Focus On The 4-States – Joplin City Council General Seat Candidate Joshua Shackles

It’s Morning Edition on KRPS. We are less than two weeks away from municipal elections taking place across Missouri. Locally, Joplin’s city council election was scheduled to take place on April 7th but because of the pandemic the election was shifted to June 2nd. This morning we hear from Joshua Shackles who is one of […]

Focus On The 4-States – Joplin City Council General Seat Candidate Anthony Monteleone

We are less than a month away from municipal elections taking place across Missouri. Locally, Joplin’s city council election were supposed to take place on April 7th but because of the pandemic they were shifted to June 2nd. This morning we hear from Anthony Monteleone who is running for one of the general seats and […]

Connect2Culture Making Plans For The Future

If you’re a fan of Connect2Culture’s ‘Curtains Up Series’ then you’ll be happy to know that regardless of the coronavirus the non-profit is working hard to bring performances to southwest Missouri later this year. While Emily didn’t reveal any of the possible performances or groups that could be apart of this year’s series she did […]

Mayor Gary Shaw On Joplin’s Stay At Home Order

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life around the world. Here in the US, states and cities have imposed varying levels of restrictions on daily life. That includes national retailers such as Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes limiting the number of customers that can enter their stores at any one time and restricting their hours of […]

Internationally acclaimed violinist Andrej Kurti performs at Pittsburg State

It’s likely that when Andrej Kurti was growing up in Belgrade, Serbia he had no idea that he would move to the Southern part of the United States and become a violin professor in Central Louisiana. Prior to becoming a professor of violin at Northwestern State University of Louisiana he earned both his graduate degrees and […]

Black History Month Celebration At Joplin Public Library

The month of February in the US is well known for being Black History Month, but did you know that the month long remembrance that reflect s back on the important people and events of the African diaspora has roots that date back to 1926? The week was chosen because it coincided with the birthday […]

The Horszowski Trio performs in Joplin

Making their second appearance in the past five years in Joplin the Horszowski Trio will be performing on Thursday February 22, 2020 at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. The concert, which is being hosted by ProMusica Joplin starts at 7:00 pm is open to the public although donations will be accepted. Since the group formed […]

Grammy Nominated and Dove Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Jennifer Knapp Returns to Southeast Kansas

Jennifer Knapp has lived a few lives. Today, at the age of 45, living in Nashville, Tennessee she recently graduated from Vanderbilt University with a graduate degree in Theological Studies. Perhaps now is the perfect time to both look back at her start in Southeast Kansas and ahead to the next step in her career. […]