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Mid-Missouri Regional Review Podcast
14 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
Phil's goodbye: the progress of Missouri cannabis
Columbia Daily Tribune business reporter Philip Joens joins host Allen Fennewald during his last week with the Tribune before he joins his home state's paper, The Des Moines Register. They discuss the underwhelming opening of Missouri's medical marijuana operation application process and the progress of the state's hemp as these sprouting industries try to find fertile soil.
8 minutes | Aug 1, 2019
Moberly goes for school-based health clinic
Regional Editor Allen Fennewald and Moberly Monitor-Index Reporter Erik Cliburn discuss the details of a school-based health clinic that was approved by the Moberly Board of Education in early July. The clinic is meant to provide basic health services to uninsured and uninsured students in the district, but still has several more steps before it can be set up.
10 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
Missouri Bourbon is here, sorry Kentucky
In this Trib Talk/Regional Review crossover episode, Regional Editor Allen Fennewald and reporters Erik Cliburn and Phillip Joens discuss a new state labeling law that allows distillers to use the term "Missouri Bourbon" under certain requirements. Area distillers pushed for the new law, hoping to bring Missouri spirits in line with the popularity of the state's beers and wines.
8 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
As the floodwaters recede
Reporter Brendan Crowley joins host Allen Fennewald to discuss flood relief efforts as waters recede from the bottomlands after the Missouri River rose over levees and flooded communities well more than a month ago. Unlike Boone County, Cooper and Howard counties have yet to be added to the list of counties eligible for FEMA disaster relief, but that could change as officials continue assessing damage.UPDATE: Counties eligible for FSA emergency loans include all those that the federal government declared to be in a state of emergency, as well as adjacent counties, like Cooper and Howard.
8 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
Medical marijuana in Moberly and Audrain County
Reporters Charles Dunlap and Erik Cliburn join host Allen Fennewald to discuss the pre-submitted applications to open medical marijuana facilities in Moberly, Mexico and Laddonia, as well as how they fit into the local ordinances.
16 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
Miss Missouri in studio: the glitz and responsibility
Simone Esters, the recently crowed Miss Missouri of 2019, joins host Allen Fennewald in studio to discuss her victory, the life of a pageant contestant and how she intends to use her new notoriety to promote mentorship programs for young people.
19 minutes | May 2, 2019
Mexico Mayor Shivers in studio
Ayanna Shivers, Mexico's first black, female mayor, joins host Allen Fennewald and Mexico Ledger reporter Charles Dunlap in studio to talk about her background in Mexico and how she hopes to help shape its future, especially be inspiring young people to help make a difference in their community.
7 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
Moberly police PSA, Randolph health data results
Moberly Monitor-Index reporter Erik Cliburn joins tells us about Moberly Police Department's pursuit of a white man who allegedly tried to get a child near North Park Elementary school to approach his white van. We also talk about the results of the Wisconsin Population Health Institute's County Health Rankings, which found that violent crime and teen births while there is room to improve with issues like obesity and health care access.
15 minutes | Apr 15, 2019
Introducing Moberly Councilman Cole Davis
Newly-elected Moberly City Councilman Cole Davis meets with Moberly Monitor-Index Reporter Erik Cliburn to speak about his goals as council member and some of the issues he would like to see corrected in Moberly. Topics of discussion include the city's aging infrastructure, contract negotiations between the city and local firefighter union and efforts to attract new business and tourism to Moberly.
9 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Mexico's 1st black female mayor; pipeline testing completion
The Mexico Ledger's Charles Dunlap joins us to talk about the election of Mexico's first African American female mayor, and we hear from Ayanna Shivers herself in clips from Charles' interview with her after the announcement. We also discuss the successful test of a pipeline that exploded outside Mexico early last month, the election of school board candidates and discussions about how to best update a school soccer field.
7 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
Randolph flu spike and election forum
Moberly Monitor-Index reporter Erik Cliburn joins us to discuss the March flu spike and how it relates to snow days earlier this year in Randolph County. We also talk about the League of Women Voters local election forum and which candidates stood out from the pack.
10 minutes | Mar 22, 2019
Boonville rates, Midwest flooding and the MO CAFO debate
Boonville Daily News reporter Brendan Crowley joins us to discuss Boonville's water, sewer and trash rate increases to keep up with the rising operation costs. We then talk about flooding throughout the Midwest and the ongoing CAFO debate, currently centering around a bill in the Missouri legislature proposing to remove and prevent local health ordinances that block concentrated animal feeding operations from counties and municipalities.
11 minutes | Mar 8, 2019
Pipeline rupture: the blaze that lit Mexico
The Mexico Ledger's Charles Dunlap joins us to discuss the massive pipeline explosion that occurred March 3. We also hear from a Mexico resident who was awoken by the roar of the flames and describes how they rushed out of their home to check on an elderly neighbor. Dunlap also describes two bright stars of the Mexico High School academic team who earned a place in national competition but decided they will probably skip it so they can compete with their team in districts.
10 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
Missouri Bicentennial; Randolph Outlook biz edition
Host Allen Fennewald and Moberly Monitor-Index reporter Erik Cliburn discuss the many ways area residents can get involved in the Missouri 2021 Bicentennial celebration as well as the Randolph County Outlook business edition. Several people in Randolph are working on bicentennial and other local history projects such as Moberly historical downtown improvement efforts, which is highlighted in the Outlook. The edition also includes updates from businesses throughout the county.
12 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
Moberly: Inmate dog training, prized local barber and county health assessment
Erik Cliburn of the Moberly Monitor-Index tells us about a dog training program that area residents can take advantage of in which inmates train shelter dogs for their new owners. He also talks about the local reaction to our coverage of Bud Prewitt's 60th anniversary as a celebrated local barber. In other news, results of the county health assessment are in, and Randolph has plenty of room to improve in some key areas. We talk about where the county health officials would like to see improvement and how they will begin to raise awareness on issues like obesity, smoking and access to healthy foods.
7 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
Boonville schools: math program, taxes, teacher raises and more
Boonville Daily News reporter Brendan Crowley joins us to discuss a new group tutoring program that has helped several students improve their math scores. We then talk about the bond to fund projects like new roofs for school buildings. Lastly, a tax increase is expected to allow for teachers to receive a pay raise and the possible hire a new school resource officer.
11 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
Mexico School Board; Audrain maternity services closing
The Mexico Ledger's Charles Dunlap joins us to discuss the large field for the Mexico school board race. We then dive into the ongoing discussion about SSM Audrain hospital ending some of its maternity services as the company continues discussions with MU Health Care on a potential purchase of the facility and others in Jefferson City. This edition closes with a wider view on the challenges of providing health care in rural areas.
7 minutes | Jan 16, 2019
Preparing for the storm, again; Randolph's proposed 911 cellphone tax
This edition opens with a few moments dedicated to Isaac Naranjo, a 12-year-old Boonville boy whose skull was fractured by a falling tree branch while he was shoveling snow Jan. 12. As of Jan. 16, he was falling in and out of sleep, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help with Isaac’s recovery costs.In our regular programming, the Monitor-Index's Erik Cliburn comes on to talk about how the city and county are preparing for yet another winter storm looming in the coming weekend after have just cleared nearly two feet of snow from the roads.He also describes Randolph County's proposed "911 cellphone tax" which would add $1 to resident's cellphone bills to help fund emergency communication operations. The proposal will come to a vote in April.
10 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
The next chapter for Tipton East
Boonville Daily News reporter Brendan Crowley speaks with host Allen Fennewald on the Missouri Clean Water Commission's decision to uphold the Tipton East CAFO permit, as well as an update on related lawsuits that will soon be heard in court.
8 minutes | Jan 10, 2019
Moberly's golf course purchase, Palmer's Home Care
Moberly Monitor-Index reporter Erik Cliburn joins host Allen Fennewald to discuss Moberly's purchase of the Heritage Hills Golf Course and the new day facility for people with developmental disabilities, Palmer's Home Care.
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