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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An effort is underway this month to reduce the amount of trash in Missouri's streams and along its roadways. Michele Skalicky reports.

We've all seen the signs. "This roadway adopted by such and such group." But most of us have probably never stopped to think how important the MO Adopt a Highway program and its volunteers are in keeping the state's roadways clean.

Local fruit growers were hit hard by temperatures that dipped into the upper teens over the weekend. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

When fruit growers in Missouri arrived at their orchards over the weekend to check their crops, most were met with the same thing—lots of brown, withered blossoms. David Murphy has been running Murphey's Orchard for 26 years. He has orchards in Seymour and Marionville with about 40 acres of apples and peaches each, 3 acres of strawberries and 4 acres of grapes. He says this is the worst spring freeze he's ever experienced

An effort is underway to replace trees that had to be removed after the January ice storm in the Ozarks. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

IT'S ESTIMATED THAT AT LEAST 10,000 TREES WERE LOST IN SPRINGFIELD IN THE JANUARY ICE STORM. ABOUT 1700 HAD TO BE REMOVED IN SPRINGFIELD-GREENE COUNTY PARKS.

TODAY, THE SPRINGFIELD-GREENE COUNTY PARK BOARD ANNOUNCED AN EVENT THAT WILL HELP TO BEGIN THE REPLANTING PROCESS.

STANDING IN THE COLD AT DOLING PARK NEXT TO A TREE THAT HAD JUST BEEN PLANTED, PARKS DIRECTOR JODIE ADAMS TALKED ABOUT "REFOREST THE OZARKS."

A major cleanup will take place this weekend at Table Rock Lake. Michele Skalicky has more.

This weekend, 100s of volunteers from across the Ozakrs will converge on the shorelines of Table Rock Lake for the lake's annual cleanup.

The 2007 Shoreline Cleanup, coordinated by the Table Rock Lake Army Corps of Engineers and Table Rock Lake Water Quality, Inc., is still in need of volunteers.

Beekeepers are checking their hives after the winter and finding them empty. No one's sure just what's causing them to disappear. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

BEES

THIS IS A SOUND MANY BEEKEEPERS IN MISSOURI AREN'T HEARING THIS YEAR. NORMAL LOSS IN HIVES OVER THE WINTER IS BETWEEN 10 AND 20% OF THE BEE COLONY. BUT BEEKEEPERS ARE FINDING EMPTY HIVES THIS YEAR.

KENNY NORMAN, PRESIDENT OF THE MISSOURI STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION, SAYS THE BEE LOSS IS BEING REFERRED TO AS COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER

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