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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Springfield’s Zone 1 candidates shared their vision for the city’s north side Thursday while offering opinions ranging from repercussions for the police chief to the future of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. 

Incumbent Phyllis Ferguson and challenger Thomas Quinn took questions for an hour Thursday before some 50 attendees at the Library Station. The forum was arranged by the Springfield News-Leader, which began the event with a series of questions before lending way to citizen queries.

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Veterans attending school at Missouri State University now have access to a larger place to congregate and receive assistance. The school on Wednesday unveiled the Oldham Family Veteran Student Center, located on the first floor of the Meyer Library.

The facility, which includes expanded office and meeting space, was made possible in part by a major gift from Mike Oldham, a Navy veteran and MSU alumni.

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Emergency Officials are urging participation in Missouri’s Annual Severe Weather Awareness Week, now through Friday.

Larry Woods, interim director of the Greene County Office of Emergency Management, is asking everyone practice ways to respond to hazardous weather threats so they have the knowledge and tools necessary to survive.

Each day this week, officials will focus on a different safety message, beginning today with an overall message of preparedness.

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The state’s lieutenant governor is exploring ways to improve service for the nearly 495,000 veterans that call Missouri home.

Mike Parson held a veterans town hall in Springfield Friday morning, part of a series of visits throughout the city to discuss issues ranging from economic development to domestic violence. About 25 people attended the morning event at the Mid-town Library, which also included representatives with local veterans service organizations.

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President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, with coverage from Ozarks Public Radio and NPR starting at 8 pm. Trump's speech will be followed by the Democratic Response, delivered by former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.

Below, follow a live transcript of both speeches, along with annotations from NPR journalists and political experts.