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Three-time National Flatpick Guitar champion Steve Kaufman will perform at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury University campus Saturday Nov.6 at 8:00pm; Red Bridge Bluegrass opens the concert. Tickets will be $15 at the door; Harry Moore of KSMU's "Seldom Heard Music" is promoting the concert. For information call 766-7171 or visit www.guitarpix.home.mchsi.com.

Roy Blunt has clinched the US Senate seat held by outgoing Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond. Blunt soundly defeated Missouri’s Democratic Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan, by managing to tie her to Washington politics through party affiliation. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore was at the Blunt watch party in Springfield and has this report.



Springfield auctioneer and realtor Billy Long, who ran on a ticket of being “Fed Up” with federal government spending, is headed to Washington, D.C. The Republican candidate for Missouri’s 7th Congressional seat handily beat his closest opponent, Democrat Scott Eckersley. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.

Missouri State University will host a seminar featuring Dr. Wendy Young, a scientist with Genentech, a leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical company, Nov. 8 at 12:55 p.m. in Glass Hall, Room 101. The seminar will discuss real world applications of subjects studied in the cell and molecular biology program, and Genentech’s innovative drug development process.

Springfield recently unveiled its new “blueprint” for economic development. KSMU’s Ryan Welch has this report.

There’s been a lot of talk throughout the campaign about which candidates will support senior citizens. Even though oftentimes senior citizens seem to have a small voice in today’s world of politics, many are very active in the democratic process. KSMU’s Ryan Welch discusses some of the challenges that seniors face when trying to get out and vote.

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With the mid-term election underway, people are pouring into the polling places, and while each voter places different significance on certain issues, most agree that getting out to vote is the most important thing. KSMU’s Justin Lux reports.

Evangel University’s June Kean Pipe Organ Endowment Series presents organist Keenan Boswell on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 10:00 am in the Evangel Chapel Auditorium. A 2010 Juilliard graduate, 23-year-old Boswell's repertoire ranges from Bach to Lady Gaga. At this recital he'll perform music of Marcel Dupre, Bach, and one of his own compositions. The recital is co-sponsored by the Evangel University Artist Series. There is no charge for the event, and the public is invited to attend.

“For All the Saints,” a benefit exhibition of visual art by eight Springfield-area artists and one regional artist, continues through Nov. 26 at The Gallery at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National. The exhibit will include a variety of media and a range of artistic expression focusing on religious icons, saints, and angels. A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will go to Isabel’s House, a 24/7 residential care facility for children, ages birth to 12, seeking refuge from trouble at house. The featured artists will be Ellen Baird, printmaking; Terry and Gabe Bloodworth, blown glass; Stevia Bonebrake, Judith Fowler, Margo Hiotis, and John White, painting; Anne Hines of Dallas, mixed media; and Holly Elkins, painting and photography. For more information visit www.thegalleryatnationalavenue.org or call National Avenue Christian Church at 869-9176.