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.
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.
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.
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.
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.