missouri

Down on the Farm with the "Turkey Whisperer"

Nov 20, 2017
Brian Noto

Thanksgiving is almost here.

But who knew that our Thanksgiving turkeys are reluctant gobblers.

Brian Noto traveled to Frohna, Missouri, to talk with Colby Jones of Farrar Out Farms a.k.a. "The Turkey Whisperer."

 

Missouri's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Is A Long Time Coming

Aug 4, 2017
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

Last month, Gov. Eric Greitens issued an executive order to create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program-or PDMP. Missouri is the last state to establish one, but it’s not for a lack of trying. For years State Rep. Holly Rehder pushed for legislation to create one, but her attempts fell short. Rehder says while there is still room to improve the program, it’s a necessary step in the right direction. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Rehder about it.

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Courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States

Last week, a gas chamber used for euthanization at the animal shelter in Malden was demolished. It was one of five known gas chambers left in the entire state.

Amanda Good, the Missouri Director for the Humane Society of the United States, said two months ago, an advocate contacted the Humane Society about the shelter’s new leadership and their interest in getting rid of the gas chamber using the available $3,000 grant it had turned down two years prior.

Budget Cuts to Hit SEMO Cyber Security Training Program

Jan 20, 2017
Courtesy of Southeast Missouri State University

On Monday Gov. Eric Greitens announced plans to cut $146.4 million to balance Missouri’s budget. Funding for higher education across the state took the biggest hit with $55.9 million withheld. Four year institutions like Southeast Missouri State University are currently reviewing the university’s budget for the fiscal year. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Kathy Mangels, the Vice President for Finance and Administration at Southeast about these budget cuts and what it means for the university.

 

Going Public: 2017 Legislative Session Revives Right-to-Work Debate

Jan 13, 2017
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

With the 2017 legislative session in full swing, rumblings of right-to-work legislation have surfaced yet again. Now with backing from new Gov. Eric Greitens, Republicans are likely to get it passed this time. State Rep. Kathy Swan spoke with KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson to talk about this and much more.

 

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