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Southwest MO Smoking Rate Nearly 10% Higher Than National Average

Recent statistics show that about one in four adults in southwest Missouri is a tobacco user—that’s nearly 10% above the national average. Valerie Howard at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said that’s also higher than the statewide average. “22% of adult Missourians are tobacco users. About 1 in 4 in southwest Missouri specifically is 24.5%. Southwest Missouri has the highest adult usage rate in the state by region,” Howard told KSMU. Cigarette smoking remains the...

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Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals 2 More Hikes This Year

Updated at 2:21 p.m. ET The Federal Reserve increased a key interest rate again Wednesday, which will trigger higher rates on credit cards, home equity lines and other kinds of borrowing. Wednesday's action, which was widely expected, was the second Fed rate hike this year — and the seventh since it began boosting them in 2015. The latest increase puts the federal funds rate in a range between 1.75 and 2 percent. The Fed previously nudged rates up in March. The Fed also signaled that it will...

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Racial Profiling

SMS and You News Update 07/24/01

Jul 23, 2001

On this edition of SMS AND YOU, we hear more about Ozarks Public Television at SMSU from Arlen Diamond, Director of the Public Broadcasting Services Unit at SMSU.

Sustainability

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

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