KWMU: Maria Altman http://kcur.org en Mississippi River Communities Brace For Flooding http://kcur.org/post/mississippi-river-communities-brace-flooding Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now here's a change. Earlier this year, the worst drought conditions seen in the Midwest in decades threatened to close the Mississippi River to barge traffic. Now, communities along the river in Missouri and Illinois are bracing for flooding.<p>St. Louis Public Radio Maria Altman reports.<p>MARIA ALTMAN, BYLINE: The threat of flooding on the Mississippi River came on quickly after last week's storms dumped rain across the Midwest. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:34:00 +0000 KWMU: Maria Altman 35526 at http://kcur.org L.A. Eyes Luring NFL Rams From St. Louis http://kcur.org/post/la-eyes-luring-nfl-rams-st-louis Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The St. Louis Rams had a tough football season, tying for the worst record in the NFL. This months' hiring of a new head coach, Jeff Fisher, created a sense of hope. But there are lingering concerns among fans about whether the team will stay in St. Louis.<p>Many there remember watching their original NFL team leave town in the 1980s. Now the Rams have the right to break their stadium lease if the city does not make major upgrades. And as St. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:00:00 +0000 KWMU: Maria Altman 10914 at http://kcur.org Lawsuit Alleges Mental Health Services To Deaf Inadequate http://kcur.org/post/lawsuit-alleges-mental-health-services-deaf-inadequate <p>St. Louis, Mo. – A lawsuit filed against the Missouri Department of Mental Health in federal court today claims the department has failed to provide adequate services to the deaf.</p> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 21:35:43 +0000 KWMU: Maria Altman 6560 at http://kcur.org Rural Communities Say Missouri Needs Tougher Anti-Meth Law http://kcur.org/post/rural-communities-say-missouri-needs-tougher-anti-meth-law <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3c75149da4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3c75149da4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3c75149da4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-883302.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>St. Louis, Mo. – Missouri has led the nation in the number of methamphetamine labs seized each year since 2001. Now several small towns in the state are attempting to curb the drug's production by making a key ingredient - pseudoephedrine - more difficult to get. But as St. Louis Public Radio's Maria Altman reports, some municipal officials say meth labs won't go away until the state passes a prescription-only law.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2010 18:03:44 +0000 KWMU: Maria Altman 6268 at http://kcur.org Lawmakers Reconsider Missouri Tax System http://kcur.org/post/lawmakers-reconsider-missouri-tax-system <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3c75148583-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3c75148583-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3c75148583-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-879502.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Jefferson City, Mo. – If you pay personal income tax in Missouri chances are you're in the <b>top tax bracket</b>. It takes only $9000 in taxable income a year to reach the state's top tier.</p> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 18:23:35 +0000 KWMU: Maria Altman 6164 at http://kcur.org Missouri Public Defender System 'Headed For Disaster' http://kcur.org/post/missouri-public-defender-system-headed-disaster <p>Kansas City, MO – A study on the Missouri Public Defender system finds it ranks last in resources when compared to other states.</p> Tue, 27 Oct 2009 14:16:46 +0000 KWMU: Maria Altman 5849 at http://kcur.org Parents As Teachers Faces Cuts http://kcur.org/post/parents-teachers-faces-cuts <p>St. Louis, MO – It's the 25th year of Parents As Teachers, an early childhood program that began in Missouri. It was the first of its kind when it began, and now Parents As Teachers is in every state and several countries. Yet while the program is celebrating its anniversary, it's also facing a 10% cut in state funding from its home state.</p> Wed, 06 May 2009 19:59:54 +0000 KWMU: Maria Altman 5223 at http://kcur.org Renters Have Little Protection From Foreclosures http://kcur.org/post/renters-have-little-protection-foreclosures <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3c75141ea7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3c75141ea7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3c75141ea7-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-833962.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>St. Louis, MO – In Missouri, homeowners get at least 20 days notice when banks decide to foreclose. Not so for renters.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2009 19:19:51 +0000 KWMU: Maria Altman 5187 at http://kcur.org