Raising an infant can be challenging for new parents; apart from sleep deprivation and diaper duty, breastfeeding can cause stress and frustration. Here in the Ozarks, there's a new coalition to help educate and give support to those parents along the journey of breastfeeding. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
“To Rezone or not to rezone?” That is the question before Springfield City Council. On Monday night, community members packed the council meeting to make sure their voice would be heard. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the story.
Starting Thursday evening, the nonprofit Missouri Organic Association will host the fourth annual Organic and Green Energy Farming Conference at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield. As KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports, the conference will feature 54 hands-on workshops to educate both farmer and consumer.
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.
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.
CoxHealth has become the first local hospital to feed premature babies with donor breast milk. It contains proteins, fats, vitamins, and carbohydrates essential for nourishment that cannot be added in formula. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has the story.
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.
We live in a busy society: always changing, always on-the-go. Although the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind us, many people struggle with stress and anxiety year-round. And, according to the National Institute for Mental Health, up to one in four children and adolescents struggle with an anxiety disorder. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.