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Local KSMU News

SPS Emergnecy Gift

As severe weather season heats up, local entities are teaming with Springfield Public Schools to equip every classroom in the district with emergency preparedness kits. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

MSU Flags

To coincide with this year’s theme: Global Perspective: Why It Matters, various speakers are scheduled to present on the Missouri State University campus, including an author named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, and a geneticist and an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more.

Dr. Benjamin Rader

Ozark native, Dr. Benjamin G. Rader, will present his lecture tonight on the culture and history of the Hollows. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has the story.

Jetstream 41

Branson Airport is hoping the arrival of a new service will help ease the eventual loss of Southwest this summer. KSMU's Scott Harvey has details.

Medicaid Map

Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday said the state of Missouri has reached a benchmark in lost money because state lawmakers have not accepted federal dollars to expand Medicaid, the health care program for the lower-income and disabled. From West Plains, KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has this report.

Watoto Children’s Choir Performing around Missouri

Following recent stops throughout southwest Missouri, the Watoto Children’s Choir, traveling from Africa to perform throughout the United States, continues its tour across the Show-Me state. The choir seeks to raise awareness about orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa through the power of music. KSMU’s Samantha Nichols tells us more.

Energy Challenge

The Missouri State University Ad Team held an Energy Challenge today, quizzing students on different energy issues. Their ultimate goal is to balance the way energy is presented in elementary school books. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.


You’ll want to keep an eye on the weather today, especially this afternoon and evening—we could see severe storms in the Ozarks.  

MSU walking path ribbon cutting

For those who have been itching to get outside and take a walk, you're in luck:  Missouri State University's campus has just become the 35thsite of officially recognized walking trails in the Walk Springfield initiative.  A kickoff celebration took place Wednesday as part of National Walking Day. KSMU's Theresa Bettmann attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and has this report.