Show Me The State: The Disappearance Of Paw Paw French
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by KBIA
1y ago
French settlers colonized southeast Missouri over 200 years ago. And with them came the French language and culture ..read more
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Show Me The State: Which State Saved The Wine Industry?
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by KBIA
1y ago
About 150 years ago in the vineyards of southern France, winemakers start to notice their vineyards aren’t looking healthy. They rack their brains but can’t figure out what is devouring the crops. Samples are taken, scientific investigations mounted and letters for help are sent out across the globe ..read more
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Show Me The State: Barbara Papish
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by KBIA
1y ago
In 1969, graduate student Barbara Papish hands out an underground newspaper on the University of Missouri Columbia campus. The Free Press Underground issue features a cartoon on the cover depicting police officers raping the Statue of Liberty and Lady Justice. The words “With Liberty and Justice For All” encircle the image ..read more
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Show Me The State: Diamond Billy
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by KBIA
1y ago
On some days in the early 1900s, you could walk out to the railroad tracks near the Iowa border and watch rail cars full of horses moving in and out of Missouri. Occasionally, also in those cars are elephants, lions and monkeys ..read more
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Show Me The State: The Fulton Flash
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by KBIA
1y ago
Helen Stephens starts high school in Fulton in 1931. She’s a gangly, gravelly-voiced farm girl dressed in homemade clothes. Her classmates tease her with the unfortunate moniker “Popeye.” Helen takes it in stride with humor, attempting to own her identity - a feat for any teenager ..read more
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Show Me The State: Percy Green
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by KBIA
1y ago
When the St. Louis Arch was being built in 1964, no Black workers had been hired for the construction crew ..read more
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Show Me The State: Laura Ingalls Wilder
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by KBIA
1y ago
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s journey to becoming a worldwide author is interlaced with pure hardship ..read more
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Show Me The State: Lake Of The Ozarks
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by KBIA
1y ago
Today, on a map, Lake of the Ozarks looks like a sprouting, twisting tree root that covers 86 square miles. The over 1000 miles of shoreline are dotted with resorts and cabins ..read more
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Show Me The State: Sunken Steamboats Of The Missouri River
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by KBIA
1y ago
In the steamboat’s glory days right before the Civil War, there would be on average, 60 boats traveling through different ports along the Missouri River each day. Cargo of agricultural products, furs and settlers would move up and down the river. From St. Louis to Montana ..read more
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Show Me The State: The Gay Purge
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by KBIA
1y ago
In the 1940s and ‘50s, designated police officers and university administrators were on the lookout for gay students and faculty ..read more
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