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At about six-thirty on Friday evening, Joplin High School football players and their loyal fans will begin trickling into the Zizzer Football Stadium in West Plains, where the two teams are scheduled to face off.  But the visitors from Joplin are in for a surprise.  KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has this interview.

Civil War Hats

This year marks the 150thanniversary of the Civil War. Towns all over Missouri are celebrating through reenactments of Civil War events that happened in our area. In October, the city of Cassville will reenact the Claiborne Fox Jackson Legislature and the Secession Convention at Cassville. For our ongoing local history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Rebekah Clark looks into what really happened in Cassville, and the impact it had on the entire state during the war. 

  • Run or walk for a cause
  • Watch college soccer
  • Find bargains and help someone out
  • Visit the Billings Community Fair
  • Listen to live music
  • See mules and minature donkeys
  • Listen to stories
  • Learn about bears
  • Make back to school fashions
  • Learn to write memoirs
  • Buy local produce
  • Listen to bluegrass at the farm
  • Observe Labor Day with a parade and picnic

The national president of the League of Women Voters was in Springfield this week. She spent time in Missouri talking about the importance of guarding against efforts to weaken the federal Clean Air Act. KSMU’s Missy Shelton caught up with Elisabeth MacNamara and files this report.

Cigarette Ash Tray

Missouri State University is less than a year away from implementing a tobacco-free policy across the entire campus.  KSMU’s Jennifer Moore looks at whether the policy will have any teeth. 

With summer break coming to a close, many thought the record-setting temperatures seen in July and August would be leaving with it. However, a recent spike in temperatures has some schools weathering extreme heat to start the year.  KSMU’s Justin Lux has details. 

With help from the Missouri Career Center in Springfield the national grocery chain Hy-vee was able to participate in a special hiring fair.  KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports. 

As of today, work has been completed on the seven and a half mile long stretch of highway 65 between I-44 and Route 60 in Springfield. KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports. 

A lab  technician prepares  blood samples from volunteers for viral-genotyping at a government-run health  center in Bagamoyo, Tanzania  in 2009. Tanzania is currently hosting  the final stages of a human trial of a pioneering vaccine against malaria. The  vaccine is one of many medical innovations to emerge from Walter Reed over the  decades.

The Walter Reed Army Medical Center is famous for treating both presidents and soldiers. But the institution is also a long-time leader in the fight to develop vaccines. And it's currently testing in large-scale human trials something many had thought was impossible: a malaria vaccine.