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Every year, retailers across the country gear up for the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, efforts to entice shoppers with ‘Black Friday’ sales events are one way to draw in customers. This year’s holiday shopping season is especially important to retailers, who are trying to come back from a weak economy, including small stores in downtown Springfield.   KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann found out how independent businesses are trying to win shoppers this holiday season.

Every year, retailers across the country gear up for the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, efforts to entice shoppers with ‘Black Friday’ sales events are one way to draw in customers. This year’s holiday shopping season is especially important to retailers, who are trying to come back from a weak economy, including small stores in downtown Springfield.   KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann found out how independent businesses are trying to win shoppers this holiday season.

The National Weather Service advises you to watch out for flooded low water crossings overnight and into tomorrow morning.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more...

The internationally successful book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," has left people keenly interested in the Lacks family and legacy. David "Sonny" Lacks has enthralled university audiences across the country talking about his mother and her important contribution to modern medicine.

Monday night’s City Council meeting in Springfield brought a large crowd of both supporters and opponents of a measure that deals with E-Verify. If passed by voters, this measure will require all Springfield employers to check the immigration status of workers by using the federal E-Verify system. After both sides thoroughly debated the written proposal, Council made amendments to the language that will represent the issue on ballot in February. Both sides, however, still aren’t happy with the wording. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.

Gargoyle Country Book Cover

 In our ongoing local history series, Sense of Place, we delve into the human history of the Ozarks to discover why things are the way they are today. In this segment, KSMU’s Emma Wilson explores the geologic history of Greene County and how it has impacted human development in the area.

Springfield Occupy Movement Protest

To mark the two month anniversary of the Occupy Movement, Occupy Wall Street Organizers called for a national day of action.  Members of Occupy 417, Moveon.org and Missouri ProVote gathered outside of Senators Blunt’s Springfield office to protest proposed cuts to programs they believe are essential to the majority of Americans.  KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports. 

Leslie Carrier talks with Commissioner Peggy Davis, coordinator of the Greene County Drug Court, about the program and how it works.

Jeff Meyer talks with Brian Wyler about his time so far as director of aviation at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.