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Author Bios

  • July 29, 2011 07:30 AM

    The death toll from the May 22nd Joplin tornado has risen to 160. A recent death is being attributed to the EF5 twister that demolished about a third of the city. As KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports, city officials say the recovery process is moving forward.

  • July 28, 2011 08:43 AM

    The chair of the Missouri House Budget Committee is again raising concerns about the amount of travel by Governor Jay Nixon. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

  • July 21, 2011 09:46 PM

    It’s the hottest part of the day…just after lunch time. The oppressive heat has prompted Curtis Millsap to change the work schedule on his farm north of Springfield.

    “We can’t work mid-day right now. From lunchtime til about 3:30 or 4, we’ll take a break. One hundred, 110 degree heat index is too much to have people out working in the fields. It’s asking for trouble. You’ll get people injured with heat stroke and all those things.”

    He turns on the drip irrigation system, an important tool in fighting the heat.

  • July 21, 2011 09:43 PM

    The academy’s goal is to show rising juniors and seniors in high school the importance of civic engagement and that they have the power to effect change in their community.

    Candace Fisk is the academy director.

    “Kind of our theme is that we’re equipping them to work for the greater good and convince them that even though they are only 16 or 17 years old, that they can indeed make a difference. They don’t have to wait until they’re in college or have a career.”

  • June 27, 2011 07:30 AM

    In this installment of our Sense of Community series, we examine the role Missouri Southern State University played in meeting the needs of the Joplin community after the May 22 tornado.

  • June 23, 2011 07:41 PM

    Two epidemiologists from the Centers for Disease Control and two other CDC staff members are investigating the fungal infections that have cropped up in a very small number of people in Joplin who sustained injuries in the May 22 tornado. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

  • June 23, 2011 03:19 PM

    It’s been nearly five weeks since the deadly EF5 tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri. Next week at 7:30am and 4:30pm, KSMU’s Sense of Community series will explore the relief efforts and how the community is moving forward. In preparation for the series, we offer this sound portrait, which includes the voices of residents, volunteers, Red Cross staffers, and Joplin Humane Society workers. The music you hear at the end of this feature is the Joplin High School choir rehearsing before a recent benefit concert.

    KSMU producers Jennifer Moore, Michele Skalicky, Mike Smith, Randy Stewart, and Missy Shelton contributed audio to this sound portrait.

  • June 22, 2011 05:07 PM

    It may not sound like your idea of summer fun: Spending hours each day outside in the heat digging and sifting through dirt. But as KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports, that’s exactly what a Missouri State University professor and some MSU students are doing. 

  • June 17, 2011 05:03 PM

    The efforts of the Missouri State University campus to assist and respond to the victims of the May 22 tornado in Joplin are highlighted in this program.

  • June 8, 2011 04:33 PM

    A new study by a University of Missouri scientist highlights the concern that many food and drink containers are made with a potentially harmful chemical called BPA. The research findings suggest people should pay more attention to their repeated exposure to this chemical. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.