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Mizzou coach gets name added to basketball court (LISTEN)

The University of Missouri will dedicate a basketball court at MizzouRec in honor of Ron Lykins, Mizzou and Team USA Wheelchair Basketball Coach. Lykins is the winningest coach in international competitions in United States Wheelchair Basketball history, earning 12 gold medals and five silver medals. He is the only coach in Paralympic history to lead…


School represents Missouri on National Christmas Tree display (LISTEN)

In 1923, a letter arrived at the White House from the District of Columbia Public Schools proposing that a decorated Christmas tree be placed on the South Lawn of the White House. On Christmas Eve that year, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the Oval Office to the Ellipse and pushed a button that lit the…


Group to ask Missouri Legislature to fund widening of I-70 (LISTEN)

With a reported $6 billion state budget surplus, the state’s largest transportation coalition wants the legislature to dedicate bucks to widen Interstate 70 statewide. I-70 is currently only two lanes each way in many parts of the state. Morgan Mundell, with Missourians For Transportation Investment, said the group will ask lawmakers to fund the construction…


A Columbia high school club teaches students to reach for the stars (LISTEN)

Max Strode, a Hickman High School sophomore, talks to Alisa Nelson about his involvement within the Columbia Aeronautics and Space Association. (LISTEN 12:13)


Liberty High School club puts together a plan in hopes of building a library in an underserved community

A Missouri high school club advances student learning through hands-on-based projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Alisa Nelson talks to Liberty High School sophomore Quinn Schulte about a project the club completed in hopes of putting a library in an underserved community. (LISTEN 09:26)


Find out about the historic coffee roots in St. Louis (LISTEN)

Did you know that St. Louis was once considered the “coffee capital of the country?” Throughout history, it was coffee brews that kept the city going as much as beer brewing. Food writer Deborah Reinhardt has a new book about St. Louis Coffee. She talked with Ashley Byrd. (LISTEN 16:00)


Downtown Jefferson City comes to life on Friday (LISTEN)

A tradition that started back in 1988 is set for this first Friday of December as thousands will converge on downtown Jefferson City for Living Windows. Starting with a new opening ceremony at 5:45, the main event will begin at 6 p.m. Cara Alexander-Stark, a downtown business owner and chairperson for the event, joined us…


U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America is stopping in St. Louis to deliver some holiday cheer (LISTEN)

The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America is in the holiday spirit and is offering a free holiday concert soon in St. Louis. Alisa Nelson talks to Major Justin Lewis from the band about the stops it is making and the special guests who will be there. (LISTEN 0846)


A Washington University study that has the potential to create a new therapeutic approach to Alzheimer’s and other related diseases

A recent study conducted at Washington University in St. Louis could be a building block to a new therapeutic approach to Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases. The study was done on older mice that were subject to a compound that rejuvenated immune cells and helped clear out toxic waste along the brain. Cameron Conner spoke…


A tree that can predict the weather? (LISTEN)

The shape of the seed inside persimmon fruit may help predict just how rough of a winter we’re going to have in Missouri. We decided to “dig in” a little deeper to find out what magical powers the persimmon tree has. Dr. Emily Warschefsky of the St. Louis Botanical Garden joined Show Me Today.


Everything you need to know before Marching Mizzou takes on New York (LISTEN)

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City has been a tradition for 96 years. Giant balloons, floats, performers, and marching bands will line the streets of the Big Apple for the big day. The University of Missouri marching band will make its first-ever appearance in the parade. Alisa Nelson talks to Dr. Amy…


Fort Leonard Wood is going all out for Thanksgiving (LISTEN)

Fort Leonard Wood soldiers will not go hungry on Thanksgiving. The U.S. Army base in southern Missouri is making Thanksgiving extra special for soldiers who will be there for the holiday. The installation is prepping to serve about 13,000 soldiers, Department of Defense ID cardholders, veterans, Gold Star Families, retirees and their families. The meal…


Missouri’s Christmas tree farms are getting into the holiday spirit (LISTEN)

Missouri’s roughly 20 Christmas tree farms are preparing for a merry and bright holiday season. Don and Karen Nelson, owners of Delaware Town Christmas Tree Farm, near Nixa, enjoy watching customers take part in the real Christmas tree experience. “When we experienced the utter joy that these families had when they came out to go…


Missouri’s child welfare system leader somehow stayed out of the system he now leads (LISTEN)

The head of Missouri’s child welfare system knows a thing or two about growing up in a loving but turbulent home in Jefferson County. Darrell Missey, the director of Missouri’s Children’s Division, said his dad was “salt of the Earth” and his mom, who wanted to be teacher, struggled with mental illness. His mother read…


Missouri’s Broadband Development Office Wraps Up Listening Tour, Outlines Future Plans

Missouri’s Office of Broadband Development has been in the process of carrying out its extensive public engagement process for the Connecting All Missourians programs. The programs are funded under the Digital Equity Act and the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment program, which is part of the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act. BJ Tanksley, the Director…


O’Laughlin to become first woman to serve as Missouri Senate majority floor leader (LISTEN)

Missouri Senate Republicans have elected the first woman to serve as second-in-command in the upper chamber. Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin, R-Shelbina, has been chosen to serve as majority floor leader in the next legislative session, in charge of deciding which bills will see the light of day. The promotion puts her on a favorable path to…


K9s on the Front Line: A new leash on life for Missouri military veterans and rescue dogs (LISTEN)

Bringing military veterans and rescue dogs together – to rescue each other. That’s the mission of an organization called K9s on the Front Line Missouri. Jason Howe said his Jefferson City organization has helped about 150 veterans from all over the state since 2018. The veterans are paired with dogs who can help them with…


Mizzou Academy plans to update standard childcare training videos (LISTEN)

Each year, roughly 35,000 childcare providers and educators in Missouri are required to take training courses to meet continuing education and license eligibility requirements with the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The University of Missouri is redeveloping these training videos for the state. Mizzou Academy Executive Director Kathryn Fishman-Weaver says the videos will…


The Warrior’s Journey: Warriors helping warriors find true resilience (LISTEN)

A Missouri nonprofit organization serving the military community describes itself as a community of warriors helping warriors find true resilience. The Warrior’s Journey launched in 2016 to help veterans deal with soul care. It has helped more than 1,500 suicidal people since then – not one has died by suicide. Kevin Weaver, President and CEO…


Cherokee-Missourian gives insight into the vast history of the Cherokee Nation (LISTEN)

November is Native American Heritage Month. It serves as an opportunity to learn the history and spread awareness of the original Northern American cultures. One of these opportunities is taking place in collaboration with Missouri State Archives to provide a historical session on Cherokee Nation. Missouri Humanities Council Speaker and member of Cherokee Nation Galen…