portfolio - radio
A Workforce at Risk
When you think about temp work, short-term office jobs are likely to come to mind. But across North America, all of that is changing.
tHE ADJUSTMENT FACTOR
Former Chicago Tribune reporter Jason Grotto explains why investigating municipal finance isn’t as dry and daunting as you might think. What started with a dig through county property taxes ended with a three-part series delving into how and why Chicago’s broken property tax system benefited the wealthy and burdened the poor.
The NEEDS OF A NATION
If there's one word to describe Craig Harris and Dennis Wagner's Arizona Republic investigation, it’s diligence. They spent 18 months untangling a complex web of issues feeding the Navajo Nation's housing crisis, all while turning other stories.
If there’s a sweet spot in investigative journalism, Brian Rosenthal found it. His investigation into special education in Texas schools managed to pull back the curtain on a policy that was felt by thousands of students, teachers and parents – and was understood by none.
public radio features
OFF THE CLOCK - MEET ALICE WELLS, mISSOURI coNTEMPORARY bALLET'S NEWEST MEMBER
KBIA | December 15, 2017
OFF THE CLOCK - tHE rESURGENCE OF AMERICAN BLUEGRASS, FROM FIDDLE TUNES TO "STOMP GRASS"
KBIA | December 8, 2017
OFF THE CLOCK - tHE ART OF TATTOOING
KBIA | December 1, 2017
OFF THE CLOCK - Missouri river clean-up draws volunteers of all ages
KBIA | October 27, 2017
OFF THE CLOCK - FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES
KBIA | September 22, 2017
RETIRED DOCTOR HOLDS ONTO DWINDLING AFRICAN AMERICAN FARMING TRADITION
Black farmers operate less than 1% of all of Missouri’s farms, and the number of Blacks in agriculture nationwide has generally been on the decline since the 1920s. At 70 years old, Dr. Thomas Cooper is one of only 324 Black farmers in Missouri.
KBIA | August 14, 2017
fERAL HOGS CAN DAMAGE MISSOURI AGRICULTURE-AND THEY'RE NOT EASY TO CATCH
The species can destroy agricultural land, contaminate livestock, destroy natural habitat and injure humans. Damages cost the U.S. an estimated $1.5 billion a year. Delong, the farmer that helps McWilliams trap hogs, says he had to spend $4,000 on a trap out of pocket because the the animals had become such a problem.
KBIA | August 14, 2017
Off the Clock - A Visit from the Acting Company of New York: Caesar/X at the Rhynsburger
What do Julius Caesar and Malcolm X have in common? More than you might think.
KBIA| March 16, 2017
Off the Clock - A local perspective on this year's oscars: A CONVERSATION WITH BRIAN MAURER
The diversity of this year’s Academy Award nominations has not gone unnoticed. In stark contrast to last year, when several prominent people of color boycotted the ceremony because of a lack of diversity, the 2017 picks feature a black nominee in each of the four acting categories and a more diverse set of nominations, from best picture to best documentary.
KBIA| May 24, 2017
public radio day turns (a sampling)
um board of curators looks to raise tuition in response to budget cuts
The UM Board of Curators may raise tuition for the UM system in the wake of more than $22 million in proposed budget cuts by the Missouri legislature.
KBIA| February 10, 2017
Some Mid-Missouri Schools Have Already Revised Transgender Bathroom Usage Policies
Several school districts in mid-Missouri already have policies related to transgender bathroom use, so President Trump’s decision on Wednesday to scrap federal guidelines on transgender bathroom use in schools won’t have a significant impact.
KBIA| February 24, 2017
Planning and Zoning Overhaul Draws More than Five Hours of Public Comment
After 15 speakers and more than five hours of public comment, the future of Columbia’s new planning and zoning regulations is still uncertain.
KBIA| February 27, 2017
ask and give in the same sentence
LIFE TK| December 12, 2017
dON'T GET IN THE ELEVATOR WITH ANNA
Life TK| November 28, 2017
newscasts (a sampling)
Afternoon newscast FROM NOV. 9, 2017
AFTERNOON NEWSCAST FROM SEPT. 7, 2017