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Statistics show that 1 in 4 women will be sexually abused while in college. Missouri State students will help raise awareness about sexual abuse Tuesday at the event “Take Back the Night.” KSMU’s Samuel Crowe has this report.

Medication Drugs

Several local businesses and organizations are participating in the National Drug Enforcement Agency’s “Medicine Take Back” event this Saturday. The event was created to help people safely dispose of their expired or unused over-the-counter medicine, and to keep prescription drugs out of the hands of teens. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan reports.

Hospital Cox Trauma Room

Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson has narrowed down its search for a partner, and one of the finalists can be found right here in Springfield. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser has more.

For the past six months, the Springfield Animal Shelter, which is run by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, has been working with local rescue organizations to help get dogs adopted. To celebrate this milestone, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has planned a celebration. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe has this report.

In 2009, KSMU spoke with a woman named Cathy Myers for our Sense of Community series on mental illness. Myers was diagnosed with mental illness when she was 18 years old. Last spring, she began taking classes at Missouri State University. As this follow up to our earlier report on her, KSMU’s Samuel Crowe caught up with Myers recently, and reports on what it’s like to be a college student with a mental illness.

As Joplin residents continue to rebuild after the tornado that happened nearly a year ago, they are not alone. Many organizations are still in the area to assist. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser talked to one of these organizations and has this report.

Many people heard about the destruction of Mercy Hospital in Joplin during the tornado last May. Mercy is now operating out of an interim location while a new full-scale hospital is being built in a new location. The other major hospital in town, Freeman Health System, has had to expand its services to meet the needs of the community. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan reports.

Bikes at Missouri State campus

Have you ever been driving home after a long day at work, or hurrying to get to work in the morning, only to be slowed down by bike riders in the street? How do you treat these cyclists? As KSMU’s Shane Franklin reports, there is more than just manners on the line. 

This year’s convocation theme at Drury University is The Changing Planet: Our Role in Nature’s Economy. On Thursday (April 19), three expert panelists will discuss the role that local agriculture plays in changing our planet. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe spoke with panelists Jonny Dubowski of the rock group Jonny Lives!, as well as Adam and Melissa Millsap, co-owners of the Urban Roots Farm in Springfield.