Most people know that the solemn song “Taps” is traditionally played at military funerals. But you might not be aware that often, at veteran’s funerals, the melody is played through an MP3 player, not live. One Springfield firefighter is honoring veterans the old-fashioned way, as KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports.
Some local citizens are rallying together to tell the Springfield City Council that the proposed Wal-Mart near downtown would do more harm than good for people in the neighborhood. KSMU’s Shane Franklin attended a gathering of concerned citizens, and has this story.
Within the past century Springfield has grown exponentially, with city parks some of the most beloved parts of that urban development. This year, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board is celebrating its centennial in cooperation with the History Museum. For our local history series, Sense of place, KSMU’s Emma Wilson brings us the story.
The Missouri State University Athletics Department rolled out the red carpet to more than 100 former student athletes during a celebration honoring former Lady Bears basketball coach Cheryl Burnett. KSMU's Rebekah Clark reports.
Friday morning, all Missouri State University students and employees received an invitation to follow the university president, Clif Smart, on his newly-launched Twitter account. KSMU's Rebekah Clark looked into how high-profile officials are using social media platforms to connect, and also at the potential pitfalls of doing so.
Various community organizations and volunteers took time Thursday to document the number of homeless people in Christian, Greene, and Webster counties. KSMU’s Shane Franklin reports on this effort to assist the less fortunate.
With increasing talks of gun control in Washington, states around the country are preparing to take action. Some states, like New York, have already passed measures to further regulate firearms, while others are doing just the opposite. In Jefferson City too, there is talk of gun control. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the story.
The Springfield Art Museum and the city’s Public Works Department are looking into removing 15 trees from the museum’s property. The city says the trees are plagued with disease and need to go. Despite the poor health of the trees, some neighbors are upset about their potential removal. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
50 years ago, the United States was embroiled in the heat of the Civil Rights movement. This Monday, our nation will honor the man who led this charge for racial equality – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe has this report.