20 episodes

Each week, our host Sara Shahriari sits down with community members to discuss issues concerning mid-Missourians. From politics, to local art to social issues, anything that generates good conversations and affects our community is on the table.

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Each week, our host Sara Shahriari sits down with community members to discuss issues concerning mid-Missourians. From politics, to local art to social issues, anything that generates good conversations and affects our community is on the table.

    The Check-In: Disaster Communications

    The Check-In: Disaster Communications

    In a crisis, it’s more important than ever to get good, accurate information. We need information from our local and national government and from health officials. We need accurate, reasoned information from the media. And we need all of this while many things are unknown, or changing very quickly — whether it’s what we know about the virus itself, who qualifies for testing, government recommendations about social distancing or wearing masks in public. It can be hard to keep up, and it can also

    • 28 min
    The Check-In: Reading Through A Crisis

    The Check-In: Reading Through A Crisis

    For today's episode as we head into the weekend, we try to think about how great it would be to simply escape right now -- to head to new horizons, a new place or time, and meet new people. While actual travel is out of the question for most of us while we shelter-in-place because of the coronavirus pandemic, books can still take us places. They lift us up and take us right out of the anxiety, stress and fear we might be experiencing.

    • 28 min
    The Check-In: City Response

    The Check-In: City Response

    As confirmed cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in Missouri, the city of Columbia has responded (as many cities are in the absence of a statewide directive): by implementing its own stay at home order. The goal is to slow the spread of the virus and keep our community safe, but this solution comes with its own complications. The directive has meant deciding which businesses are essential and which need to close their doors and send their employees home. Difficult decisions for a city

    • 28 min
    The Check-In: Business And Economic Impact

    The Check-In: Business And Economic Impact

    While cases of COVID-19 are on the rise across the country and here in Missouri, a second tragic crisis is also unfolding around us. Residents have been ordered to stay-at-home to keep everyone safe, which also means that businesses across the nation and here in our Mid-Missouri towns are having to close. With those closures, business-owners are seeing their dreams shuttered, hopefully only temporarily. And people who work in restaurants and bars, among other industries, are seeing their jobs

    • 29 min
    The Check-In: Health And Humanities

    The Check-In: Health And Humanities

    In today's episode, we look to the weekend and consider whether some of our favorite extra-curricular pursuits can help us through this coronavirus crisis. We ask our audience what they’re reading, listening to and watching that is getting them through this crisis. Maybe there’s even something that’s more than just an escape - that’s actually helped provide meaning and solace during difficult times. And how are musicians and artists faring during a time when galleries are closed and concerts are

    • 28 min
    Live From KBIA - Community Amid COVID-19 - Frontline Workers

    Live From KBIA - Community Amid COVID-19 - Frontline Workers

    Boone County is under a stay-at-home order and while many of us stay in - working from home, taking care of our kids, binge-watching Netflix, - there’s a group of professionals out there who do not have that luxury right now. They’re the nurses, doctors, emergency responders and other frontline workers going to work and preparing-for and now responding-to COVID-19 cases. In this episode, we talk to people who are working on the front lines of this outbreak in our community and we’ll hear from

    • 28 min

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