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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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

UCEFA

Feb 6, 2007

An organization with local ties is working to make life easier for people in Africa. Michele Skalicky reports.

An organization with local ties is working to make life easier for people in Africa. The United Charities Endowment Foundation of America/Africa or UCEFA was started several years ago by Father Douglas Edwards, a priest in the Episcopal church. His brother, Dennis Edwards, is UCEFA's Midwest representative. He says, originally, the organization provided grants for needs all over the world. But UCEFA's focus changed four years ago.

Missouri has a new website that anyone can go to for information about how often patients contract infections while in the state's hospitals. Michele Skalicky reports.

Missouri has a new website that anyone can go to for information about how often patients contract infections while in the state's hospitals.

Eddie Hedrick is emerging infections coordinator for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which launched the website December 29th.

(He says the website is the result of legislation passed in 2004.)

September 10th through 16th is Suicide Prevention Week. Michele Skalicky reports on the warning signs for suicide and how to seek help.

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