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  • April 25, 2011 06:25 AM

    Some state highways in Southwest Missouri are closed due to flooding this morning. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

    7:45am UPDATE: Here's a list of current road closures in Greene County:

    In west Greene County, Farm Road 146 at Farm Road 123 (John Wilson Bridge); Scenic south of Battlefield, Farm Road 186 and Farm Road 99; Farm Road 17 south of State Highway F; Farm Road 125 south of State Highway O; Farm Road 156 west of State Highway F; and Farm Road 87 south of Farm Road 8.

    In east Greene County, Farm Road 50 between State Highway A and State Highway 125; Farm Road 235 south of Farm Road 10; Farm Road 231 south of Farm Road 2; Farm Road 2 east of Farm Road 249; Farm Road 199 south of State Highway CC; Farm Road 36 west of State Highway H; Farm Road 213 south of State Highway OO; Farm Road 213 north of State Highway YY; Farm Road 116 east of Farm Road 213; Farm Road 193 north of Farm Road 136; East Catalpa east of railroad tracks; Farm Road 241 north of Farm Road 166; Farm Road 164 and Farm Road 193 (Kinser Bridge); Farm Road 193 and Farm Road 174; Farm Road 170 from Farm Road 205 east to Farm Road 253; Farm Road 166 east of State Highway 125; Farm Road 219 south of US 60; Farm Road 134 east of Division (Steelman Bridge); and Farm Road 193 south of Farm Road 148.

  • March 30, 2011 03:41 PM

    Tuesday, April 5th at 10am, we'll discuss how poverty and homelessness are impacting kids and youth in Springfield. Our guests will include Becky Morgan, Attendance Coordinator for Springfield Public Schools and Michelle Garand, Director of Community Collaborative Initiatives for Community Partnership of the Ozarks. Join our discussion during the program by calling in or emailing us your questions and comments.

  • March 21, 2011 07:33 PM

    A slow and steady decline in state funding for higher educationput Missouri second from the bottom in terms of revenue available per student from 2005 to 2010. KSMU's Missy Shelton talks with the Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education to gain some perspective on state spending for colleges and universities, and what the revenue declinemeans for students.

  • March 21, 2011 06:14 PM

    School districts across the state have had to adjust their Parents as Teachers program after lawmakers reduced its state funding. Some districts have chosen to focus on families with developmentally delayed children, while others have started charging fees for home visits based on a sliding scale. KSMU's Missy Shelton examines how Parents as Teachers in the Springfield Public School District has adapted to the budget constraints.

  • March 14, 2011 02:59 PM

    Music legend Elton John is coming to Springfield. The announcement came today that Sir Elton will play JQH Arena Saturday, April 16th. Tickets go on sale March 19th at 10am. KSMU’s Missy Shelton has more.

  • March 2, 2011 03:10 PM

    This weekend, Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri will commemorate the 65th anniversary of Winston Churchill giving his famous address on the campus. It was during this speech on March 5th, 1946 that Churchill said an “iron curtain” had descended across Europe, a phrase that became a part of the Cold War vernacular. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

    More information on the Churchill Weekend at Westminster College

  • March 2, 2011 02:42 PM

    The film “Winter’s Bone” didn’t win any of the four Oscars for which it was nominated. However, that hasn’t dampened the spirits of those who worked on the movie. Last week, we talked to Marideth Sisco from Los Angeles before the Oscars. Marideth appears in the movie “Winter’s Bone” and is featured on the soundtrack. Marideth and the rest of the cast and crew celebrated the achievements of this independent film that was shot here in Southwest Missouri. KSMU’s Missy Shelton caught up with Marideth this week and files this report.

  • February 24, 2011 03:48 PM



    In this month’s installment of These Ozarks Hills, we catch up with Marideth Sisco by phone. She’s in Los Angeles, hoping to get a ticket to attend the Oscars this Sunday night so she can cheer on the film “Winter’s Bone,” which is nominated for four Academy Awards. Marideth appears in the film and her singing opens the movie. KSMU’s Missy Shelton has more.

  • February 17, 2011 04:27 PM

    The Missouri Sunshine Coalition put sheriff’s departments to the test by requesting public records; the group asked for a day’s worth of arrest and incident reports. As KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports, the group got a range of responses and in some cases, no response at all.

    Click here for an Excel spreadsheet showing how sheriff's departments responded to the requests from the Missouri Sunshine Coalition.

    Click here for more information on the Missouri Sunshine Coalition's project.

    Click here for more information on the Missouri Sheriffs' Assocation.

  • February 15, 2011 09:50 AM

    State Auditor Tom Schweich says his office will do everything it can to follow-up on audits that identify serious problems such as the embezzlement of funds. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.