Local News and Arts Shows
KSMU staff and volunteers combine to bring you several specialty shows on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis. Browse the news and arts series below for schedules, show descriptions, archives and related content.
- Every Friday morning, Randy Stewart talks with artists, performers, directors and administrators from the area visual and performing arts scene, and presents a comprehensive calendar of arts events.
This monthly program features Missouri State University President Clif Smart discussing the implications of national and international events on the University and local community. Join us as we look at current events and public affairs through a local lens.
- Supported by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Making a Difference is a long-running series that draws upon the personal stories and voices of Ozarks residents to highlight key issues impacting our community.
- The League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri brings you this weekly program, which covers a variety of topics related to the Ozarks and democracy.
- The Missouri State Journal is a weekly program keeping you in touch with Missouri State University.
- Ozarks Alive: Time Capsule is a monthly radio feature highlighting poignant people and places that showcase traditions and history from throughout the region. Kaitlyn McConnell, author, historian, and creator of the website "Ozarks Alive," produces the program, airing the second Wednesday of each month.
- From poverty concerns to major policy decisions, this series dives beyond the headlines to provide in-depth coverage of issues facing people and organizations in the Ozarks. KSMU's team of reporters combine for 10 stories each quarter, to air the final weeks of March, June, September and December.
- Profiling historical people, places and things throughout the Ozarks.
- A weekly discussion with experts on advances, issues and theories dealing with all matters of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Hosted by Dr. David Cornelison, professor in the department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science at Missouri State University.
- Hear songs from local musicians as they perform live from the KSMU studios. This hour-long event, held at noon one Friday out of each month, mixes conversation with performance.
- Join us for a monthly radio essay by longtime Ozarks storyteller Marideth Sisco, in which she looks at the unique traditions and traits of this region we call home.
- Find out what's taking place each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Ozarks as you plan your weekend.