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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Ozarks Community Hospital, in Springfield, which serves primarily those on Medicaid and the uninsured, will close its inpatient and emergency units soon after the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) decided it didn’t meet the definition of a hospital. 

And its CEO, Paul Taylor, couldn’t be more frustrated with how they ended up at this point.

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Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected as the cause of death of a Springfield couple found recently in their central Springfield home.  Dwane and Judith Crigger died July 8 in their home on S. Kickapoo.

How worried should we be that this could happen to us?  Enough that homeowners should regularly check equipment that’s fuel-burning, according to Daphne (DAF-nee) Greenlee, trauma outreach and Safe Kids coordinator at Mercy Springfield.

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Crystal Brigman-Mahoney talks with Ashley Quinn, coordinator of organizational outreach for Empower Missouri about the non-profit organization.

Empower Missouri's mission statement reads:  "Empower Missouri advocates for the well-being of all Missourians through civic leadership, education and research.  Empower Missouri envisions Missouri becoming a more just, equitable and democratic society that assures every person’s health, safety, security, independence, human rights, dignity and the opportunity to reach full potential."


The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s back-to-school vaccination clinics for Medicaid, uninsured or underinsured children began today and run through August 23.

Walk-in clinics will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays only. By-appointment clinics will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Westside Public Health Center, 660 S. Scenic Ave.

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Starting tomorrow (7/26), Springfield Public Works will test out the safety benefits of a new right-turn lane design.  The pilot study will be conducted at the intersection of Battlefield and Campbell.