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Author Bios

  • April 10, 2014 06:30 AM

    A recent simulation hopes to give officials a better understanding of the challenges facing those who live in poverty. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more on what lies ahead for Springfield’s Impacting Poverty Commission following last week’s mock event.

  • April 3, 2014 01:00 PM

    Ozark native, Dr. Benjamin G. Rader, will present his lecture tonight on the culture and history of the Hollows. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has the story.

  • April 3, 2014 08:12 AM

    The Missouri State University Ad Team held an Energy Challenge today, quizzing students on different energy issues. Their ultimate goal is to balance the way energy is presented in elementary school books. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.

  • March 26, 2014 04:11 PM

    Springfield’s Citizen Resource Center celebrated its new location Wednesday, moving from a corner office upstairs to the first floor of the Busch Municipal Building. There, the center hopes to be more accessible to the community. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has the story.

  • March 20, 2014 06:30 AM

    Registration for the free Kindergarten Camp is now open. And a recent partnership between the Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Springfield Public Schools hopes to remove their waiting list from previous years and enroll more children. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has the story.

  • March 14, 2014 03:07 PM

    A report released last week by the Pew Research Internet Project shows that even with the technology age, people are still enjoying using libraries as a resource. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.

  • March 13, 2014 02:27 PM

    As an area with an abundance of colleges and universities, the Springfield workforce has access to a natural pipeline of talent. But as graduation approaches, it can be difficult to keep that talent in the community. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.

  • March 6, 2014 07:30 AM

    Missouri’s two US senators are working with their counterparts in Arkansas to introduce a bill that will reestablish a joint management agreement between the Corps of Engineers and Ozarks River Heritage Foundation. This agreement had originally allowed the foundation to collect user fees and apply them to park maintenance and operations. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.

  • February 26, 2014 06:09 PM

    According to the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, a baby needs six to 10 diaper changes a day to stay clean and healthy. But with the expense of disposable diapers, purchases like food often come first, creating a diaper need.  KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports.

  • February 19, 2014 06:34 PM

    After the tragic abduction and killing of Hailey Owens, Westport Elementary says it will do its best to help their students cope. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports.