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CoxHealth in Springfield has entered into a formal relationship with three other not-for-profit healthcare systems.  The goal here is to make medical care more efficient and innovative. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has this story.


With the flu season almost here, many people in the Ozarks are considering when and where to get their flu shots. One long-standing organization is doing what it can to help lessen the effects of the seasonal flu in Greene County for those who don't have health insurance. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the story.

Fellows Lake

As we look at "Doing Your Civic Duty" this week, Springfield's drinking water supply nears critically low levels, so some businesses and organizations are stepping up their efforts to conserve water.  KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports.

Recycling bin

This week, we're looking at "Doing Your Civic Duty," and how that concept is played out in our community. We begin by profiling the curbside recycling program in West Plains, Missouri. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports.

Around 30 local American Red Cross volunteers are in Florida to help in the Hurricane Isaac relief efforts there. As the storm moves inland, workers are preparing to help the worst hit areas all over the Gulf, including the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has this update.

Within the next few days, Tropical Storm Isaac is expected hit the Gulf Coast. By then, it will likely be classified as a hurricane. Local relief efforts, like the American Red Cross Southern Missouri Region, are already in motion to help. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

Student Zac Timmons, left, works with ecologist Judy Springer in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, which were burned during last year's Wallow Fire. The largest fire in Arizona history, Wallow barreled through a half-million acres of forest.

Millions of acres of forest in the Southwest are overgrown — and ripe to ignite as climate change intensifies drought and heat. Selective thinning and other efforts aim to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires, but those efforts may not be enough to overcome ever-bigger, ever-hotter fires.

Young Farmer

This summer has been hot and dry. And amidst the ongoing drought, local farmers have suffered the most – crops have dried up, and water storage levels are lowering. But thanks to the Springfield Urban Agriculture Coalition, or SUAC, urban agriculture is thriving – especially in local school gardens.  KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports on the burgeoning movement to educate our future farmers through SUAC’s DIRT Project.

As the weather in Missouri remains hot and, for the most part, dry, City Utilities of Springfield says it’s imperative that customers conserve water now. KSMU’s Brittany Donnellan reports.