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In this segment of our monthly series "Around the World, Here at Home," we learn about the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan through the experience of one Drury University student: Kurman Rysal. 


Springfield residents looking for a cheaper way to travel might be interested to know that Megabus is now serving the Queen City. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports that since late December, the bus company has been offering fares to Saint Louis, Oklahoma City, Chicago and Dallas for as little as one dollar.

Dr. Connor at Missouri State University

Sen. Rand Paul occupied the Senate floor for 13 hours in a filibuster delaying a final vote on the confirmation of John Brennan, the President’s nomination for CIA Director. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with a local political science expert about the affect a filibuster can have on the legislative process.

Branson Centennial Time Capsule

During 2012, the year the city of Branson celebrated its centennial, members of the community collected modern “artifacts” to put in a time capsule for the next 50 years. On Thursday, city leaders plan to lock it up until the year 2062. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

snow on a tree branch

With the winter weather the Ozarks has been experiencing, some might wonder if the region has finally escaped the drought. KSMU’s Shane Franklin questioned experts on the topic and tells us how it’s impacted a local farmer.


Springfield firefighters are reminding folks that if you’re going to use a kerosene heater or other form of alternative heating, you need to keep a few safety tips in mind. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports.

Trout Anglers Only Slightly Deterred by Snowy Weather on Opening Day of Season

The overcast, snowy weather didn’t stop hundreds of anglers from descending upon the banks of the Current River within Montauk State Park near Salem today. It's the first day of trout season. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.

Food Fresh Produce

A report published by the Food Research and Action Center, or FRAC, reveals that many Missourians faced “food hardship” in 2012. “Food hardship” is the term used for the inability to afford enough food.  KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser has more.

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