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 Fest’s Alex George On Writing and Book-festing In Missouri
Apr 15 • 28 min
This week, Intersection sits down with Alex George, a Columbia author, owner of Skylark Bookshop and founder of the Unbound Book Festival , which comes to Columbia this weekend. Now in its fourth year, the festival has brought literary celebrities - like…
CoMo’s Two Mayoral Candidates
Apr 1 • 28 min
Tuesday is election day and voters across mid-Missouri are deciding on school board, mayoral and city council races. One of the most important races on the Boone County ballot is the Columbia mayoral race, with two experienced politicans vying for the…
What’s On the Table for CoMo’s School Board Candidates
Mar 25 • 28 min
This week on Intersection: Three candidates in Columbia are running for two seats open on the Columbia Public School’s Board of Education … and voters will decide between the three candidates in the municipal election April 2nd.
Intersection Excerpt: Missouri Health Talks on Food Insecurity ‘The Hidden Problem’
Mar 19 • 6 min
In this excerpt from KBIA’s Intersection, Melanie Hickcox and Monica Palmer with Feeding Missouri, a coalition of Missouri food banks, discuss the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding food insecurity. They spoke to KBIA for Missouri Health Talks.
Combating Hunger in Missouri
Mar 18 • 28 min
Hunger affects about 900,000 people in Missouri, according to Feeding America . And it can be found in rural areas or in urban areas, and even on college campuses, throughout the state. Though some organizations and food banks, like the Food Bank of…
The T/F Inspiration Overload Episode
Mar 4 • 28 min
This week on Intersection, we’ll look back on the weekend in Columbia that was the annual inspiration overload known as the True False Film Festival. In this 16th year of the fest, the streets were taken over by art, film, conversation, confrontation, and…
Here Comes True False 2019
Feb 25 • 28 min
The 2019 True False Film Fest is here. And this week on Intersection, we’re tossing the mic to the True False podcast team. Podcast host Allison Coffelt sat down with three programmers behind the festival to get the highlights and themes emerging from…
The Lasting Impact and Struggle of Missouri’s African-American Women
Feb 18 • 28 min
In her book “Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis,” MU Professor Keona Ervin delves into the stories and the frontline activism of working-class black women in her native city of St. Louis. The period Ervin…
Staying Sustainable and Staying Positive
Feb 11 • 28 min
Drought, storms, extreme weather conditions, the rise of sea levels, the loss of ecosystems, and dire predictions: If you follow the news, you know that when it comes to the state of the planet, it’s not a pretty picture. And President Trump’s 2017…
Columbia Mayor Brian Treece on Policing, Finances and What Makes CoMo Great
Feb 4 • 28 min
This week Intersection features a chat with Columbia Mayor Brian Treece about the future of Columbia. Mayor Treece was elected in 2016, and is currently seeking a second term. He’s facing a challenge from long-time Missouri politician Chris Kelly. Voters…
Community Policing, Former CPD Chief Ken Burton, and the Way Forward for CoMo
Jan 21 • 28 min
Community Policing has been an important issue in Columbia recently, driving discussions around fair and equitable policing and sparking controversy over its handling by Columbia’s former city manager and police chief. On Intersection, a roundtable of…
Recent Changes in Columbia and What It All Means for the Community
Jan 9 • 28 min
On this edition of Intersection, three local analysts discuss recent dramatic changes in Columbia, including the departures of the city’s police chief, its city manager, and the elimination of the position of deputy city manager. We explore the factors…
Unbound Book Festival Authors Talk Inclusion, Lost Stories and Identity
Apr 18, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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…