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Infant mortality in Missouri’s six Bootheel counties has been an ongoing problem. Recent data shows these counties have some of the highest infant mortality rates in the state. Kelley Clark, Lead Case Manager at the Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Rob Turner, Project Management Coordinator and Interim Executive Director for Bootheel Babies and Families and Teletia Atkins, the Data Manager at Bootheel Babies and Families joined KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson to talk about the reason behind these high numbers and new efforts to tackle it.

 

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May 14, 2017

This week on KRCU’s Going Public, we’re taking another look at infant mortality in Missouri’s Bootheel with Kelley Clark, Lead Case Manager at the Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Rob Turner, Project Management Coordinator and Interim Executive Director for Bootheel Babies and Families and Teletia Atkins, the Data Manager at Bootheel Babies and Families. We’ll talk about why the infant mortality rate is problematic in the Bootheel, the importance of safe sleep practices with newborns and why some unsafe sleep practices have become cultural norms.

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May 5, 2017

This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public Missouri is transferring more low-income Medicaid patients onto privately-run plans. Legislators say the move saves money, but critics argue that managed care is bad for patients.Coming up we’ll hear what those changes mean. Then Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says rural hospital officials fear repeal to the Affordable Care Act could put their institutions, already in financial straits, in deeper trouble. And later on in the show, KRCU’s General Manager Dan Woods speaks with Southeast President Dr.

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Apr 28, 2017

This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public we’ll hear from Dr. Adam Criblez, the director of the Center for Regional History and author of the new book “Tall Tales and Short Shorts: Dr. J, Pistol Pete and the Birth of the Modern NBA. We’ll talk about about the awkward years of the NBA during the 1970s, its numerous controversies, the influence of three of the NBA’s top tier players, and the reason behind those short shorts. Then Gov. Eric Greitens is increasingly at odds with Rob Schaaf, a Republican state senator from St. Joseph who is skilled at killing legislation.

For years the NBA crafted some of basketball's greatest icons like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Larry Bird all of whom heavily influenced the trajectory of professional basketball during the 80s and 90s. Out of it came sold-out arenas, multi-million dollar contracts and lucrative endorsement deals, which can still be seen today. However, it wasn't always that way. The new book “Tall Tales and Short Shorts: Dr.

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