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.
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…
Intersection Preview - Photographing the Legacy of Lead in Missouri’s Old Lead Belt
Sep 22, 2017 • 4 min
Next week on Intersection, we look at Missouri’s legacy of lead. In this preview of our upcoming show, Intersection host Sara Shahriari talks with photographer Benjamin Hoste about his images from Missouri’s old lead belt. Hoste’s photographs from the old…
Back to School With Fossils in the Columns, Toxicology and Textiles
Sep 12, 2017 • 28 min
Intersection is marking the new school year with conversations with three MU professors whose work and teaching styles make then stand out. We learn that parts of Missouri were once on the coast of a huge inland sea, how a veterinarian and toxicologist…
Missouri Health Talks on Access to Oral Healthcare
Aug 29, 2017 • 28 min
This week on Intersection we bring you a special on oral health from the new KBIA project, Missouri Health Talks. Health reporter Rebecca Smith spoke with Dr. John Dane, the current State Dental Director, and Gary Harbison, the Executive Director for the…
The ‘Most Watched Celestial Event’ with Astrophysicist Angela Speck
Aug 14, 2017 • 28 min
Central Missouri is on the path of totality for the upcoming solar eclipse. That means that the sun will completely disappear from view for a few minutes during the middle of the day. Intersection’s Sara Shahriari and Harvest Public Media reporter Kris…
Author William Least Heat-Moon on New Novel, ‘Celestial Mechanics’
May 1, 2017 • 28 min
This week on Intersection we are joined by William Trogdon, who writes under the name William Least Heat-Moon, to discuss his new novel, “Celestial Mechanics.” The novel follows Silas Fortunato, an amateur astronomer, through a serious accident and…
Neighborhood Conservation and Real Estate Development in Columbia
Apr 25, 2017 • 28 min
This week on Intersection, we continue our look at Columbia’s new Unified Development Ordinance. Listen here:
Mayor Brian Treece Talks Zoning, Infrastructure and Downtown Parking
Apr 18, 2017 • 28 min
This week on Intersection, Columbia Mayor Brian Treece joins us to discuss the Unified Development Ordinance, which took effect at the end of March. The new zoning code is the biggest comprehensive reform to zoning in Columbia since the 1950s. Treece says…
Diversity in Academia and the College Language Association
Apr 12, 2017 • 28 min
This week on Intersection, representatives from the College Language Association, or CLA, join us to discuss its yearly convention, which was held in Columbia late last week. The CLA was founded in 1937, when black professors and scholars were looking for…
A Conversation with Columbia’s First Ward City Council Candidates
Apr 3, 2017 • 28 min
Columbia’s First Ward City Council candidates joined us to share their priorities. The election is April 4. Candidates discussed their views on housing, infrastructure, community policing and social equity.
A Conversation with Fifth Ward City Council Candidates Art Jago and Matt Pitzer
Mar 28, 2017 • 28 min
Columbia City Council elections for the Fifth and First Wards are April 4. This week, Intersection talked with the Fifth Ward City Council Candidates, Arthur Jago and Matt Pitzer . The candidates discuss issues including safety, policing, development and…
If GOP Plan Replaces Obamacare, What Changes for Missourians?
Mar 21, 2017 • 28 min
This week on Intersection, we talk with KBIA health reporter Bram Sable-Smith about possible changes to healthcare in Missouri. One change could come this Thursday, when the U.S. House is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act. This bill is the…