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.
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.
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.