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.

Arts News:

  • 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.

Engaging the Community:

  • 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.

Harvest Public Media:

  • A partnership of KSMU and other Midwest stations, focusing on agriculture and food production issues.

Making a Difference: Stories of Hope and Help:

  • Produced in cooperation with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and inspired by NPR’s Story Corps, Stories of Hope and Help share personal experiences of need and generosity in the Ozarks.

Making Democracy Work:

  • 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.

Missouri State Journal:

  • The Missouri State Journal is a weekly program keeping you in touch with Missouri State University.

Rountree News Update:

  • Rountree fifth grade students share news of what's happening at their school each month.  Rountree News is part of a Partners in Education relationship between KSMU and Rountree Elementary.

Sense of Community:

  • 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.

Sense of Place:

  • Profiling historical people, places and things throughout the Ozarks.

STEM Spots:

  • 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.

Studio Live:

  • 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.

These Ozarks Hills:

  • 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.

Weekend Outlook:

  • Find out what's taking place each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Ozarks as you plan your weekend.