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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FLIP and Hunger

Mar 16, 2007

A new effort in Springfield is aimed at reducing the number of kids who go hungry on the weekend. Michele Skalicky has more.

Too many children in Springfield live in poverty and don't get the nutrition they need. That's why Female Leaders in Philanthropy or FLIP, a United Way of the Ozarks initiative, is working with Ozarks Food Harvest and Springfield Public Schools to help them expand their weekend backpack feeding program.

Several Missouri State University students are on Spring Break together. But they're not partying at the beach. KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports.

C-Street Jam

Mar 14, 2007

Live music is coming to Commercial Street. Michele Skalicky has the story.

Organizers of the C-Street Jam have announced the entertainment line-up for this year's event. Monte Lorts is a talent buyer for the Greater Ozarks Blues Festival and a promoter for the Blues Down Under Series, and he helped bring in entertainers for the C-Street Jam this year.

A local high school has won a competition that's aimed at saving young lives. KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports.

Ava High School students had better buckle up. Otherwise, they'll bear the embarrassment of having a whistle blown at them from someone perched atop a lifeguard stand at the exit of the high school parking lot.

It's part of an effort by faculty and students to keep kids safe.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says improvements it's made recently as well as others that are planned will help save motorists money on fuel costs. Michele Skalicky reports.

HIGHWAY SOUND

IT'S NO BIG NEWS—GAS IS EXPENSIVE THESE DAYS. AND THE MORE YOU DRIVE, THE MORE MONEY YOU HAVE TO FORK OVER FOR FUEL.

BUT OFFICIALS WITH THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAY WHEN THEIR BETTER ROADS, BRIGHTER FUTURE PROGRAM IS COMPLETE IN 5 YEARS, MOTORISTS SHOULD SAVE MONEY ON FUEL COSTS.

SALLY OXENHANDLER IS A SPOKESPERSON FOR MODOT

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