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Author Bios

  • March 28, 2006 12:00 AM


    In this segment of KSMU's Sense of Community Leadership series, Michele Skalicky talks to Linda Chorice, manager of the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

  • March 28, 2006 12:00 AM


    In this segment of KSMU's Sense of Community Leadership series, Michele Skalicky talks to Linda Chorice, manager of the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.

  • March 27, 2006 12:00 AM


    Springfield City Manager Tom Finnie will retire from his job as chief executive officer and administrative officer of the city on April 24th. He's served as city manager for Springfield since 1990 but began working for the city as Director of Personnel in 1973. During his tenure as city manager, Finnie has overseen the turnaround of Center City and the creation of Jordan Valley Park. As his retirement approaches, we take this opportunity to visit with Tom Finnie...about his life, the people and events that drew him into public service and his plans for the future. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

  • March 27, 2006 12:00 AM


    Springfield City Manager Tom Finnie will retire from his job as chief executive officer and administrative officer of the city on April 24th. He's served as city manager for Springfield since 1990 but began working for the city as Director of Personnel in 1973. During his tenure as city manager, Finnie has overseen the turnaround of Center City and the creation of Jordan Valley Park. As his retirement approaches, we take this opportunity to visit with Tom Finnie...about his life, the people and events that drew him into public service and his plans for the future. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

  • February 28, 2006 09:00 AM


    This segment of Making a Difference Where You Live focuses on water quality in the Ozarks. Michele Skalicky talks to representatives of two groups working to make a difference in that area.

  • February 28, 2006 09:00 AM


    In this segment of Making a Difference Where You Live, we visit a farm in Webster County to find out how a farmer has made changes for conservation, and Michele Skalicky talks to Greene County Presiding Commissioner Dave Coonrod to find out what the top environmental issues are in rural Greene County.

  • September 23, 2005 03:12 PM


    A government panel has recommended the transfer of the state securities division out of the secretary of state's office. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

  • September 23, 2005 03:11 PM


    A design summit features discussions about the possibility of creating an urban library in downtown Springfield. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports

  • October 1, 2004 11:05 AM


    Pianist, conductor and educator Leon Fleisher is said to have the "most famous right hand in classical music--famous for not working." After studying with the legendary Artur Schnabel, Fleisher established himself in the 1950s and early '60s as one of the world's great pianists. But his career was sidelined for some 35 years by a crippling ailment that affected his right hand. Recently he has found relief--and has begun playing and recording two-hand piano music again. KSMU's Randy Stewart conducted this phone interview with Leon Fleisher in September (it originally aired on "KSMU Arts News" October 1, 2004)

  • August 9, 2004 02:09 PM


    A new booklet is available to help parents and caregivers understand Missouri's new foster care law. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.