Studio Live
4:03 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

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Sugar Thumb on Studio Live
Harry Moore

Sugar Thumb was in the studio today to share their western swing and classic country jazz on Studio Live. Members include Jimmy Rea, Chad Graves, Austin Wilson and Cliffton Boone. 

Eye on the Community
3:41 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Ahead of Controlled Burn in Southwest Missouri, Forest Service to Meet with Citizens

Credit Mark Twain National Forest

Congressman Billy Long says concerned citizens of a planned controlled burn in Barry County will be able to voice their opinion during an open house early next year.

In a statement issued Friday, Long says many residents were unaware of a plan by the Forest Service to conduct the controlled burn in the Butler Hollow portion of the Mark Twain National Forest. The burn is said to involve over 17,000 acres.

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Business Review
12:33 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Springfield Gas Averaging Below $2 a Gallon

Rapid Robert's at Campbell and Grant was charging $1.96 as of Friday morning.
Credit Scott Harvey / KSMU

Holiday travelers are enjoying cheaper prices at the pump. The national average on Friday was $2.45, nearly 20 cents higher than the Missouri state average.

In the Springfield area, it’s dropped all the way down to $1.99.

Michael Right is with AAA in St. Louis.  

“Throughout the rest of the state of Missouri we’re looking at $2.16. So if you’re looking for gasoline, Springfield is a great place to head for,” Right said.  

Right says the Springfield region is among a select few throughout the nation where prices are averaging below $2 a gallon.

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Arts News
11:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Springfield Metro Chorus Offers Singing Christmas Cards

Springfield Metro Chorus, recently named the 2015 International Harmony Classic Division A Champions, will offer singing Christmas cards by telephone anywhere in the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska, on Saturday Dec.20.
Credit (Photo courtesy Springfield Metro Chorus)

Springfield Metro Chorus, a group of women who celebrate and perform the art form known as "barbershop" music, presents "Singing Christmas Cards" this season to wish your friends and family a happy holiday.  Chorus members will deliver a live singing Christmas card and a personal message anywhere in the USA over the phone on Saturday Dec.20.  Tenor Becky Clifton-Hopkins, lead singer Diane Durham, bass Julie Hockensmith and baritone Tawny Brown came to the KSMU studios to perform two of the six numbers that they'll have available for the phoned-in Christmas Cards: Silver Bells and

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Engaging the Community
7:49 am
Fri December 19, 2014

MSU’s 2014 Sustainability Year in Review

The O’Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center under construction at the corner of Cherry Street and Holland Avenue is ready to be connected to MSU's chilled water loop.
Credit Simone Cook / KSMU

With the holidays come extended breaks from work for several education employees, including those at Missouri State University. It’s also a time when officials will make a concerted effort toward limited energy usage when so many facilities and operations are not in use.

Over the past year, some of MSU’s sustainability efforts have likely gone unnoticed. For instance, in the form of extending the school’s underground chilled water loop to new facilities and preparing the loop to connect to future buildings.

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