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McCaskill Fields Questions on Abortion, President Trump During Springfield Town Hall

On the seventh stop of an eight-city town hall throughout Missouri, Democratic Sen. Clair McCaskill was quick to note the importance of listening to citizens who hold views other than her own. McCaskill is seeking re-election in 2018, and is expected to face heavy Republican opposition. Her speaking engagement came in downtown Springfield, in a county where nearly twice as many voters cast a ballot for Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton in November. “I owe respect to the people in Missouri who...

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Shannon Bowers

Back from Jordan, Film Crew Sets Sights on Second Trip

A documentary film crew from Springfield has just returned from Jordan, where they spent a week interviewing Syrian refugees. Shannon Bowers is a lead producer and the main interviewer for Carbon Trace Productions film crew. She and three others landed in Amman, grabbed some hummus and tabbouli, then went to work filming in refugee clinics run by the Syrian American Medical Society. “They were treating anything from just, like, your common cold—and mostly it was just your common cold—to even...

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Immigrants Make This Farm Town Work. Now They're Applying For Citizenship

At the public library in the rural Morgan County town of Brush, Colo., Marissa Velazquez welcomes her students to class. It's a sunny Saturday morning, and the day marks the halfway point in Velazquez's class, a 10-week crash course on American history, civics and English. Nearly all of the students work in either meatpacking or dairying. Everyone in it has the same goal: become an American citizen. In two hours, Velazquez runs through voting rights, the legislative process and some grammar...

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SMS and You News Update 07/17/01

Jul 16, 2001

Dr. Arlen Diamond was named to head the new Public Broadcasting Services Unit at Missouri State University. On this edition of SMS AND YOU, Diamond talks about Ozarks Public Television coming to SMS.

SMS and You News Update 07/10/01

Jul 9, 2001

Distinguished Professor of History James Giglio continues his conversation about his research into the life of one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Stan (The Man) Musial.

Literacy and Democracy

SMS and You News Update 07/03/01

Jul 2, 2001

In the first of a 2 part interview, Don Hendricks talks with Distinguished Professor of History Jim Giglio, about his new book: MUSIAL, FROM STASH TO STAN THE MAN It's Giglio's biography of baseball great Stan Musial

Civic Participation

SMS and You News Update 06/26/01

Jun 25, 2001

SMSU,Drury University and others, have joined forces to study water quality problems in the Ozarks. On this edition of SMS and You, James River BAsin Partnership Director Diana Sheridan talks about the effort.

Safe Use of Pesticides

SMS and You News Update 06/19/01

Jun 18, 2001

The Southwest Missouri Health Education Center is hosting an Algebra Academy for high school seniors, and on this edition of SMS AND YOU, Tim Weyers talks about the academy and the role it plays in the centers mission.

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