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  • November 1, 2010 12:39 PM

    This Tuesday is the long-awaited mid-term Election Day. Many voters associate long lines and slow check-in procedures with the voting experience. This Election Day, many of the polling places throughout Greene County will have traded old-fashioned polling methods for new, electronic voting systems. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

  • October 25, 2010 01:43 PM

    Earlier this year, First Lady Michelle Obama began her “Let’s Move” campaign highlighting childhood obesity and related chronic health conditions. With as many as 31 million children across the country receiving approximately 50 percent of their daily nutrition in school, the National School Lunch Program has become a part of the “Let’s Move” agenda. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with area school nutrition providers to see how Springfield stacks up.

  • October 14, 2010 02:50 PM

    This Saturday will mark the world film premier of a locally produced documentary honoring those who bravely face their last days, or who are fighting to live through a serious illness. All individuals featured in the documentary share a common message of hope. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with the film’s producers and partners, and has this report.

  • October 5, 2010 12:18 PM



    Books have had a rich history of, at times, being too controversial, especially for young audiences. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report on how this topic has reignited a spark in parents, educators and librarians across the Ozarks—and what the end result might be.

  • September 20, 2010 01:43 PM

    One local organization works toward improving services for the hearing impaired. Monday night, September 20th, that group will be at the Library Center for a presentation. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report on how well the Ozarks appears to be doing when it comes to accommodating the deaf.

  • September 13, 2010 11:32 AM

    Shopping for kids can be expensive. This week marks the fourth year about 400 families band together for a huge sale here in Springfield. The event happens twice a year, and was started eight years ago by a group of mothers who wanted to creatively beat the continued rising cost of shopping for their kids, while cleaning out their closets. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann stopped by on the drop-off day, and has this report.

  • August 30, 2010 11:30 AM



    Monday marks the official opening of the low-cost spay and neuter clinic which is going to be celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday evening. The clinic will serve the Springfield and Greene county area and organizers say it’s the first of its kind in Missouri. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.

  • August 16, 2010 12:55 PM

    Throughout our daily lives, all of us come into contact with millions of bacteria and germs. Next Monday, St. John’s Medical Research Institute will unveil its first commercialized product, which they say will revolutionize the way we stay germ-free. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann went to the laboratory where the product was created, and has more.

  • August 12, 2010 12:58 PM

    These days there are so many different child car safety seats out the market that it’s difficult for parents to know what is best. However, simply having a reliable car seat is not enough to keep kids safe; parents also need to understand how to use them properly. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with an expert to navigate us through some of the common mistakes.

  • August 12, 2010 12:52 PM



    In this modern, fast-paced, society many of us tend to overlook the little joys in life. Reading to a child not only promotes a child’s literacy skills, but it also promotes cherished experiences and memories. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann with David Harrison, renowned child author, about a local project geared toward reigniting a love of reading.