Evangel University plans to host legendary singer/songwriters Bill and Gloria Gaither as part of a two-day lecture series about gospel and worship music heritage on Feb. 12 and 14. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
The Springfield Art Museum and the city’s Public Works Department are looking into removing 15 trees from the museum’s property. The city says the trees are plagued with disease and need to go. Despite the poor health of the trees, some neighbors are upset about their potential removal. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
50 years ago, the United States was embroiled in the heat of the Civil Rights movement. This Monday, our nation will honor the man who led this charge for racial equality – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe has this report.
There are conflicting state reports on just how ready Missouri School districts are to make the leap from traditional paper and pencil standardized testing to online testing. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with state agencies and has this report.
The American Red Cross Southern Missouri Region and KY3 News want to hear your story of a local individual who made a difference in your life. Those people can now be nominated for the 2012 Everyday Heroes Award. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.
The Battle of Springfield, also known as Marmaduke’s Raid, took place 150 years ago today, January 8th. To commemorate the battle, there will be a series of events held this week at the library center. KSMU’s Emma Wilson brings us this preview.
Last week, Missouri State University awarded a group of six students as the university’s third annual Citizen Scholars. These students are considered worthy representatives of the university’s Public Affairs Mission, which highlights student awareness of ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
In light of the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut Friday morning, many parents are left wondering what sort of measures their child’s school districts are taking to prevent or prepare for such an event. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe spoke with a local administrator, and has this report.
Mercy Springfield Communities is now sporting three brand new EC135 helicopters, after the hospital invested $12 million to upgrade the existing aircraft. The advanced helicopters allow pilots to fly in weather conditions they previously could not have endured. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.
A recently released report says Douglas County and Springfield's 65803 zipcode lead the way in terms of charitable giving in the Ozarks. Find out more with this edition of Making A Difference Where You Live. This program is underwritten by The Community Foundation of the Ozarks.
What’s the difference between a reproduction and an original print? The Springfield Art Museum’s new exhibit, entitled Proof of Process: the Art of Printmaking, highlights the secrets and techniques. The exhibit also features a display of the history of print, and holds a large array of original prints from the gallery’s permanent collection. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.6
A woman from Ozark was featured on a recent ABC News segment, “Made in America.” The segment highlights American made goods, and argues that purchasing them will help increase jobs in the United States. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser has more.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in the Middle East this week, meeting with military officials and Missouri soldiers. He spoke with reporters via conference call Wednesday. As KSMU’s Samuel Crowe reports, the trip gave Nixon a chance to see firsthand the effect that Missourians have on the war effort.
A new study looks at the role 'sponsors' play in making people successful at work. Research shows minorities lag behind their white colleagues when it comes to finding senior allies in the office who can advocate for them. Host Michel Martin speaks with the study's author, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, and career coach Robert Rodriguez.
David Oliver Relin was Greg Mortenson's co-writer on the best-seller. In the past year, Mortenson has been accused of fabricating some of his tales about his life in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the charitable work he did there.
Starting next year, families in the Branson area will have the chance to enroll their four-year-old kids at the new Cedar Ridge Primary School. This new institution, which is privately funded and requires tuition, will be open for any family who wants to send a child, regardless of learning ability. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
At a brief reception Monday (today), the Mercy Health Foundation and Mercy Children’s Hospital presented grant money to over a dozen different charities around the Ozarks. Mercy also received a large financial gift from Kohls in Springfield that will help fund the hospital’s injury prevention efforts. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
The Region D Incident Support Team of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management is one week into relief efforts for Nassau County, New York, one of the areas hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers gives us an update on its recovery.
On Tuesday, Evangel University will host a special Veteran’s Day service in the school’s chapel auditorium. During the ceremony, a tribute will be paid to the family of a 2010 Evangel graduate, First Lieutenant David A. Johnson, who was killed in action in Afghanistan earlier this year. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.
The National Conference of the American Society of Ethnohistory, or ASE, is taking place in Springfield this week. ASE is an academic society that studies the cultures and histories of people native to the Americas. KSMU’s Melanie Foehrweiser spoke with some visiting experts and has this report.