Intersection

Intersection

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Each week, our host Sara Shahriari sits down with community members to discuss issues concerning mid-Missourians. From politics, to local art to social issues, anything that generates good conversations and affects our community is on the table.
Unbound Book Festival Authors Talk Inclusion, Lost Stories and Identity
Apr 18 • 28 min
Today on Intersection, we’re sharing interviews with local authors coming to the Unbound Book Festival this weekend, and also exploring concerns about diversity and expression at the festival. Unbound is a three-day event that brings authors from all over…
Missouri Health Talks on Missouri’s Sexual Assault Response Team
Apr 10 • 28 min
This week on Intersection, we bring you a special from Missouri Health Talks. Health reporter Rebecca Smith spoke with Jennifer Carter Dochler, the Public Policy Director for the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) and one of…
Fighting Bullying in Missouri Today, From the Statehouse to the Classroom
Mar 30 • 28 min
The classic concept of bullying is a boy on the playground scaring other kids into giving up their lunch money. But that’s far from how much bullying unfolds. Today on Intersection we explore what bullying, and efforts to stop it, look like in Missouri.…
True/False Filmmaker Conversations on Shirkers, Three Identical Strangers, Primas
Mar 13 • 28 min
Today, we’re looking back at a few popular films from the True/False film festival. We spoke with six filmmakers about the process behind their films and what they hope audiences gain from their work. The films cover a range of topics, from the father-son…
What is a Grand Jury Anyway? A Conversation with MU Law Professor Ben Trachtenberg
Mar 1 • 16 min
Last week Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was indicted by a grand jury and charged with felony invasion of privacy. His trial is scheduled to begin May 14. But what is a grand jury, an indictment or a felony? And for that matter, what is invasion of…
Intersection- True/False Filmmaker Conversations on Bisbee ‘17, Crime + Punishment, América
Feb 27 • 28 min
Today, we’re talking with four True/False filmmakers about the inspiration behind their documentaries and what they hope audiences learn from their films. The documentaries cover a range of topics including aging, deportation and policing. The True/False…
Columbia Culture Standouts with Green Duck Lounge, POYi and True/False Picks
Feb 22 • 28 min
Today on Intersection, we’re exploring some of the fascinating cultural events in Columbia this month. We hear about journalism meeting civil rights history and theater in The Green Duck Lounge, the major international photography competition POYi, and…
True/False Podcast Showcase with Director Kitty Green of Casting JonBenét
Feb 13 • 28 min
This week on Intersection, we bring you an episode of the True/False Podcast, which is a collaboration between the True/False Film Fest and KBIA. The podcast showcases in-depth conversations with documentary film directors, and today we hear from director…
Author Junot Díaz on Immigration, Empire and White Supremacy
Feb 6 • 28 min
This week on Intersection, we bring you excerpts from author Junot Díaz’s Jan. 22 talk at MU. Díaz won the 2008 Pulitzer prize for his first novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” He received a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship and co-founded the…
Mid-Missouri Authors on Writing Hauntings, Dramatic Villians and Nerd Dating
Feb 1 • 27 min
Today, we’re talking with three mid-Missouri authors - Mary Collins Barile, David Crespy and Brian Katcher. They’ve written plays, books on local folklore and young adult novels.
What Has Changed? Looking at the 2015 Student Activism at Mizzou
Jan 22 • 28 min
It’s been more than two years since the protests at the University of Missouri. In 2015, the university was at the center of a national conversation on race relations and student activism. Today, the campus has undergone a number of changes, including the…
Missouri Health Talks on Homelessness in Missouri
Nov 28, 2017 • 28 min
This week on Intersection we bring you a special on homelessness from Missouri Health Talks. Health reporter Rebecca Smith spoke with Jennifer Carter Dochler, the Public Policy Director for the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and…
United and Divided: Stories on Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide
Nov 21, 2017 • 28 min
Today, we’re bringing you United and Divided , a series of stories on bridging the urban-rural divide. It’s reported by Harvest Public Media . In the wake of the 2016 presidential election one thing is clear: rural America and urban America see things…
Native Languages and Identity as MU Marks Native American Heritage Month
Nov 15, 2017 • 28 min
November is Native American Heritage Month. This week author and professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University Anton Treuer talks with host Sara Shahriari. MU professor of digital storytelling and citizen of Cherokee Nation Joseph Erb joins in the…
Could Dogs Help You Live Longer? How Interacting with Pets Can Affect Our Health
Nov 8, 2017 • 28 min
This week on intersection we are joined by Dr. Rebecca Johnson. She is the Millsap Professor of Gerontological Nursing and Public Policy Professor at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. She’s also a professor and serves as the director…
Welcome Home Expands to House and Assist More Columbia Veterans
Nov 6, 2017 • 28 min
Welcome Home is a transitional emergency and service center for veterans. The organization has been operating in Columbia for more than 25 years, and recently expanded. The mission? To reduce veteran homelessness by helping people gain housing, services…
Path to Supreme Court for Same-Sex Marriage, the Power of Stories with Jim Obergefell
Oct 30, 2017 • 28 min
This week on Intersection we are joined by Jim Obergefell , who was the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage. Obergefell visited the University of Missouri earlier this month to present a lecture called “Love Wins”…
Missouri DACA Recipients Share Stories of Immigration and Belonging
Oct 24, 2017 • 28 min
Early last month, President Donald Trump announced he would end a federal program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA . It’s a program created in 2012 when then President Barack Obama signed an executive order. DACA protects nearly…
Missouri Task Force One on Hurricane Harvey Mission to Texas
Oct 2, 2017 • 28 min
Missouri Task Force One is an urban search and rescue team that responds to disasters around the country. There are just 28 such units nationwide, and the Missouri force is managed by the Boone County Fire Protection District. A Missouri Task Force One…
Lead’s Pivotal Role in Missouri’s Past, Present and Future
Sep 29, 2017 • 28 min
Lead has played a pivotal role in the history of Missouri. More than 17 million tons of lead have come out of the ground in the state over the last 300 years, and that’s left a lasting impact on the state economically, environmentally and culturally. KBIA…