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World’s Greatest Dog

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The world’s greatest dog? I had a while to think about it, sitting at Mizzou’s veterinary hospital. Our dog Baskin was ill with life-threatening symptoms that propelled us to this hospital. There we sat, among other needy dogs and their owners. A golden Lab from West Plains with its hindquarters in a wheelchair. A Kirksville collie with a raspy bark. …

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Turkey. Squirrel. Me.

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Deep in the woods, Turkey Camp is the perfect venue to hunt turkey. But the turkeys are safe, mostly. The closest most camper-hunters get to birds happens when folks take a pull on the fifth of Wild Turkey that passes from hand to hand around the campfire, bathed in the warm glow of bluegrass ballads. And every morning in the …

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Missouri Travel Crew Wins Emmy

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John Robinson and his car have driven every mile of every road on the Missouri state highway map. He’s written two books about their adventures, and now a web series highlighting their discoveries has won an Emmy. Finding Wild Missouri captured the Emmy for Short Format Program, according to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Mid-America Chapter. …

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Behind the Scenes at the Emmys

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It was a grand night. Our crew sat at one of the hundred tables in the Emmy Awards Gala in KC, apprehensive about winning an Emmy. Two hours into the program, I felt queasy, so I sprinted a hundred yards down the Convention Center hallway to the restroom, which was behind the stage. As I emerged from the restroom, I …

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It Was a Good Weekend

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After speaking to the Missouri Press Association Convention last month, I let my hair down at Columbia’s Roots & Blues festival, before hopping in Erifnus, my car, for a whirlwind trip to Kansas City. There, our film crew won an Emmy for a web series based on my travels. Finding Wild Missouri won the Emmy for Short Format Program, from …

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