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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.
The Springfield Fire Department has completed its investigation into the natural gas explosion that took place in November in northwest Springfield: the department was not able to determine the cause. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.
In 2006, the Norwegian committee that selects the Nobel Peace Prize winner announced that the prestigious award would go to Dr. Muhammad Yunus and the bank he founded, Grameen Bank. At that same moment, over 4,000 miles away in Bangladesh, a village woman was likely tallying up her sales for that day's work of selling pottery or mending clothes or weaving carpets.
Millions of people like her have been given the opportunity to launch their own businesses, in large part due to tiny loans which Yunus and his bank made available to them, despite those people being considered the “poorest of the poor.”
Dr. Yunus spoke to KSMU’s Jennifer Moore on a visit to Springfield this week.
The Springfield-Branson National Airport has found a tenant for its old terminal building. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.
The US Census Bureau says it’s stepping up its efforts to recruit local residents to work on the 2010 Census. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has details.
Missouri’s Deputy Education Commissioner Paul Wagner issued a warning Friday for Missouri colleges, saying federal funds that have protected universities from major cuts are expected to run out. Missouri State University officials say they recognize those budget challenges, but are exploring the possibility of issuing bonds to fund new facilities anyway. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.
An explosive device was found and detonated Thursday afternoon at one of Branson’s most popular tourist sites. Two people, Don Owens, who is a resident of Florida, and a woman who has yet to be identified are in jail with charges still pending. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.
Sunday is Valentine’s Day. While many single adults dread the holiday, one local woman is welcoming it with a positive attitude, saying she believes she’s finally learned the true meaning of “love.” KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has this story.
The Springfield Police Department has arrested and charged a 36-year-old man with enticement of a child. According to the department, Ezra Robert Gramm sent sexually explicit text messages to the cell phone a 13-year-old girl. The girl’s mother found the text messages and notified the police, which led to an investigation. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore spoke with the police department about how parents can take a proactive role in preventing sexual predators from enticing their children.
The winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, Dr. Muhammed Yunus, will speak in Springfield March 2 as part of Missouri State University’s convocation series. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.
Springfield’s Baha’i community will hold a prayer service Sunday at the Library Station for seven Iranian citizens who are on trial in Iran, facing charges of espionage. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has details.