After 50 years of public service, General Fred F. Marty has announced his plans to resign from the City of Springfield due to health reasons. Marty’s resignation is effective immediately. City manager Greg Burris and assistant city manager Collin Quigley will divide Marty’s duties during the interim period. Recruitment for his position is expected to begin soon.
Ozarks Counseling Center and the Drury University Center for Nonprofit Communication will host a one-day event called "BrainStorming the Barriers: The SW Missouri Symposium on Improving Access to Mental Healthcare." As KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann explains, organizers want to dive deeper into how to break down the blockades to mental healthcare.
Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS, is the keynote speaker for Missouri State University’s 2013 Public Affairs Convocation, which will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at JQH Arena.
Mycoskie originated the idea “One for One,” a concept practiced in his company TOMS. When an individual buys a pair of shoes, the company donates a pair to children in need. One for One is not only the driving force behind TOMS shoes, but also TOMS Eyewear, in which the same process is practiced for eyeglasses.
A new educational collaboration between three Ozarks schools districts takes place this week. On Tuesday, every faculty member from three Ozarks school districts will come together to participate in the inaugural educational conference Shaping Teachers Across the Region (STAR) Summit. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
It’s been said that we all have talents and skills that are unique to us. One man in Branson has not only a unique skill set – but a remarkable backstory to go along with it. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson sat down with him and brings us this story.
It’s been three years since the Arab Spring broke out across the Middle East. A panel of local experts is gearing up to discuss the current state of the region and the global impact of the uprising—and how that impact even reaches the Ozarks. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with one of the panelists.
Nearly 500 students recently armed themselves with toy guns on the Missouri State University campus for the live action role play game, Humans Verses Zombies. While the event caused most to laugh, it left some students and faculty feeling uncomfortable. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more.
A boost more than four years ago to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, ran out Friday. What impact will it have on poor families in the Ozarks? KSMU’s Scott Harvey explains.
A new program in Springfield lends a hand to those who are victims of tagging. The Community Partnership of the Ozarks program offers free help cleaning up after someone’s property is damaged by graffiti. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
Questions are mounting for those with individual health insurance policies, after receiving notices that their plans will be cancelled because they don't meet the requirements of the new federal healthcare law.KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports on what it means for local consumers.
A Special Election for Greene County is just around the corner, with the ballot asking one question: a yes or no to implementing a use tax in the county. KSMU’s Anna Thomas explores what the tax is and what it could mean for the area.
While Halloween is known for costumes, fun and candy, it can also lead to potential hazards. Experts will often caution the dangers for children, but there are recommendations for pet owners as well. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.
Secretary of State Jason Kander toured Harmony House in Springfield Tuesday and touted the benefits of the Safe at Home program, which helps hide a victim’s address. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky was there and has this report.
For the past 37 years, the Springfield Victory Mission has been working to change the lives of individuals and families in and around the Ozarks affected by poverty. Now through November 15, the organization is taking applications for its annual Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and Christmas Adopt-a-Family programs. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.
If you’ve dreamed about taking a trip to drink in the colors of the fall foliage, but you haven’t yet made it to Maine or Vermont, you’re in luck. KSMU’s chief engineer, Doug Waugh, tipped one of our reporters off to a scenic trail in southern Missouri that attracts tourists from across the Midwest this time of year. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson headed to the Glade Top Trail, and brings us this report.
A pilot program in Springfield is aimed at teaching kids how to make responsible decisions when traveling to school. KSMU’s Shane Franklin attended an early morning assembly at Pittman Elementary where cartoon super heroes were helping prepare the children.