Joplin Nurse Supervisor Remembers the Night the Tornado Hit/Looks Forward to a New Hospital
In this segment of KSMU's Sense of Community Series, Michele Skalicky talks with a nurse supervisor who was working at St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 22, 2011.
Joplin's Stained Glass Theatre Three Years After the Tornado
Three people lost their lives on May 22, 2011 when the building occupied by Joplin's Stained Glass Theatre was demolished by the tornado right after a performance. Three SGT board members tell KSMU's Randy Stewart what happened that night--and about the new performance space the company has purchased.
MSU Adjusts Budget for Governor’s Withholdings
The Missouri State University Board of Governors last week approved a budget increase of $10 million for the next fiscal year. But following Governor Jay Nixon’s announcement Tuesday of plans to withhold money from higher education, the university will lose its expected $4 million in state appropriations. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports on the board’s initial plans to deal with the withholdings.
City Officials Break Ground on New Route 66 Roadside Park
A planned roadside park in west Springfield will celebrate the city's connection to Route 66. City officials and others gathered today to break ground for the project. KSMU's Michele Skalicky was there and has this report.
Butterfly Garden in Joplin Will be a Place to Heal
Three years ago today, an EF5 tornado tore through Joplin, killing 161 people and destroying thousands of homes and businesses. The community will observe the anniversary with the dedication at 5:30 today of a new garden at Cunningham Park, which was directly in the path of the tornado. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
MO Senate Approves Bills on Abortion/Early Voting
Republicans in the Missouri Senate succeeded in passing two of their top priorities early this morning. Marshall Griffin has details.
Share Your Thoughts on MO's Deer at Upcoming Meetings
The Missouri Conservation Department wants to know what you think about the state’s deer population. Public meetings will be held around the state this summer. Michele Skalicky reports.
Happy 40th Birthday, KSMU!
A recording of the Southwest Missouri State University Brass Ensemble performing the Alma Mater was heard 40 years ago Wednesday as KSMU first signed on the air. Bob Gilmore, then dean of faculty at the school, offered the opening greeting. KSMU's Scott Harvey takes a look back.
Students Recieve Diploma Taking HiSet Exam
Nearly four hundred students received their High School Equivalency diploma Tuesday from Ozarks Technical Community College. This year's ceremony was the last time students were able to receive this degree after passing the GED tests. As KSMU's Shannon Bowers reports, students are now taking the HiSet exam.
Branson Tourism Tax Approved, Nixa Sales Tax Fails by Four Votes
Sales tax levies were among the various ballot items before voters Tuesday. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports on results in Taney and Christian counties.