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Author Bios

  • April 16, 2014 05:28 PM

    Sunday's shooting in Kansas City has reignited the conversation about anti-Semitism, hate crimes and how to prevent future incidents.  Recent statistics released in an annual report from the Anti-Defamation League suggests that anti-Semitic incidents were down significantly nationwide.  But is this a true reflection of societal changes?  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has this report.

  • April 11, 2014 02:37 PM

    With the busy hustle and bustle of modern-day life, many neighborhoods no longer experience the close-knit feel of days gone by.  But one group of volunteers is trying to change that through what they call "the slow snowball effect." KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has more.


  • April 9, 2014 07:12 PM

    Sales tax levies were among the various ballot items before voters Tuesday. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports on results in Taney and Christian counties.

  • April 2, 2014 04:09 PM

    For those who have been itching to get outside and take a walk, you're in luck:  Missouri State University's campus has just become the 35thsite of officially recognized walking trails in the Walk Springfield initiative.  A kickoff celebration took place Wednesday as part of National Walking Day. KSMU's Theresa Bettmann attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and has this report.

  • March 28, 2014 04:30 PM

    It's a blustery, gray Spring afternoon when I arrive at Nixa High School. Boys and girls are dispersing to their locker rooms after track practice as I find my way to Coach Lance Brumley. He was recently honored as an Everyday Hero by the American Red Cross.  Brumley coaches high school cross-country and track.  He is one of several who were honored this month, and says he's been humbled by the experience. Here's a bit of his story:

  • March 27, 2014 06:30 AM

    For the second year in a row, Missouri State University is being honored with the Tree Campus USA award.  As KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports, MSU is one of only five campuses throughout Missouri, and the only campus in Springfield to receive this award.   

  • March 21, 2014 02:03 PM

    The Springfield-Branson National Airport is expanding its general aviation complex to make room for more private aircraft.  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann reports about why this could be a boost for the local economy.


  • March 19, 2014 04:05 PM

    Beginning in 1976, the University of Missouri Extension has been recognizing a history in agriculture by honoring the state’s longtime family farms called Century Farms.  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has more on the special designation.

  • March 12, 2014 03:53 PM

    In the weeks since the kidnapping and murder of Hailey Owens, discussions on how to ensure the safety and security of neighborhoods have grown. KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has more on building stronger neighborhood communities.

  • March 7, 2014 02:48 PM

    Senator Claire McCaskill's bill aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military got a green light from Senators this week.  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has details.