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Intersection - Homelessness in Columbia, Part Two

This week on Intersection, we're talking about the growing issue of homelessness in Columbia with guests Nick Foster, Executive Director of the Voluntary Action Center, Pastor Meg Hegemann of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church and the Turning Point program, and Sid and Patricia Howard, who volunteer at Turning Point. Listen to the full story.

Intersection - Addressing Homelessness in Columbia, Part One

This week, we're talking about homelessness in Columbia with guests Randy Cole, who is the housing program supervisor with the City of Columbia, and Katie Burnham Wilkins, who is the homeless program coordinator at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital here in Columbia. Homelessness has been on the rise in Columbia in recent years, so we're talking about what the city and other organizations are doing to get people housed. This will be a two-part series, and the second show will air May 23.

Intersection - Bringing Elk Back to Missouri

This week on Intersection, we take a look at the Missouri Department of Conservation's efforts to reintroduce elk into Missouri, and we discuss the poaching of a bull elk in December. Our guests this week are resource scientist for the MU Department of Conservation Barbara Keller, State Wildlife Veterinarian for the MDC Kelly Straka, MDC agent Brad Hadley and elk program manager for the MDC David Hasenbeck . Listen to the full story or check out clips from selected interviews below. Listen to the full story.

Intersection - Reporters on Writing in the Words Matter Anthology

This week on Intersection, we're talking about a book called Words Matter: Writing to Make a Difference, which is published by the University of Missouri press. It's an anthology of journalism and essays written by Mizzou grads, mostly from the journalism school. There are also a bunch of presentations going on this week, where students and members of the public can talk with writers about – what else – writing. There's information about those sessions at the Words Matter website. Today on our show we'll talk with magazine journalist, professor emerita and an editor of this book Mary Kay Blakely about how and why she took on this monumental task. We'll also talk with Lois Raimondo and Shane Epping, two extraordinary journalists who contributed their writing, and with student Ginger Hervey, who has been working on this collection since her freshman year. Listen to the full show

Intersection - Our Interview with Brian Treece, and Election Roundup

Brian Treece was elected Columbia's new mayor in the April 5 municipal election. As part of our election coverage, Intersection brings you a longer sample of our interview with Treece last week, and an election roundup from the region.

Intersection - Columbia Mayoral Candidates Walther and Treece

This week we are talking about the April 5 Columbia municipal election with mayoral candidates Brian Treece and Skip Walther, and Columbia Missourian Public Life editor Scott Swafford . Listen to our entire show to learn more, or read portions of our interviews below.

Intersection - Autism Mentor Program at MU

On this week's Intersection, we are talking about autism spectrum disorder and the Autism Mentor Program at MU. Our guests are UM student Chris Brown and licensed psychologist and creator of the Autism Mentor Program Colton Miller. To learn more, listen to our entire show, or read and listen to portions of our interviews below.

Intersection - Director Chelsea McMullan of Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John

Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John is the story of children trying to discover who there father really was. Intersection talked with Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John director Chelsea McMullen about the film after it showed at the 2016 True/False Film Fest.

Intersection - Director Chelsea McMullan of Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John

Intersection - Director Manu Gerosa on Family, Secrets and Love in his Film 'Between Sisters'

Intersection's host, Sara Shahriari, spoke with Manu Gerosa, the director of "Between Sisters," a film about Italian sisters and their struggle to share a long-held secret. The documentary is about Gerosa's aunt and mother, and showed to full houses during the True/False Film Fest.

Intersection - Director Manu Gerosa on Family, Secrets and Love in his Film 'Between Sisters'

Intersection - African American History in Columbia, and Beyond

This week we're exploring African American history in Missouri, with a special emphasis on Columbia. Our guests are University of Missouri-Kansas City professor and historian Diane Mutti Burke, and MU doctoral student in history Mary Beth Brown. To learn more, listen to our entire show, or read and listen to portions of our interviews below. Listen to the entire show. As recently as the late 1950s, downtown Columbia looked very different. Here MU doctoral student in history Mary Beth Brown talks about the former African American neighborhood of Cemetery Hill, which was torn down to make way for parking lots and businesses.

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