Earlier this month, the so-called "Gang of Eight" group of senators unveiled their comprehensive immigration reform package. On the next Intersection, we’ll parse through the bill, and examine its effect in Missouri and beyond.
City leaders are in the midst of discussing strategies to manage Columbia's growth in the coming years. In this episode of Intersection, we'll take a closer look at future development in the city's downtown area, and find out how zoning changes could affect that. Later on in the program, we'll discuss proposed improvements to Providence Road.
Panelists: John Ott, owner, Alley A Realty Barbara Hoppe, Ward 6 Council Member Doug Wheeler, Chair, Planning and Zoning Commission
Estimates place Columbia’s dropout rate at about 3 percent in 2011, close to the state average. Nationally, the U.S. Department of education places the dropout rate at around 3.4 percent in the school year ending in 2010.
So what’s being done to reduce these numbers? Intersection explored the factors that lead students to drop out of high school, and heard about what's being done in our community to change that.
Hosted by Ryan Famuliner.
Panelists: Eryca Neville, principal, Douglass High School Lorenzo Lawson, executive director, Youth Empowerment Zone
So what’s contributing to this upward trend? This week on Intersection, we'll take a closer look at childhood obesity.
Panelists: Steve Ball, Associate Professor, MU Dept. of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Kayla Otteson, Dietician, Adolescent Diabetic Obesity Program, MU Children’s Hospital Dr. Aneesh Tosh, Director, Adolescent Diabetic Obesity Program, MU Children’s Hospital Laina Fullum, Director, Nutrition Services for Columbia Public Schools (joining by phone)