On Aug. 26, Kraig Kahler, a former Columbia Water and Light director, was found guilty of killing his wife, his two teen-aged daughters and his wife’s grandmother, whose home they were visiting. The case raises the troubling question: How can a family in our community be destroyed in this kind of tragedy? In this discussion, we talk about how these kinds of shocking domestic violence events come to pass and, more importantly, how they might be prevented.
IF YOU ARE IN AN ABUSIVE SITUATION AND NEED HELP, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline
: 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224
, executive director, True North
, development director, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
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Details about some of the work being done to help deter abusers was provided in the online chat room during today's discussion. Susan Schopflin, quality improvement director at Family Counseling Center of Missouri, described the work of M.E.N.D. (Men Exploring Non-violent Directions), a 27 week batterer intervention program. Click below to replay the chat and read what she had to say.
Hundreds of people in mid-Missouri have no place to call home, and the people who work with the homeless population say those in need are not always who you think. We take a look at how bad the need is, what assistance is already available and what else might be done to help the homeless in mid-Missouri. Hosted by KBIA Assistant News Director Ryan Famuliner.
Cyndy Chapman, Regional Development Director, Columbia and Jefferson City Salvation Army
Dianna Moore, director of economic development, Central Missouri Community Action
Rebecca Roesslet, Social Services Supervisor, Columbia/Boone County Office of Community Services
The Harry Potter books and movies have captivated audiences around the world for more than a decade. With the final installment of the Harry Potter films out this summer, panelists discuss how all that witchcraft fits into the context of more mainstream religious traditions.
Signe Cohen, associate professor and director of graduate studies, MU Department of Religious Studies
Rick Cotner, member of Calvary Episcopal Church who led the church’s adult forums on Harry Potter and religion