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Dr. Jennifer Krawec, assistant professor in the department of counseling, leadership and special education at Missouri State University, discusses her research and her future project to develop individualized learning plans for children with learning disabilities.

Joplin Tornado Cleanup Volunteers

Residents of southern Missouri can agree that summertime in the Ozarks can be unbearably hot and humid. Recently, temperatures and heat indices have been hitting over 100 degrees in areas including Joplin. In lieu of the tornado that hit on May 22, disaster volunteers and local residents who are spending much of their time outside now stand the chance of suffering from heat-related illness. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports on how the American Red Cross and other organizations are responding to this new set of problems for Joplin.

Commercial Street

In today’s courtroom, some judges use what they call “alternative sentencing,” rather than sending the guilty to jail.  As KSMU’s Scott Butler reports, one local diner is a place where some workers can put away the past, and prepare for their futures. 

Kay Murnan talks with Rose Barber, attorney and political science instructor at OTC, about the U.S. Constitution.

Weather Radio

In this Sense of Community report, we take a critical look at the severe weather warning system:  did it work in Joplin, and is it good enough?  KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.

Veterans Day Military Decoration

Veterans returning from serving their country at times can encounter a number of unseen complications involved with civilian life.  Disability, money trouble and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder are just some of the problems returning military men and women may have to endure with their families or alone. “Our House Foundation” is an organization that provides assistance to returning veterans and their families in need.   KSMU’s Matthew Barnes has details.   

  • Celebrate the 4th of July
  • Eat s'mores and learn how to keep kids safe in the heat
  • Have a picnic and listen to music
  • Watch movies
  • Donate school supplies
  • Attend a horse show
  • Run or walk for a cause
Joplin Cleanup EPA

In this Sense of Community segment, we look at the environmental impact of the Joplin tornado. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.