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Author Bios

  • January 9, 2014 04:13 PM

    State Representative Elijah Haahr of Springfield filed new legislation Wednesday in Jefferson City that would give students a new option when it comes to paying off student loans. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers spoke with Representative Haahr about this out-of-the box idea, which he hopes will allow more students to attend college in Missouri.

  • December 19, 2013 01:12 PM

    The Child Abuse and Neglect Collaborative, also known as the CAN collaborative, officially launched their new website today addressing education and prevention of child abuse in the Ozarks.  Howitends.org aims to be a user-friendly resource for parents, children, and professionals, as KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports.

  • December 17, 2013 11:06 AM

    In August, a large-scale, participatory sculpture was built by volunteers from all over the community called The Rhizomatic Grotto. Now, the folks at the Springfield Art Museum, Drury University’s Art of Space collective and sculptor Blaine Whisenhunt are requesting to transform the project once again. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this report.

  • December 5, 2013 05:16 PM

    Nearly 22 million dollars’ worth of renovations on Missouri State University’s athletics and recreational facilities will begin this month. The renovations will include a new student section at the Plaster Sports Complex,a sand volleyball court, field hockey space, and soccer and track fields. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers got some student reactions to these new additions.

  • December 3, 2013 06:59 PM

    After several days’ worth of shopping during Black Friday, Small business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, citizens are now asked to give back. Giving Tuesday encourages volunteerism and donations to local charities.  KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this local perspective.

  • November 26, 2013 12:20 PM

    For the 2.5 million travelers expected at airports across the country in the coming weeks, The Springfield-Branson National Airport has a new way for holiday fliers to navigate from terminal to terminal. With more is KSMU’s Shannon Bowers.

  • November 19, 2013 05:07 PM

    Using green infrastructure techniques, the Fassnight Creek Stormwater and Greenway Trail Improvements Project is designed to reduce flooding hazards for motorists and homeowners in central Springfield. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this update.

  • November 14, 2013 02:53 PM

    With Suicide being the eleventh leading cause of death in the U.S, a local agency will be conducting a specially-designed 12 week program for the family survivors of suicide. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more.

  • November 12, 2013 03:09 PM

    Convoy of Hope Co-Founder, Dave Donaldson, brought Evangel University up to speed on their efforts in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers was there and has this report.

  • November 3, 2013 11:00 AM

    Nearly 500 students recently armed themselves with toy guns on the Missouri State University campus for the live action role play game, Humans Verses Zombies.  While the event caused most to laugh, it left some students and faculty feeling uncomfortable. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more.