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Christian County is the fastest growing county in Missouri, according to new census data. KSMU’s Chasity Mayes has more.

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Hala from Libya

As the country of Libya rises up against decades-long dictator Moammar Qadhafi, Libyans living in the United States say they feel almost helpless watching the situation from afar. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore talked with one local woman about how her life has been turned upside down since the unrest began…and we want to let you know that this woman’s memories include events that some listeners may find disturbing.



In this month’s installment of These Ozarks Hills, we catch up with Marideth Sisco by phone. She’s in Los Angeles, hoping to get a ticket to attend the Oscars this Sunday night so she can cheer on the film “Winter’s Bone,” which is nominated for four Academy Awards. Marideth appears in the film and her singing opens the movie. KSMU’s Missy Shelton has more.

With America making more of an effort to go “green,” electric utilities across the nation are trying to find ways to reduce carbon emissions in a safe, economical manner. KSMU’s Adam Hammons has more on how Springfield looked to store carbon underground.

The Branson Airport has announced it will be adding nonstop service to three new destinations. KSMU’s Jennifer Moore reports.

A non-profit organization has released a report showing how Missourians with health insurance will be affected by spending caps that are set to go into effect in 2014 as part of the new federal health care act. KSMU’s Xiaowen Tan reports.

Few events have impacted the Ozarks as greatly as the Civil War. With the sesquicentennial upon us, there is a renewed interest in what makes this region’s participation in the war unique. For our ongoing local history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Emma Wilson explores the battles of Newtonia and the upcoming documentary about one of them that premiers Thursday.