Teeing Off For A Cure

Jun 23, 2016

The Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation's 18th annual golf tournament raised a record $122,000 for the Delbert Day Cancer Institute. The Rolla Daily News reports that the Oak Meadow Country Club where the event was held was nearly at capacity with over 224 golfers. A new event was added, the “Gettin Wiggy With It” competition which gave golfers the chance to tee-off at the ladies tee-box for 25 dollars. However, participants had to wear a wig and costume while teeing off. The Delbert Day Cancer Institute is set to open in January of 2017.

More than 400 students from the Iberia School district descended upon Missouri State Highway Patrol's troop 1 headquarters this month to say thank you. The field trip was part of Iberia’s summer school program and involved students from pre-k to seventh grade, and 30 staff members. According to the Rolla Daily News, the state troopers gave a tour and showed off the canine unit, and the helicopter and scuba units. Local businesses even pitched in to provide lunch. The state troopers felt inspired by the students and were thankful for their support.

For the 21st year, Phelps County Bank is working towards the goal of ending child abuse in Phelps County with kids (and older people) manning lemonade stands all over the county.  Linda Goff talked with KMST's Norm Movitz about this year's campaign.

A Savage Switch

Jun 22, 2016

A radio manager and NPR board member who took a public stance against This American Life’s distribution contract with Pandora reversed a decision to drop the show from his station’s schedule. According to Current, the public media news magazine, Mike Savage, GM of WBAA in Indiana, objected to the contract in a LinkedIn post on May 12. Savage disagreed with the contract allowing companies to attach paid advertising to the program since he believes it goes against public radio’s mission.

Dick Estell, host of the Radio Reader program for 52 years and a former NPR board chair, passed away in May at the age of 90. Current, the public media news magazine, reports that Dick began reading books on air in 1964 at WKAR in Michigan. He focused on newly published books and read more than 600 books on air. Radio Reader ended in March and was carried on 10 stations, including KMST, but at it’s peak it could be heard on about 200 stations across the country. Dick began his career as a student announcer at WKAR, of Michigan State University.

John Ford Coley

Jun 22, 2016

KMST's John Larson sat with Grammy Nominated Musical Artist, John Ford Coley to talk about his career and an upcoming performance at The Soda Fountain in Steelvile Missouri.

The expansion of Rolla High School is going as planned according to Marty Eimer, senior project manager at CSE Construction Company in Rolla. According to the Rolla Daily News, the Rolla High School annex was torn down this past spring break. The wet spring slowed things down but the dry summer has helped them to complete work on schedule. They are currently digging out the foundation for the schools new wrestling room.

Crocker Police Chief Chris Twitchel announced the arrest of Brian C. Brantley, 44, for allegedly assaulting a female victim with a cast iron skillet. The Rolla Daily News reports that a domestic dispute call occurred for Hawkins St. in Crocker on Sunday. The female reported she had been hit with a cast iron skillet and threatened with a knife by Brantley. The victim had substantial injuries, was bleeding profusely, and was transported to a local hospital. Brantley was arrested without incident and charged with one count of First Degree Domestic Assault.

Motorcycle riders from all across the state showed their appreciation for the members of the Armed Forces Saturday with a 37 mile ride. The Freedom of Road Riders, the American Legion Riders, and Harley Owners Group held their 11th annual USO Support Motorcycle Ride. According to the Lebanon Daily Record, the ride began at Ozark Harley-Davidson and ended at the Waynesville City Square. Although Saturday gave watchers the chance to donate to the USO, many of the clubs volunteer and contribute to the USO, which doesn’t receive federal funding, throughout the year.

After 31 years, Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and Michael Feldman will end production of Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? on June 30, 2016. The live, two-hour weekly program, which was created by Michael Feldman in 1985, is among the most successful programs in WPR history. At its peak, the program was heard by more than 1.5 million listeners each week on more than 300 stations and KMST 88.5 is proud to have been one of them, almost from the beginning.

KMST's Jack Crews sat with Dr. Joseph Smith to talk Energy research on the Campus of Missouri S&T

Student assistant Jack Crewse has been sitting down with Ph.D students from the Missouri S&T campus to talk about their work and lives. Here he is with Maigah from the electrical engineering department.

Jack Crewse has been sitting down with Ph.D students around the Missouri S&T campus to talk about their work and lives. Here, we have Manish from the nuclear engineering department.

Emergency responders rescued three people from a car in rising waters during a severe storm Thursday night. The Lebanon Daily Record reports that the police department and Lebanon Fire department responded to a partially submerged vehicle on Evergreen Parkway near Lawson Avenue. Another rescue occurred later that evening on West Bland Road where water was up to the vehicle's doors. Nobody was hurt in either incident.

A Meth Fueled Joyride

Jun 20, 2016

A man high on meth and prescription pills was arrested after he was caught allegedly driving a stolen truck. According to the Lebanon Daily Record, 24 year old Traver Jorden Levi Haring of Phillipsburg has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and first degree tampering. After receiving a call that reported a suspicious vehicle, a Lebanon officer walked up to the truck and saw Haring allegedly trying to start the truck with tools. The truck was registered to a 50 year old Lebanon man.

Miles of Memories

Jun 20, 2016

A group of 18 Cherokee nation bicyclists are making their way to Tahlequah, Oklahoma. According to the Rolla Daily News, the riders are a part of the “Remember the Removal” which commemorates the Trail of Tears. In 1838 to 1839 the Cherokee Nation was removed from its homelands and forced to walk to the tribe’s current capital in Oklahoma. This year's cyclists began on June 5th in New Echota Georgia and will have traveled a total of 950 miles by the time they reach their destination in Oklahoma.

The Ozark Orators Club is part of Toastmasters International.  If you're not familiar with them, you might want to listen to this interview with KMST's Norm Movitz and a couple of Toastmaster members!

Ozark Actors Theatre is performing Annie Get Your Gun through June 26th of 2016.  Norm Movitz talked with two of the performers about the show.  For more information, go to:

This month, Mike Doyen, KMST's Backyard Birder, talks about ways to restore original Missouri habitat for your birds; even right in your own backyard.

Immigrants in Missouri

Jun 10, 2016

There is much discussion about where refugees from the middle east and other parts of the world are landing. In this Five Part series, KMST's John Larson talks with Paul Costigan and Ranga Nepal from the International Institute St Louis to speak about their role is placing immigrants in Missouri.