Wednesday evening, a coalition of seventeen groups from Southwest Missouri treated state lawmakers to food and drinks at the annual Springfield/Branson Regional Salute to Missouri Legislators. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
A coalition of Republican and Democratic legislators introduced a bill Tuesday that they say will reduce abortions. As KSMU's Missy Shelton reports, the bill has received both support and opposition from abortion opponents.
A series of conferences sponsored by the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension will take place over the next few weeks for farmers and producers wanting to learn about agricultural issues. KSMU's Christy Hendricks reports.
This is the first of a 2 part interview with Harry Boyte, a Senior Fellow with the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. As part of the Missouri State University Public Affairs Convocation series, Boyte will offer two on campus presentations: Tuesday, February 7th, 7PM at Carrington Hall Auditorium: Democracy is a Way of Life, The Great Challenge for the 21st Century. And on Wednesday February 8th, 12:00-1:00PM in the Plaster Student Union Ballroom, Boyte will speak on Organizing for Cultural Change.
Anti-abortion activists gathered at the state capitol Wednesday to ponder the 33rd anniversary this month of the Supreme Court decision Roe V. Wade. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports on how abortion opponents and abortion rights supporters feel about the anniversary.
An ember floating upward from a burn barrel...A burning oak leaf carried away from a controlled fire... cigarette tossed from a car window. With a Red Flag Warning in effect, any activity, event, or bad habit that causes an out of control fire can result in a prosecution. Mike Smith has the story:
The former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich spoke to the Missouri Senate about changing public and private healthcare systems. As KSMU's Missy Shelton reports, his speech won praise from both Republicans and Democrats.
Wednesday evening, Governor Matt Blunt gave his State of the State Address and announced his budget priorities. The largest increase in funding goes to welfare programs. But as KSMU's Missy Shelton reports, education will get an increase too.