Eye on the Community
2:19 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Local Churches Presented Petition to Repeal SOGI Ordinance

Council voted 6-3 on Oct. 13 to expand protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations.
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Citizens seeking to put a controversial Springfield ordinance to a public vote are continuing circulation of a petition, a week after the city council amended its nondiscrimination law. KSMU’s Bailey Wiles has the latest.

Shortly after Springfield City Council approved the stronger of two proposed amendments enhancing protections for LGBT persons, Dicky Hardy set out to repeal it.

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Making Democracy Work
10:21 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Public Broadcasting Dates Back to the 1960s

Radio Studio
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As Ozarks Public Broadcasting celebrates its 40th anniversary, Lisa Langley talks to Missouri State University political science professor Dr. Brian Calfano about  the history of public broadcasting.

Most historians say the start of public broadcasting was in the late 1960s, according to Calfano.  The idea behind the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, he said, was to provide an opportunity for non-commercial stations to develop their programming and allow for a diversity of viewpoints.

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Greene County Politics
5:44 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Get to Know Greene County Clerk Candidates Tonight

Greene County

You’ll have a chance to meet the candidates for Greene County Clerk during a public forum tonight (10/21) hosted by the League of Women Voters.

The event gets underway at 5:30 at the MSU Meyer Alumni Center, 300 S. Jefferson, in the first floor conference room.

Greene County Clerk candidates Republican Shane Schoeller and Democrat Rusty Aton will be asked questions by the forum moderator and by audience members.

Attendees may park in the Alumni Center’s attached parking garage.

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Springfield Politics
5:27 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Application Process for City Council Election Begins

Ballot Box
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If you’re interested in running for Springfield City Council, you may pick up an application and petition for filing today.  The election will be held in April, 2015.

Information for filing will be available online and at the City Clerk’s office beginning at 8 this morning, but you need to pick up petitions for filing in person.

These seats are up for election:

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Challenge Grant
10:04 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Our most loyal KSMU members are matching your pledge dollar-for-dollar from now until 5:30pm!

Our most loyal KSMU members are issuing a Challenge Grant! They will match each dollar raised up to $500 between now and 5:30pm.

Pledge now and make your donation go even further!

Give now at

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