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Local musicians are teaming up for a concert tonight (10/21) to benefit Eden Village, an organization working to change the face of homelessness in the 417 area.  The event, featuring Patrick Mureithi, Blue False Indigo and Lost and Found, will start at 6 pm at Drury’s Kellogg Green Space.  Admission is $10.  For more information, or (417) 861-4546.

Missouri State University

Nearly a year after renewing its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, Missouri State University says it’s moving forward on various recommendations that came in the HLC’s final report.

The commission applauded the school for efforts relating to its public affairs mission, quality programs and a transparent budget, among other areas.

Dr. Henry Stratmann

It is a given that the political landscape is littered with the remains of issues of all kinds.  It sometimes seems as if the level of discourse rarely rises above the basic.  So, it is fitting that we spend this time of year discussing some STEM topics which are likely to be part of the conversation for years to come.  Dr. Henry Stratmann, a long time Springfield cardiologist and author, has thought a good deal about biology and medicine and their interaction with the public good.  Listen in as he and I chat about disease, healthcare and a variety of other concerns.

MSU Debate Watch Party
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The third and final presidential debate is over.  Dr. Eric Morris, Missouri State University debate coach and communications professor, offered his views on last night’s event.

"As a presidential debate scholar I'll say that tonight probably did not have a significant impact on the election.  The effect that debates have on the election tends to be very short-term.  It is like any number of things that can happen in a campaign.  It creates some impressions, some significant moments, but often the give and take of the next few days will cancel out that sort of an effect," he said.

NPR News / NPR Elections

KSMU and NPR News bring you coverage of the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, beginning Wednesday at 8 pm. Throughout our coverage, which you can hear on-air and online, check out the NPR fact-checker below to monitor the comments from each presidential candidate.

Stay tuned after the debate for live analysis from NPR's political team. Our coverage runs until 10 pm. Thanks for listening to Ozarks Public Radio!