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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Ryan Welch / KSMU

Missouri State University’s Meyer Library is now home to a world-class collection of military insignias.

A dedication event was held Wednesday for the Pete and Sara Morgan Military Insignia Collection, which adds to the library’s Special Collections and Archives unit.

Planet Money And How I Built This

Beginning Oct. 7, KSMU – Ozarks Public Radio will offer new weekend listening options. While we’re sad to bid farewell to a long-running program, we’re excited about the addition of two new programs, and are adjusting our schedule to better meet your listening needs. Here’s what you need to know:

We’re adding new programs!

Planet Money and How I Built This can be heard Saturdays 10-11 am and Sundays 4-5 pm beginning Oct. 7. The one-hour program block brings you two of National Public Radio's most popular podcasts back-to-back. Planet Money explains the economy with playful storytelling and Peabody award-winning deep dive, roll up your sleeves journalism. On How I Built This, host Guy Raz speaks with innovators and entrepreneurs to explore their journeys in building what are now iconic companies.

Tim Smith
Submitted Photo / City of Springfield

Springfield’s deputy city manager says he’ll retire in December. Tim Smith joined the city in June 2014 after six years as Greene County administrator and over 20 total years with the county.

The city says Smith’s key duties have included completion of an integrated plan proposal for meeting environmental standards and providing direction to various departments, including Building Development, Public Works and Human Resources.

Twitter / Missouri Department of Public Safety

Missouri officials say many state emergency responders are providing assistance along the Gulf Coast following devastation by Tropical Storm Harvey.

It’s significantly increased in recent days, according to the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The agency says 56 Missourians representing 18 different fire and ambulance departments deployed to Texas Wednesday to assist with swift water rescue operations.

Dr. Drew Bennett
Submitted Photo / Missouri State University-West Plains

The chancellor of Missouri State University-West Plains, Dr. Drew Bennett, plans to retire at the conclusion of the spring 2018 semester.

Bennet made the announcement Wednesday. He will have served 11 years in the position by next May. Bennett is the 7th person to lead the West Plains campus and is the 2nd longest serving.

In a statement, Bennett said in retirement “I plan to have a ball. My wife, Elizabeth, and I have an extensive bucket list that includes travel and spending time with family.”