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Sense Of Community

Backpack Program - Steve Sischo

In Friday morning's Sense of Community report, KSMU's Scott Harvey takes us inside the Weekend Backpack Program, an Ozarks Food Harvest initiative that assists 1,200 children throughout the Ozarks.

Through the Chocolate University program of Askinosie Chocolate, Springfield Elementary, Middle and High School students learn about fair and direct trade business practices while making a difference in the lives of children in the Philippines and Tanzania.

Meet another child who participates in the Springfield Regional Arts Council's "Growing Up in the Arts" program, and meet Calvin Allen, Executive Director of the Springfield Community Center.

Springfield Regional Arts Council's "Growing Up in the Arts" program provides instruction in the visual, performing and literary arts to "at-risk" children ages 3 to 13.  Randy Stewart introduces you to the program, and to one of its young participants.

Lost and Found Grief Center

In this segment of KSMU's Sense of Community Series focusing on Children in Need, Michele Skalicky tells us about the Lost and Found Grief Center.

CoxHealth CARE Mobile

In this segment of KSMU Sense of Community Series, Michele Skalicky takes us inside the CARE Mobile, a free pediatric clinic on wheels.

Child sleeping

Many children in the Ozarks will spend their Christmas holidays in a domestic violence shelter. Others might be in far worse situations--at home with their mother's abuser.  For this Sense of Community segment, KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports.

Hygiene in schools

In this Sense of Community segment on "Children in Need," we delve into the issue of poor hygiene in our local schools, and how it's affecting education. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports.

In this segment of KSMU's Sense of Community Series on Doing Your Civic Duty, we talk with two volunteers in Springfield--one at CoxHealth and the other at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.