We hear from the author of a new book that retraces the route William Least Heat-Moon took in his bestselling book, Blue Highways. But first, a conversation with MU Provost Brian Foster about the latest developments concerning the University of Missouri Press. Hosted by Rehman Tungekar.
Brian Foster, provost, University of Missouri-Columbia
Ed Ailor III, author, "Blue Highways Revisited:
William Least Heat-Moon, author, "Blue Highways"
After the shooting deaths of two Columbia teenagers this spring, we follow up with this discussion about youth violence and efforts to prevent it in our community. We hear from two teenagers about the challenges and opportunities young people encounter, and we discuss programs that encourage teens to get involved.
Josh Bass, teacher at Douglass High School
Nakita Cade, junior at Hickman High School
Tarrence Davis, sophomore at Hickman High School
Sherrod Ellis, empowerment coordinator for Silence the Violence
More than a quarter of Missouri’s population lives in rural areas. We examine some of the challenges -- and benefits -- of life as a rural teenager. Our guests include the producers of a multimedia series that chronicles the experience of growing up in small-town Missouri.
Brian Kratzer, director of photography for the Columbia Missourian
Katie Currid, staff member at the Missourian who helped edit a series of pieces about rural teens
Bradd Anderson, a state 4-H development specialist
Craig Schroeder, director of Youth Development for the Rural Policy Research Institute (joining the program by phone)
In advance of elections on Tuesday, we discuss the two school funding measures on the ballot. We also examine how the city council and school board races are shaping up. The discussion of school-related items fills the first half of the program; the second half is devoted to city council races.
Andrew Denney, city government reporter, Columbia Tribune
Catherine Martin, K-12 education reporter, Columbia Tribune
Jan Mees, member, Columbia School Board
Jonathan Sessions, member, Columbia School Board
Kip Hill, public life reporter, Columbia Missourian (joining the program by phone)
Being a parent can be difficult enough, but with the advent of social media and new technology, it can at times feel overwhelming. We talk to a panel of experts about how modern technology can make parenting even more of a challenge.
Bradd Anderson, Missouri 4-H youth development specialist
Meg Ladd, ParentLink program manager
Jen Reeves, associate professor, Missouri School of Journalism
Scott Steinberg, author of "The Modern Parents Guidebook to Kids and Video Games" (joining the program by phone)