The Centers for Disease Control is reporting a sharp decline in new influenza cases around the country. And as KSMU’s Shane Franklin reports, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is experiencing the same trend.
Around the turn of the 20th Century, the nickname Show-Me state was bestowed upon Missouri. And through the years, like so many other states, Missouri has compiled a rather interesting list of state designations. KSMU’s Scott Harvey tells us about the latest proposal that is turning heads.
Springfield continues to look deeper into the issues surrounding poverty. But one local program says it has more homes than it does qualified applicants to fill those homes. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.
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.
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.
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.
This June, 18-year-old Shelley Antle is slated to perform at the U.S.A. Special OIympics in New Jersey. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, after several performances at the state level, this will be Shelley’s first time participating in the national event.
During public remarks Wednesday, Dr. Ruby Payne told a packed Hammons Hall audience that the Springfield community can be a model for assisting the less fortunate and minimizing the poverty level. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended the session and has this report.
It’s appropriate that volunteers gathered today at the Cox North Fountain Room were making heart pillows—two days before Valentine’s Day. But the fact that the holiday is close is just a coincidence. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
"A Little Help" is a series that's broken up into four episodes, which are only released online. It follows the career of a comedian in St. Louis who gets into some sticky situations. I sat down with the writer of the production, Kevin Shabel.
As the League of Women Voters continues to l00k at the 2013 Community Focus Report, Randy Hoops talks with Bernie McCarthy, professor of criminology at Missouri State University, about public safety in Springfield.
The latest push to address the dramatic spike in propane prices comes from a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Missouri’s two U.S. senators, urging President Obama to act. KSMU's Scott Harvey has more.
In this segment of Around the World, Here at Home, we hear from a father who packed up his family in 1998 and brought them to American in hopes of a better life. They live in the rural Ozarks with a large, Russian-speaking community.
Springfield has recently been named the fourth most "Bible-minded" city in America. In part two of our series, KSMU's Samantha Nichols reports on how this characteristic has had an impact on education in the city.