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Zebra Mussel

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering tips on how to stop the spread of an invasive species in several lakes around the Ozarks. KSMU’s Samuel Crowe has the details.

Some residents around Westport Elementary School in west Springfield are opposed to a 46-unit low-income development that would wipe out a forested area in their neighborhood. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports on both the developer’s reasons for building, and the residents’ scrutiny of the plan.

Nathan Boone Homestead

On Saturday, July 16th, people can learn more about Ozarks history at the Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site.  KSMU’s Scott Butler has details.  

Over the weekend, about 30 volunteers from 18 different animal rescue organizations worked around the clock.  Their goal was to improve the facilities at the Springfield City Animal Control shelter for both its animals and employees.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended the revealing event and has this report. 

Springfield Mobile Library

Many Springfield residents have trouble getting to a traditional library branch, but the Springfield-Greene County’s brand new Mobile Library is now making it possible for customers to gain access to their favorite books, DVDs, and CDs.  KSMU’s Justin Lux went along for a ride with the library and has the details. 

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.