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It’s been said that we all have talents and skills that are unique to us.  One man in Branson has not only a unique skill set – but a remarkable backstory to go along with it. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson sat down with him and brings us this story.

Dr. David Romano

It’s been three years since the Arab Spring broke out across the Middle East.  A panel of local experts is gearing up to discuss the current state of the region and the global impact of the uprising—and how that impact even reaches the Ozarks. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with one of the panelists.


Nonprofit service organizations in the area, along with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, use data from the Bi-annual Community Focus Report to guide their decision making.   

Danger Rangers, action heroes teaching kids safety

 A pilot program in Springfield is aimed at teaching kids how to make responsible decisions when traveling to school. KSMU’s Shane Franklin attended an early morning assembly at Pittman Elementary where cartoon super heroes were helping prepare the children.

Hay bale

If you’re interested in volunteering but not sure what to hang your hat on, you might consider serving as a council member for the MU Extension.  As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, counties in southwest Missouri are accepting nominations.

Plaster Sports Complex

With 80 percent of voters in favor of the measure, Missouri State University students have passed the Bear Experience and Recreation (B.E.A.R) fee. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

SPS Buses

Springfield Public Schools has invested $2.5 million in a larger facility for the Transportation Department. As KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports, the new complex is intended to offer more efficient operations and serve future needs.


An internet and phone provider is offering grants to Missouri teachers who want to use more technology in their classrooms.  As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, about $18,000 is up for grabs in the southern half of the state.

Mind's Eye

In this month's Engaging the Community installment, MSU President Clif Smart tells us about the recent publication highlighting the school's research projects.