In an attempt to lower the rate of food insecure children in the region, two local organizations are partnering to distribute food to hungry youth. This week, the Council of Churches of the Ozarks announced that the new program will be funded through a $20,000 gift from Care to Learn, with Crosslines utilizing their mobile food truck to distribute goods directly to Springfield Public Schools. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this report.
One unlikely sport in Springfield is giving women a physical release they say they can’t get anywhere else. Those women are the Springfield Roller Girls, who skate in the local roller derby. With their first double header of the year this weekend, KSMU’s Shannon Bowers decided to see what it took to be a Springfield Roller Girl.