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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This week, we’re continuing our look at the religious landscape of the Ozarks by highlighting the Islamic community in southwest Missouri. Today, KSMU’s Jennifer Moore takes a tour of the mosque in Joplin, which is the place of worship for about 40 families.

Our tour is led by the imam of the mosque, Lahmuddin, who is originally from Indonesia. He says the one story brick building used to be a church. We start out in the large kitchen and dining area.

Today, as we continue our series exploring lesser known religious groups in the Ozarks, we ask local Muslim women what it’s like to wear the Islamic headscarf, or “hijab,” in southwest Missouri. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has this report.

This week, as part of our ongoing series looking at the area's lesser known religious communities, we're getting to know the Islamic community in southwest Missouri. Today, KSMU's Jennifer Moore talks with local Muslims about their views on American politics.

To see where local Muslims stand on American politics, we need to hit the rewind button, and go back nine years, to the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore.

This week, we’re continuing our series looking into the landscape of religious communities in the Ozarks, in which we explore lesser known faith groups. Today, KSMU’s Jennifer Moore speaks with members of the Islamic community of southwest Missouri, and looks at the diversity within local mosques.

On the outskirts of Joplin, a one story brick building with an American flag is protected by a privacy fence and a gate. A metal frame is all that remains of what used to be a sign.

I’m Jennifer Moore, senior news producer here at KSMU. As part of StoryCorps’ "National Day of Listening," I decided to interview my grandmother, Gloria Eberhardt Mettler, who is now 88 years old, and living in Bakersfield, California. Join us throughout the rest of this week, at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., as other KSMU staff members interview their loved ones. Again, we encourage you to set aside a few moments this Friday, November 28, and record a conversation of your own with a loved one. And remember, everyone has a story to tell.

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