What would you want the city of Springfield to look like in the year 2030? This question was posed to students who accepted the City of Springfield’s first-ever Community Visioning Challenge. After months of preparation, four teams of students presented their plans to city and county representatives Tuesday. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
Ever since the federal healthcare bill passed through Congress, communities have been wondering how it will affect them. On Thursday, leaders in the Springfield area will have the chance to voice their opinions to Mercy Health System, the owner of St. John’s. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more.
There was an obvious divide between the Democratic and Republican parties over the recent healthcare legislation, as it passed the House without a single Republican vote in favor of the bill. The question is what happens now since President Obama and the Democrats in Congress spent so much political capital to get healthcare passed. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
For years Christian County has had one library to cover the needs of the county. In April, the people of Christian County will vote on a tax increase that will get rid of this library and add three more branches. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more on this possible tax increase.
A synthetic form of marijuana has been floating around college campuses across the United States and some are wondering if it should stay legal. KSMU’s Adam Hammons hit the streets to find out exactly what it is and what people think about it.
After three state legislators resigned this year because of federal ethics violations, Missouri State Senate President Pro Tem, Charlie Shields, has proposed new legislation that he says will improve ethics in the statehouse. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.
Governor Jay Nixon announced today he has made an agreement with the presidents of Missouri’s Community Colleges to freeze tuition prices for a second year in a row. KSMU’s Katie Easley has this report.
State Senator Gary Nodler announced today that he will resign his position as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee to focus on his congressional campaign effective November 30th. KSMU’s Katie Easley has this report.
Next Monday marks the 20 year anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. The liberal arts college here in Missouri where Winston Churchill gave his speech referencing the Iron Curtain will hold its own anniversary celebration this weekend and Monday night. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.
The Evangel University Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Michael Kolstad, will perform a concert Tuesday Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm in the Evangel Chapel Auditorium. The program includes a wind band arrangement of Respighi's "Ancient Airs and Dances," as well as music for wind orchestra by David Holsinger, Thomas Doss, Richard Saucedo, Rick Kirby and more. It's free and open to the public. For information call 865-2715 ext.7212.
Efforts in Congress to change the U.S. healthcare and health insurance systems have prompted much debate. KSMU’s Missy Shelton recently spoke with a political science professor about the issue and files this report.
An interim House committee met in Springfield Wednesday to hear comments from the public on how to prevent a state intelligence-gathering agency from overstepping its authority and engaging in what some call “political profiling.” KSMU’s Missy Shelton was at the hearing and files this report.
Tonight President Obama will address that nation’s lawmakers and its people to give a highly-anticipated speech on the much debated topic of Health Care. One person who will be in the audience to hear the speech live is Missouri’s Senator Claire McCaskill. KSMU’s Theresa Carter reports.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will make a speech, which he hopes will be aired in public schools around the nation. In this speech Obama will be addressing students to encourage them to work hard and succeed in school. Not only are schools encouraged to air the speech, they are encouraged to have the teachers plan their lessons around it that day. But some schools and parents say they don’t want to have any part in it. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more on how many public schools are refusing to air the national address.
Democratic US Senator Claire McCaskill was in Springfield today for a town hall meeting on healthcare. The event drew supporters and opponents of proposed changes to healthcare. KSMU’s Missy Shelton was at the meeting and files this report.
Springfield Public Schools are back in session, and that means speed limits in school zones are in effect. KSMU’s Katie Easley spoke with a school official about the importance of slowing down for kids.
As the fall semester begins this week at Missouri State University, 15 graduate and undergraduate political science students will participate in creating, conducting and analyzing a public opinion poll for the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools. The professor of the class says he hopes to establish Missouri State University as one of the first public institutions in the state to conduct public opinion polling. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.
Springfield City Council met Thursday night to discuss two bills involving a sales tax increase that would go towards the Police and Firefighters Pension System. KSMU’s Katie Easley was at the special meeting and has this report.
Missouri dairy farmers are earning less than half of what they received a year ago for their milk, but their production costs continue to rise. This has created a financial crisis for dairy producers across Missouri, and has led the Missouri Dairy Association to ask Governor Nixon for emergency relief. KSMU’s Adam Murphy reports.