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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CoxHealth brought an educator to the Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks on Friday to give advice to area prescribers.  Dr. Ted Parran, an internal medicine physician and professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, presented a systematic approach to assessing whether or not it’s safe to prescribe controlled drugs to a patient.

He said physicians must play a key role in addressing the public health crisis that prescription drug abuse has become.

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Empty Bowls will be held today (9/29) from 4:30 to 8 at Panera Bread, 4100 S. Campbell in Springfield, to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.  Michele Skalicky sat down with OFH spokesperson Christine Temple to talk about this year's event.

Jim Warnock will present Ozark Mountain Hiker tonight (9/29) at 7 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  He’ll talk about various day hikes in the Ozarks and sign copies of his new book, Five Star Trails:  the Ozarks.  To register, 888-4237.

Springfield-Branson National Airport

As of October 1, all electronics larger than a cell phone will have to go through x-ray screening at airports in the United States, including the Springfield-Branson National Airport.

“Over the past 12 to 18 months, the federal government's picked up a lot of intelligence  that terrorist groups are now capable of putting explosives in smaller electronic devices," airport spokesman, Kent Boyd said.  "That's the heart of the concern, so they want to make sure that every electronic device is screened."

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At times it seems that civility is dead.  People are constantly at odds with one another, and shouting matches are all too common, especially online.  Social media is often used as a battleground where people who disagree on various issues fight with words.   People who were once friends no longer talk because their political or other beliefs are different.  

Despite that, there are many things happening in the Ozarks that show civility and attempts to understand one another are, in fact, very much alive.

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Numbers have been released from Tuesday's Officer on a Train operation in Springfield.  According to MSHP Sergeant Jason Pace, during the approximately 1 hour and 40 minute operation, there were 17 traffic stops, 10 citations, one warrant arrest and 12 warnings.

Original Story:

A Burlington Northern-Santa Fe two-car train moved through the center of Springfield today with law enforcement officers onboard.  Others were stationed on motorcycles at railroad crossings to watch for anyone violating crossing laws.