From being a theater professor at the University of Missouri to a pastor at Columbia’s historic Second Baptist Church, Clyde Ruffin began a new career in politics. Ruffin was elected as First Ward City Council member in 2015 and is running for re-election.
Mizzou was put under a tornado warning on Monday night. Many students gathered in basements of several buildings during the warning. Severe thunderstorm warning lasted until 11 PM and a tornado watch lasted until 4 AM. Alec Stutson briefly reports on this.
In The Road Movie, director Dmitrii Kalashnikov uses footage from dashboard cameras of cars in Russia to form a collection of stories. Each clip is its own anecdote with its own set of circumstances. Kalashnikov varies these short episodes so that in the movie’s 72 minutes, we feel terrified, confused and entertained. We are passengers […]
Blood streaks dry on the floor while nervous round children dance and an Irish woman describes “topsy-turvy” Syrian bomb-outs in a utopia where men cry and exiled hippies dress the entrails of cyberhell in corporate manifestos. Adam Curtis’ mammoth HyperNormalisation addresses the collapse of established reality in the wider world, examining substitute narratives, suicide bombings, […]
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.
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.
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.
At noon Tuesday, dozens of people gathered outside U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s office in downtown Columbia to protest President Donald Trump’s recent cabinet nominations and executive orders.