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Jennifer works as a reporter and producer, and also trains the student reporters at KSMU. She grew up on a farm just outside West Plains, Missouri, and now works for KSMU from her hometown. She spent five years as a freelance journalist in the Persian Gulf, reporting for NPR and producing for CNN International’s program “Inside the Middle East.” Jennifer studied at the American University in Cairo and graduated from the University of Missouri. She participated in the first annual National Day of Listening on Nov 24, 2008. You can hear her interview her grandmother here.
Many people across the Ozarks like to know the source of the food they’re putting in their mouths; for example, were pesticides used on these bell peppers? Or, did this milk come from cows that were given growth hormones? In Peace Valley, Missouri – that’s in south-central Missouri—KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson traces the food source of chickens that will soon be appearing in some health food stores across the Ozarks.
The Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival in Marshfield wrapped up Saturday night with a state dinner. In attendance were the direct descendants of over 30 past presidents.KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson sat down with Chris Truscott, whose ancestor was a Founding Father, for this interview.
Because of the sequester, the Federal Aviation Administration will soon stop funding 149 air traffic control towers, including the one at Branson Airport. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson contacted several airports in our region, and has this report on how the cuts will affect both airports and passengers in the Ozarks.
For most of us, the thought of running a marathon seems grueling enough. But there are runners who compete in so-called ultra-marathons: at 50 miles, that’s nearly twice the length of a traditional marathon course. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, the Frisco Railroad Run is not for the faint of heart, and it’s taking place in our area this weekend.
Secretary of State Jason Kander has issued an alert to investors, warning them to be wary of fraudulent schemes. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.
KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson stopped by a coffeeshop Friday morning on the downtown West Plains square and has this reaction to the US Senate rejection of tighter background checks of gun buyers.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it’s trying to more accurately reflect the diverse population it serves. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson spoke with a recruiter and has this report.
Severe weather hit several counties in the Ozarks Thursday morning. Howell and Taney Counties saw tornado warnings, and in Douglas County, two elderly residents narrowly escaped drowning during a dramatic water rescue. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson was in Howell County when the sirens went off there.
More than 16,000 tulips have burst through the soil at Evangel University in Springfield and are showering the campus in their extraordinary color.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is making an effort to diversify its ranks. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.