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This Tuesday is the long-awaited mid-term Election Day. Many voters associate long lines and slow check-in procedures with the voting experience. This Election Day, many of the polling places throughout Greene County will have traded old-fashioned polling methods for new, electronic voting systems. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

Elizabeth Fahey talks with Jim Schmidt, associate director of the Springfield-Greene County Library system, about the digital age and the future of libraries.

The mid-term election is Tuesday, and one of the most passionately-fought races is for Missouri’s 7th Congressional seat. Three men are in the race: Republican Billy Long, Democrat Scott Eckersley, and Libertarian Kevin Craig. KSMU invited all three candidates to talk about where they stand, and what they’d do if elected. Here, we hear from Kevin Craig. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.

The mid-term election is Tuesday, and one of the most passionately-fought races is for Missouri’s 7th Congressional seat. Three men are in the race: Republican Billy Long, Democrat Scott Eckersley, and Libertarian Kevin Craig. KSMU invited all three candidates to talk about where they stand, and what they’d do if elected. This morning, we hear from Democrat Scott Eckersley.

Democratic candidate for Congress Scott Eckersley says he is still in the race, and that an email sent to local media Friday morning claiming he had dropped out was a hoax. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has the details.

In our ongoing series, a Sense of Place, we look to the history of our area to find out why things are the way they are today. KSMU’s Emma Wilson reports on a book that preserves the voices of Springfield residents past.

Congratulations to artist and art educator Julie Bloodworth of Springfield--she's one of the recipients of the 2011 Missouri Arts Council Arts Awards. The Missouri Arts Award honors individuals and organizations that have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic climate of the state. Established in 1983, the Missouri Arts Award honors individuals and organizations that have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic climate of the state. Each year, Missouri Arts Award nominees are reviewed by a committee of Missouri citizens from throughout the state who are knowledgeable, experienced, and highly respected in the arts. The winners by category are: Arts Education: Julie Bloodworth, SpringfieldArts Organization: Jazz St. Louis, St. LouisCreative Community: City of Chesterfield, ChesterfieldIndividual Artist: Juan Williams Chavez, St. LouisLeadership in the Arts: Betty Schaper, Park HillsPhilanthropy: Barbara Cooney, SedaliaThe awards will officially be presented in a ceremony at 2 p.m. on February 16, 2011 at the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson City.

In this month's segment, Marideth encourages those around her to take a moment to soak in the fall...before it's gone.

As you have no doubt heard by now, Aretha Franklin has CANCELLED her show at Drury University's O’Reilly Family Event Center scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, for "health reasons." In fact, she's cancelled her concert schedule for the rest of 2010. She'll be replaced by The Pointer Sisters for Saturday night's Grand Opening concert of the O’Reilly Center. People who have purchased tickets for Aretha Franklin may use them for the Pointer Sisters’ concert, or they can get a refund at the O’Reilly Family Event Center box office until 5 p.m. TODAY (Friday, Oct. 29). To purchase tickets or get a refund, call the box office at 873-6389. A makeup concert date for Aretha Franklin has not been determined.