Education Connection
5:28 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Nixon, Area Lawmakers Seek Campus Improvements in 2015

Credit Bailey Wiles

The potential renovation at MSU would come as part of a bond issuance Nixon says he hopes to work with legislators on to invest in higher education.

Nixon was joined by university President Clif Smart and several area lawmakers, including state senators Bob Dixon, David Sater and Jay Wasson, and by state Rep. Lincoln Hough.

Nixon says recent budget belt-tightening has helped Missouri weather the recession better than most, but has also resulted in a backlog of needed projects at schools across the state.

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Eye on the Community
5:24 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Coffee and Beer Unite

Credit Anna Thomas / KSMU

Both coffee and beer often have a dedicated following, but what happens when the two collide? KSMU’s Anna Thomas takes a look at a local brewing company that’s bringing the two popular beverages together. 

Jim Murrow sat among the crowd of Mother’s Brewing Company’s tasting room, and tried his first brew of Winter Grind.

“Well I like it. It’s surprisingly good. The coffee is definitely forward,” Murrow said.

“Are you a coffee drinker? Or a beer drinker?” this reporter asked.

“Yes,” Murrow said.

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Eye on the Community
4:57 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Suspicious Item at Springfield Airport Not an Explosive Device

Springfield-Branson National Airport
Credit KSMU archives

After a thorough analysis, Springfield Fire Department’s bomb squad determined a suspicious package flagged by TSA’s screening process at the Springfield Branson National Airport this morning, was not an explosive device.

“The way everything was laying, it made it look suspicious, so all agencies involved did not want to take any chances until we could confirm it was not a risk,” said Fire Chief David Hall.

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Studio Live
4:19 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

IMAGES: Brother Wiley on Studio Live

Brother Wiley on Studio Live
Liz Malarkey KSMU

Brother Wiley stopped by the KSMU studios for Studio Live Performance to promote their third album, Murder the Mystery. The band's CD release show will be Saturday at 6:30 pm at  Lindberg's on C-Street. 

Band members include Todd Mincks, Brett Miller, Kenny Wirt and Jessica Balisle.

Arts and Entertainment
3:25 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Travel "Around the World in 80 Days" at SCT Center Stage

Springfield Contemporary Theatre presents Mark Brown's acclaimed adaptation of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days."
Credit (Poster design courtesy Springfield Contemporary Theatre)

Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashed slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original "amazing race." Fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his personal fortune—and his life—at risk.  Join Fogg and his faithful manservant Passepartout in Springfield Contemporary Theatre's production of "Around the World in 80 Days", to be performed over four weekends at SCT Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza.

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