Beginning April 1, CoxHealth and the Springfield Neurological and Spine Institute will host neurosurgical residents from the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser has details.
The kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart in 2002 was one of the most followed child abuse cases in the last decade. Smart, who was held prisoner for nine months by her captors, now travels the country promoting the prevention of child abuse. This year marks the ten year anniversary of her kidnapping. Smart is scheduled to speak about her abduction experience at an event hosted by Boys & Girls Town of Missouri. The event will be held at Juanita K. Hammons Hall and is free. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
The economic recession that hit the United States in 2008 created a downturn for most airports. However, investors of the Springfield-Branson National Airport were able to hear some good news about airline improvements Monday. KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports.
Missouri Department of Transportation Maintenance Supervisor Nick Capra talks with KSMU's Mike Smith about the dangers MODOT Maintenance crews face when working on Missouri's roads, highways and interstates.
Working in terrible weather conditions 60 feeet above the ground, surrounded by high voltage electricity, Springfield City Utilities Linemen and women have a difficult task in keeping the power on for Springfield's homes, business and industry. Line Foreman Randy Ursino talks with KSMU's Mike Smith about his work for the KSMU Sense of Community Series.
This month is Social Work Awareness month. It’s a time to focus on the work done by social workers across the country. As the first part in our three part series, KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan features one woman who helps people with disabilities find their voice.
Today (Wednesday morning), a fire broke out at the Chardonnay Apartment Complex in Springfield. According to the Springfield Fire Department, careless smoking caused the fire that caused extensive damage to the 48-unit building. The American Red Cross is responding to the incident by giving assistance to residents who lost their homes. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
At a city council meeting Monday night, the discussion surrounded the “Clean Indoor Air Act of 2011” which bans smoking indoors in public businesses. A new initiative petition with signatures gathered by “Live Free Springfield” brought the possibility of repealing that ordinance to the attention of city council. KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports.
Members of the State Audit Petition Campaign Coalition, which campaigned for the audit of the Springfield Public Schools, held a press conference Thursday to give their reaction to the audit’s findings. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser has details.
While many people in the Branson, Cassville, Buffalo and Kimberling City areas are still combing through debris left by tornados from Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, forecasters say more bad weather might be headed out way tonight. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan reports.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-2 tornado crossed between Stone and Taney Counties early Wednesday morning. Officials are still investigating the path of the storms in Dallas County to determine if there was, in fact, a tornado there. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
The American Red Cross of southern Missouri is providing assistance to areas affected by Monday’s overnight and early morning storms. The organization is set up in three different areas. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
Here in “The Cave State,” natural caverns have served as shelter, meeting space, and places of wonder for humans for thousands of years. In more recent history, many of the most spectacular and accessible caves have been turned into tourist destinations. For our local history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Emma Wilson reports on one such cave.
Three women from Springfield’s Harmony House, a shelter that provides education and safety for domestic violence victims, are working in Drury’s Panther Pride Store. The jobs, created in part by Drury’s Students in Free Enterprise, or SIFE team, provides the women with hands-on retail work and personal communication experience. The SIFE team hopes that they can help provide employment like this for other domestic violence survivors. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark talks to one of these women, who tells how this opportunity has reshaped her lifestyle.
As Easter is quickly approaching, families around the country are preparing by stocking up on the holiday’s necessity: Easter eggs. One small business in Springfield is offering families the opportunity to give back while equipping for the holiday. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan reports.
The U.S. Postal Service is moving its mail processing operations from Springfield to Kansas City. That means the mail processing facility on Chestnut Expressway in Springfield will close. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.
The Civility Project, which is an ongoing project that reminds citizens of the importance of respect in matters of public discourse, is celebrating its one year anniversary this week. To honor the occasion, leaders of the project, including members from the Library Center and Community Foundation of the Ozarks, will be hosting the free program series called “Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion.” The program series includes poetry readings, photo exhibits and a soup dinner. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon spoke on the importance of exporting goods from the state of Missouri at a steel manufacturing plant in Springfield Tuesday. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser was there and has this report.