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During our monthly conversation with Missouri State University President Clif Smart, the President examines some key points from Thursday’s State of the University Speech.  

Cows In Missouri

Last week’s annual veto session by the Missouri General Assembly produced a record 10 overrides of bills struck down by Gov. Nixon. Among them was Senate Bill 9. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has details on the new law, including why the Governor disapproved.

Nixon on HB 253 at Lawrence Drug

Gov. Jay Nixon says his office will immediately release $215.2 million in funding for education, mental health and other priorities. But as KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, just because some of the funding is being returned doesn’t mean lawmakers are satisfied.

Missouri State University

Missouri State University has once again received a large federal grant to go toward future nurse practitioner students who are studying full-time. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the story.

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt

As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation Tuesday evening on Syria, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt feels the Commander in Chief is in no hurry for congressional approval of a military strike, now that Russia has proposed a diplomatic solution. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports.

Dr. Bukola Oyeniyi

In this month's segment of Around the World, Here at Home, we hear from a  history professor about his homeland of  Nigeria, by far the most populous country in Africa.

Secretary of State John Kerry

The American people are awaiting a decision from Congress about possible military action in Syria, after President Barack Obama stated that he would seek approval from lawmakers. KSMU’s Briana Simmons has this story on what citizens in the Ozarks are saying.


While Missouri lawmakers in Washington may agree that the President should consult Congress before taking military action against the Assad regime, they’re not saying yet whether they will vote to authorize a U.S. military campaign in Syria. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the story.

Capitol in Washington DC

US Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will hold listening post meetings next week in south-central Missouri for constituents who want to ask questions or share concerns. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.