At KBIA, an NPR member station, I worked as a general assignment reporter and as a producer for one of the weekly shows, Intersection. Intersection focuses on producing community-oriented pieces that serve as in-depth looks at different issues mid-Missouri is talking about, anywhere from culture to the environment to politics. As a producer, I came up with story ideas and potential sources, created content for shows, did interviews on the street with community members and wrote web posts and transcriptions. As a reporter, I wrote web stories and conducted audio interviews with sources to provide clips to the daily newscast.
"This week on Intersection, we’re looking at the Missouri Senate race for District 19, which includes Boone and Cooper counties. Caleb Rowden is the Republican candidate. He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. Stephen Webber is the Democratic candidate, and he was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2008. We spoke with Rudi Keller of The Columbia Daily Tribune to learn about what makes this race so important, and then with both candidates about issues such as voter ID, Medicaid expansion and creating jobs in mid-Missouri."
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"This week on Intersection, we're looking at the race for Missouri Attorney General. Josh Hawley is the Republican candidate, and Teresa Hensley is the Democratic candidate. Hawley and Hensley have different ideas of what an Attorney General’s primary role should be, and we spoke with both candidates about how they see the job they're campaigning for differently. We also talked with Missouri experts about what an attorney general actually does, and how people can have different ideas about the job."
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"This week on Intersection, we talk with Sgt. Mike Hestir of the Columbia Police Department's Community Outreach Unit, and Lorenzo Lawson, the executive director of the Youth Empowerment Zone.
We explore what community policing looks like in Columbia, how the Outreach Unit began and Hestir and Lawson's hopes for the future."
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"This week on Intersection, we talk with Caleb Rowden, the newly elected Missouri State Senator for District 19, which is made up of Boone and Cooper Counties. Rowden will replace two-term District 19 Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer. We talk about Rowden’s tight race against Democrat Stephen Webber, healthcare, the University of Missouri, Planned Parenthood, ethics reform and his goals for the next four years."
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Truman State University President Troy Paino announced Monday in an email to colleagues and students that he will be stepping down from the position effective July 1.
Paino said he is leaving Truman to become the 10th President of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, which is located closer to his wife Kelly’s family in Arlington about 50 miles away.
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