Missouri State University

The dominant portrayal of science and scientists today is that disseminated by the television show :The BIg Bang Theory”.  Is it accurate?  Are the situations funny or is the laughter primarily at and not with the characters.  On the show, I discuss what I see as the actual motivations behind the show and its generally negative look at the quirky, lovable and completely dysfunctional denizens of the “typical” physics department.

Greene County

A meeting to share information about the Kansas Expressway Extension Project is set for this week.

The Greene County Highway Department will host the public hearing tonight (3/23) from 6 to 8 at Wanda Gray Elementary, 2101 W. Farm Rd. 182.

Plans for the project, to extend Kansas Expressway south a little more than two miles to a connection with Cox Road, began several years ago.

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A new program in Springfield aims to provide light labor day jobs, long-term employment opportunities or other assistance to panhandlers and reduce their reliance on seeking donations at busy intersections.  

The “Wheels to Work” initiative, announced Tuesday, is the result of months of discussions between the city and local organizations.

In childhood, parents and educators teach conformity  – to give boundaries, to define rules of society, to strengthen the moral and ethical compass, and to broaden an individual’s understanding of the world. With this foundation, you begin to find your uniqueness and build upon special skills that set you apart from others – skills that make you a leader.

Mary Ann Wood, director of public affairs support, and Stephanie Smith, senior director of donor relations and special events, talk about the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame and this year’s honorees.


OACAC: Providing Services to Those in Poverty

Mar 20, 2017
Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation

This week on Making Democracy Work host Leslie Carrier speaks with Lindsey Dumas-Bell and Diane Anthony from Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation. Lindsey is the Resource Development Manager and Diane Anthony is the Family Planning Director.