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The Korean War began 60 years ago Friday when North Korea invaded the South. President Truman was in his home in Independence, Missouri, when his Secretary of State delivered the news. Within a few short weeks, US Troops were preparing to come to the defense of South Korea, even though war was never officially declared. One soldier who was among them was a young Marine by the name of Clifford Auberry. On Friday, he joined KSMU's Jennifer Moore by phone in Springfield.

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The Kitchen Clinic is celebrating its 25th birthday Friday. KSMU's Chasity Mayes reports.



The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is again asking residents to turn in mercury, or any items containing mercury. KSMU’s Ryan Welch reports.


Each year across the country, deaths are reported because of lightning. As many as 11 people have already died this year in the United States, as a result of lightning. This week is Missouri Summer Safety and Lightning Awareness week, and the goal is keeping Missourians safe during the unpredictable weather in the summer months. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with the National Weather service and has this report.

At age 10, Madison Albert is a regular volunteer with a community organization that gives baby supplies to low income families, ensuring they have basic care items when they bring their infant home from the hospital. KSMU's Missy Shelton has this profile.

  • Enjoy flowers and live music at the same time
  • Visit the Japanese Stroll Garden for free
  • Learn about MSU-West Plains athletics
  • Find bargains
  • Take youngsters to a camping program
  • Celebrate the 4th of July early
  • Buy fresh produce
  • Party on C-Street
  • Take your kids to Play Day
  • Make free art
  • Walk or roll for a cause
  • Create art at the zoo
  • Listen to live music in the park
  • Visit area gardens