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April 24, 2019 11 min

A sign is torn down, igniting a conflict between straight and LGBTQ students at a Springfield high school.  Reporter Sophia Vaughn talked to two senior girls, one straight, one gay, who were part of the events that made local news, and sparked a spirited debate among teenagers who walked the same hallways every day, but at times seemed miles apart.  

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April 9, 2019 34 min

Books are in the spotlight as we look at the future of real books, the kind you can hold, and the stores that sell them.   Our first segment features a couple of Seattle bookstores reporter Anna Daniel visited during a recent broadcast trip to the northwest.  People who make their living selling books were happy to discuss their confidence in the future of printed books, despite the online sales and electronic readers that have dom... Read more

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March 22, 2019 24 min

Are teenagers concerned enough about the future to actually do something about it?  On this edition of Bay 11, we talk to current high school students who have done a little, or a lot, to prepare for the next chapter of their lives. The decisions are many...go to college or go to work?  Stay close to home or move away?  Pursue a profession or a trade, or even go into business?  Decisions, decisions. 0:31 - 6:38  Looking Ahead Repor... Read more

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February 21, 2019 16 min

KY3 consumer reporter Ashley Reynolds gets hundreds of tips each month from her loyal viewers.  The tips often lead her to scam artists, shady deals, and services promised, but not provided.  Bay 11 reporter Anna Daniel traces Ashley's journalism career, which began in high school when she was just 15, and led her to become one of the Ozarks' most-recognized reporters. In the interview, you can hear how dedicated Reynolds is to her... Read more

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February 7, 2019 32 min

Human trafficking is a crime that continues to grow across the globe, and that includes the Ozarks.  In this special edition of Bay 11, we focus sharply on trafficking...what it is, how mostly women are victimized, and how some people are offering hope and assistance to those who can escape before it is too late.  Our program is made up of three in-depth segments: 0:00 - 2:24 Intro/Open 2:24 - 13:40 Dr. Rachael Harrington 13:47 - 2... Read more

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January 22, 2019 37 min

Teens are all over social media, and that is not always a good thing.  Reporter Sara Collins talked to a variety of young people about what they see on Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and other online hangouts.  It can be a crude, and sometimes dangerous place, as you will hear in our lead story. Then Anna Daniels interviews former HTVer and current Los Angeles resident Jessica Larson, who left town after college, hoping to break in... Read more

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December 18, 2018 23 min

A woman was charged with first-degree murder two nights before Thanksgiving, and just like that, a Hillcrest sophomore and her siblings lost their beloved "Hammaw."  Hayden Pyle has an in-depth look at the bizarre, unspeakable crime, and how it has altered the lives of a Springfield family forever. Then in "Traveling Man," reporter Brenden Weaver visits with a Hillcrest social studies teacher who has shown the world to teenagers fo... Read more

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December 3, 2018 18 min

A Hillcrest student talks about her ongoing fight with depression, and how she sought help once she began to understand what was happening to her.  Reporter Anna Daniel has her story, and also gets perspective from a therapist who says she has seen a rise in depression among young people in the last 10 years. The new "Dig or Diss" segment features perspectives on a controversial NFL player, the new film, "Bohemian Rhapsody," a cert... Read more

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November 16, 2018 28 min

Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95 this week.  No one was more associated with Marvel Comics.  And to mark his career, and his passing, we found an expert. Jim Fadler grew up in Columbia, Missouri. He started reading his brother and sister’s comic books when he was five years old.  Batman and Superboy were his favorites.  His first exposure to Marvel was Fantastic Four and Spiderman comics, and he immediately recognized they wer... Read more

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October 30, 2018 24 min

The building that houses the Reed Academy has been standing since 1921, and those who know it best, the custodians, share some of the creepy things they have heard and experienced while on the job. Then check out our first effort at some original drama, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, as we present, "The Test."  Expect some humor, some horror, and some angry animals.   Finally, Halloween of course means candy, and "candy corn"... Read more

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October 24, 2018 22 min

The band "21 Pilots" has impacted young people with their music and their lyrics as they address some of life's biggest challenges.  Their positive messages have hit home with teens like Bay 11 reporter Sophia Vaughn, who explains what the band means to her, and to loyal fans everywhere. Then Hayden Pyle delves into the controversy stirred up by Nike and its new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.  He visits with a student at o... Read more

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October 4, 2018 23 min

What started as a story about fad diets led reporter Anna Daniel to a recent HHS graduate, who shared how her constant dieting began threatening her health and well-being.   Then Brenden Weaver brings us the colorful history of Doling Park in Springfield, which has been around since the late 19th century, providing warm memories for many Ozarkers. Digs and Disses this time includes high hopes for a horror movie sequel, "The Good Pl... Read more

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September 20, 2018 15 min

A national broadcast on the A & E network has made us famous here in Greene County, MO.  Every Friday and Saturday night, it's cops and robbers on TV, giving viewers a peek into the life of law enforcement officers.  Reporter Sophia Vaughn visits with fans, and with one of Greene County's finest, Corporal James Craigmyle.   We also debut a new pop culture segment we call "Dig or Diss."  Our four podcasters sound off on the latest p... Read more

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July 6, 2018 19 min

"Vacay" is all about two vacation trips taken by Bay 11 staffers.  In part one, Sophia Vaughn shares her excitement (or is that dread?) as her family heads to Colorado, which includes that long, flat, boring trek across Kansas.  In fact, that is the main part of her report--getting past the Sunflower State.  In part two, Anna Daniel and her family spent a week in Seattle, then drove home to Missouri.  Anna gives us a day-by-day acc... Read more

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June 3, 2018 12 min

Rowdy, but relentless.  The 1988 Hillcrest Hornets found a way to win, usually with their booming bats, or with an ace who threw heat and turned heads.  Whatever the method, it worked, and they brought home the school's last state championship on the diamond 30 years ago.  Throughout that magical season, one special teammate provided inspiration even though he never took the field.  Reporter Brenden Weaver talked to two of the '88 ... Read more

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April 9, 2018 17 min

We weren't even born the year Columbine happened.  Thirteen people killed during a normal school day.  It was a tragic wake-up call, but it wasn't the last one. Fast forward to the present, to another tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida--the sounds of terror on our TV's once again--on Valentine's Day. On this edition of Bay 11, reporter Sophia Vaughn talks to two Stoneman Douglas students who took refuge in a closet with cl... Read more

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March 6, 2018 11 min

Wild Bill Hickok and Davis Tutt etched their names in Springfield history in July of 1865.  They faced off in the town square over a gambling debt, this one involving a pocket watch.   These two young "peacocks" of the wild west were not about to back down, as reporter Sophia Vaughn explains, with the assistance of special guest John Sellars.  He is the director of the Springfield History Museum, which happens to be located on the ... Read more

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February 22, 2018 16 min

A meme shared by a teen on social media before the horrific events in Florida unfolded stoked concerns at Hillcrest, leading some to believe an attack on our school was coming.  It wasn't.  But there were moments of doubt, lots of baseless rumors, and all the issues that seem to arise after another school shooting shocks our nation.  The Bay 11 team worked together over the last three days to produce this in-depth look at how rumor... Read more

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February 9, 2018 18 min

Amanda King recalls her haunting visit to Chernobyl, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history.  While she found it oddly beautiful, she says it is a city "frozen in time."  Reporter: Ellen Fountain. In our second segment, the energetic conductor of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra talks about the magic of "art music," and why teenagers should attend a concert and give it a chance.  Reporter: Hayden Pyle Our sponsor is Ev... Read more

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January 11, 2018 28 min

In "Just 6,000 Miles Away" our host Emily talks to her big sister Chelsea, home for a visit after spending the last 11 months in Sendai, Japan. The cultural differences are substantial, and Chelsea explains how she's adjusting. "Fighting for Her Life" sums up the last year for Shay Clayton, a teen from Willard, MO who has faced huge challenges, including one devastating decision she had to make all by herself, just before Christmas... Read more

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