By Scott Pham
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CoMo Explained breaks down the news and issues that affect Columbia. Politics, education, and whatever's hot at the moment. Host Ryan Famuliner explain the news.
||CleanWhy Columbia's ash pond was given 'high' hazard potential rating||This week the EPA will make a final decision on a proposed new rule for the disposal of coal combustion residuals, called CCRs, or coal ash.||12/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrucks stopping Downtown: All your questions answered||We've all been there. Driving downtown during a high traffic time. Maybe on 9th Street. Listening to KBIA . And then--stopped. There's a semi truck stopped in the lane up ahead.||11/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow do school attendance areas get decided?||We're halfway into the first year of Columbia School District’s re-alignment, the most noticeable change being the addition of Battle High School. KBIA is looking at the process of re-alignment, its effects, and what the district is planning for the||11/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy does KBIA play so much classical music?||One way CoMO Explained chooses topics for our episodes is from listener questions. Way back in our first iteration of the show a listener posted on Reddit and asked us why KBIA , an NPR station, plays so much classical music. This episode is for that||11/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 Myths about MizzouWireless||If you’re a student at Mizzou , you were probably hooked to this story just by mentioning MizzouWireless . But if you’re not, then what you may need a little filling in. Note: We received several requests for a more technical explanation of what may b||10/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMapping sinkholes||The areas in red on the map below are where the Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) has documented as having sinkholes. Sinkhole location data is from the Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources. This location data and more can be found on its website .||10/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does CoMO's sales tax have to do with interstate commerce, the internet, and online privacy?||Sales tax. Not a great opening line for journalists trying to educate people about how a city functions. The moment sales tax is mentioned eyes glaze over, something else suddenly becomes important, and we all casually scroll through twitter on our phones||10/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 3: Your sinkhole questions answered||We put out some questions on social media to see what you wanted to know about sinkholes. First, here’s a clip of CoMo Explained where I explain everything we learned before talking to Missouri State University Associate Professor of Geology and sinkhol||9/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Peace Park is called 'Peace' Park||Peace Park is that grassy little knoll along the north edge of MU’s campus. It’s at the corner of 8th and Elm, a stone’s throw away from the columns. There’s a creek (or drainage ditch) that saunters through it, creating a calm and tranquil vibe f||9/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe crucial zoning law that determine's downtown Columbia's future [rebroadcast]||This week CoMo Explained shows how something called the C-2 zoning ordinance determines how Columbia is built.||11/28/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat happens in CoMo when the twisters come||In t his week's CoMo Explained we breakdown tornado prediction, the siren system and explain how 'Tornado Alley' works. They're quiet unobtrusive until they're not: tornado sirens . About 80 of them dot Boone County with the majority of them in a few mile||11/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPropofol explained: Why Missouri is in hot water for its execution protocols||This week on CoMo Explained we explain what all the fuss about Propofol is and how it's got Missouri in the national eye again. If you've been only half-following the news around Missouri's bumbling execution policy, then this is show if for you. We break||11/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 things you might have wrong about the Ryan Ferguson ruling||This week: what's next for Ryan Ferguson and what exactly is in that appeals court ruling? Update: This article was written the week before Ryan Ferguson's release. The 30-day timeline we outline below is based on state prosecutors taking no action at all||11/8/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere your recycling goes when it leaves the curb||This week, it's a story you might have heard before, but with the answers you never got: Where, exactly , does your recycling go when it leaves the curb? A plucky listener asked us to figure out what exactly happens to our recycling here in Columbia and||11/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe spookiest spots in Missouri||This week, CoMo Explained tells you where the most haunted places in Missouri are.||10/23/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy are there so many roundabouts in Missouri?[Rebroadcast]||This week the CoMo Explained team tries to answer why there are so many roundabouts in Columbia compared to other cities:||10/16/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy are there so many billboards in Missouri?||This week CoMo Explained tries to answer that question all your out-of-state friends keep asking you: Whats with all the billboards around here? Ryan Famuliner knows the experience well: a friend drives into town to hang out for the weekend and the first||10/11/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho should you blame for the glitches in Missouri's health care exchange?||This week on CoMo Explained we look at how Missouri is implementing Obamacare and ask whether it'll be successful or not.||10/3/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything you wanted to know about roadkill||This week we answer all your burning questions about roadkill.||9/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the employers of the future get their start in Columbia||This week the Como Explained team goes to Startup Weekend, the premier event for Columbia's booming (really!) tech scene:||9/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
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As an avid podcast listener I was glad to find a local podcast. This podcast covers news items specifically about Columbia MO. It is well produced and balanced. Another example of fine content from public radio.