Heartland, Missouri

Abigail created this half-hour long audio documentary at KBIA news as an independent study. She spent six months researching, reporting, writing, and producing this piece. It won two region Murrow awards, for writing and investigative journalism, and a Sigma Delta Chi Excellence in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

It was also named one of the best pieces of immersive journalism in 2014 by Medium magazine. You can listen to it on KBIA’s website by clicking on the picture below.

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Students Learn Radio Storytelling at Transom Workshop

Abigail produced and narrated a half hour sampler of student work produced at the Traveling Transom Story Workshop, where she was a TA to Rob Rosenthal. You can listen to the half hour conversation with Rob and samples of the student pieces by clicking the image below.

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This I Believe

Abigail produced and narrated a half hour story segment with KBIA News where local high school students read original This I Believe essays. You can listen to the segment by clicking the photo below.

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CoMo Explained with KBIA News

Abigail reported and produced episodes of KBIA’s local explainer podcast, CoMo explained for 3 months. She pitched topics, interviewed and researched shows, and co-hosted several episodes of the podcast.

Who put the peace in Peace Park?

This episode explores how a local park got its name.

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Trucks stopping downtown: All your questions answered

This episode explains why tractor-trailer vehicles are allowed (though not legally) to double park in two lane roads in Columbia.

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Feature Reporting

Abigail has done day-turn story and feature reporting as well as anchoring for KBIA News for multiple semesters. Her profile on KBIA’s website shows all her stories, below are a few selected pieces.

When planning for growth, redrawing boundaries for CPS can be complicated


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Two-Way: 1-70’s Sassy Signs

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Daily News

Greitens Gears Up for Likely Gubernatorial Run on Tour Across Missouri

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Columbia Public Schools Planning New Boundaries Around Beulah Ralph

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