, Harry Truman, Theodore Roosevelt and—most recently—the Wright Brothers. In addition to his Pulitzers, he has been awarded the National Book Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Civil War cannon
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The five and a half ton red granite boulder known as Confederate Rock moved on Saturday to what some hope will be its final resting place, the Battle of Centralia historic site.

MU School of Medicine
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Patrice Delafontaine stepped down as dean of the School of Medicine on Monday after only 10 months on the job. He will continue to teach and conduct research in the school’s cardiovascular division.

Ellen de Graffenreid, the University’s Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications, said she cannot say why Delafontaine has left his position, but says there will be “no change in strategic direction whatsoever,” under the interim dean.

Rob Hill / Mizzou Creative

MU alumnus and New York Times best-selling author William Trogdon and his wife JoAnn have pledged $1.5 million of their estate to the University’s libraries.

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