An international team of researchers, several of them here in the Ozarks, are working together to breed new grapes. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has this story on how these new breeds are expected to affect the wine industry.
In Mountain Grove, on the north side of US Highway 60, the grapevines are just beginning to bear this season’s harvest. As Jennifer Moore reports, the scientists growing these grapes have just made two breakthroughs in their field.
The state of Missouri has money set aside for Joplin residents who were affected by the tornado this past May and need to repair or rebuild their homes. That money is coming from the Department of Economic Development as well as the Missouri Housing Development Commission. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
It’s the quintessential part of the American dream to own your own business…but what if you have no idea where to start? The Ozarks Small Business Incubator, or OzSBI, will be hosting its grand opening in West Plains next month. OzSBI is a nonprofit organization where start-up entrepreneurs can get some help in the initial stages of creating their businesses. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
Many are familiar in the effects the economic downturn has had on this country, but often times there are some demographics that go forgotten during this times of hardship. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a study that shows how difficult these times have been for single mothers in our area. KSMU’s Justin Lux has the details.
The Nixa School Board is inviting all district residents to another “Community Conversations” meeting to discuss the ongoing plans for a proposed magnet school. This magnet school would focus heavily on science, math and technology. Tonight’s meeting will outline more information about the proposal, and update residents on plans so far. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
If you’re the type to be tad bit jittery about flying, one of the questions that might float through your head while waiting to take off is: what’s the safety record of this airport? If you’re taking off from the Springfield-Branson National Airport, the answer is: pretty darn good. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details on the airport’s latest safety inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as an award the airport just received.
Revenue generated by the United States Postal Service has been in decline for the past few years. Many believe technology such as email and online bill pay services is the cause of the slump. Members of different unions who work for the postal service rallied outside Congressman Billy Long’s Springfield office Tuesday afternoon to show support for legislation they say would revive the US Postal Service. KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports.
After a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin in May it became instantly clear that the city would be facing an enormous rebuilding effort. Luckily, two Habitat for Humanity teams are stepping in to take one of the most aggressive rebuilding efforts yet. KSMU’s Justin Lux spoke with the directors of the programs and has details.
The City of Springfield is considering building a 30,000 square foot greenhouse. The facility would be powered by renewable energy, and could be used to grow fresh vegetables. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
As students settle back into their school routines, the Missouri Collectors Association is reminding parents that it’s important for kids of all ages to learn about financial literacy. The association gives helpful tips about financial management that grown-ups can use to make the process easier for their kids. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Those looking to get a little exercise while still lending a helping hand need look no further. This Saturday, the St. Agnes Cathedral parish will be hosting their 3rdAnnual Friends of the Poor Walk in coalition with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. KSMU’s Justin Lux stopped by the church to speak with a member of the society and has details.
Congressman Billy Long of southwest Missouri says he will vote against President Barack Obama’s jobs package if it makes it to the House of Representatives "as is." Long says he feels it’s an expensive repeat of the earlier stimulus package, which he says was a failure. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore talked with the Congressman about his ideas for creating jobs.
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.
In an effort to cut down on prescription drug abuse in our area, the Community Partnership of the Ozarks will be permanently installing two drop-off boxes where people can dispose of their unused medicines. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
The Springfield Police Department says property crime occurs every 31 minutes in Greene County. But it’s what’s getting stolen that’s interesting. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark tells us how recent thefts have left police, and victims, somewhat surprised.
Thursday evening, many Americans will tune into President Barack Obama’s speech about the nation’s slow economic recovery. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore heard from both of Missouri’s senators about what they hope to hear from the president.
After much deliberation Tuesday night, Springfield City Council sent to voters an ordinance that would punish businesses for hiring workers who are in the country illegally. KSMU’s Justin Lux was at the council meeting and has the details.
Springfield City Councilmembers had a lot to cram into their Tuesday lunch discussion of a controversial petition that has made its way to the forefront of city politics. The discussion is centered around whether Springfield employers should be required to use an electronic system to check the legal status of anyone applying for a job. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.
Dozens of men and women rallied outside the Busch Municipal Building late Tuesday morning in protest of a possible ordinance that would target illegal immigrants who try to get a job. KSMU’s Justin Lux was there and has more.
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.