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Michele Skalicky talks with Jerry Caplan, who led a mostly African-American Battalion in the Battle of the Bulge and changed the prejudices Americans had toward African-American soldiers and with Helen Hawley, who served as a public health nurse with the U.S. Public Health Service during World War II.


Michele Skalicky talks with Jerry Caplan, who led a mostly African-American Battalion in the Battle of the Bulge and changed the prejudices Americans had toward African-American soldiers and with Helen Hawley, who served as a public health nurse with the U.S. Public Health Service during World War II.

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Lisa Langley talks with Marc Maness Community Development Director for Springfield Public Schools about volunteer opportunities in the schools.


The Southwest Center for Independent Living held a mock election Thursday, to help people with disabilities get comfortable with accessible voting machines. KSMU's Emily Nash went to the center and files this report.


For the first time, Missouri State University competed in a wine competition. Their first attempt to compete was fruitful. The University's 2005 Mountain Grove Cellar Port won a bronze metal at the 2007 Indy International Wine Competition. KSMU's Jana Greer reports.


After serving over a year in Iraq approximately 79 soldiers will be returning home to Springfield on Sunday. The soldiers are from the Missouri Army National Guard's 206th Area Support Medical Company. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.


On Wednesday the Tour of Missouri came through Springfield. With the tour is Dave Shields, the co-author of the book Tour de Life: From Coma to Competition. KSMU Sheena Johnson reports.


Missouri's first ever world-class professional cycling race came to Springfield yesterday. The race brought about 120 cyclists to Springfield and Greene County. KSMU's Jana Greer was there and reports.


Broadcast journalists won't be allowed to bring recording devices to a public speech by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


The president of Missouri State University outlined the goals and achievements of the institution during his annual address today. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Some businesses in Republic can have their property taxes reduced by up to 50 percent. KSMU's Emily Nash tells us about Republic's new Enterprise Zone Program.


Every American probably remembers where they were 6 years ago on September 11th when they heard about the terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a commercial airliner. Thousands of husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sons, and daughters were lost that day, and the loved ones they left behind have found many ways to honor the ones they lost. KSMU's Greg Leuthen went on a tour of Drury University's Pool Art Center where art work of children who lost their parents in the September 11th attacks is on display.


Missouri State University's fall theatre and dance season kicks off with "A Lie of the Mind" in late September. Mark Templeton tells us about what to expect this fall.


KSMU is profiling local World War Two Veterans throughout September, leading up to Ken Burns' epic seven-part documentary "The War", beginning September 23rd on Ozarks Public Television. Here are the expanded interviews produced by Mike Smith, with Ralph Manley, paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, and Chuck Huber, B-17 co-pilot, originally broadcast September 11, 2007.

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KSMU is profiling local World War Two Veterans throughout September, leading up to Ken Burns' epic seven-part documentary "The War", beginning September 23rd on Ozarks Public Television. Here are the expanded interviews produced by Mike Smith, with Ralph Manley, paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, and Chuck Huber, B-17 co-pilot, originally broadcast September 11, 2007.

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Gov. Matt Blunt visited High Point Elementary School in Nixa Monday to announce that it is one of 100 schools in Missouri that will be receiving funding for a new technology classroom. KSMU's Greg Leuthen reports.


Ilga Vise discusses Constitution Day with Missouri State University Professor Dr. George Connor.


Missouri's first-ever world-class professional cycling race is coming to Greene County and Springfield on Wednesday. The tour of Missouri race is bringing many events to the area, along with some cautions about changes in traffic flow. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.


Park Central Square in Springfield is getting a new look. The city is planning on renovating the square and is asking for the public's opinions on what should change. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.


The 49th annual Missouri Fox Trotter's Show has been taking place throughout the entire week in Ava, Missouri. For one teen from Utah, competing in this event has been a dream come true. KSMU's Greg Leuthen reports.


The Missouri Department of Public Safety is conducting a State Terrorism Exercise this Saturday. KSMU's Emily Nash tells us what this drill is and why it's important to Southwest Missouri.


As part of our ongoing series, Global Citizenship, KSMU's Emily Nash shares a travel essay about the time she spent in Nepal this summer.

Missouri is about to do what no other state has done: dramatically increase the rate of bridge repairs by awarding a single, 30-year contract...and require the contractor to finance the costs up front. Missouri lawmakers cleared the way for the innovative program about a month after the Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people. Governor Matt Blunt traveled the state Wednesday for bill signing ceremonies for the legislation. KSMU's Missy Shelton takes a closer look at the bridge repair plan and takes us out to one of the bridges that will get fixed.


The Missouri Archaeology Society will be helping Missourians celebrate Archaeology Month throughout September. KSMU's Greg Leuthen has more on the events taking place in Southwest Missouri and across the state.