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March 26, 2020, News Tribune on Tap - Public defender shortage




In today's episode of News Tribune on Tap, Managing Editor Gary Castor chats with Jeff Haldiman, News Tribune courts reporter, about the shortage of public defenders and how that has impacted the Cole County Courthouse and local residents waiting for legal representation.

Click the link below to read Jeff Haldiman's stories about the public defender shortage in Cole County: Cole County to help public defender's office hire attorneys
Agreement could help ease public defender workload


March 25, 2020, News Tribune on Tap - Jefferson City's response to COVID-19 (ft. Mayor Carrie Tergin)





In today's episode of News Tribune on Tap, Gary Castor chats with Mayor Carrie Tergin about Jefferson City's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and her advice to the community.

Click the links below to read some of the News Tribune's most recent COVID-19 coverage: Top Mid-Missouri news about COVID-19
Cole County advisories urge residents to stay home, quarantine after travel
7 ways you can support local businesses


March 20, 2020, News Tribune on Tap - COVID-19 in Jefferson City





The novel coronavirus is impacting everyday life, from workers to businesses to government operations. In Jefferson City, Missouri, local and state officials are rushing to contain the COVID-19. Managing Editor Gary Castor chats with Joe Gamm, state and health reporter, about what the community and local officials are doing to contain the virus.

Click the links below to read some of the News Tribune's most recent COVID-19 coverage: Top Mid-Missouri news about COVID-19
Cole County to ban large gatherings, closing restaurants and bars
Governor: People must have plans to overcome COVID-19
Area health care providers prepare for COVID-19


March 12, 2020, News Tribune on Tap - HER Magazine "Nerd Issue"





In today's episode of News Tribune on Tap, Managing Editor Gary Castor chats with HER Magazine Editor Madeleine Leroux about the upcoming issue of HER Magazine, which has been nicknamed the "nerd issue." Listen to Madeleine chat about local Mid-Missouri women who participate in cosplay and play e-sports and Dungeons and Dragons!


March 5, 2020, News Tribune on Tap - Covering local and national elections





You see it on TV, hear it on the radio and read it in the newspapers. The news media loves covering politics, from national government all the way down to city government and school board races. With municipal elections next month and the presidential election only months away, Gary Castor chats with City Editor Rebecca Martin about how reporters at the Jefferson City News Tribune cover elections and what strategies the newspaper uses to reach a wider audience, all while trying to remain fair throughout its coverage.


Feb. 27, 2020, News Tribune on Tap - Lincoln University's fight to increase enrollment





In this week's episode of News Tribune on Tap, Gary Castor chats with Phillip Sitter, state and higher education reporter, about Lincoln University's enrollment struggles and how the university plans to address these issues. Also, make sure to listen to the end to hear Phillip's pun!

Click the links below to read Phillip's stories about Lincoln University's strategies to increase enrollment: LU works to attract more freshmen, retain students LU curators approve flat rate tuition


Feb. 20, 2020, News Tribune on Tap - What are the next steps in the controversial relocation of East Miller Park?





In today's episode of News Tribune on Tap, Gary Castor chatted with Emily Cole, Jefferson City government reporter, about the controversial potential relocation of East Miller Park to make room for an expansion at the national veteran's cemetery. Listen to what both sides of the issue have to say and what the next steps are in the process. Also, don't miss outtakes from the show at the end!

Click the links below to read Emily's stories about the possible relocation of East Miller Park: Parks approves relocation of East Miller Park for veteran's cemetery expansion
Two sides of proposed East Miller Park relocation address Parks Commission
Neighbor opposes relocation of East Miller Park
East Miller Park space eyed to expand Jefferson City National Cemetery


Feb. 13, 2020, News Tribune on Tap - Welcome David Meadows as the new CMNI General Manager





In today's episode of News Tribune on Tap, News Tribune Managing Editor Gary Castor chats with David Meadows, the new Central Missouri Newspapers Inc. general manager. With more than 30 years of experience in the media industry, David has watched the field evolve. Find out what David's thoughts are on the ever-changing media industry and what that means for CMNI in today's episode!

Click here to read this Dec. 13, 2019, story about David: Meadows named CMNI general manager


Feb. 6, 2020, News Tribune on Tap - Issues facing the Missouri Department of Corrections





Gary Castor, Jefferson City News Tribune managing editor, talks with state reporter Joe Gamm about issues facing the Missouri Department of Corrections, along with the department's proposal to close housing units at half-a-dozen correctional centers in the state, including one in Jefferson City. Joe also toured two local prisons and describes what they look like, as well as the differences between them.

Click here to read this Feb. 1 story: Algoa, Tipton prisons to close buildings


Jan. 30, 2020, News Tribune on Tap - Kansas City Chiefs play in the Super Bowl





Gary Castor, Jefferson City News Tribune managing editor, sat down with Tom Rackers, News Tribune sports editor, to talk about the Kansas City Chiefs' hope of winning the 2020 Super Bowl during this episode of News Tribune on Tap.


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