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.

Ways to Connect

A planned merger between Bolivar’s Citizens Memorial Hospital and Springfield’s CoxHealth has been canceled.

The two healthcare organizations announced today they’ve decided the timing is not right for the partnership.

Claire McCaskill
Scott Harvey / KSMU

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill says the healthcare markets are being “sabotaged” by uncertainty from the Trump Administration on whether it will pay subsidies to insurers and enforce Obamacare’s individual mandate provision.

Ryan Welch / KSMU

Missouri’s governor is asking President Donald Trump to approve a major disaster declaration for the state, which would enable federal disaster aid for flood victims.

Under the request by Gov. Eric Greitens, individuals and businesses who suffered flooding damage in 37 counties could become eligible for financial assistance. The disaster declaration, if approved, would also help 45 Local governments and nonprofits.

Rorie Orgeron
Nataleigh Ross / KSMU

The nonprofit Kitchen, Inc. is searching for a new CEO. The organization said in a news release that Rorie Orgeron served his last day in the position Monday.

The release, issued Wednesday, did not elaborate on the reason for his exit.

Jim Newman, Board of Trustees president, tells KSMU, “Our business is as a nonprofit is dealing with privacy concerns with our clients as well as employees and we have no other comment than what is stated in the press release. But we wish him well.”

Butterfly Garden and Overlook
Screenshot / Butterfly Angels video

A new documentary profiles efforts to provide healing for Joplin’s tornado-stricken city. The release of “Butterfly Angels” falls on the sixth anniversary of the storm.

The seven-minute film shows how many from Joplin and the surrounding area conceptualized and created a green space and a healing garden to help citizens deal with the trauma inflicted by the tornado. It was produced by Stoneworth Studios with the TKF Foundation.

161 people were killed after the tornado swept through the city on May 22, 2011.