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A research team led by St. John’s Medical Research Institute has received 4.8 million dollars from the US Department of Defense to try to help soldiers overcome devastating eye injuries. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.

The FedEx Freight service center in Springfield introduced several of its new hydrogen fuel cell powered fork-lifts today. KSMU’s Justin Lux was there and has the story.

Pro Musica Joplin will present a concert by the 24-member Kansas City Chorale, a professional vocal ensemble directed by Charles Bruffy, one of the most admired choral conductors in the country. The performance is Sunday November 14 at 3:00pm at College Heights Christian Church, 4311 E. Newman Road in Joplin, with music by René Clausen, Aaron Copland and Stephen Foster. There's no admission charge, but donations will be appreciated. The Kansas City Chorale’s appearance in Joplin is funded in part by the Helen S. Boylan Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. For more information call Pro Musica in Joplin at 625-1822, or visit www.promusicajoplin.org.

Evangel University’s 65-member Symphonic Band will perform Tuesday Nov.2nd at 7:30 p.m., in the Evangel Chapel Auditorium. They'll play seven contemporary wind-band works, mostly written within the last decade. The concert is free and open to the public. And the 20-member Evangel University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Darren Eddington, will perform Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Fine Arts Recital Hall. Again it’s free and open to the public.

Nationally known sculptor and potter Mitch Yung will show is folk-art works throughout November at The Shed, 5393 Highway 265 in Branson. An opening reception will be held Friday Nov.5th from 3 to 6pm.

Nixa High School Theater presents "The Wizard of Oz" November 15-20, with evening performances at 7:30pm except for Wednesday Nov.17, and a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday Nov.20. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 children in advance from the Nixa High School box office, 724-3529.

Nationally known sculptor and potter Mitch Yung will show is folk-art works throughout November at The Shed, 5393 Highway 265 in Branson. An opening reception will be held Friday Nov.5th from 3 to 6pm.

KSMU's ongoing series on Alzheimer's is focusing on Dr. Bill Sunderwirth and his family. Dr. Bill was diagnosed with the disease a few months ago.