Will St. Louis lead the charge in Approval Voting?

During historically divisive times, one Missouri city could be moving toward a nonpartisan way of electing its leaders. St. Louis voters will decide on Proposition D on the November 3 ballot. It would create a nonpartisan primary system, and implement what’s known as “approval voting” in municipal elections. Mallory Rusch, campaign manager for STL Approves, the group […]

Presidential Election 2020

Audio: First presidential debate Tuesday night, could make a difference where race is tight

The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is tonight. University of Missouri’s Director of the Political Communications Institute- Dr. Mitchell McKinney says even though polls show MOST viewers have already chosen a side, these debates COULD make a difference:     McKinney says the debate could make a difference in a few […]

Audio: Mizzou professor sums up Democratic Presidential debates

Democratic presidential candidates are fresh off this week’s televised debates.  University of Missouri political communications professor Mitchell McKinney says he was surprised about the difference in the first debate versus the second one.     The second night focused on going after presumptive frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden for his age and record […]

Tarana Burke

Northwest Missouri State University lecture to feature ‘me too’ movement founder Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke, a social justice activist and the founder of the “me too” movement, will appear at Northwest Missouri State University as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series and deliver the University’s 2017-18 James H. Lemon Lecture. Burke shares the story behind the genesis of last year’s viral and Time magazine Person of the Year-winning […]

Claire McKaskill and Josh Hawley

Audio: McCaskill, Hawley exchange barbs while securing U.S. Senate nominations

(Missourinet) – After Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican Josh Hawley won their U.S. Senate primaries last night, both challenged each other to debates. McCaskill noted Hawley had avoided debates with his primary opponents while pressuring her to have one before he became the nominee.     McCaskill attacked Hawley at a campaign stop earlier for […]