Ozarks literature – what is that, exactly? Well, experts say there’s a rich literary history going back over a hundred years that pays tribute to our rugged, pastoral landscape and the people who call it “home,” while emphasizing some harsh realities that permeate this region. A new book combines writings from local poets, novelists, columnists and historians. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson sat down with the book’s editor, an English professor at Missouri State University-West Plains.
Every year, the Missouri Attorney General is required by law to release a report on the traffic stops made by law enforcement officials. The report includes racial and ethnic data about drivers who were stopped. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more on this year’s report, which was released Friday.