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KBIA’s The Check-In

  • It seems like everything is in a state of change right now. Health orders related to COVID-19 are loosening all across the country, hastening a return to some semblance of normalcy. Thousands of high school seniors and college students in Mid-Missouri are gearing up to graduate in-person. The University of Missouri alone will honor the accomplishments of more than 5,500 students over the next few weeks — including guest hosts Hannah France and Isabella Paxton.
  • Around 100 people rallied outside the Missouri State Capitol on Tuesday in response to Senate Republicans attempting to block funding for Medicaid expansion. The expansion was approved by Missouri voters last year. People shared stories about how a lack of access to affordable health care and fear of going into medical debt has cost Missourians their jobs, their health, and even their lives.
  • On Monday, more than 100 MU students stood outside Jesse Hall and protested alleged plans to shakeup staff at the university’s social justice centers.
  • We are coming out of one of the most tumultuous elections in recent memory, so it's understandable that you might want to take a rest from keeping up with politics. But the reality of politics doesn't stop — whether in Washington D.C. or Jefferson City — and the decisions made in both places affect our lives throughout the year.
  • As we've covered before on The Check-In, times have been hard over the past year. Many of us have suffered from financial hardship and social isolation in some form or another. We have also done our part to stay mentally healthy - and for that, it’s important to have fun.
  • As stimulus checks begin to be deposited in the accounts of millions of Americans, one important aspect of the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package sticks out:
  • For maybe the first time on The Check-In, we may be able to say it: things just might be looking up.
  • You probably heard that it's a good idea to keep at least three months of savings in case of an emergency. Well, almost a year ago, we all ran into a huge emergency - the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Since our last episode of The Check-In, a lot has happened. It's 2021, we have a new presidential administration, and a new plan for rolling out vaccines for COVID-19. But how is the rollout going here in Mid-Missouri? Are you one of the more than 878,000 people to receive a shot, or are you still on a waiting list? How is it going for you?
  • We're nearing the end of 2020, and this week's episode of The Check-In is the last live show of the year. We’ll miss you, and we’ll miss this weekly…