Two teachers at Central High School in Springfield teach an art class specifically for students with developmental disabilities. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe joined the class and reports on how art and creative expression affect both student and teacher.
Local high school students have the opportunity to travel to Africa with Shawn Askinosie, founder of Askinosie Chocolate. Students will travel as part of Chocolate University, a program within Askinosie Chocolate that inspires local students to learn business skills and get involved in the world beyond Springfield. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark talks to Askinosie, who shares how students can get involved in the program.
This week, the Springfield Symphony selected six finalists who are auditioning for the position of music director and conductor during the 2012-2013 season. Each finalist will trade off leading one of the season’s six concerts as a guest conductor, and they will then be evaluated by the audience, orchestra and staff. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
On Friday, the two-hour episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will feature the show’s efforts in Joplin after the May 22 tornado. The episode shows volunteers from all over the Ozarks, including more than 300 Drury members who designed and built a tribute to volunteers in Joplin’s Cunningham Park. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Interested in buying a weapon once used by famous outlaws? Bidders now have a chance to purchase a pair of historic firearms during an auction scheduled later this month in Kansas City. Historians believe these two weapons likely belonged to the infamous bandits Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
During the Civil War and in the years after, people in rural southwest Missouri were torn in alliances between the North and South. This tension, fueled through the use of media, religion and unresolved Civil War bias, made these hills the most violent area in the country until the turn of the century. These feelings led to the formation of the vigilante group, the Bald Knobbers. For our ongoing local history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Rebekah Clark looks at how the organization, known as the “law-and-order league,” shaped the history of the Ozarks.
Thanksgiving is a holiday known for family and food. However, some in the Ozarks aren’t able to connect with loved ones or have a good meal. For those of you who might not have any holiday plans scheduled, there are a couple of ministries hosting free holiday dinners and activities this weekend. Their message? No one should be alone over Thanksgiving. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Halloween night means many people will be out trick-or-treating. The Springfield Police Department has made a list of tips kids, parents and drivers should remember before going out tonight. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
As more leaves fall and layers of clothing get thicker many residents may find different climates more desirable. If the chilly weather has you dreaming of warm beaches and other sunny destinations, the Springfield-Branson National Airport will host a travel planning show. KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports.
The historic Kendrick House in Carthage is one of the last standing antebellum homes from the pre-Civil War era. Today, the house stands as a museum commemorating its involvement in the war, and is the site of many legends of paranormal activity. For our ongoing series Sense of Place, KSMU’s Rebekah Clark shares how the grounds were used during the Civil War, and tells of some local controversy about the haunting of the house.
After returning from San Francisco with a Best of Fringe Festival Award for the original play Hamlet vs. Zombies, the crew at Springfield’s Skinny Improv will be getting another change of scenery. KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports.
With fall just beginning in the Ozarks, local pumpkin patch fields and corn mazes are now open, and busier than ever. One local pumpkin patch, Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, is offering some new events for families this year, along with many of its regular activities. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark takes a look at how the farm is celebrating this autumn season.