The annual Home for the Holidays Concert is tonight (12/20) at 7 at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs. The concert will feature Gravel Yard Blue Grass, Pearl Brick and more. Doors open at 6:30., and admission is free.
Candy Cane Lane is open tonight and tomorrow night (12/20-12/21) from 5 to 7 at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. See more than ten thousand lights and Christmas displays. The cost is $3 per vehicle.
In this Sense of Community Series on the Affordable Care Act, we’re looking at one factor that’s still up in the air in Missouri: whether state lawmakers will expand Medicaid, the health care program for the poor. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson follows up with one couple who would be directly impacted by the expansion.
The Affordable Care Act can be confusing. But a program offered by University Extension helps explain how the healthcare law affects individuals in a way that's easy to understand. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.
The Child Abuse and Neglect Collaborative, also known as the CAN collaborative, officially launched their new website today addressing education and prevention of child abuse in the Ozarks. Howitends.org aims to be a user-friendly resource for parents, children, and professionals, as KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports.
Through November, more than 4,100 Missourians had enrolled in health insurance through healthcare.gov, the online marketplace that opened Oct. 1 as part of the Affordable Care Act. One of those individuals, Pamela Langhoff, sat down with KSMU's Scott Harvey to share her story.
The Missouri State University Foundation says it’s received over $8 million in gifts in recent months to support various student life initiatives, academic programs and athletics. KSMU's Scott Harvey has details.
The cancellation of insurance policies due to the Affordable Care Act has been a big citicism of the law and left many exploring new health options. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports on how a southwest Missouri family came to the conclusion not to enroll in the health exchange once their current policies end.
With some 7000 employees working at least 30 hours per week, Cox Health Systems definitely falls into the "more than 50 fulltime employees" category. Thus Cox is required, under the Affordable Care Act, to provide affordable health care to those employees. Cox's Benefits Manager, Andy Hedgepath, tells how Cox has adapted to the requirements of Obamacare in this "Sense of Community" report.
In August, a large-scale, participatory sculpture was built by volunteers from all over the community called The Rhizomatic Grotto. Now, the folks at the Springfield Art Museum, Drury University’s Art of Space collective and sculptor Blaine Whisenhunt are requesting to transform the project once again. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this report.
Heather Phillips, dietician and health programs coordinator at the Southwest Missouri Area Health Education Center, provides tips for attending and hosting holiday gatherings without tipping the scale.
The Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare," is on the minds and tongues of many people today--particularly small business owners and their employees. In this "Sense of Community" report, Randy Stewart attempts to sort out what the Act means to small businesses and the people who are employed by them.
In this segment of our Sense of Community Series on the Affordable Care Act, KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports on how it's uniquely affecting rural Americans--including a coverage gap that many of Missouri's poorest are falling into.
This week, a continued look at the Community Focus Report for Springfield and Greene County: Leslie Carrier talks with Bridget Dierks, chair of the Citizen Participation section of the report, about what that committee found.
In our Sense of Community Series this week on KSMU, we'll be exploring how the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," is impacting people here in the Ozarks. In this segment, KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports on the provision in the law that allows young people up to age 26 to stay on their parents' health insurance plans.
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, along with Delaware Senator Chris Coons and other colleagues are calling for the reauthorization of the “Victims of Child Abuse Act” (VOCAA). If passed, the bill would reaffirm funding for Children’s Advocacy Centers, which ceased in 2005. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more on what it means for the region.