In this segment of Making a Difference Where You Live, we visit a farm in Webster County to find out how a farmer has made changes for conservation, and Michele Skalicky talks to Greene County Presiding Commissioner Dave Coonrod to find out what the top environmental issues are in rural Greene County.
The Ice Age-era Riverbluff Cave in southwest Springfield, filled with remains and footprints of ancient animals, is a fragile environment, but thanks to modern fiber optics, cables and cameras, patrons can still view the interior—at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., in Springfield. Students and researchers around the world will also have access. KSMU's Mike Smith has the story:
Parents of troubled teens pleaded with a House committee this week to pass a bill that would give parents the option of raising the age at which their child is considered an adult. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
The third of four finalists for the position of Provost at Missouri State University is visiting the campus this week, meeting with administrators, faculty, staff, and students. KSMU's Mike Smith has the story:
Neil DiSarno heads the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Missouri State University. On this edition of the Missouri State Journal, DiSarno talks about the dangers of hearing loss from use of portable music players.
The second of four finalists for the position of Provost at Missouri State University is visiting the campus this week, meeting with administrators, faculty, staff, and students. KSMU's Mike Smith has the story:
By a vote of 7 to 4, a House committee today approved legislation that would allow healthcare workers to refuse to do any procedure that violates their religious beliefs. The House bill is much broader than a bill that came before a senate committee Monday. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Several hundred advocates for the poor and disabled gathered in the capitol rotunda today for a rally. They say they want lawmakers to repeal the Medicaid cuts they passed last year. KSMU's Missy Shelton has more.
Attorney General Jay Nixon said today that he will sue the board of directors of Missouri's college loan authority for allegedly violating open meeting laws when creating and endorsing a plan to sell some loan assets. This news came just hours after two representatives from Nixon's office testified about the possible violations before a senate committee. They were discussing Governor Matt Blunt's proposal to spend monies from the sale of some MOHELA assets. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports on the senate hearing for the governor's proposal.