Top Of The Morning News: November 29, 2012 | KCUR

Top Of The Morning News: November 29, 2012

Nov 29, 2012

Alleged murderer takes back confession.  Claire McCaskill frustrated over lack of bipartisanship in the U.S. House.  Missouri coalition promotes Medicaid expansion as a benefit to the state’s economy.

Midwest Innocence Project Gets New Head

There is a new chief executive at the Kansas City-based Midwest Innocence Project, Arthur Chaykin. The not-for-profit corporation works to free men and women behind bars for crimes they did not commit.  Listen to the interview here.

Confession Recanted In Prayer-Group Murder Case

The plot of an already bizarre Kansas City murder case took another turn yesterday, when an attorney said the confession of a man who said he killed his prayer-group leader's wife was a fabrication.  Find out more here.

McCaskill Frustrated Over Farm Bill, Health Exchanges

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s frustrated with the House of Representatives for not taking up three pieces of legislation that she calls “bipartisan” and “vitally important.”

Coalition Promotes Economic Benefits Of Medicaid Expansion

Expanding Medicaid to more adults in Missouri would have a positive impact on the state’s economy and residents, according to a new report.