In this on-air interview of the Pulse, Anahita Zare and Matt McCune, organizers of Mid-Missouri’s March for Science protest talk about why they decided to form one here in Columbia and what events they plan. They also touch upon personally what the new Trump administration means for science and how scientists should and will react. This was aired Feb. 13.
While most college seniors are busy finding a job or applying to graduate school, Andrew Hutchinson is running for the First Ward City Council seat. With a strong background in advocating for social justice issues, Hutchinson decided to run his campaign focused on affordable housing, infrastructure and community policing.
The term ‘fake news’ has been thrown around quite a bit during last year’s presidential campaign and throughout President Donald Trump’s first month in office. Listen to a breakdown of why more and more people are questioning the media.
A researcher at Mizzou has done studies with children, working memory, and learning ability. Reporter Seeheusen delves into what working memory is and its implications in educating children.
On Monday, dozens of teachers from Columbia Public Schools and other mid-Missouri schools held a demonstration outside U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s office in downtown Columbia. They called on Blunt to vote against the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. DeVos was confirmed yesterday in the Senate by a 51-50 vote as Blunt voted in favor of confirmation.
Last Thursday, Theo Schwinke and Rebecca Shaw from local advocacy group CoMo For Progress were interviewed on The Pulse by Brett Stover and Titus Wu. They discuss the Indivisible guide, how grassroots groups on the left are utilizing tactics made popular by the Tea Party and more.
Last Sunday, January 29th, hundreds of people gathered outside Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to protest Donald Trump’s actions during the first week of his presidency. In particular, the protesters expressed opposition to Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees and green card holders from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County hosted an annual town hall at the Columbia Public Library on Thursday. State legislators addressed people’s questions concerning everything from gun laws to the right-to-work bill. Missouri Representatives members Cheri Toalson Reisch, Kip Kendrick, Martha Stevens and Chuck Basye attended, along with Missouri Senator Caleb Rowden.
Canned food may not be safe. Mizzou researcher Dr. Cheryl Rosenfeld experimented with canned dog food and realized BPA concentrations increased dramatically in the body when dogs consumed them. The BPA primarily comes from the plastic linings in cans, and the results of this experiment may translate into something bigger for humans themselves.
On Jan. 15, Cafe Berlin, a popular space in the community of Columbia, Missouri where local artists often gather, was broken in by an unknown person. Nothing was stolen, but damage was severe and expensive. Despite the negative impact, the community stepped up and helped chip in. Juliet Furlong gets in the personal side of the story in this piece.