Theresa Bettman

News Producer, Announcer, Host

Theresa received her undergraduate degree in sociology at Missouri State University, as well as her  Master's degree in Social Work at MSU. Theresa enjoys writing, drawing, reading, music, working with animals, and most of all spending time with her family. She wishes to continue to use her experiences, combined with her pursuit of education, to foster a sense of empowerment and social awareness in the community. Theresa loves working with KSMU and attributes her passion for NPR, and love of learning, to her father.

Matt Brown, spokesperson for the Springfield Police Department, announced today Monday that he is leaving his post for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

Serving his community and country is what Matt Brown says he always wanted to do. Brown has been with the Springfield Police Department for the last 13 years, six of those years as spokesperson.

Southwest Missourians have been enjoying record breaking warm temperatures these last several days. But how long will it last? KSMU’s Theresa tells us if, or when, winter weather might be headed our way.

Although it may seem unusually warm outside, Missourians must also remember it is unusually dry. Doug Cramer is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Springfield. He says that a cold front will be moving into southwest Missouri, bringing some chance for much needed rain in the form of showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

For many Missourians, hunting is an enjoyable pastime. But what do hunters do when they harvest more deer than they need or want? Since 1992, the Missouri Department of Conservation and Conservation Federation have partnered to sponsor the Share the Harvest program, where hunters can donate their deer meet and help those less fortunate. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the story .

It's tax time again, the time of year when many property owners dread long lines at the collector's office to pay their taxes. However, local taxpayers can avoid those long lines and complete the entire process online, saving time and money. KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has the details.

Relief efforts continue in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, which struck inland just a few weeks ago.  Volunteers from Missouri are continuing to distribute supplies and provide aid for those affected by the storm and its aftermath.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this update.