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  • July 8, 2010 04:03 PM

    Children have often been compared to sponges, because they absorb and learn everything about the world around them. For this reason many experts suggest that getting children involved in volunteering at a young age can help them to grow up to be more community-minded adults and leaders. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with area organizations that welcome child volunteers, and files this report.

  • July 1, 2010 01:05 PM

    It seems that kids are always anxious for school to let out and summer vacation to begin. Yet after a few weeks, they can begin to run out of fun things to do. One great way for families to spend their hot summer days is by visiting one of Missouri’s several natural cave attractions. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with local cave experts and has this report.

  • June 28, 2010 12:43 PM

    Experts have always thought there was a correlation between smoking and being diagnosed with mental illness. However, this problem had remained a simple theory until the Missouri Department of Mental Health conducted a recent study to shed light on the problem. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

  • June 24, 2010 11:13 AM

    Each year across the country, deaths are reported because of lightning. As many as 11 people have already died this year in the United States, as a result of lightning. This week is Missouri Summer Safety and Lightning Awareness week, and the goal is keeping Missourians safe during the unpredictable weather in the summer months. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with the National Weather service and has this report.

  • June 21, 2010 01:50 PM

    Monday marked the official beginning of summer, bringing with it sweltering heat in the Ozarks. Along with the excessive heat come the many dangers associated with it, especially when it comes to automobiles. Inside of a parked car the temperature can quickly rise to life-threatening levels. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

  • June 17, 2010 01:32 PM

    Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, of Southwest Missouri has just received a $3,500 grant dedicated to providing cultural competency training. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with a spokesperson for CASA and has this report.

  • June 14, 2010 11:28 AM

    Many people may be familiar with the athletic programs available through the Boys and Girls Clubs nationwide. However the organization is more than just a ball club. This coming weekend there will an important event to support some of the lesser known opportunities available for kids who are at a higher risk of dropping out of school or abusing drugs and alcohol. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

  • May 27, 2010 12:36 PM

    A search for the next Springfield Police Chief is currently underway, and this week candidates participated in a public meeting. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report on the search process.

  • May 24, 2010 12:18 PM

    On Tuesdaynight, The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host a public meeting to discuss the contaminant TCE found in many Rogersville area water wells. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.

  • May 17, 2010 03:42 PM

    With the Memorial Day holiday just around the corner, many Missourians will be spending it on the water. Yet as many as 700 people die every year across the country in boating related accidents, according to the Missouri State Water Patrol. The week of May 22nd -28th is Safe Boating Week in Missouri, and the goal is to reduce fatalities through awareness, education, and boat safety inspections. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.