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“Making a Difference” on Ozarks Public Radio

Special series explores key issues impacting our community.

In partnership with Ozarks Public Radio

Personal stories told by local voices.

Produced in cooperation with KSMU – Ozarks Public Radio, Making a Difference is a long-running series that explores key issues impacting our community. Past seasons have included first-person accounts of life with mental illness and Story Corps-style interviews by people involved in the CFO’s programs.

2019–20: Conversations on Collaboration

For the first segment of the 2019–20 series, producer Mike Smith facilitated a conversation looking at the roots of collaboration in Springfield — a hallmark of the blue ribbons since the first Community Focus Report for Springfield-Greene County was produced in 2004. He interviewed former Mayor Tom Carlson, former City Manager Tom Finnie and CFO President Brian Fogle.

Oct. 10, 2019: “Community Collaboration” More about MAD

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