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Karla Trammell discusses child abuse with Duke, a child ambassador with Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.).


A local organization is looking for people 60 years of age and older who want to re-live their youth by volunteering to work with children. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Democratic Senate candidate and state auditor Claire McCaskill will wrap her two-day agriculture tour with a stop this evening at 5:30 at the Willard Recreation Center here in Southwest Missouri. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Governor Matt Blunt is touring the state this week to promote a new law requiring most Missouri gasoline to contain ten percent ethanol. The requirement takes effect January 1, 2008. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Drury University's Law Enforcement Academy is accepting applications for its fall certification course. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


On Wednesday, North Korea test-fired seven missiles, leading to an emergency meeting of the U-N Security Council. KSMU's Missy Shelton sat down with Missouri State University professor Dennis Hickey to discuss the impact of North Korea's actions. Hickey's most recent book is called the Armies of East Asia: China, Taiwan, Japan and the Koreas. Here are excerpts from Missy Shelton's conversation with Dennis Hickey.


KSMU's Missy Shelton continues her conversation about North Korea with Missouri State University professor and author Dennis Hickey.


Melanie Grand shares her knowledge of barbeque on this edition of the Missouri State Journal.


Rick Hopkins discusses sustainability with Dr. Wendy Anderson, assistant professor of biology at Drury University.


House Majority Whip Roy Blunt was in Springfield today to announce how many seniors in his Southwest Missouri district signed up for the Medicare prescription drug benefit, known as Medicare Part D by the May 15th deadline. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


According to Texas Singer-Songwriter Robert Earl Keen and Melanie Grand of Misouri State University, Barbeque Makes Everybody Someone. Mike Smith Has This Report:


In this segment of KSMU's Sense of Community series, Michele Skalicky talks with Jodie Adams, Director of Parks for Springfield/Greene County about new parks that are being developed in the area. And hear from Friends of the Garden members about Close Memorial Park and Gardens and about their effort to bring a Botanical Center to Springfield.


In this segment of KSMU's Sense of Community series, Michele Skalicky talks with Jodie Adams, Director of Parks for Springfield/Greene County about new parks that are being developed in the area. And hear from Friends of the Garden members about Close Memorial Park and Gardens and about their effort to bring a Botanical Center to Springfield.


The latest Kids Count data came out this week and Missouri is in the bottom half of states when it comes to the well-being of children. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Several factors have helped push crude oil prices up in advance of the holiday weekend. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Earlier this year, the Missouri House turned down a bill that would have raised the State minimum wage from $5.15 and hour to $6.50. Last week, an amendment that would have raised the Federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour over the next 2 years failed to reach the 60 votes needed to pass the U.S. Senate. On this edition of KSMU's Sense of Community Series produced by KSMU News Director Mike Smith, we hear Missouri's senior Senator Kit Bond, and Governor Matt Blunt express their opposition to raising the minimum wage, and from State Representative John Bowman and a Springfield waitress named Candy who hope voters will approve a wage hike if and when the issue comes before voters in November.


Avian Flu is predicted to be found in wild waterfowl in North America sometime this year. In this segment of KSMU's Sense of Community series, Michele Skalicky talks with Kevin Gipson, director of health for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Aaron Winslow, with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, about Avian Flu. Also, find out how Empire Bank and City Utilities are working to prepare for a possible flu pandemic.

Avian Flu is predicted to be found in wild waterfowl in North America sometime this year. In this segment of KSMU's Sense of Community series, Michele Skalicky talks with Kevin Gipson, director of health for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Aaron Winslow, with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, about Avian Flu. Also, find out how Empire Bank and City Utilities are working to prepare for a possible flu pandemic.


A state investment board in Missouri appears to be the first public board in the country to use an international fund that screens out companies with ties to terrorism. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


Jim Coombs talks about the science of map making.


At a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, the springfield/Greene County Department of Health officially dedicated the Environmental Health Services Center. Mike Smith has the story:


Alice Cooper once sang "School's Out For Summer!" But there are plenty of opportunities for arts education, both for kids and adults. Randy Stewart explains.

Alice Cooper once sang "School's Out For Summer!" But there are plenty of opportunities for arts education, both for kids and adults. Randy Stewart explains.


Rick Hopkins talks with Rusty Worley, executive director of the Urban Districts Alliance about the group's mission to revitalize downtown Springfield.