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  • April 3, 2013 02:36 PM

    The American Heart Association and area partners are encouraging public support against heart disease today by participating in National Walking Day. Walk Springfield, a local initiative, has created 30 newly-designated walking paths equipped with tools to help the public identify details of each path using their smartphone. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers joined them this afternoon for a walk and has this report.

  • March 27, 2013 02:38 PM

    Open heart surgery is invasive, expensive and high-risk, making it unavailable for some patients who need it most. As KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, that is why some patients are now turning to a new procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

  • March 20, 2013 05:05 PM

    Cyprus, a small Island country on the Mediterranean Sea, has been making headlines recently for considering taxing private saving accounts to help with their debt crisis. In response, Congressman Billy Long of Missouri has proposed a resolution urging Congress to refrain from such considerations.

  • March 13, 2013 05:30 AM

    As the weather starts to warm up, Missouri State University‘s Campus Garden has begun the first stages in getting the soil ready to plant. And in Missouri’s rocky red clay soil that is easier said than done, as KSMU’s Shannon Bowers explains.

  • March 6, 2013 03:32 PM

    A Springfield therapist is being recognized by the National Associations of Social Workers for his blog “Adoption at the Movies”. The blog is nominated in the 2013 media award for best single-topic blog, highlighting connections between film and adoption. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has the story.

  • March 1, 2013 06:06 PM

    Juanita K Hammons Hall Performing Arts Center announced this year’s Broadway Season. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has the lineup.

  • February 27, 2013 03:27 PM

    As Friday’s deadline for the so-called "Sequestration" creeps closer, schools across the Ozarks area are trying to prepare for the potential $85 billion in across-the-board cuts in federal spending. These automatic spending cuts may affect local schools and universities, as KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports.

  • February 22, 2013 05:24 PM

    Jeff Drake was sworn in Friday as the new postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service in Springfield. Formal Postmaster Bill Brayman announced his retirement in July. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more. 

  • February 20, 2013 01:44 PM

    The American Red Cross wants people to be safe as winter weather moves through the Ozarks. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has these tips from the experts.

  • February 15, 2013 05:54 PM

    With gifts totaling $125,000, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks is supporting 16 local programs that focus on addressing red-flag issues in the Springfield-Greene County area. These red flag issues include poverty, insufficient public funding, economic uncertainty and child abuse and neglect. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has the story.