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2012 CMA Rally

The Christian Motorcyclists Association is in Springfield this weekend for its National Women’s Conference. KSMU’s Samantha Nichols tells us more about the organization.

Dr. Benjamin Rader

Ozark native, Dr. Benjamin G. Rader, will present his lecture tonight on the culture and history of the Hollows. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has the story.

Medicaid Map

Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday said the state of Missouri has reached a benchmark in lost money because state lawmakers have not accepted federal dollars to expand Medicaid, the health care program for the lower-income and disabled. From West Plains, KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has this report.

Watoto Children’s Choir Performing around Missouri

Following recent stops throughout southwest Missouri, the Watoto Children’s Choir, traveling from Africa to perform throughout the United States, continues its tour across the Show-Me state. The choir seeks to raise awareness about orphaned and vulnerable children in Africa through the power of music. KSMU’s Samantha Nichols tells us more.

MSU walking path ribbon cutting

For those who have been itching to get outside and take a walk, you're in luck:  Missouri State University's campus has just become the 35thsite of officially recognized walking trails in the Walk Springfield initiative.  A kickoff celebration took place Wednesday as part of National Walking Day. KSMU's Theresa Bettmann attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and has this report.

Joplin tornado figure

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks plays a big part in disaster recover recovery through The Resilient Community

One Run For Boston

After the bombing at last year’s Boston Marathon, runners and non-runners around the world sought ways to support the victims.  Three friends from England decided to do something big to show their support, not knowing just how large their efforts would grow. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has more on their efforts, which are on display this week in Missouri.

David Sheets on his Boat at Table Rock Lake / Photo Credit: Sheets' Family

It was supposed to be a normal day on the lake.  David Sheets, his 16-year-old son Michael, and three of his teenaged friends had planned to meet another group at Table Rock Lake, outside of Branson. Their quick response, action, and directions that the father initiated, along with the actions of the four teenagers, saved a life on Table Rock Lake.

Geneva Chapel Replica

An interactive, living-history exhibit that tells the story behind the Bible is coming to Springfield. The Passages Interactive Living-History Exhibit will open to the public next month, as KSMU’s Samantha Nichols reports.