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Brick City

Missouri State University on Tuesday morning unveils its new downtown home of the Art and Design Department: Brick City.

Dr. Bukola Oyeniyi

In this month's segment of Around the World, Here at Home, we hear from a  history professor about his homeland of  Nigeria, by far the most populous country in Africa.


Marideth Sisco, the host of KSMU's These Ozarks Hills, is in the midst of radiation treatment for cancer.  In this segment, she wanted to share her journey, and what it's teaching her about the friends and loved ones she holds dear.


While Missouri lawmakers in Washington may agree that the President should consult Congress before taking military action against the Assad regime, they’re not saying yet whether they will vote to authorize a U.S. military campaign in Syria. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the story.

Capitol in Washington DC

US Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will hold listening post meetings next week in south-central Missouri for constituents who want to ask questions or share concerns. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.


In many states, convicted rapists are given custody rights to the children born as a result of that rape—despite their conviction in court, and despite the mother’s objections.  But that’s no longer the case in Missouri, and due to a new law in Arkansas, it won’t be the case there anymore, either. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

Dog at Springfield Animal Shelter

There’s a network of people in the Ozarks dedicated to saving animals from being put to sleep, and their hard work is paying off. KSMU’s Shane Franklin recently visited the Springfield Animal Shelter and has this story.

Last Will

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks encourages us to leave 5% of our estate values to charitable causes in our communities.  In the Ozarks alone over the next 10 years, that could amount to 2.3 billion dollars.  On this edition of Making a Difference Where You Live, we learn about the Transfer of Wealth and the 5% Solution.

John McQueary

Calling it an economic spark for downtown, Springfield developers and officials expressed excitement during groundbreaking festivities for Hotel Vandivort. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more on the plans for this historic structure, which is scheduled to open in mid-2014.