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Within the last 6 to 8 months, a certain parasite has been affecting local cattle herds more than ever before. The parasite is a growing concern among cattle farmers in Missouri, because it leads to problems with infertility and shrinking herds. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

The economy is a hot topic at any time of the year. What's next? How will it rebound? And so on. The Bureau of Economic Research at Missouri State University researches economic conditions within the region, state and nation, and among other reports, publishes an annual economic forecast. Dr. David Mitchell, associate professor of economics and the director of the Bureau of Economic Research, shares some of the findings and expectations for 2011.

In our final segment of our five-part series “Justice for All: Missouri’s Public Defender System in Crisis,” KSMU’s Jennifer Moore looks at the options for the system’s future.

The holidays, when family members are gathered together, is a perfect time to gather family stories as well. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more…

Just in time for Christmas, winter weather is expected in the Ozarks. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

In this segment of our series “Justice for All: The Missouri Public Defender System in Crisis,” we’re taking a tour of the United States to see how other places are running their public defender systems—and what Missouri might learn from them. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

Many people can relate to feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day. But public defenders here in Missouri say try combining that with low pay, little gratitude, not enough resources, and conditions where someone’s constitutional rights are on the line, and you would get a glimpse of what they see day in and day out. As part of our series, “Justice for All: The Missouri Public Defender System in Crisis,” KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

After three decades of serving Christmas dinner to Springfield residents, the annual Christmas Dinner for Those Alone has become a staple of the holiday season. KSMU’s Emma Wilson brings us the history of this tradition, and the story of the man who made it all possible.

The "MOAK 2010 4-State Regional Exhibition" continues through January 2nd at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Drive near the intersection of National and Bennett, in the Museum's New Wing galleries. This biannual, juried exhibition recognizes and encourages artists working in all media who reside in the four-state region of Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. Juror for the 2010 exhibition was Julia Kirt, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For information call the Art Museum at 837-5700 or visit www.springfieldmo.gov/art.