Public health officials are beginning a major effort to try to reduce the effect that climate change is expected to have on health. They've released a blueprint for tackling climate change that outlines ways the public and public health agencies can make a difference. Michele Skalicky has more on "Climate Change: Our Health in the Balance."
A major announcement was made Friday in Arlington, Virgina, concerning patient satisfaction about hospital care across the country. KSMU's Michele Skalicky is in Arlington on a fellowship from the Missouri Foundation for Health and has the story.
7:30AM: Dr. J. Anderson is principal of Campbell Elementary School in Springfield where staff members say he leads with enthusiasm, kindness and a sense of humor. This segment also profiles Jerry Young, president of the Board of Directors for the Springfield Association for the Blind. He has spent countless hours serving the blind community in Springfield. 4:30PM: Robert Asperger is a lawyer who has dedicated his time and energy into developing a strong cub scout pack at Eugene Field Elementary School in Springfield.
If you would like to see and hear about the most recent historic artifacts found in Missouri, you'll want to attend the Missouri Archaeological Society's annual meeting. For the first time in over five years, the meeting will be held in Springfield. KSMU's Greg Leuthen has a preview.
With the cold weather outside, it's easy to get a little cabin fever. Some of you might want to break the fever with a little home improvement, but you don't have the tools you need to get started. The Urban Neighborhoods Alliance in Springfield has launched a new tool lending program to help save you money. KSMU's Kristian Kriner reports.
Gas prices keep rising but Southwest Missouri is taking action. The Ozarks New Energy Conference kicked off today in Springfield. Organizers say the conference is a way to educate many people and organizations about using alternative fuels, saving energy and going green. KSMU's Jana Greer was there and reports.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board made two announcements this week. The announcements include an event to involve Springfield with the 2008 Olympics and a new executive director for the Greater Springfield Area Sports Commission. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.
Springfield/Greene County is one of the nation's 100 Best Communities for Young People, according to America's Promise Alliance. This is the third year in a row that Springfield/Greene County has received this honor. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, Unite of Southwest Missouri is hosting a Multicultural Festival at Juanita K. Hammons Hall, on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield. But the festival gives you more than a sample of music and dance from around the world. It could also give you a job. KSMU's Emily Nash reports.
Next month, a first-of-its-kind conference will be held in downtown Springfield to discuss ideas for future new fuels in the area. The Ozarks New Energy Conference will bring together many prominent researchers from across the midwest to meet with local experts to discuss alternative fuels in the Ozarks. KSMU's Greg Leuthen reports.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks has released its 2007 Annual Report detailing a record breaking year of service to Ozarks communities. The Foundation exceeded one-hundred-thirty-five-million dollars in assets. KSMU's Joe Morgan has more.
Springfield City Utilities is sending crews to the Carthage, Missouri area to assist local electric and water crews in restoring power. Last reports indicate there were still forty to fifty thousand customers without power in southwest Missouri. KSMU's Joe Morgan reports.
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks gave 11 Springfield non-profit organizations a total sum of 175 thousand dollars in grants this morning. The grants will help support the organization's arts, culture, and conversation projects. KSMU's Emily Nash was at the announcement and has more about the projects.
A coalition of the state colleges and universities in Missouri is asking for increased state funding for programs in vital fields such as pharmacology, nursing, and dentistry. Representatives from the universities met Monday afternoon to discuss the proposal at an open forum in Springfield. KSMU's Greg Leuthen reports.