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.
For several years the city of Springfield has declared an economic and housing calamity for the unemployed and working poor. On Monday the City Council unanimously extended the resolution. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the story.
The American Red Cross Southern Missouri Region and KY3 News want to hear your story of a local individual who made a difference in your life. Those people can now be nominated for the 2012 Everyday Heroes Award. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
One local program has been helping teens avoid tragedy during what should be one of the most memorable times in their life. That organization has now received special recognition from the state, and will be expanding statewide. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with the director, and has this story.
The Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield saw 226,009 visitors in 2012, an attendance total that ranks second all-time. As KSMU's Samuel Crowe reports, this marks the 9th straight year the zoo’s attendance numbers surpassed 200,000.
One organization in the Ozarks is dedicated to providing access to locally produced food, local artisan crafts, and especially to keeping the local dollar-- local. KSMU’s Shane Franklin went out over the weekend to spend some time with this organization, and has this story.
The Battle of Springfield, also known as Marmaduke’s Raid, took place 150 years ago today, January 8th. To commemorate the battle, there will be a series of events held this week at the library center. KSMU’s Emma Wilson brings us this preview.
In our local history series, Sense of Place, we examine the happenings of the past to discover how they have shaped the modern culture and landscape of the Ozarks region. In the second of two installments about Springfield’s transit history, Emma Wilson takes a closer look at a dramatic streetcar strike that had a statewide impact on organized labor.
In our local history series, Sense of Place, we examine the happenings of the past to discover how they have shaped the modern culture and landscape of the Ozarks region. In the first of two installments about Springfield’s transit history, Emma Wilson explores the evolution of the Queen City’s public transportation system.
For all of you last-minute Christmas shoppers, how about handmade crafts made by artisans from around the world? KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports on a local fair trade store dedicated to providing artisans and their families with income needed to survive.
Through the Chocolate University program of Askinosie Chocolate, Springfield Elementary, Middle and High School students learn about fair and direct trade business practices while making a difference in the lives of children in the Philippines and Tanzania.
Colleges and larger high schools often have co-ed cheer teams...but that's not the case with much smaller towns across America. As KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports, one young Ozarks man is bucking that trend.
Springfield Regional Arts Council's "Growing Up in the Arts" program provides instruction in the visual, performing and literary arts to "at-risk" children ages 3 to 13. Randy Stewart introduces you to the program, and to one of its young participants.
This past weekend, a gunman opened fired at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 26 students and adults. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports on the advice of local grief counselors when talking with young children about the tragedy.
It’s getting colder in the Ozarks, a sign that winter weather is in full swing. A common remedy to the frigid temperatures is hot soup. This Saturday, at Farmers Market of the Ozarks, the first annual “Soup-Off” event allows patrons to taste locally prepared soups and donate money to help combat hunger. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe has this report.
As part of the unveiling of a plaque Wednesday in honor of the O'Reilly/Wooten family at the Creamery Arts Center, a major announcement was made regarding the Springfield Collaborative Arts Endowment campaign. KSMU's Randy Stewart was there.
The City of Springfield is looking for input on “The Link” between South Creek and Primrose Avenue at a public meeting on Thursday night. The meeting will focus on improvements to The Link, which is the set of walkways and bike lanes that connect the Greenway trails to activity centers around the area. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.