City Utilities is moving ahead in its plans for a new bus transfer station. At Thursday’s (last night’s) closed session, CU's Board of Public Utilities decided to start negotiations to purchase property in the new spot, which is in the area of College and Main in Springfield. If those negotiations are successful, CU plans to build and relocate its Bus Transfer Station. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
What would you do if you discovered your land was the site of a Civil War Battle? One man in south-central Missouri is answering that question: he’s opening up his land for a free reenactment of the battle, 150 years after it took place. As part of our Sense of Place series on local history, KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has this story.
One local non-profit organization has found a way to turn old shoes into food for the needy in Haiti. The third annual "Sole Food" shoe drive is underway across the Ozarks. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser spoke to one of the organizers and has this report.
Congressman Todd Akin visited Springfield Wednesday to speak with supporters at the Greene County Republican headquarters. Protesters chanted and waived signs to passing cars outside in the drizzling rain while about an equal number of supporters waited inside for Akin to speak. KSMU’s Shane Franklin was at the rally, and has this story.
Dr. Christopher Koch and members of the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra explain to KSMU's Randy Stewart how their participation in this organization, which charges no admission price for its orchestral concerts, embodies the concept of "civic duty."
Legendary singer Andy Williams passed away Tuesday night at his home in Branson. His death came after a long battle with bladder cancer, his family said through a statement sent out by public relations firm The Sheridan Company. Tributes are pouring in from politicians, entertainers, and many people from around America on facebook and Twitter. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark talks to three performing icons who worked closely with the Williams family.
Three volunteer hosts of KSMU's weekly program "Making Democracy Work" talk with Randy Stewart about their involvement in the League of Women Voters and how tge League and its radio program embody the concept of "civic duty."
The Missouri State University Board of Governors announced Monday (today) that two finalists have been chosen in the search for the school’s next president. They are: Dr. Randy J. Dunn, president of Murray State University in Kentucky and Clifton M. Smart III, who's the interim president of MSU. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Dr. David FitzGerald, a specialist in US-Mexican relations from the University of California, San Diego, will be coming to Missouri State University on Monday September 24th. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has this story.
Two months from now, the presidential election will be over. Greene County Clerk Richard Struckhoff is giving residents some advice on what they can do if they haven’t yet registered to vote yet. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
From January to May 2012, the pilot program of the Healthy Half Pints Project, paid for over 25,000 cartons of milk for kids in 4 of Springfields Title 1 Schools schools. Today, for the current school year, a 4 member Springfield area philanthropic coalition is funding the program for Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms in six schools.
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th until October 15th. Grupo Latinoamericano and Missouri State University are two area institutions putting on events to celebrate the month. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser has details.
The leaders of five area colleges--Drury University, Evangel University, Missouri State University, Southwest Baptist University and Ozarks Technical Community College--have announced that the schools will collaborate on two projects. Each university leader signed an agreement Monday to create a Foreign Language Institute, and they announced plans to work together on a community service project. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
The Springfield Public School District has provided healthier food options to help its students fight childhood obesity. But what about less-populated, rural schools? Does lack of resources keep small schools from receiving the healthier options they need? KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more…
Next weekend, MSU will host the 34thMid-America Conference on History at the Doubletree Hotel, Sept. 20-22. This event is only held in Springfield every four years. All sessions of the conference are free and open to the public. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Today marks the 11th anniversary of September 11th. Memorials are being held around the country in honor of the victims. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser attended one memorial service held in the Ozarks and has this report.
This region is no stranger to natural disasters. Just last week, remnants of Hurricane Isaac moved through southwest Missouri, blowing down trees and flooding low-lying areas. September is National Preparedness Month. To promote public awareness, a few organizations like the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), American Red Cross, the City of Springfield and City Utilities, are launching a campaign to help you know what to do during a natural disaster. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
From now until the end of October, the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County presents an exhibit called “The Fabulous Fifties.” The vintage display shows pictures of the Springfield area and displays artifacts straight from the 1950s, including pictures of local schools and the downtown Square. This exhibit is the first temporary display in the new downtown museum building. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
Schools all around the country are looking for ways to ensure that their students have the necessary resources to receive the best education possible. Through community engagement, the Springfield Public Schools has a major ally in this ongoing fight for better quality education. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has this story.