Jennifer Moore

KSMU Contributor/Missouri State University Journalist-in-Residence

As the Journalist-in-Residence at Missouri State University, Jennifer teaches undergraduate and graduate students, oversees a semester-long, team reporting project, and contributes weekly stories to KSMU Radio in the area of public affairs journalism.

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Josh Hawley
Carolina Hidalgo / St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is urging lawmakers to make three major changes to how the state enforces its public records laws:

·  First, he’s proposing to create a new division within his office that would have independence when investigating state violators of the Sunshine Law, Missouri’s open records law.

·   Hawley is asking lawmakers for the power to issues subpoenas when investigating public records law cases.

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Mohammed Jubary says he grew up thinking he belonged to the Sunni branch of the Islamic faith. But after his country fell into a sectarian war, he learned his family is actually Zaydi, which is part of the Shia sect of Islam.

“I don’t think I’m an exceptional case. I think at some point in Yemen, we didn’t have sectarian movements or calls for divisions as much as there is right now,” he said.

Jennifer Moore / KSMU Radio

Editor's note: This is the first half of a series by KSMU Radio on Mr. Jubary and the war in Yemen.   

Soon after Mohammed Jubary arrived in Springfield, Missouri, he began to receive alarming updates from his family back home in Yemen.

An airstrike on a funeral hall in Sanaa had killed dozens of civilians, and his mom’s cousin was among the missing. His younger brother was helping in the search.

Jennifer Moore / KSMU

A school bus pulls into the circle drive at the Christos House domestic violence shelter in rural Howell County.  The exact location is kept secret to protect the people staying here.  Two kids leap off the bus. They’re greeted by the shelter supervisor and a friendly black dog.

Kelli Neel, the supervisor, says the shelter has several traditions to help the residents weather the holidays.

“Because when you come into shelter, your whole life is disrupted. So you don’t get to participate in traditions that you’ve already established,” she said.

Jennifer Moore / KSMU Radio

We humans spend lifetimes keeping up traditions built around home and family.  But what happens when your home and family are no more?


In this morning’s Sense of Community segment on local traditions, we’re transporting you to the annual holiday party in the Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri.  It takes place each year about a week before Christmas.