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Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

Blending the old and the new; that is what the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library is working toward with its historical facility. As KSMU's Theresa Bettmann reports, the facility has been conducting community input sessions for guidance.

Riley De Leon and Nikki Shah with Nyaya Post Cards / Photo Credit : Shannon Bowers

At Greenwood Laboratory School, the ETHIC organization, which stands for Every Teen Helps Inspire Change, has started doing charity work internationally. These students are on a mission to raise $10,000 for Nepal's rural poor. KSMU's Shannon Bowers has the story.

Child Advocacy Center Logo

Many parents are holding their children a little bit tighter after the tragic events this week in Springfield with the abduction and killing of Hailey Owens. However, the incident is sparking conversation between parents and their children about the danger of adult predators. KSMU's Shannon Bowers spoke with the Child Advocacy Center and has more.

Landers Theatre interior

In partnership with the American Association of Community Theater's "NewPlayFest," Springfield Little Theatre was one of six regional theater companies selected to present the first fully-staged production of a brand-new play.  It opens this weekend at the Landers Theatre.  KSMU's Randy Stewart has more.


In many states, convicted rapists are given custody rights to the children born as a result of that rape—despite their conviction in court, and despite the mother’s objections.  But that’s no longer the case in Missouri, and due to a new law in Arkansas, it won’t be the case there anymore, either. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

Showtime's TV Comedy, Shameless

Missouri State University Student, April Clore, has earned a spot as a finalist against students, professionals and freelance writers from around the world in the Acclaim Scripts TV competition. Clore’s screenplay is entitled “Take Fi out to the Ball Game,” a speculative screenplay of Showtime’s hit TV comedy, Shameless.

Strong Hall

MSU students may now enroll for a course that tends to use elements of popular culture to explain international relations theory. IR Theory, as it’s often referred to in political science circles, looks at international politics through a theoretical window. It analyzes why states behave the way they do, and looks at different situations from the state, individual, and organizational levels.

Bob Barker Donates Awards to Drury University

Bob Barker was in town recently to make an announcement at Drury University. KSMU’s Shane Franklin was there and has this story.

World Book Night-Working to insprire new readers

 What began as World Book Night in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2011 has now spread to the United States.  Here's how it works: people who love to read go out into their communities and hand out free books to others who might not yet share their love of reading. Tuesday Springfield volunteers will join the ranks. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with event coordinators and has this report.