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Jay Nixon Iraq



Governor Jay Nixon is in Iraq with four other governors visiting troops in Baghdad. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.


The Korean War began 60 years ago Friday when North Korea invaded the South. President Truman was in his home in Independence, Missouri, when his Secretary of State delivered the news. Within a few short weeks, US Troops were preparing to come to the defense of South Korea, even though war was never officially declared. One soldier who was among them was a young Marine by the name of Clifford Auberry. On Friday, he joined KSMU's Jennifer Moore by phone in Springfield.

Missouri has one of the highest suicide rates in the National Guard so far this year. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

Middle Ages Fortress Building



If you’ve ever wanted to walk through a medieval castle in Europe but didn’t have the time or money, now you can skip the Transatlantic flight and take a road trip to Arkansas. That’s right, Arkansas, where construction is underway on a medieval fortress. Workers are using only tools, materials, and techniques that existed in the late 13th century. Missy Shelton of member station KSMU reports.



The nation of Iraq is seeking to reform its higher education. Part of that involves a study-abroad program that will send thousands of Iraqi students to the United States to study, beginning this summer. This week, a delegation of Iraqi educators came to check out several institutions in Missouri, including MSU. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore sat down with the group for an interview.

Shawn Askinosie

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new university in town: it’s called “Chocolate University.” It’s a partnership between local chocolate manufaturer, Askinosie Chocolate, and Springfield students. The goals of the program are twofold: to teach kids about business, and to unite them with people around the world. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

Claire McCaskill



Following an unprovoked attack on a South Korean naval vessel by its neighbor to the north, the United States has been outspoken in its disapproval of North Korea’s action. KSMU’s Justin Lux has the story.

In the mid-1900s, the nearly 4 billion American Chestnut Trees in North America were almost wiped out by the chestnut blight fungus. A smaller tree, known as the Ozark Chinquapin, or Ozark Chestnut, was thought to have become extinct as a result of that blight. But it wasn’t, and now there’s an effort sprouting up to bring that tree back. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

Evangel University Sign



Eight students from Springfield’s largest Christian University are getting ready to spend two weeks in Europe, where they will visit a United Nations regional office. But many Evangelical Christians hold long-standing “anti-United Nations” sentiments. KSMU’s Chasity Mayes reports on how Evangel University appears to be breaking the mold.