The Every Child Promise aims to cut in half the number of local youth who are unprepared to learn upon entering kindergarten within 10 years. KSMU's Mike Smith has more in our latest installment of Making a Difference Where You Live.
Celebrating its 21styear in the Ozarks, the Share a Heart campaign is kicking off another paper heart season. This year, the campaign is raising money for both Ronald McDonald House locations. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers spoke with a mother from Bolivar about her experience at one of the facilities during a stressful time last year.
You might not associate January with brush fires – but nearly half of Missouri is experiencing abnormally dry conditions right now, according to the US Drought Monitor. Those dry conditions, combined with high winds, have local officials concerned. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has details.
A day after proposing $278 million for K-12 classrooms during his State of the State address, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon worked to build support for his proposal before students and teachers in Springfield. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.
Increased spending on education and another call to expand Medicaid highlighted Governor Jay Nixon’s State of the State Address before the Missouri General Assembly Tuesday night. Marshall Griffin has more.
Hundreds attended this year’s march in Springfield Monday to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And as KSMU’s Shane Franklin reports, for many community members and leaders the celebration served as another big step in promoting equality.