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Team Stories

During my time reporting for the University of Missouri Futures Lab, I pitched & reported stories in mid-Missouri with my team. I wrote the articles for all three of these stories you see below, shot and edited the photos in each photo gallery and created the infographic for our story about library funding. I also worked with my team to shoot and edit the video for all of these stories.

To be a farmer in Missouri, you have to be an optimist. You have to smile when Mother Nature punches you in the wallet. Last year, Missouri had record rainfall in May and June. So much rain made it difficult to plant corn on time. That made it harder to turn a profit. 

When it rained for weeks on end last May, June and part of July, Missouri farmers kept having to push back their planting. The longer it was pushed back, the mor...

Across the country, April has become known as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Claire Kopsky (COP-skee) takes us to Mexico where she sat down with a teenage victim of sexual assault to learn how an increase in awareness and reporting is affecting several mid-Missouri communities.   

MEXICO--Sexual assault affects multiple aspects of a victim’s life, especially when he or she is a minor. Victims have to deal with that trauma...

What if you went to your library one day and there were fewer books? Or the databases your child used to research her book report were gone?  That’s a reality for many Missouri libraries which are struggling to maintain services in the face of a state budget cut. Katelyn Brown tells us how local libraries are trying serve their communities with less money in the bank.  

WARRENSBURG--- Gracie Booth, 11, comes to t...

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