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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 Phelps Grove neighborhood is getting national attention after being featured in Southern Living magazine as one of “The South’s Best Comeback Neighborhoods.” The article in the January, 2010 issue of the magazine says editors scoured the South to find neighborhoods that were once “down on their luck,” but have seen revitalization. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore sat down with the president of the Phelps Neighborhood Association, Terry Rowland, to talk about the recognition.
Many Americans are watching and listening to the ongoing news coverage of aid workers getting down to work in Haiti, where a strong earthquake hit Tuesday.
One person who’s been helping the people of Haiti for over a decade is Dr. Judy Dasovich, a medical doctor who works in Strafford and Springfield. She’s been to Haiti over half a dozen times to treat skin diseases, pneumonia, and malaria, as well as to help support nutrition programs there.
She joined KSMU's Jennifer Moore earlier by phone to talk about her thoughts on the people of the island nation, and why she kept going back.
Beginning January 25, Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, or “VITA” sites in Stone and Taney Counties will offer free tax preparation for low to moderate income individuals. KSMU’s Justin Lux reports.
Federal law says hospitals must treat people in need of emergency care, regardless of whether or not those patients can pay for that care. The high costs of health insurance, and rising unemployment rates mean that more and more people are without insurance, and many of them are seeking the emergency room as their first stop for health care, despite the fact that it’s usually the most costly. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports on how local hospitals are weathering an influx of patients who cannot pay their bills.
An instructor of religious studies at Missouri State University has created a way to share the religious experiences of women throughout the Ozarks. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has details.
Springfield’s Fire Department has come up with a plan to try to keep its current rating of “2” with the ISO, or Insurance Services Office. That’s a rating agency that assesses the nation's fire departments every ten years on their abilities to fight fires. Part of the new plan involves various donors giving their time and resources. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.
The Springfield-Greene County Library District has partnered with Ozarks Food Harvest to let kids and adults pay off their library fines with canned goods and non perishable food. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has details.
Missouri State University has named the 15 people who will make up its search committee for a new university president. KSMU's Jennifer Moore has details.
Every ten years, the federal government conducts a census to take note of how many people, and what types of people, call the United States “home.” On Wednesday, the US Census Bureau kicked off the 2010 Census in Springfield. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.