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Healthy Heart

CoxHealth Foundation invites guests to enjoy food, music, and become inspired in maintaining a healthy heart.  KSMU’s Briana Simmons has more on next week’s healthy heart awareness event, which will feature a recently-turned celebrity and living example of heart healthy living.


Chocolate and flowers is one way to win over your significant other for Valentine’s Day. But love can take a little more work. KSMU’s Anna Thomas sat down with a couple that has been married for nearly five decades to learn their secret.

Patrick Mureithi

The second quarter of the year-long Greater Springfield Race & Faith Collaborative is underway. Community members gathered Saturday to help advance the conversation about race in Springfield. As KSMU’s Samantha Nichols reports, this quarter’s “tool-kit” offers resources for discussing race with friends and family.

Waterfall in Garden
  • Enjoy soup and help the hungry
  • Adopt a pet
  • Count birds
  • Dream of spring
Senator Blunt at Ozarks Food Harvest in Springfield

US Senator Roy Blunt is co-sponsoring a bill that he says would prevent the IRS from targeting conservative non-profit groups. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.


A new website makes it easier for people in Southwest Missouri to find affordable housing.  The Community Partnership of the Ozarks and the City of Springfield unveiled the website Thursday.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.

Councilwoman Cindy Rushefsky

There has been some debate over the new panhandling bill passed by Springfield City Council on January 27th.  KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with two city officials to clarify the details.

Ozarks Scenic

A group of Republican politicians want to see Missouri's largest national park placed under state control. Veronique LaCapra reports.

Hyperdermic Needle

Late Wednesday evening, a federal judge ordered an Oklahoma pharmacy to NOT sell an execution drug to the state of Missouri.