Manhattan http://kcur.org en NBAF Steering Committee Holds First Meeting In Topeka http://kcur.org/post/nbaf-steering-committee-holds-first-meeting-topeka <p>The first meeting of a steering committee appointed by Gov. Sam Brownback last summer is taking place this morning in Topeka. National, state and local officials are meeting to discuss the current state and future of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 17:01:44 +0000 Laura Ziegler 18456 at http://kcur.org Possible Funding Boost For Kan. Agro-Defense Facility http://kcur.org/post/possible-funding-boost-kan-agro-defense-facility <p>The troubled National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan., got a financial shot in the arm yesterday.</p><p> Thu, 10 May 2012 14:41:13 +0000 Laura Ziegler 17420 at http://kcur.org Possible Funding Boost For Kan. Agro-Defense Facility Funding NBAF: As Congress Waits, Will Kansas Dollars Continue? http://kcur.org/post/funding-nbaf-congress-waits-will-kansas-dollars-continue <p>With federal funding more at risk than ever for Manhattan&rsquo;s National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently said the state could expect what he called &ldquo;a fight&rdquo; for the next five years.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 13:46:23 +0000 Laura Ziegler 15471 at http://kcur.org Funding NBAF: As Congress Waits, Will Kansas Dollars Continue? Opponents Of High-Security Lab In Manhattan Gain Steam http://kcur.org/post/opponents-high-security-lab-manhattan-gain-steam <p>The facility’s budget cuts have buoyed opponents of the project, the cost of which is now expected to climb to over $1 billion. The Obama administration’s 2013 budget, released earlier this month, eliminated funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility being built in Manhattan, Kan.</p> <p>NBAF, as it’s known, is a high-security lab designed to research foreign and zoonotic animal diseases.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:50:59 +0000 Laura Ziegler 13028 at http://kcur.org Opponents Of High-Security Lab In Manhattan Gain Steam NBAF Funding Slashed In Obama Budget http://kcur.org/post/nbaf-funding-slashed-obama-budget-0 <p>Supporters of a high security bio-defense facility in Manhattan, Kan., got some depressing news today. The White House Budget for 2013 cuts funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) from $50 million to $10 million.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:48:44 +0000 Laura Ziegler & Bryan Thompson 12471 at http://kcur.org NBAF Funding Slashed In Obama Budget Risk Unavoidable, With Or Without NBAF http://kcur.org/post/risk-unavoidable-or-without-nbaf <p>Kansas political leaders and top officials at Kansas State University are united in support of a plan to bring the nation's premier agricultural disease laboratory to the K-State campus in Manhattan. But many people remain uneasy about bringing dangerous pathogens into the nation’s heartland — pathogens that could devastate the livestock industry and possibly harm humans as well.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:49:50 +0000 Bryan Thompson 11886 at http://kcur.org Risk Unavoidable, With Or Without NBAF Manhattan To Be Final Site For High Level Biosecurity Lab http://kcur.org/post/manhattan-be-final-site-high-level-biosecurity-lab-0 <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c149f82468c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c149f82468c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c149f82468c-"></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-816717.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>Kansas won a fierce three-year competition last week for a multi-million dollar laboratory designed to replace the facility on Plum Island off New York. The new biosecurity lab will study contagious and untreatable pathogens and look for vaccines.</p> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 09:35:56 +0000 Laura Ziegler 4945 at http://kcur.org K-State Hopes New Biosecurity Research Will Help Win Federal Facility http://kcur.org/post/k-state-hopes-new-biosecurity-research-will-help-win-federal-facility <p>K-State will open a high-level Biosecurity Research Institute and has brought on new faculty to enhance chances to attract a multi-million dollar agro-terrorism facility.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2007 16:40:23 +0000 Laura Ziegler 3706 at http://kcur.org K-State Hopes New Biosecurity Research Will Help Win Federal Facility Roberts Talks About Kansas Biosecurity Center http://kcur.org/post/roberts-talks-about-kansas-biosecurity-center <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c149f7adc8c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c149f7adc8c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c149f7adc8c-"></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-563929.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>Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says his home state ought to be where the federal government builds a multi-million dollar National BioSecurity Center.</p> Mon, 05 Feb 2007 16:37:09 +0000 Laura Ziegler 3334 at http://kcur.org