Rebekah has lived in Springfield her entire life, and she plans to spend the rest of her life in southwest Missouri. She's a student at MSU majoring in public relations and minoring in History. In her free time, she loves to read, ride her bike, sing, spend time outdoors, hang out with her friends, and take pictures.
Walking the streets of downtown Springfield, a person is likely to pass by vacant lots—buildings that have seen vendors and owners come and go over the generations. However, one business has adapted and survived through changing times—and four generations later, it’s still providing the same musical expertise it did a century ago. This year marks the 100th year for Hoover Music Company, located in downtown Springfield. For our ongoing local history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Rebekah Clark looks back at the impact the business has made on the Ozarks through music.
If you talk to some relief workers on the ground in Joplin, they’ll tell you there are certain items that are in abundant supply…including water and some other basic supplies. It’s perhaps a sign that the relief effort has been overwhelmingly successful after an EF5 tornado caused millions of dollars worth of damage on May 22nd. Due to the large number of tangible donations received, relief organizations are stressing the importance of giving cash. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
A handful of students at MSU are close to finishing their studies on how to teach blind people to get around in public. Before they can get their certificate, however, they have to learn to navigate buildings and public streets as if they themselves were blind. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
The prestigious Gift of Time award was given to ten people in the Ozarks on Thursday. This award is given to those who sacrifice their time through volunteering in the area. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
City Utilities Transit Services is participated in a national event called “Dump the Pump Day” on Thursday. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports on the event.
A temporary restraining order has been issued against a Kansas City area towing company by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. Independence Tow & Recovery, Inc. has been charged with violating the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act after the tornado that hit Joplin on May 22. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
Recent federal budget changes for 2011 have created a 46% financial cut for the Senior Community Service Employment Program. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports on how this is trickling down to the Ozarks
The Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri is investigating a local telemarketing company that may be cheating the Bureau rating system in order to stay in good standing with consumers. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Missouri State University just finished an archeological dig near Ash Grove. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
The tornado that ripped through southwest Missouri Sunday evening left many problems for the staff and patients at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.