Kansas Bioscience Authority http://kcur.org en Governor: Bioscience Authority Controversy Won't Affect NBAF http://kcur.org/post/governor-bioscience-authority-controversy-wont-affect-nbaf <p>An audit released recently alleges misdeeds by former Kansas Bioscience Authority head Tom Thornton. The KBA is one of the groups that worked to help Kansas land the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) project.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:26:34 +0000 Stephen Koranda 11715 at http://kcur.org Governor: Bioscience Authority Controversy Won't Affect NBAF Top Of The Morning News: Friday, January 27, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-friday-january-27-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.<br /> • Streetcar Plan On Track<br /> • Bike Share Rolls Out<br /> • Trial Date Set For Bishop &amp; Catholic Diocese<br /> • Kansas Agriculture Secretary Blasts Bioscience Authority<br /> • Artists In Their Own Words: Year Of The Dragon</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:38:09 +0000 Maria Carter 11592 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Friday, January 27, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Blasts Bioscience Authority http://kcur.org/post/agriculture-secretary-blasts-bioscience-authority <p>Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman blasted the Kansas Bioscience Authority today, saying the agency&#39;s board of directors hasn&#39;t fulfilled its duties. Rodman was selected by the governor to work with the company that recently audited the KBA. Rodman criticized the way the agency has been spending money.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:19:01 +0000 Stephen Koranda 11550 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-tuesday-january-24-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.<br /> • Audit Questions Bioscience Authority’s Former President<br /> • Anti-Abortion Activists Rally At Kansas Statehouse<br /> • Missouri Lawmakers Look At Workplace Discrimination<br /> • Mental Health Care Leader Retires</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:24:11 +0000 Maria Carter 11368 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Brownback Withholds Bioscience Funds http://kcur.org/post/brownback-withholds-bioscience-funds <p>Governor Sam Brownback is withholding the payment of $22 million to the Kansas Bioscience Authority &ndash; that&#39;s about 2/3 of the agency&#39;s state funding.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:53:27 +0000 Steve Bell & Laura Ziegler 11346 at http://kcur.org Brownback Withholds Bioscience Funds Kansas Legislature Strips KBA Of Bonding For NBAF http://kcur.org/post/kansas-legislature-strips-kba-bonding-nbaf <p>In the latest bout between the Kansas Bioscience Authority and state officials, the House passed a bill that would strip the KBA of bonding authority for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.</p> Thu, 12 May 2011 18:57:49 +0000 Laura Ziegler 7824 at http://kcur.org Kansas Legislature Strips KBA Of Bonding For NBAF Interim Head Of KBA Concerned About NBAF, Investments http://kcur.org/post/interim-head-kba-concerned-about-nbaf-investments <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53533bb24de12-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53533bb24de12-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53533bb24de12-"></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-963708.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>David Vranicar, former President of Heartland BioVentures, the division of the KBA responsible for working with outside investors, is interim CEO of the KBA. He says the KBA will comply with Gov. Brownback's audit request, but that there are proprietary agreements it must obey.</p> Sun, 17 Apr 2011 14:59:47 +0000 Laura Ziegler 7747 at http://kcur.org Interim Head Of KBA Concerned About NBAF, Investments Officials With NBAF Pleased About President's Budget http://kcur.org/post/officials-nbaf-pleased-about-presidents-budget <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53533bb1abb62-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53533bb1abb62-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53533bb1abb62-"></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-952480.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>President Obama's proposed budget, released Monday, included $150 million for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, scheduled to be up and running in Manhattan by 2018. Officials held a teleconference with reporters to say they were pleased with the proposal, and that it would take four more budget cycles to complete the project.</p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:29:22 +0000 Laura Ziegler 7574 at http://kcur.org President Of KBA Reacts To NBAF Risk Assessment http://kcur.org/post/president-kba-reacts-nbaf-risk-assessment <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53533dd42e176-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53533dd42e176-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53533dd42e176-"></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-935931.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>Tom Thornton, President and CEO of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, responds to the National Academy of Sciences report released this week that is highly critical of the risk assessment for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan.</p> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 15:30:41 +0000 Laura Ziegler 7302 at http://kcur.org Bioscience Authority Commits $9 Million to KU Cancer Center http://kcur.org/post/bioscience-authority-commits-9-million-ku-cancer-center <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53534485208fc-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53534485208fc-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53534485208fc-"></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-928725.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>Salina, KS – The Kansas Bioscience Authority has pledged more than $9 million over the next five years to bring five prominent cancer researchers to the University of Kansas Cancer Center.</p> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 16:55:48 +0000 Bryan Thompson 7162 at http://kcur.org Kansas Biosciences Get Boost From Partnership With USDA http://kcur.org/post/kansas-biosciences-get-boost-partnership-usda <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53533dd42ca4b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53533dd42ca4b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53533dd42ca4b-"></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-915325.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>At its annual meeting in Overland Park this week, the Kansas Bioscience Authority announced that the USDA had selected Kansas to be one of 9 partnership sites.</p> Wed, 28 Jul 2010 18:54:42 +0000 Laura Ziegler 6884 at http://kcur.org GAO Report Raises Questions About NBAF In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/gao-report-raises-questions-about-nbaf-kansas <p>A report from the Government Accountability Office questions how the Department of Homeland Security determined the safety of six sites for a proposed animal disease research lab. Manhattan, Kan. was selected as the site for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF.</p> Mon, 27 Jul 2009 16:38:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 5480 at http://kcur.org