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In this segment of KSMU's Around the World, Here at Home, Jennifer Davidson talks to Hala Gheriani, whose life in Libya was turned upside-down when Moammar Gadaffi nationalized her father's company in 1978.

Dr. Dennis Hickey, Director of MSU's Graduate Program in Global Studies

Tension continues to mount on the Korean Peninsula, and many questions remain about the validity and motive of the threats coming from Pyongyang. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with a local expert on relations in the region, and has this story.

"Inclusive Excellence:" The Focus of This Year's Public Affairs Conference at MSU

It’s all about diversity at this year’s Public Affairs Conference, which kicks off on Tuesday at Missouri State University. During the three-day event, several keynote speakers will ask the question, ‘How much does a community’s success depend on the cultivation of the different backgrounds of others?’ KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

Dr. Tom Russo measures the stem of a baptismal font in Rutland, England.

A baptismal font is a piece of furniture that has been used throughout the ages in churches for the sacred rite of baptism. Baptismal fonts often take the form of a pedestal with a basin of water at the top. An Art History professor at Drury University has received a grant to research a previously unknown group of baptismal fonts that date back to the Middle Ages. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.

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Springfield welcomes a local expert to present the “Evolution of the Street Gang” tonight at Central High School. As KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports, the event will focus on awareness and prevention of gang activity in the city, which over the past couple years has led to an increase in crime.

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Many Ozarks employees who sell alcoholic drinks take training to better understand alcohol sales laws—and to help them watch out for minors trying to sneak one by authorities. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, this training opportunity is now available to the Spanish-speaking community, too.

Pacifier

In this segment of our Sense of Community series on the homeless in our area, KSMU's Jennifer Davidson tells the story of a 20-year-old mother who's struggling to find her feet.

OTC Clue the Musical

Ozarks Technical Community College has traditionally been known for its emphasis on technical and health related degrees—not for its fine arts. But right now, OTC actors are busy memorizing their lines, and stage managers are envisioning a set at the historic Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springfield. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, the community college has responded in a big way to demand for fine arts education.

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In this segment of our Sense of Community series on the homeless in our area, KSMU's Jennifer Davidson tells the story of one man who's dealing with untreated mental illness and drug addiction simultaneously.