Solar Panel Installer Is Fastest-Growing Job In Missouri, Report Says

Although Jasper Swindle was working in a coal mine by Wyoming’s border to Montana three years ago, the Missouri native said he was curious about what it would be like to work “on the other side, for once.” He was particularly interested in installing solar panels. “Even when I was a coal miner, I always thought it was cool how you can harness the power of the sun,” he said.

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All About Cape: Shows, Musicals, and Concerts!

Last year’s hunting statistics are in, and a total of 2,937 deer were harvested in Cape Girardeau County in 2018, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. If you’re an avid hunter, it’s never too early to be thinking about next deer season. Find the perfect rifle for your buck at the Missouri Gun and Knife Show , coming February 22 -24, 2019 at the Show Me Center. More than 450 tables will boast shotguns, knives, accessories and more – just waiting to become part of your...

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On this installment of Going Public, we talk with Southeast President Carlos Vargas. about Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 and it’s impact on Southeast Missouri State’s budget.

The audio from the interview is from the television program “Focus on Southeast.”

A convicted Chinese trafficker known as the "ivory queen" has been sentenced to 15 years in jail by a Tanzanian court.

Yang Fenglan, who has lived in Tanzania on and off for decades and operated a Chinese restaurant, was found guilty of working with two Tanzanian men to smuggle more than 800 pieces of ivory between 2000 and 2004, as Reuters reported.

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Violent crimes in Cape Girardeau have dropped by nearly 17% over the past year.

That’s according to Cape Girardeau Police chief Wes Blair, who spoke to the city council on Monday night regarding the Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

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Here's what's up with docs: They're doing great at the box office.

At last month's Sundance Film Festival, Knock Down the House broke the festival's documentary sales record: reportedly $10 million to Netflix. The film follows the 2018 campaigns of four female congressional candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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The Real 'Favourite' Of Queen Anne's Era? Tea, And The Gossip That Swirled Around It

A film about Queen Anne of Great Britain, The Favourite, by the unorthodox Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, will probably cadge a few Oscars. Even if it doesn't, this comic and oddly moving film has already achieved something extraordinary. It has ignited widespread interest in the life of a corpulent, gouty, myopic, staunchly Anglican queen who allegedly had passionate relationships with two ladies of her bedchamber and who was pregnant 17 times but died childless before her 50th birthday...

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J. Marshall Shepherd: How Does Bias Shape Our Perceptions About Science?

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Bias and Perception . About J. Marshall Shepherd's TED Talk Why do many people dismiss issues like climate change, despite strong scientific evidence? Climatologist J. Marshall Shepherd examines how different forms of bias shape how we perceive science. About J. Marshall Shepherd Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is the Director of the University of Georgia's Atmospheric Sciences Program. In 2013, he was the president of the American Meteorological Society, the...

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