The Civil War comes to the Creamery Arts Center and Jordan Valley Park this weekend as the Missouri Literary Festival features acclaimed Civil War authors and historians, including former Springfieldian Steve Yates. Randy Stewart has more.
Among the many historians and authors appearing at the 2011 "Missouri Literary Festival: The Civil War" September 23-25 at the Creamery Arts Center is Pulitzer-nominated William C. "Jack" Davis. Randy Stewart talked with him by phone recently.
The 2011 Missouri Literary Festival will bring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War to the Creamery Arts Center and Jordan Valley Park Sept.23-25 with acclaimed Civil War historians and novelists, poets, artists, re-enactors, and more. This week Randy Stewart presents some previews.
On Saturday, the role of food in the 19th century Ozarks will be celebrated at the Nathaniel Boone State Historic Site. The event will feature demonstrations of historic methods of storing and preparing food. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark talked to the organizer of the event, and tells us what visitors can expect to see—and taste—Saturday.
A Joplin native who sings full-time in the chorus at the Metropolitan Opera in New York has just produced a pop-style CD to help raise money for tornado recovery efforts at Joplin High School. KSMU's Randy Stewart has this profile of tenor David Lowe.
She’s been with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board for nearly four decades, and she’s been a scorekeeper, tennis instructor, day camp counselor and most recently, director of the park board. But after bringing national awards to the area’s parks and facilities, Jodie Adams is retiring. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore interviewed Adams this week.
This weekend marks the 14thAnnual Cider Days Festival held in downtown Springfield. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark strolled down to Walnut Street, where she sat down on a bench with event coordinator Sarah Hough to find out what this year’s Cider Days will bring.
This year marks the 150thanniversary of the Civil War. Towns all over Missouri are celebrating through reenactments of Civil War events that happened in our area. In October, the city of Cassville will reenact the Claiborne Fox Jackson Legislature and the Secession Convention at Cassville. For our ongoing local history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Rebekah Clark looks into what really happened in Cassville, and the impact it had on the entire state during the war.
One of Springfield’s oldest churches, Campbell United Methodist Church, is celebrating its125th anniversary on Saturday. To commemorate the occasion, Campbell UMC will host a free old-fashioned carnival, complete with food and games straight out of the 1880’s. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
Our monthly series “These Ozarks Hills” delves into what makes this region unique. In this month’s segment, longtime journalist and more recently, musician from the Winter’s Bone soundtrack Marideth Sisco reflects on a profession long held by her family.
Many locals attended the Wilson’s Creek 150thAnniversary Reenactment festivities this weekend to eat 1860s-period food or see a dramatic battle scene. But on Saturday, spectators had the chance to leave the battlefield and sit diamond-side to watch an authentic vintage baseball game. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark tells more about how the St. Louis Brownstockings brought the “past” back into America’s pastime during the reenactment carousing.
The upcoming school year brings a new season of Friday night sporting events for many students in the area. With this in mind, CoxHealth and Ferrell-Duncan Clinic will be opening Friday Night Clinics for athletes who are injured playing sports this fall. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports on how injured athletes…and their parents…can use the clinic’s services to relieve some pain.