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As surprising as it may seem, each year Springfield-Greene County library patrons rack up between 200,000 to 300,000 dollars in overdue fees or other fines. This week the library district is giving patrons a chance to whittle down their fines, while benefiting hungry families in the Ozarks. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

Jeff Meyer talks with Larry Franklin about what it was like to grow up in a segregated city.

Though it made international news at the time, few recall the tragic 1928 dance hall explosion that changed West Plains forever. For this segment of our ongoing history series, Sense of Place, KSMU’s Emma Wilson explores the history of this mysterious disaster and the woman who penned it back into the public conversation.

Several agencies in Greene, Christian, and Webster counties will be receiving some financial help thanks to a grant given by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. KSMU’s Chasity Mayes tells us how the organizations were selected and how they plan to spend the almost 1 million dollar check.

  • Watch college basketball or ice hockey
  • Attend a dance performance
  • Hear live music
  • Fold origami
  • Look for bald eagles
  • Learn about vegetable gardening

As Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington and talks with President Barack Obama, a younger generation is watching with great hopes for the future of the two countries’ relationship. KSMU’s Xiaowen Tan reports.

As Chinese President Hu Jintao visits Washington and talks with President Barack Obama, a younger generation is watching with great hopes for the future of the two countries’ relationship. KSMU’s Xiaowen Tan reports.

With the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision being this Saturday, Missouri anti-abortion activists will be holding their own “March for Life” in Jefferson City. KSMU’s Justin Lux has the details.

In this segment, Dr. Cofer talks about the new budget figures released by Governor Jay Nixon for the next fiscal year, and what that will mean for MSU.