Samantha Nichols is an intern for KSMU. She is a junior in the Religious Studies Department at Missouri State University. She loves to explore the religious diversity of the Ozarks both in class and for KSMU. While not at work or school, she enjoys rooting for the Green Bay Packers and watching an excessive amount of Food Network and HGTV. Samantha was born and raised in Stilwell, Kansas.
Bridging a racial divide that has existed for almost a century. That’s the intention of an agreement recently struck in Springfield between the Assemblies of God and the United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God. KSMU’s Samantha Nichols has the story.
The National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Tournament returns to southwest Missouri March 10 to the 14. As KSMU’s Samantha Nichols reports, it’s the sixth consecutive year that Springfield will serve as the host city.
The second quarter of the year-long Greater Springfield Race & Faith Collaborative is underway. Community members gathered Saturday to help advance the conversation about race in Springfield. As KSMU’s Samantha Nichols reports, this quarter’s “tool-kit” offers resources for discussing race with friends and family.
Springfield has recently been named the fourth most "Bible-minded" city in America. In part two of our series, KSMU's Samantha Nichols reports on how this characteristic has had an impact on education in the city.
Springfield has recently been named the fourth most “bible-minded” city in America. In the first of a two part series, KSMU’s Samantha Nichols reports on how the study, sponsored by the American Bible Society, has generated a mixed reaction in the community.
This week, millions of people are taking a moment to remember those who died in the Holocaust of World War II. International Holocaust Day was Monday. KSMU's Samantha Nichols has more.
A joint worship service between two unlikely faith groups—Roman Catholics and Pentecostals—will take place Wednesday, January 22 in Springfield. It’s a first in this area, and it’s part of an effort to achieve stronger Christian unity. KSMU's Samantha Nichols has more.
Shakespeare once posed the question, “What’s in a name?” Members of James River Church dealt with that question themselves a few months ago as the large church body changed its name from “James River Assembly” to “James River Church.” KSMU's Samantha Nichols has the story.