Michele Skalicky

Morning Edition Host

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. Michele enjoys hiking, camping, taking an active role in her two girls’ activities and caring for her family’s two guinea pigs, two cats, two dogs and five fish.

Ways to Connect

The Professional Car Society

The Professional Car Society’s International Meet will be held tomorrow (7/22) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cowan Civic Center, 500 E. Elm in Lebanon.  The car club is designated to the preservation of vintage hearses, ambulances and limousines.  The public's invited to a car show tomorrow, and admission is free. KSMU's Michele Skalicky talked with the club's president, Tony Karsnia of Minnesota, about the meet.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

A heat advisory is in effect through Sunday night, and, because of that, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board has taken steps to help people stay cool.

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Residents of an additional eight Missouri counties are eligible for federal disaster unemployment assistance.  FEMA approved Governor Eric Greitens’ request to expand the help to Christian, Crawford, Dent, Greene, Iron, Ste. Genevieve, Wayne and Wright Counties.

The approval means those whose employment was lost or interrupted due to flooding in late April and early May can apply for up to 26 weeks of Disaster Unemployment Assistance.  The deadline to apply is August 17.

Michele Skalicky

The MSU Department of Safety and Transportation and the Springfield Police Department worked together to practice a variety of scenarios—from injured people on the ground with the possibility of a shooter still in the area to covert searches.  The training took place Tuesday in a residence hall and an academic building.

SPD lieutenant, Jason Laub, said training opportunities like this one, in a realistic environment, are important in helping officers prepare for real life situations.


Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville has received the National Award of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America. The $35 million project brought safety improvements to a four-mile section of Route 60 in Rogersville.

It now competes nationally for the Project of the Year.