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Cape Public Schools And Southeast Missouri State University Announce Mask Mandate Changes

Regional Statistics over the last month pertinent to COVID-19 have improved with ICU bed capacity and hospital inpatient bed capacity rates lowering. Vaccination rates have also been rising with Missouri at 49% as of October. On Thursday, October 14th Southeast Missouri State University and Cape Public Schools announced various changes to their COVID-19 protection requirements.

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MO Bicentennial Minutes: What Did Missourians Eat and How Did They Preserve it in 1821?

Corn and pork dominated Missourians’ diet in 1821. For example, the Moses Austin household required 900 pounds of pork monthly. Hogs were easier to feed because they could forage in fields and woodlands and fatten on nuts in fall. Families often had one or more milk cows. Most kept a few chickens, which were susceptible to predators, and many kept sheep, but mostly for wool. A diversity of cereal grains such as wheat, rye, oats, and buckwheat were grown infrequently. Settlers also grew...

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NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Rami Rajeh, a Lebanese father of two, about how Beirut feels days after deadly clashes erupted in the city, and how residents are coping with an economy in shambles.

Last year Colorado saw the two largest wildfires in it's history, destroying hundreds of homes and 600 square miles of forest. Largely unbothered, though, are beavers, whose wet habitats offer refuge.

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Speaking at a memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers and their families, President Biden acknowledged the pain that accompanies losing a loved one.

"It's like losing a piece of your soul," Biden said at the 40th National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Saturday. "Some of you still have that feeling like you've been sucked into a black hole in your chest, wondering, 'My God, will it ever change?' "

The event is held annually at the U.S. Capitol to honor law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

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The U.S. Department of Defense says it will provide money to the families affected by the botched drone strike on Aug. 29 that killed 10 civilians, including up to seven children, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

At a Pentagon news briefing on Tuesday, a Wall Street Journal reporter asked if anyone in the U.S. military or in the Defense Department had made contact with any of the victims' families.

This week, the autumn leaves are changing, so we heat up some apple cider and remember some of our favorite moments from the past year. Click the audio link above to hear the whole show.

When Texas enacted a controversial ban on most abortions in September, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff sent a message to his staff in the state, punctuated with a heart emoji.

"Ohana if you want to move we'll help you exit TX. Your choice," Benioff wrote in a tweet, using the Hawaiian word for family.


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Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

¡Hola! /Hello! We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, starting today until October 15, with special programming across NPR podcasts, playlists and social media reflecting on the diversity of the Latinx community and highlighting our latinidad. We also have two curated playlists and the Tiny Desk Concert (A.K.A "El Tiny") will be featuring different genres of Latin music. Many of our podcasts feature Latinx stories all year long, not just this month. Check them out and celebrate with us!...

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