Accomplished Ozarks’ songwriter, author, poet, and member of the American Writers Hall of Fame, Johnny Mullins, will be honored Friday in Springfield. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with Johnny’s daughter about the event.
Through a new partnership with Far East University in South Korea, Missouri State University students will be able to exhibit their art and design projects overseas. Currently, the University is displaying works from Korean students in an exhibit entitled, “Exchange”. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this report.
Children across the country are gearing up for the fun-filled evening of costumes, candy and spooks: Halloween. But there are some kids in our area who don’t have costumes, because they had to leave almost everything behind when they fled with a parent to a domestic violence shelter. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.
While the nation awaits a decision on the government shutdown, national parks are also hoping to reopen their gates after 16 days. KSMU’s Anna Thomas looks into what a government restart could mean for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
As the federal shutdown lingers, craft beer manufacturers and their customers may not have the opportunity to experience certain brews. While the Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, will continue to process taxes from existing permit holders, new applications are in limbo. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has reaction from local brewing companies.
Last Friday, Governor Jay Nixon postponed the execution of an inmate that was set for later this month. That execution WAS going to be carried out using propofol, a common anesthetic that has never been used in a lethal injection. So, why the change in plans? Veronique LaCapra and Chris McDaniel have been following the story and have this report.
The Greer Spring Mill is one of the Ozarks’ oldest, traditional water mills. Located on the second largest spring in the Ozarks, the mill is in desperate need of renovations. For this reason, a team of volunteers have formed a nonprofit dedicated to funding projects that benefit the Eleven Point River, starting with the Greer Spring Mill restoration. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
Because of the federal government shutdown, some active duty military students cannot get the tuition assistance they rely on to pay for college. Several have already dropped their classes. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, Drury University is trying to help.
Chances are, if you’ve been outside in the last few days, you’ve had to wipe a spider web or two off your face. You may have even seen spider webs flying through the air. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky talks to an entomologist to find out what’s happening.
In this segment of Around the World, Here at Home, we hear from Heinz and Vroni Buff of Douglas County, Missouri. These two dairy farmers came to the US in search of opportunity for themselves and their children after regulations for dairy farmers became too burdensome for them in Switzerland.
A theatre in West Plains that’s more than six decades old has been home to live performances for the last 20 years. And it’s in need of repairs. The Friends of the Avenue Theatre will host a fundraiser tomorrow night (10/12) to raise money. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
Churches in Springfield, Hollister and West Plains are hosting a special guest from across the pond: a reverend from Northern Irelandwhose mission is about community building and healing. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann shares his story.