Audrey Richards Write-In Candidate In Missouri’s 7th Congressional District

A write-in candidate has emerged in Southwest Missouri’s 7th Congressional District to take Republican Billy Long. K R P S’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.     It appeared that Representative Long was going to run unopposed and on his way to a 6th term in Congress after Democrat Teresa Montseny dropped out of the race recently, citing […]

Joplin Announces A New Health Director

The city of Joplin named a new health on Monday at its bi-weekly COVID-19 update. K R P S’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.    Ryan Talken is Joplin’s new health Director. On Monday, the announcement was made by the Assistant City Manager and former Director of the Joplin Health Department, Dan Pekarek. Talken has spent the […]

BBB Warns Against Car Scams Taking Advantage of COVID-19

The on-going pandemic and job losses have people looking for a car to fall into deals that are probably too good to be true. K R P S’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.    According to a wide-ranging report by the Better Business Bureau released last week, Americans are losing millions of dollars purchasing cars that don’t […]

District 3 Kansas State (D) Rep. Monica Murnan

It’s Morning Edition on K R P S. Election day is only 34 days away and this morning we turn our attention to Southeast Kansas and the race for District 3 State Representative. On Monday, we heard from Republican Chuck Smith about why he should earn your voice on Tuesday November 3rd. This morning, we hear from the incumbent, Democrat Monica Murnan who defeated […]

Audrey Richards 7th Congressional District Candidate

It’s Morning Edition on K R P S. I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro. Campaign election season is in full season, in case you haven’t noticed, and while many of the names on the ballot are familiar, there is one candidate whose name will not appear on the ballot. Audrey Richards is running as an independent, write-in candidate in Missouri’s […]

District 3 Kansas State Rep. Candidate (R) Chuck Smith

It’s Morning Edition on K R P S. The race for District 3 State Representative in Southeast Kansas is sure to be an interesting one. It pits incumbent Democrat Monica Murnan against the candidate she defeated four years ago, Republican Chuck Smith. Murnan defeated Smith in 2016 by just 5 percentage points. For our continuing series, ‘Chatting with the Candidates’ I spoke with Smith […]

Remembering RBG with Executive Director of the SW Missouri Democrats Krista Stark

It’s Morning Edition on K R P S. The country was rocked Friday evening by the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died at the age of 87. Within minutes of the announcement of her passing, reactions flooded social media. This morning, we hear from two influential women in Kansas and Missouri […]

District 3 Kansas State Rep. Monica Murnan Remembers Justice Ginsburg

It’s Morning Edition on K R P S. The country was rocked Friday evening by the news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died at the age of 87. Within minutes of the announcement of her passing, reactions flooded social media. This morning, we hear from two influential women in Kansas and Missouri […]

The CBCO Needs Your Help

The pandemic has stressed a lot of services that we rely on, including blood services. Chris Pilgrim, spokesperson for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks joined us this week on Morning Edition to talk about increased precautions that they are taking amid the pandemic and whether it’s affect the number of donors  that are visiting. I first asked what […]

The Need For Blood Donations Continue Amid Pandemic

Blood donations have stabilized during the 6th month of the pandemic, but K R P S’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro tells us blood drives held at schools have decreased substantially.   The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks was one of the essential businesses that remained open during the first months of the pandemic. But when schools and […]