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Since Congress voted to extend unemployment benefits, the Missouri Department of Labor is working to get Missourians the benefits they are eligible for. In fact, the state has been issuing payments since Tuesday of last week. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park, a program of the Springfield Regional Arts Council, finished its ninth year on Friday. Kids from the Springfield Community Center explored world cultures and created original art during this free seven-week program. KSMU’s Adam Murphy has more.

Missouri’s primary elections are Tuesday. This week, Tea Party groups across the Show-Me State voiced their disapproval of a Minnesota Congresswoman who herself associates with the Tea Party movement because she endorsed a candidate in Missouri’s US Senate Race...and they don't agree with her. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.

In this month's installment of These Ozarks Hills, Marideth Sisco reflects on childhood memories of sweltering Ozarks temperatures, and how her family adapted...or didn't.

  • Visit the Fair
  • See a movie outdoors
  • Attend MSU's summer commencement
  • Play golf for a cause
  • Buy fresh produce
  • Learn about mudbugs and dragon flies
  • Learn shotgun basics

Two-thirds of Springfield Public Schools did not meet federal achievement standards this year. However, individual student achievement showed signs of improving. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.

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Heather Gilion

Grief is something we’re all familiar with, but what happens when the grieving is over? KSMU’s Chasity Mayes reports.

This Saturday shoppers at the Greater Springfield Farmers’ Market will have the opportunity to help others while enjoying some of the Ozark’s finest roasted corn on the cob. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with a spokesperson at the farmers market to learn more.




This Friday marks the opening of the Ozark Empire Fair. The Missouri Department of Conservation building will be the centerpiece for this year’s opening ceremonies because the building is 50 years old. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann talked with a conservation department spokesperson and has this report.