Monthly Archives: October 2015

Two Events – October 20, 2015


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

12:00 noon
Lunch & Learn
Park Sales Tax Election
at the HyVee Club Room (Nifong Store, 2nd Floor)
Mike Griggs,
director, Columbia Parks & Recreation Dept.
He will talk about the parks sales tax extension that will be on the November 3rd ballot.


6:30 p.m. – Columbia Public Library
Do Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Affect Human Health and the Environment?
featuring a panel of experts:

Alan Wessler, DVM, vice president of Feed Operations and Animal Health, MFA, Inc.

R. Michael Roberts, PhD, Curator’s Professor of Animal Science, UMC

Kevin Bradley, PhD, associate professor, Division of Plant Sciences, UMC

Dan Kuebler, physical therapist and local organic farmer

Robert Kremer, PhD, adjunct professor, Division of Plant Science and Department of Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences, UMC, retired from USDA Agricultural Research Service.

David Lile of KFRU radio will moderate.

This event is cosponsored by the LWV, the Columbia Public Library, and the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health

Both events are free and open to the public.

CAT TV – Money in Politics

Money in Politics
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7:00 p.m.

This program will feature a panel discussion on the topic of the effect of “Money in Politics” caused by the Citizens’ United Supreme Court decision. Both “pro” and “con” points of view will be presented; a local political reporter will provide an on-the-ground perspective of Missouri’s legislature.

Panelists will include:

Sean Nicholson, Progress Missouri (“con”)
John Schultz, chairman, Libertarian Party (“pro”)
Rudi Keller, political reporter, Columbia Daily Tribune

 Randy Picht, executive director, Reynolds Institute of Journalism will serve as moderator.

CAT TV can be found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 985, and CenturyTel Prism 98.  The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.