William Souder talks Rachel Carson biography and tips for writers

By Catherine Wheeler On Jan. 24, PBS aired the documentary “Rachel Carson.” The film explored the life and career of the noted writer and scientist who helped to launch the environmental movement in the United States. It was familiar territory for author William Souder. In 2012, he published a biography of Carson on the 50th anniversary of her…

For Tara Selly, a childhood dream becomes reality

BY HANNAH LAZO COLUMBIA – Not many people can say they uncovered their life’s passion in their own backyard, but for Tara Selly, that’s exactly what happened. Selly said she can remember burying plastic dinosaurs in her sandbox and using a spoon to unearth them when she was just 4 years old. Fast-forward a couple of…

Sean Ross shares food, brings hope to Mid-Missouri

Central Pantry in Columbia, Missouri doesn’t look like a typical food pantry. The food isn’t rationed out or held in a church basement. Instead, it looks a lot like grocery store with aisles and shopping carts, a produce section, and even walk-in freezers for meat and frozen food. It’s set up this way because of…