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Citizen Scholar Statue

The Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame is a vehicle in which to showcase the lives of those dedicated to public affairs, says Missouri State University President Clif Smart. On this month's edition of Engaging the Community, we learn more about the inductees and the mission of the event.

Superintendent Bill Black

There’s a controversy brewing in the central Ozarks region between locals and the federal government.  The two have been at odds many times before, but this time, it’s gone a step further. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports in the first half of our two-part series on the new management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Medicaid - ER

Supporters of Medicaid expansion in Missouri continue to work toward swaying opponents in the General Assembly over to their side. Marshall Griffin takes a closer look.

Jewish Community Center

Sunday's shooting in Kansas City has reignited the conversation about anti-Semitism, hate crimes and how to prevent future incidents.  Recent statistics released in an annual report from the Anti-Defamation League suggests that anti-Semitic incidents were down significantly nationwide.  But is this a true reflection of societal changes?  KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has this report.

Local Business Owners After Workplace Wellness Panel / Photo Credit: Shannon Bowers

Local business owners were offered a CEO’s perspective on workplace wellness during an event Tuesday by the Healthy Living Alliance of Springfield. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more on the event, which featured a panel of local executives.


After a week of pleasant conditions in the Ozarks, Monday night’s freeze may have caused damage to local fruit crops. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has more on how the freeze will affect the Ozarks fruit harvest.

MSU's Carrington Hall

Missouri State University Provost Dr. Frank Einhellig, Athletic Director Kyle Moats, and MSU West Plains Chancellor Dr. Drew Bennett have new contracts.

Nixa Public Schools

 In the wake of Wednesday’s knife attack in a Pennsylvania High School where at least 20 students were injured, schools around the country once again have examine their own policies and ask, could we have prevented that attack in our school?

KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with one Ozarks’ school system to ask that very question.

Nixa JH Lunch Room

Voters throughout the Ozarks faced numerous school bond proposals Tuesday. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has this review.