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Missouri Soccer Players Are Drowning in Unpredictable Weather

2 Dec

 

Over the past 20 years, Missouri soccer players have experienced extreme flooding and rainfall affecting their games and season. Former soccer player and climate change activist talk about how this has changed sports for them.

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“Sorry we are currently out of that item:” Businesses nationwide struggle with the supply shortage

4 Nov

Have you noticed more and more empty shelves in your local Target, or that your favorite chip brand is being discontinued? Due to the nationwide supply shortage, businesses, big and small, are struggling to stay a float.

“Sorry we are currently out of that item:” Businesses nationwide struggle with the supply shortage

1 Nov

Have you noticed basic items in your local Walgreens to be out of stock or close to it? Businesses are currently struggling to stay a float during a nationwide supply shortage.

Soccer Player Jordan Bilyeu Crutches Down To The Senior Day Celebration With A Huge Smile On Her Face

24 Oct

This was not the senior day Jordan Bilyeu imagined in her head. Despite not being able to play on a day that’s supposed to be all about her, Bilyeu still plasters a huge smile on her face knowing that her soccer career is not over quite yet.

 

Script:

Kelly: despite tearing her ACL earlier this season, soccer player Jordan Bilyeu still enjoyed her senior day.

jordan: I mean obviously I was not expecting to not play on my senior night so that was very disappointing, but I think thought it was very fun and I’m glad I did senior night with my class if that makes sense and I didn’t wait.

kelly: Bilyeu plans on coming back next year to play soccer.

jordan: when I got hurt it definitely solidified things that I had to come back.

kelly: despite having to sit this year out, Bilyeu still tries to remain positive.

jordan: I mean I like focusing on you guys today and just like watching your games because that helps me as well.

Late Night Snack

11 Oct

After a long day of working, Pamela Bowen quickly makes a simple peanut butter sandwich for a late night snack.

Cleaning up vomit, picking up knocked out teeth, and witnessing bones sticking out: A look into the luxurious life of a soccer referee

16 Sep

Cleaning up vomit, picking up knocked out teeth, and witnessing bones sticking out: A look into the luxurious life of a soccer referee

After 39 years of referring soccer, Pamela Bowen remembers the grossest thing she has ever encountered while reffing a soccer game.

 

Script:

Pam: my name is Pam Bowen and I’ve been a soccer referee for about the past 39 years.

Kelly: over the years pam has dealt with cleaning up players vomit, serious injuries, broken bones, bloody noses, and sometimes when little kids go to the bathroom in their pants.

Pam: One of the grossest things I’ve ever encountered as a soccer referee was during an indoor game and it was a new player who didn’t know how to play the ball off the boards and she ended up going face first into the boards herself and knocked some of her teeth out. Of course she was very upset and mom was very upset. We had to get on our hands and knees and crawl around in the turf to find her teeth that had been knocked out so that they could go get them put back in.

Kelly: despite some of the gross aspects of refereeing, Pam says she still enjoys it.

Pam: even though I encounter some gross things and maybe some not so nice things as a soccer referee, I enjoy the game, I enjoy most of the players and most of the coaches and even some of the parents. The good definitely outweighs the bad.

sound bites: children warming up before a soccer game, coaches directing their players, wind, people chatting.

Kelly Bowen – Audio Project #1

12 Sep

Script: Soccer Talk

Kelly: For this project, I interviewed a soccer referee.

Pam: my name is Pam Bowen and I’ve been a soccer referee for about the past 39 years.

Kelly: over the years pam has dealt with cleaning up players vomit, serious injuries, broken bones, bloody noses, and sometimes when little kids go to the bathroom in their pants.

Pam: One of the grossest things I’ve ever encountered as a soccer referee was during an indoor game and it was a new player who didn’t know how to play the ball off the boards and she ended up going face first into the boards herself and knocked some of her teeth out. Of course she was very upset and mom was very upset. We had to get on our hands and knees and crawl around in the turf to find her teeth that had been knocked out so that they could go get them put back in.

Kelly: despite some of the gross aspects of refereeing, Pam still enjoys it.

Pam: even though I encounter some gross things and maybe some not so nice things as a soccer referee, I enjoy the game, I enjoy most of the players and most of the coaches and even some of the parents. The good definitely outweighs the bad.

Kelly Bowen Audio Interview

30 Aug