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Staff and volunteers with Planned Parenthood presented Governor Matt Blunt's chief of staff with seven thousand postcards that urge the governor to reconsider his decision to call a special session. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Ilga Vise talks with Dr. Norm Ridder, the new superintendent of Springfield Public Schools about a wide range of education issues.

A new study from NARAL, an abortion rights organization shows that emergency contraception is not widely available in Missouri pharmacies. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The rising cost of a college education has prompted MU President Elson Floyd to tour the state, seeking public comment on a new plan to guarantee tuition rates for incoming freshmen. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Here is the first in a series of conversations with SMSU President Michael Nietzel and Arlen Diamond, Director of Broadcast Services at SMSU. This and the following postings serve to present a personal profile of Nietzel, who became President of SMSU July 1st 2005.

July 1st 2005, Michael Nietzel took the helm as SMSU's 9th President. Here is the second interview in a series of 4 conversations between Arlen Diamond and Michael Nietzel.

Dr. Michael Nietzel became SMSU's 9th President July 1st 2005.

Here is the 3rd part of a series of interviews with Nietzel and Arlen Diamond, Director of Broadcast Services at SMSU.

Dr. Michael Nietzel became President of SMSU July 1st. Here is the 4th of a 4 part interview series with Nietzel and Arlen Diamond, Director of Broadcast Services at SMSU, 12 August 2005.

WWII Veterans in Southwest Missouri are encouraged to take part in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. Service men and women who served in WWII can schedule video taped sessions at several locations in the 7th Congressional District.

Locally, the project is coordinated by Congressman Roy Blunt and the SMSU Veterans Recognition Committee. Mike Smith has the story:

The Mayor's Commission for Children releases the results of a survey that shows a rise in aggressive behavior in the kindergarten classroom. Mike Smith has the story:

The woman that Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has chosen to chair the Missouri Women's Council is the same person who led the campaign last summer in support of a constitutional ban on gay marriage. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

President Bush has signed a highway bill that he says will bring America's transportation network into the 21st century.

According to U.S. Senator Kit bond, the bill includes 1.3 billion dollars in additional highway money to Missouri.

Mike Smith has the story:

New federal grant money will help Greene County crack down on domestic violence and provide more assistance to victims. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

This is the first of 2 interviews with Ken Rutherford, Associate Professor of Political Science at SMSU. Rutherford just returned from a 6 month trip to the Middle East as a Fulbright Scholar

45 public school teachers and administrators early in August took part in a "Safe and Civil Schools" training exercise.

Katherine Mayo has the story:

The 9th annual Southwest Missouri Agriculture Tour began today (8/8) in Springfield and will continue tomorrow (8/9). House Majority Whip Roy Blunt organizes the tour every year as a way to expose business, education and government leaders to agriculture in the region. KSMU's Missy Shelton was with the tour on two of its stops today and files this report.

Cindy Stephens talks with the director of public relations for Ozarks Technical Community College, Cindy Hinds about the expansion of OTC.

Skip Phelps is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at SMSU.

Debora Biggs talks about the latest activities of the Good Community Committee with committee chair Dr. Lloyd Young.

This Summer, The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation is providing literacy kits and equipment to help bring relief from the heat. Mike Smith has the story:

On Monday July 25th, nine two-officer teams from the Springfield Police Department conducted a warrant sweep arresting 38 people while clearing 31 municipal warrants. Mike Smith has the story:

Last month, Federal officials announced several arrests in connection with a conspiracy to distribute marijauna in the Springfield area. Mike Smith has the story:

Before students head back to school, parents can celebrate a new 3 day holiday this week. Mike Smith has the story:

Corn dogs, prize winning cows and carnival rides in north Springfield can mean only one thing...The Ozark Empire Fair is back! Mike Smith has the story.