Claire McCaskill
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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 06/12/01

Jun 11, 2001

On this edition of SMS AND YOU, Don Hendricks talks with Stephanie Orman, Associate Director of the Center For Dispute Resolution.

Recreation Opportunities in Springfield

SMS and You News Update 06/05/01

Jun 4, 2001

Steve Robinette is the Director of Acedemic Outreach at SMSU, and on this edition of SMS and You, Robinette talks about his recent visit to Dalian China where SMS has established a branch campus at Liaoning Teachers University.

rountree News Update 06/01/01

May 31, 2001

This is the latest news update from the Rountree School.

End of the Legislative Session

SMS and You News Update 05/29/01

May 28, 2001

Ozarks Public Health Institute Director Dalen Duitsman discusses the role the Institute will play in addressing public health issues.

Red Light Running

SMS and You News Update 05/22/01

May 21, 2001

SMSU Biology Professor John Havel talks about on-going research at the Bull Shoals Field Station in Taney County

SMS and You News Update 05/15/01

May 14, 2001

On this edition of SMS and You, Mary Ann Claypool talks about intersession courses available at SMSU.

End of the Legislative Session