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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Missouri has the 15th highest call volume in the country on the national human trafficking hotline—that’s according to the most recent statistics provided by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Advocates for trafficking victims say this issue is flying largely under the radar in Springfield.

Dawn Day is a charge nurse in the Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

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Hours after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed an executive order indicating that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," is imminent. A repeal could mean different things to those living in cities and those in rural areas. 

To see how a repeal of the ACA could affect Missouri’s poorest and sickest counties, I took a little road trip.

The Good Samaritan Clinic in Mountain View, Missouri sits a two-hour, straight shot east of Springfield on Highway 60.

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Americans are hearing this week horror stories of the radical militant group ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Shams, and its brutal takeover of several Iraqi cities. ISIS fighters have reportedly beheaded religious minorities who refused to convert to Islam. Much of that battle is blazing in the Kurdish region of Iraq, in the north, which is home to many minority groups.   KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson spoke with an expert on that region who feels the United States should send heavy arms directly to the Kurds, who are America’s allies.

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Greene County has already seen over 1,300 ex-parte orders of protection filed this year because of adult abuse. In this segment of our series, “Turned Away: A Crisis of Missouri’s Domestic Violence Shelters,” KSMU’s Jennifer Moore look at Missouri law regarding domestic violence, and why these cases are often difficult to prosecute.

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28-year-old Brandi is flipping through children’s books at Christos House, the domestic violence shelter north of West Plains. We’re using only her first name to ensure her safety.

“Let’s see, we’ve got ‘Star Wars: the Clone Wars.’ And we’ve got ‘Jackrabbit Goalie,’ ‘At Daddy’s on Saturdays,’ ‘March of the Penguins,” she says, reading some of the book titles.

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