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  • December 6, 2011 10:46 AM

    An incident at UC Davis last month gained national attention as video circulated online of campus police using pepper spray against peaceful protesters. In this edition of Engaging the Community, Missouri State University Interim President Clif Smart discusses his take on the incident as well as the policies at MSU that govern protests and demonstrations.

  • December 1, 2011 04:03 PM

    If you’re interested in learning more about new flood maps from FEMA, an engineering firm is presenting a seminar Friday in Branson on how to read these maps. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

  • December 1, 2011 03:23 PM

    In this November's  installment, Interim President Clif Smart discusses what other universities can learn from the events at Penn State in light of a former assistant coach being charged with sexually assaulting minors on campus and administrators losing their jobs due to how they handled the situation.

  • November 16, 2011 05:58 PM

    The Senate Interim Committee on Health Insurance Exchanges was in Springfield this week to gather testimony from the public. At issue is whether the state of Missouri should set up its own health insurance exchange as required under the federal healthcare law. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

  • November 16, 2011 05:00 PM

    Like many non-profits in Springfield that work with low income individuals and families, the Salvation Army has seen an increase in requests for services. That’s why you’ll see more red kettles for donations around the Ozarks this year than in past years. And the Salvation Army will announce its goal for the Tree of Lights campaign Thursday at 5pm. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports on two projects that are a part of that campaign.

  • November 15, 2011 08:41 AM

    An interim senate committee that’s evaluating whether Missouri should set up its own health insurance exchange will meet in Springfield tomorrow morning at 10 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

  • November 10, 2011 05:51 PM

    On Sunday, former Congressman Mel Hancock passed away at the age of 82. In this week’s Capitol Perspectives, Phill Brooks, the longest full-time statehouse reporter, discusses Hancock’s lasting impact on state government with KSMU's Missy Shelton.

  • November 8, 2011 12:21 PM

    If you’re listening to the radio or watching television tomorrow/today around 1pm, you will hear a 30 second test of the Emergency Alert System. KSMU’s Missy Shelton has more on the test and the purpose behind it.

  • November 7, 2011 02:12 PM

    Even though the 2012 election is more than a year away, the process to pick a Republican presidential candidate is already heating up. One voting block that’s become an important player in this process consists of voters who self-identify as evangelical Christians. The beginning and evolution of evangelical conservatism is the subject of a book by a history professor from Purdue University who will be speaking in Springfield this evening. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

  • November 2, 2011 04:32 PM