In this segment of Around the World, Here at Home, we hear from a father who packed up his family in 1998 and brought them to American in hopes of a better life. They live in the rural Ozarks with a large, Russian-speaking community.
Crews will break ground in April for the initial development of the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park in Springfield. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the city confirmed Thursday they had raised enough money for the project.
A joint worship service between two unlikely faith groups—Roman Catholics and Pentecostals—will take place Wednesday, January 22 in Springfield. It’s a first in this area, and it’s part of an effort to achieve stronger Christian unity. KSMU's Samantha Nichols has more.
Shakespeare once posed the question, “What’s in a name?” Members of James River Church dealt with that question themselves a few months ago as the large church body changed its name from “James River Assembly” to “James River Church.” KSMU's Samantha Nichols has the story.
There’s an organization in Springfield that feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, trains the jobless, and counsels drug addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just the beginning. Victory Mission, a faith-based organization, plays a critical role in serving Springfield's most vulnerable citizens. But like many other non-profit groups, it’s had to make some tough cutbacks, including staffing. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.
It’s well known that public library supporters are some of the most devoted people you can come across. One patron in our area is showing that devotion in a big way. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.
Cyclist Rob Jones is pedaling through the Ozarks region this week; he’s riding across the country for charity. That alone would be a remarkable challenge, especially this winter. But Rob Jones is missing something most cyclists rely heavily on: their legs. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson caught up with him by phone and has this story.
Officials at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks are issuing an emergency appeal for blood donations. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, this is the first “code red alert” since May of 2011, when Joplin was struck by an EF5 tornado.
A group of trappist monks in the rural Ozarks will celebrate Christmas in worship--and by opening their monastery doors to those who may be without families. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson has this interview with Father Cyprian, who oversees the monastery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.