Scott Harvey

News Director & Content Coordinator

Scott joined KSMU in November 2012. He had previously served five years as news director for KETR-FM, the public radio station in Commerce, Texas. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Scott enjoys producing human-interest stories, among other pieces that educate and engage the community. When not at work, he’s often taking part in outdoor activities, exploring new areas and restaurants, or staying up-to-date with the latest news and information. Scott was born and raised in Shenandoah, Iowa.

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Officials with Bolivar-based Citizens Memorial Hospital and CoxHealth in Springfield have signed a letter of intent to merge the two, making CMH a part of Cox.

The announcement came in a joint press release Friday morning.

It describes a due diligence period during which both entities will explore the details of one another’s business practices before reaching a final agreement. That could come as soon as mid-2017.

Missouri State University

Nearly a year after renewing its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, Missouri State University says it’s moving forward on various recommendations that came in the HLC’s final report.

The commission applauded the school for efforts relating to its public affairs mission, quality programs and a transparent budget, among other areas.

NPR News / NPR Elections

KSMU and NPR News bring you coverage of the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, beginning Wednesday at 8 pm. Throughout our coverage, which you can hear on-air and online, check out the NPR fact-checker below to monitor the comments from each presidential candidate.

Stay tuned after the debate for live analysis from NPR's political team. Our coverage runs until 10 pm. Thanks for listening to Ozarks Public Radio!


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Over $200,000 in grant money will provide technical assistance for economic development strategies in a dozen Missouri communities.

The funding, announced Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is part of $7.6 million in grants nationwide to support job training in rural America.

Voters in central Springfield will determine whether a Missouri House seat stays Democratic or changes hands in the largely GOP-represented region.

Crystal Quade is attempting to keep Democratic the post currently held by term-limited Charlie Norr in Missouri’s 132nd district. It is the only seat within the seventh congressional district not presently held by a Republican.