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Author Bios

  • October 15, 2013 08:00 AM

    Taney County has secured a three million dollar grant to build a “biosolids” facility as part of the county’s wastewater treatment system.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson explains what that is, exactly.

  • October 14, 2013 02:34 PM

    Because of the federal government shutdown, some active duty military students cannot get the tuition assistance they rely on to pay for college. Several have already dropped their classes. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, Drury University is trying to help.

  • October 14, 2013 08:40 AM

    The Better Business Bureau says it’s gearing up to shred any sensitive documents you need to get rid of on Saturday, October 19.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.

  • October 14, 2013 07:00 AM

    In this segment of Around the World, Here at Home, we hear from Heinz and Vroni Buff of Douglas County, Missouri.  These two dairy farmers came to the US in search of opportunity for themselves and their children after regulations for dairy farmers became too burdensome for them in Switzerland.

  • October 10, 2013 02:10 PM

    Uninsured adults in Greene County can get free flu shots starting this week.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more on the flu clinics.

  • October 2, 2013 03:23 PM

    Ozarks Technical Community College and Evangel University and  went into lockdown mode Wednesday afternoon due to a general security threat to Springfield college campuses and a Drury University student’s report of two potential gunmen on his campus. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.

  • October 2, 2013 10:19 AM

    As the federal government's partial shutdown continues, we’re looking at how local agencies are affected.  Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield and the Ozark National Scenic Riverways are closed, and their federal employees have been told to stay home with no pay.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson asked two local Head Start programs how they’re faring—Head Start receives federal funding to teach and feed children of low-income households across the country.

  • September 30, 2013 03:07 PM

    On Tuesday, under the new Affordable Care Act, often referred to as“Obamacare,” Americans can choose a new health insurance plan through an online marketplace, or “exchange.” The marketplace is expected to be cheaper than previous options, and cannot discriminate based on factors like pre-existing conditions. The two major health care systems in Springfield—CoxHealth and Mercy—are standing by, ready to answer questions about the marketplace…and to help get Missourians signed up.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.

  • September 27, 2013 03:05 PM

    In this final segment of our Sense of Community series on Debt in the Ozarks, we’re turning back a few pages in our history books to examine what shaped our area’s perception on debt—and whether that perception is at all unique because of this history. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson brings us more.

  • September 27, 2013 09:31 AM

    Marideth Sisco is known in these parts for many things:  she's the singer for The Blackberry Winter Band, which rose to fame after its work with the Oscar-winning film "Winter's Bone."   She's a folklorist and Ozarks storyteller.  But she's also near and dear to the KSMU family:  she writes our popular series These Ozarks Hills. Right now, Marideth Sisco is in the midst of cancer treatments.  And artists around the region are gathering tomorrow (Sat, 9/28) at the Yellow House Community Arts Center in West Plains for her sake. Jennifer Davidson sat down with one of the event’s organizers, and has this interview to share.