After the recent ice storm, about 1.75 million cubic yards of debris is left in Springfield. The Office of Emergency Management is hosting Hometown Cleanup to start clearing it all away. KSMU's Emily Nash reports.
President Bush arrived in Springfield tonight. At the airport, the president gave a volunteer award to a Springfield man. KSMU's Missy Shelton was at the airport last night. She reports on the president's arrival, the man who received the award and plans by Peace Network of the Ozarks to protest the president's rally Friday.
A new vaccine that can prevent Cervical Cancer has been available for several months but it seems only a few women in the Ozarks have gotten the vaccine even though it's widely available.
The vaccine protects against certain strains of HPV, a common sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer.
The prime target for the vaccine is young women yet the clinic at Missouri State University has administered only 4 shots. St John's clinics have requested only 189 doses from the pharmacy even though the clinics serve thousands of patients. And Cox Health Systems has billed its 55 clinics for 32 doses of the vaccine.
KSMU's Emily Nash has more on the vaccine itself and why it appears the demand for the vaccine among women seems so low.
The City of Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host Big Smith at a free concert Saturday night at Jordan Valley Park. The concert will be followed by the Springfield screening of a documentary film featuring Big Smith.
On on todays Morning Edition, KSMU's Mike Smith talked with Springfield Public Information Director Louise Whall, and "Homemade Hillbilly Jam" co-writer and editor Matt Sweetwood about the film.