The Columbia Public School district is in the midst of deciding new start times for the district's elementary, middle and high schools. We discuss the options on the table and explore how the changes could affect parents, students and teachers.
Christine King, vice president, Columbia Board of Education
Mark Maus, principal, Rock Bridge High School
A spate of new development has taken off in downtown Columbia, in particular the construction of several multi-story student housing developments. Amid the current building boom, we take a look at the vision for Columbia's downtown and consider what it might mean to have hundreds of students living in the area.
Carrie Gartner, executive director, Downtown Community Improvement District.
John Ott, developer and owner of Alley A Realty and several downtown properties, including the Stephens Building at Broadway and Hitt.
Debbie Sheals, historic preservation consultant and founding member of the Columbia Historic Preservation Commission
Plans for a new terminal at Columbia Regional Airport are already under way. The question now is how to pay for it. Today we discuss the latest proposal for funding an airport expansion, as well as the connection between the airport and economic growth in mid-Missouri.
Michael Kelly, general manager of the Stoney Creek Inn & Conference Center in Columbia and board member of the Missouri Hotel & Lodging Association
Mike Matthes, Columbia city manager
For more details about options for an expanded airport terminal, click here to download the full PDF file sumbitted to the City Council from the City's website.
Despite the success of flights to Memphis, mid-Missouri's main commercial airport still has been cited as a hindrance to the region's economic development. What might be done to increase airport traffic and better connect mid-Missouri to the world?
Mike Brooks, president, Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI)
Bob McDavid, mayor of Columbia
Andrew Schneider, manager, Columbia Regional Airport