In Missouri, the average person born in 2021 could expect to live to be 74.6 years old, a whole three years younger than the average age 10 years ago. The state’s drop is part of a nationwide decline, though the life expectancy in Missouri is lower than the United States average. Dr. Dalen Duitsman, director of the Ozarks Public Health Institute at Missouri State University, … [Read more...] about Why Missouri’s life expectancy is among the worst in the U.S.
Ozarks Public Television’s newest locally produced documentary, “Now Showing – The Life and Times of Springfield Movie Theaters,” is set to premiere May 25. “It’s been wonderfully fun and informative to develop this special documentary and to experience the support of so many individuals,” said Tom Carter, OPT’s programming and production manager. “It remains an always … [Read more...] about “Now Showing – The Life and Times of Springfield Movie Theaters” broadcast premieres May 25
Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper of Willard, Missouri, is the newest member of Missouri State University’s Board of Governors. Cooper replaced Briar Douglas, whose term expired May 2022. He is grateful to be appointed as the next student governor. “I’m ready to get to work for the students of MSU,” Cooper said. “I look forward to working with President Clif Smart, university … [Read more...] about MSU Board of Governors announces new student member
May is Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month. Missouri State University will host events May 1-9 to offer glimpses into the contributions, influence and enriching traditions of APIDA people. “The month of May was chosen to commemorate the migration of Japanese people to the United States,” said Dr. Nina Barudzic, director of multicultural programs at … [Read more...] about MSU honors Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month
WASHINGTON D.C. — The Ozark Mountain Daredevils will participate in the nation’s birthday celebration this July 4, when the band will perform on the National Mall as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. “I continue to be amazed at all the places in my life that music has taken me,” said John Dillon, a founding member of the Daredevils. “I’m even more amazed by the … [Read more...] about The Ozark Mountain Daredevils to play in D.C. on July 4 during Smithsonian Folklife Festival