As part of KSMU's election coverage, Road to the Capitol, we take you on the road with the candidates running for governor. It's a chance for you to learn more about the candidates as people, to hear from them in those unscripted moments on the bus or after the press conference. In the coming days, we'll bring you a reportfeaturing Democrat Claire McCaskill. But today, KSMU's Missy Shelton brings you this story on Republican Matt Blunt.
This race features three candidates in a district that covers northern Springfield. The district is almost evenly split between voters who identify themselves as democrats and voters who say they're republicans. KSMU's Missy Shelton repoorts.
Just in time for the Flu season, a major manufacturer of the vaccine that prevents the illness has been ordered to stop production. This means half the supply intended for use in the United States will not be available anytime soon. Mike Smith has this report:
As part of our election coverage, KSMU brings you Campaign Diaries - a series of stories profiling local individuals of all political persuasions who are working, volunteering and participating in campaigns throughout the Ozarks. KSMU's Katie Hummel spent the day with a campaign worker at his home in Springfield. Doug Burlison is working to get a Libertarian elected to the state House of Representatives. His name is Doug Burlison and this is his story.
Television ads have begun in the Secretary of State race. The race pits the outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives against the daughter of the late governor Mel Carnahan. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Pianist, conductor and educator Leon Fleisher is said to have the "most famous right hand in classical music--famous for not working." After studying with the legendary Artur Schnabel, Fleisher established himself in the 1950s and early '60s as one of the world's great pianists. But his career was sidelined for some 35 years by a crippling ailment that affected his right hand. Recently he has found relief--and has begun playing and recording two-hand piano music again. KSMU's Randy Stewart conducted this phone interview with Leon Fleisher in September (it originally aired on "KSMU Arts News" October 1, 2004)
Democrats and Republicans in Greene County gathered at watch parties last night to cheer on their party's presidential candidate during the first presidential debate. KSMU had reporters at each watch party. We begin with a report from Justin Pointer who spent the evening with the Republicans at their Springfield headquarters.