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. She likes to tell stories that make a difference.  Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.

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More than 200 Central High School students walked outside the school Friday morning holding signs calling for an end to gun violence.

The central Springfield school was one of three Springfield Public Schools taking part in SGF Walkout for Our Lives.  Glendale and Kickapoo also took part along with students at Drury and Missouri State University.

A small group of people opposing stronger gun legislation peacefully protested nearby.

Ozarks Technical Community College has unveiled its new strategic plan “Your Dreams, Our Plan – OTC 2025.”

The plan features three strategic initiatives:  Improve experiences at every point in the institution to increase opportunities for students to attain their educational goals.  Increase and sustain the college’s physical and online capacity to ensure every citizen in OTC’s service area has an opportunity to access college services.  And actively engage the community and external groups to best meet the educational and workforce needs of OTC’s service area.

The City of Springfield has named a new director of Environmental Services.  Errin Kemper will start the job on April 1.  He succeeds Steve Meyer who is retiring.

Kemper has been Assistant Director of Environmental Services at City of Springfield since January 2013 and worked for the City as a professional engineer for more than 10 years.

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Local high school and college students plan to walk out of class this morning to advocate for what they’re calling “common sense” gun laws.

SGF Walkout For Our Lives is part of a nationwide Walkout held last week.

In Springfield, Glendale, Kickapoo and Central High School students are planning to participate as well as students at Drury and Missouri State Universities.

Hannah Brashers, one of the local organizers, hopes it will be a bipartisan effort.

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The Ozarks Model Railroad Association will host the 40th annual Train Show and Mini-Frisco Convention tomorrow (3/24) at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis.  Activities include a train simulator, rides on the Kiddy Train, a switching challenge and model railroads.  Six Frisco Railroad retirees will share stories from their time on the job. And there will be more than 150 vendor tables.   Show organizer, Ron Williams, talks about the show in the interview below: