Michele Skalicky

Morning Edition Host

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference.  Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.

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An Arizona company is recalling more than six-and-a-half-million pounds of raw beef items that were shipped nationwide due to salmonella. 

According to the USDA, 57 patients in 16 states have been sickened by salmonella, and the Centers for Disease Control has determined that raw ground beef distributed by JBS Tolleson was the probable source of the illnesses. 

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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was first found in Missouri in 2012 in the northwest part of the state.  The disease affects cervids (deer and elk) and is always fatal.  There is no vaccine or cure.

To date, CWD has been confirmed in 11 counties:  Adair, Cedar, Cole, Franklin, Jefferson, Linn, Macon, Perry, Polk, St. Clair and Ste. Genevieve. 

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Help is headed from Springfield to a part of Indonesia devastated by a tsunami that was triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake.

Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services Team left Tuesday morning for Palu, Indonesia on the Island of Sulawesi, the worst-hit area.

The death toll at last report was just over 1,340 people and is expected to rise, possibly significantly, as search and rescue efforts continue.


The RAP Back program was authorized in the state by Missouri House Bill 1350, which went into effect in late August.  It allows entities that are enrolled to receive ongoing status notifications of new arrests, both in Missouri and in other states, once employees’ fingerprints are in the system.

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Those wishing to serve on Springfield’s City Council can pick up packets at the City Clerk's Office in the Busch Municipal Building starting this morning (10/1).   Six seats will be up for election on April 2:  Mayor; Zones 2, 3 and 4; and General Seats C and D.

The first day for filing will be Dec. 3, and completed applications must be delivered to the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Dec. 3 through Jan. 15.