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.

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The Indian Students Association at Missouri State University will host a Holi Celebration tomorrow (3/25) from noon to 5 on MSU’s North Mall.  The event will feature food, music, colors and the use of water.  Wear old shorts, old shirts and flip-flops that you don’t mind getting colored and wet.  Michele Skalicky talks with ISA's advisor, Isaac Balasundaram and its president, Shadeed Khan, about the event.

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Update 3:30 pm: A vote on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been delayed, as NPR reports. There were not enough votes to pass the bill as of Thursday afternoon, although a vote could come Friday.

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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.

Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

Nicholas Gunn presents, “Haunting, Mysterious & Sacred Places,” through Sunday (3/19) at the Gillioz Theatre.  Participants will tour off-limit areas of the theatre’s haunted past and then Gunn will present a light, music and dance show will seated on the Gillioz stage. 

The sixth annual Man Show Expo is today and tomorrow (3/17-3/18) at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St., in downtown Springfield. 

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Zone 4 Springfield City Council Candidates discussed a variety of topics Tuesday before about 30 attendees at the Springfield Art Museum.  During the hour-long forum, hosted by the Springfield News-Leader, incumbent Craig Fishel and challenger Debra Brady addressed several issues, from public safety to economic development to the city's homeless problem. 

Zone 4 is located in southeast Springfield, bounded generally by Campbell on the west, Sunshine on the north, Blackman Rd. on the east and extending south to the city limits.

The election is Tuesday, April 4.