Primary Election 2014
5:47 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

MoDOT Official: If Transportation Tax Rejected, Agency Downgrades to “Maintenance Mode”

Credit KSMU archives

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Southwest District will use $640 million for various repairs over the next 10 years should voters approve a sales tax increase in August. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

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Missouri State Journal
4:15 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Communicating Across an Ever Changing Landscape

What do you communicate through body language? What do your text message choices say about you? How much influence do you hold in a conversation?

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The Education Beat
3:04 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Do You Know Your Judicial Branch? New Website Can Help

The website allows teachers to request a visit from a judge who will, like appeals court Judge Gary Lynch, explain the roles of a judge in a classroom presentation.
Credit Discover Missouri Courts

How well do you know your judicial branch of government? For example, could you pinpoint the difference between a circuit court and a court of appeals, or how Missouri judges are selected? If you’re a little rusty, the Missouri Supreme Court is launching a website to make information about Missouri’s courts and judges easier to access. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.

In a press release, Supreme Court Judge Patricia Breckenridge said many Americans are more likely to know about reality TV shows than about the three branches of government or how a case is decided in court.

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Eye on Washington
12:55 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

McCaskill: Many Campuses Breaking the Law by Not Investigating Sexual Assaults

Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, right, conducts a roundtable discussion on sexual assaults on college campuses.
Credit Sen. Claire McCaskill's Office

One in five US colleges and universities don’t train their staff on how to respond to campus sexual assaults, and almost one in three don’t teach their students awareness about it. Those are some of the findings in a national survey of 440 institutions of higher education.The study was spearheaded by US Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.

McCaskill told reporters the survey’s findings must serve as a “wake up call” to American colleges and universities.

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Making Democracy Work
12:17 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Watershed Committee Works toward Healthy Water in Springfield/Greene County

James River

Mike Kromrey, Executive Director of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO), talks with Leslie Carrier about the mission of the organization.

The Watershed Committee's mission is to sustain and improve the water resources of Springfield and Greene County through education and effective management of the region’s watersheds.  

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