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An MSU professor finds that during natural disasters, the hospitality industry has managed to avoid price-gouging. Anna Thomas has more on the story.

Teressa Simpson

In this segment of KSMU's program "Around the World, Here at Home," we hear from a Mountain Grove farmer, Teressa Simpson, on her native country of New Zealand.


Last fall, after the drought had killed off most of the competition, a certain weed took advantage of the opportunity to germinate and flourish. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, the thistle is now hurting productivity on many Missouri farms.

Food Day

National Food Day is a grassroots campaign aimed at changing food systems in the United States to cultivate healthier people and healthier communities. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with FoodCORE, a local organization with the same goal.

Route 66 campaign

Planning continues for the Route 66-themed Roadside Park on College Street in Springfield. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, officials on Saturday offered details of the attraction during the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, and made modest gains ahead of the launch of a major fundraising campaign.


Summer is often when transportation officials take advantage of slower traffic patterns to make road improvements. In southwest Missouri, crews are about to wrap up another heavy season of repairs and renovations. KSMU's Shane Franklin has details.


The oldest elephant at Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield is very sick. The elephant known in the local community as “Pinky” is believed to be 50 years old; the median life expectancy for an elephant cow is about 47 years.

Waynesville flooding

Amid the emotional and financial support that can emerge following a natural disaster, also comes the likelihood of scams to a devastated region. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the recent flooding in southern Missouri carries a reminder to be vigilant of potential cons.