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New Missouri Bar President Solo Lawyer From the Rural Ozarks

All lawyers who practice in Missouri must belong to The Missouri Bar. The organization's new president is a small-town lawyer who works as a solo practitioner in West Plains and Eminence. He does everything from estate planning to family law, and his clients range from banks to criminal defendants. Ray Williams was sworn in as president earlier this fall, and he stopped by our studios Wednesday to talk with KSMU’s Jennifer Moore. You can hear the interview below.

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The U.K. and the EU might "create an option to extend the [Brexit] implementation period for a matter of months," U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday, after talks with European Union leaders stalled in Brussels.

May mentioned the possibility of prolonging the transition immediately after saying the leaders had made "real progress" — something she has said repeatedly in recent days.

"I believe a deal is achievable and now is the time to make it happen," the prime minister told journalists at the EU Council meeting on Wednesday.

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All lawyers who practice in Missouri must belong to The Missouri Bar. The organization's new president is a small-town lawyer who works as a solo practitioner in West Plains and Eminence.  

He does everything from estate planning to family law, and his clients range from banks to criminal defendants. 

Ray Williams was sworn in as president earlier this fall, and he stopped by our studios Wednesday to talk with KSMU’s Jennifer Moore. 

You can hear the interview below.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a cultural icon, the subject of two movies in 2018 alone — and an opera and a workout book, among other things.

She is the Notorious RBG, emblazoned on T-shirts, made into memes on the internet, and parodied on Saturday Night Live. She even has an action figure.

Jane Sherron De Hart reminds us in her new scholarly biography Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life just what got the ball rolling on all of this: Ginsburg is a true blue legal icon.

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When Kevin Austin announced he was not going to seek a fourth term as State Representative for the Missouri 136th District, the “race to Jeff City” was on for two new candidates: Republican Craig Fishel, and Democrat Jeff Munzinger. From going door to door with their district to attending candidate forums and meet-and-greets hosted by supporter, both men are trying to get their faces—and messages—out to the people in their district.  You’ll meet both of them in this KSMU Sense of Community installment.

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This week on STEM Spots Dr. Cornelison speaks briefly on the life and works of Marie Curie. Curie is well known for her work in physics, chemestry, and nuclear science. Curie has been an icon of the human spirit and the strength of women for decades and will reamin as such for the rest of time.

Listen in as the students of Rountree Elementary inform Springfield of the news and recent happenings from their school.

Research published this week predicting that beer prices could double as increasing global temperatures and more volatile weather cause shortages of barley created a big splash in global media. Twitter and major news outlets widely circulated the dire headlines. But brewers and barley growers say don't drown your sorrows just yet: They have a plan.

A hologram depicting Amy Winehouse, the British singer whose music, addictions and premature death dominated headlines, is expected to embark on a tour, according to Reuters.

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