Moxie Cinema

(Still courtesy Moxie Cinema)

Local artist and actor Andie Bottrell has directed, written, produced, edited and stars in "Seek Help," a ten-episode dramedy web series that was shot here in Springfield.  She’ll screen the entire first season, binge-style—each episode is only 5 to 10 minutes in length, so all together it comes out to an hour and 12 minutes, roughly feature-film length—at the Moxie Cinema, 305 S. Campbell Suite 101, Sunday June 25th at 6:30pm.

Community Foundation of the Ozarks

Tuesday morning, May 9th at midnight, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, along with over 250 of its non profit partners across southern Missouri, will kick-off the 3rd annual GIVE OZARKS 24 hour on-line day of giving,, and on today's Making a Difference; Stories of Hope and Help, 2 participants share their shared experience with GIVE OZARKS.  With us today is Mike Stevens, of Springfield Missouri's nonprofit Moxie Cinema, and Jarad Johnson, of Mostly Serious, which created Cause Momentum, the online giving plat


“Just because someone may not be able to be verbal, doesn’t mean that they can’t hear you,” said Michele Fields, director of Public Awareness for Abilities First.

Abilities First and The Moxie Cinema are teaming up to host Life, Animated. The documentary, showing Saturday at 1 p.m., is about an autistic boy Owen Suskind who was unable to speak as a child. Through his love of classic Disney films, communication is restored within his family.

Mike Smith / KSMU

For KSMU I’m Mike Smith, and it’s time now for Making a Difference Where You Live, produced in cooperation with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, which a little over a month ago hosted the inaugural Give Ozarks (online) Day of Giving.  From midnight to midnight May 5th, donors logged on to , and contributed to support some 150 non-profits in the 46 communities across southern Missouri where CFO affiliates are found. 

DreamIt Make It / via Facebook

Inventors, entrepreneurs, and artists have become part of a growing movement across the country called The Maker Movement.  One local non-profit wants to help ignite the creative spark in the Ozarks with a documentary showing this Saturday.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has about the movement and its possible benefits.

Have you ever had a great idea for an invention, but did not have any resources to bring it to life?  Stacy Rust is co-chair of the non-profit group Dream It Make It, which she and her husband started last year to create a resource for just that problem.