Around the World, Here at Home http://ksmu.org en Belgian Teenager Finds Ozarks People Kind, Their Hobbies 'Odd' http://ksmu.org/post/belgian-teenager-finds-ozarks-people-kind-their-hobbies-odd <p>Good morning, and welcome to Around the World, Here at Home. I’m Jennifer Davidson. In today’s interview, we travel to a country about the size of Maryland. It was occupied by Germany during both World Wars and its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous organizations, including the EU and NATO:&nbsp; it’s Belgium.&nbsp;&nbsp; Joining us to talk about her home country—and her experiences here in the Ozarks—is Marie Vanderelst, who just finished a year as an exchange student at West Plains High School.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:38:20 +0000 Jennifer Davidson & Jeremiah Gill 11213 at http://ksmu.org Belgian Teenager Finds Ozarks People Kind, Their Hobbies 'Odd' Far From His Native Ethiopia, a Psychiatrist Raises a Family in the Ozarks http://ksmu.org/post/far-his-native-ethiopia-psychiatrist-raises-family-ozarks <p>Today, we’re looking at a country that’s unique among its African neighbors in that, except for a brief time under Italian occupation, it remained independent through the era of colonization—and that independence stretches back over 2,000 years: Ethiopia.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:00:30 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 2133 at http://ksmu.org Far From His Native Ethiopia, a Psychiatrist Raises a Family in the Ozarks From a Child in a Nazi Labor Camp to the Harbor of New York: Latvian Native Shares Her Story http://ksmu.org/post/child-nazi-labor-camp-harbor-new-york-latvian-native-shares-her-story <p>Good morning, and welcome to Around the World, Here at Home on KSMU.</p><p>Today, we hear the remarkable story of a woman who was born near the Baltic Sea, in the independent country of Latvia.&nbsp; Ilga Vise is well known in Springfield for her years at Drury University, Missouri State, and as a volunteer with the League of Women Voters and other causes. She’s also someone very special to me as a friend and a mentor.</p><p>http://ozarkspub.vo.llnwd.net/o37/KSMU/audio/mp3/child-nazi-labor-camp-harbor-new-york-latvian-native-shares-her-story_81916.mp3</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:42:23 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 2139 at http://ksmu.org From a Child in a Nazi Labor Camp to the Harbor of New York: Latvian Native Shares Her Story 45 Years Later, a Springfield Marriage Arranged in India Thrives With the Common Bonds of Education http://ksmu.org/post/45-years-later-springfield-marriage-arranged-india-thrives-common-bonds-education <p>Welcome to Around the World, Here at Home. I’m Jennifer Davidson. Today, we highlight the country with the second largest population in the world: over one billion people.&nbsp; It has 14 official languages, but hundreds of others thrive, too.&nbsp;&nbsp; It borders the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, and rises to the majestic Himalaya Mountains in the north. &nbsp;Hinduism is the way of life for most, but Muslims, Christians and Sikhs, too, have a huge presence here:&nbsp; India.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:37:32 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 2146 at http://ksmu.org 45 Years Later, a Springfield Marriage Arranged in India Thrives With the Common Bonds of Education He Arrived From Ukraine With Three Dollars in His Pocket; His Daughter Now Has a College Degree http://ksmu.org/post/he-arrived-ukraine-three-dollars-his-pocket-his-daughter-now-has-college-degree <p>Good morning, and welcome to Around the World, Here at Home.&nbsp; I’m Jennifer Davidson. &nbsp;This morning, we’ll hear about the country that's geographically the second largest in Europe—one that was, in the 10<sup>th</sup> and 11<sup>th</sup> centuries, the &nbsp;center of the most powerful Slavic state in Europe:&nbsp; Ukraine. Under Soviet rule, Ukraine endured two forced famines, before finally gaining its independence in 1991. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:56:01 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 2155 at http://ksmu.org He Arrived From Ukraine With Three Dollars in His Pocket; His Daughter Now Has a College Degree