Scott Harvey / KSMU

What MSU is Watching For as Congress Debates Tax Reform

Colleges and universities across the country are closely watching efforts in Congress to pass a major tax overhaul. Both the House and Senate have reportedly reached an agreement in conference committee, and could vote on a final bill next week. One provision that’s gotten a lot of attention is the House’s plan to tax graduate tuition benefits as income. The final version, however, is expected to keep the waiver in place. Reports show plans to eliminate the deduction for interest on student...

Read More

Missouri Legislature

The latest news from Jefferson City

Latest from NPR

Top British Officer: Russia May Be Able To Cut Undersea Cables

Britain's senior-most military officer is warning that an improving Russian navy poses risks to undersea communications and Internet cables, saying any disruption could do "catastrophic" damage to the economy. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach said Britain and NATO need to prioritize protecting communications cables running along the seabed between countries and continents to prevent them being severed. Speaking to the Royal United Services Institute, Peach said the vulnerability posed "a...

Read More

Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

Copyright 2017 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

(Poster design courtesy Credo Dance Academy)

KSMU listeners first met Ryan Bogart last summer on “Arts News.” He and his wife Veronica (Ronnie) became the new directors of Messiah Project’s Credo Dance Academy at that time.  Today both Ryan and Ronnie were in-studio along with Messiah Project director Lindsey Robison to talk about a Christian-themed dance concert this weekend.

A grand jury tasked with investigating broad issues of hazing at Penn State has issued a blistering report asserting that leaders at the university were well aware of pervasive misbehavior in the Greek system and failed to take action.

Authorities say a woman on Long Island, N.Y., stole and transferred more than $85,000 to support the Islamic State, using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, is charged with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and three counts of money laundering, according to a statement from the Department of Justice. She pleaded not guilty on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Central Islip, N.Y.

Between my dad's love for upstate New York's sharp cheddars and the annual gift-pack of farmhouse cheeses my brother sends from California, cheese figures pretty heavily in my holiday season. This year Bronwen and Francis Percival's new book, Reinventing the Wheel: Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese, makes that not just cause for pleasure, but reflection as well.

A viral video making the rounds Friday has one of President Trump's judicial nominees in an uncomfortable spotlight.

Matthew Petersen has been nominated for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, one of the nation's most important federal courts. Petersen is now a member of the Federal Election Commission.

But his trouble began during Wednesday's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee when, among a panel of five nominees, he alone told Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., that he had never tried a case in court.

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Colleges and universities across the country are closely watching efforts in Congress to pass a major tax overhaul. Both the House and Senate have reportedly reached an agreement in conference committee, and could vote on a final bill next week.

Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Going Undercover

About Shabana Basij-Rasikh's TED Talk

When Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six years old, the Taliban forbade girls from getting an education. Rather than giving in to their threats, she dressed up as a boy and went to a secret school for girls in Kabul.

About Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Pages

Generations

The Russian Divide

Special IRA Rollover Incentive

Receive a tax-break and support KSMU at the same time

Tell us How Ozarks Public Radio is Part of Your Life!