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Ariana Jade

Ariana Goddard, a student attending Sarcoxie High School, was recently selected to participate in Carnegie Hall’s 2014 High School Honors Performance Series. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, Goddard beat out thousands of applicants from around the world to win a spot in this prestigious program.

Christmas present

All the hype around Cyber Monday and Black Friday means very little to those in our community who can't afford Christmas presents.  That's why Crosslines is stepping in once again to offer holiday food and toy baskets for our community's most vulnerable citizens. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson has more on the application process.

Christmas tree new

Springfield is gearing up for its annual Festival of Lights, which includes the lighting of two gigantic trees and a host of other special holiday events. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details on what will be new this year.

Landers Theatre interior

In partnership with the American Association of Community Theater's "NewPlayFest," Springfield Little Theatre was one of six regional theater companies selected to present the first fully-staged production of a brand-new play.  It opens this weekend at the Landers Theatre.  KSMU's Randy Stewart has more.

Bob Linder

There’s been a drastic technological shift over the past few decades in how news is captured through a camera lens. But while Springfield native Bob Linder has adapted to the changes, those bedrock principals that helped produce his Hall of Fame career have remained the same. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has the story.


A social media app created by a Missouri college student is gaining traction. Missouri State University is among schools across the nation trying out the new tool. KSMU’s Briana Simmons has more.


Nonprofit service organizations in the area, along with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, use data from the Bi-annual Community Focus Report to guide their decision making.   

Glade Top Trail

If you’ve dreamed about taking a trip to drink in the colors of the fall foliage, but you haven’t yet made it to Maine or Vermont, you’re in luck.   KSMU’s chief engineer, Doug Waugh, tipped one of our reporters off to a scenic trail in southern Missouri that attracts tourists from across the Midwest this time of year.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson headed to the Glade Top Trail, and brings us this report.

Ted Landers

The loud "buzz" of a dirt bike might be a nuisance to some--but it's music to the ears of a national champion racer who lives in the Ozarks.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has this profile.