Almost every schoolchild knows the name George Washington Carver and most folks could tell you he was a legendary pioneer of science. But few know of his early life that began here in southwest Missouri. For KSMU’s local history series, Sense of Place, reporter Emma Wilson interviews the author of a new biography about him.
On Wednesday morning, a Springfield woman lost control of her car and crashed into a sign off of James River Freeway near Kansas Expressway. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. KSMU’s Adam Hammons asked MODOT and the Missouri State Highway Patrol what drivers can do to prevent further accidents given the wintry weather.
The 5th annual Poetry Out Loud regional competition for high school students was held February 8 at the Creamery Arts Center in Springfield. KSMU's Randy Stewart had a front-row seat, as he served as emcee for the event.
The Drury University Music Department presents the annual Dr. Stephen H. Good Memorial Concert, in honor of the late academic dean at Drury for more than two decades, Thursday Feb.17 at 7:30pm in Stone Chapel on the Drury campus. The concert will feature the Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra. The program will include a Slavonic Dance by Dvorak; the Bassoon Concerto by Weber with soloist Lia Southern; and Schumann's Symphony No.3, the "Rhenish." It's free and open to the public. For more information visit http://music.drury.edu/SDCO_Site/Welcome.html.
Missouri State University Music Department presents the MSU Concert Chorale in performance at Immaculate Conception Church, 3555 S. Fremont. The date is Sunday Feb.13 at 7:00pm, and it's free and open to the public. For more information call Dr. Guy Webb at 836-5182.
Because of your donations, the KSMU RadioActiveTeam is committed to volunteering at least 214 hours in the community over the next year. Thank you for making this possible. We'll be posting updates and more pictures as soon as possible. Keep an eye on this page to see the RadioActive Team in action!
The Front Porch, 310 South Avenue downtown, presents a free concert featuring Clayton Jones along with Mister Showalter Friday Feb.11 at 8:00pm. And next Saturday Feb.19 at 8pm, it's a free concert by David Greathouse. For more information visit www.thecoredowntown.com or call 865-CORE (2673).
The Springfield Symphony will present the Vienna Boys Choir in concert Friday February 25th at 7:30pm at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Founded by Emperor Maximillian I in 1498, this famed ensemble has delighted music lovers across the globe for six centuries. The choir's purity of tone, distinctive charm and diverse, crowd-pleasing repertoire encompasses timeless music with a universal popular appeal. For tickets call 836-7678 or toll-free 1(888) 476-7849, or visit www.hammonshall.com