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St. Louis County's embattled police chief says a jury's $20 million verdict in a gay discrimination lawsuit is an opportunity for improvement in his department.

Jon Belmar spoke Tuesday with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, his first interview since the jury award to Sgt. Keith Wildhaber last month. Wildhaber's lawsuit against Belmar and the department alleged that he had been passed over for a promotion 23 times because he is gay.

Belmar says it doesn't matter if he agrees with the jury's decision. He says he needs to "move forward" and acknowledge "there's room to improve."

Dr. Val Farmer, left, has gray hair and wears a dark brown polo shirt. Jason Medows, right, wears a ballcap and a red and blue checkered button-down shirt.
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Dr. Val Farmer is a clinical psychologist in Wildwood that specializes in rural mental health, and Jason Medows is a pharmacist and cattle rancher in Rolla.

They spoke about the stigma surrounding mental health in rural communities and some of the ways that all people – not just mental health professionals – are breaking down stigma and promoting good mental health.

Missouri Health Talks gathers Missourians’ stories of access to healthcare in their own words. You can view more conversations at missourihealthtalks.org

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About a quarter of undergraduate women at the University of Missouri who responded to a survey from the Association of American Universities say they’ve experienced sexual assault or harassment while on campus.  The AAU report released today as a part of the organizations nationwide survey on campus climate says while MU’s numbers remain largely unchanged, students are more aware of resources available to them.

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The University of Missouri has named Beth Chancellor MU’s Interim Chief Information Officer and Interim Vice President for Information Technology for the UM System.

Chancellor took over the roles after Gary Allen’s retirement on September 1st. An MU representative said she doesn’t plan to apply to fill the role permanently.

Chancellor will also keep her current position of Senior Associate Dean for IT at the School of Medicine.

A national search to permanently fill the position will begin later this year.

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African Swine Fever is a disease that over the last eight months has rapidly moved through China and surrounding countries, killing thousands of pigs. Farmers in the United States, including Missouri, are taking measures to prevent the disease - which only affects pigs - from reaching U.S. farms.

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On today’s episode of Talking Politics, Terry Smith, a political science professor at Columbia College, joins us to discuss the shift in the way candidates participate in presidential primaries. You can read his full commentary below. Also on today’s episdoe, KBIA’s Will Robinson gives us a look at Cowboys at the Capitol, a day when members of the Missouri Cattleman’s Association walk the Capitol halls to advocate for agriculture-related issues.

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