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Past articles by Brian:

Ozarks Tonight: Forensic pathology

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Learn about a new book on forensic pathology from the author, Doctor Cyril Wecht. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Keeping your indoors clean

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Learn about the nation’s research on how to keep indoors clean while having little information on the coronavirus. Brian Calfano talks with Joshua Santarpia, with the University of Nebraska, on fighting COVID-19. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Polls on the presidential race

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still a presidential campaign happening. Hear some of the latest polls for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden from the director of the Emerson College/Nextar poll, Spencer Kimball. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Credit

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Brian Calfano sits down with Director of Public Education for Experian, Rod Griffin, to learn how the pandemic impacts your credit score. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Joe Biden

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Joe Biden has made a comeback and may be the one to go against President Trump. Hear Amy Blansit, Nick Reed and Brian Calfano discuss how the parties feel about this topic in the video above. → Read More

Springfield man becomes one of the youngest executive directors of a state party

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Springfield man just became one of the youngest executive directors for a state or county party in the U.S. Sam Smith is 20-years-old and was just hired to be the executive director for the Greene County Democrats. He says he’s very honored to be chosen for this position and is well […] → Read More

Several acres bought in Western Ozark

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. — Commissioners in Christian County have bought 39 acres in western Ozark to invest in future generations. We spoke with Ralph Phillips this week. He says commissioners purchased the land from an investment group for one point 7 million dollars. It’s near the intersection of Highway 14 and North 25 Street. There […] → Read More

Jefferson City session officially begins

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The legislative session is officially underway in Jefferson City. Long-time legislators predict passionate debating during this election year. “We’re going to see a lot of fireworks go off here,” said state Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) Republicans continue to hold big majorities in the House and Senate. “Our brand official conservatism […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Predatory lending

Mo. — Amy Blansit and Nick Reed discuss Payday lending stores and how some charge up to 2000% interest on a loan. → Read More

First-ever dog park opens up in Harrison, Arkansas

HARRISON, Ar. – Dog lovers in Harrison are now enjoying some extra playtime and space in the city’s first-ever dog park. Harrison Mayor Jerry Jackson says the community response to their first dog park has been positive. City leaders say that many residents communicated beforehand that they wanted a place for their dogs to play […] → Read More

Courageous Conversation: The impact of being bullied

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — External factors like bullying can impact boys and their mental health now and when they grow up. “I’ve gotten really close to my breaking point,” Wyatt Anderson said. “Like when people comment on my weight or make fun of me.” Being bullied, that experience lives on for everyone’s child. It’s a cycle. […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: The dangers of being a reporter (Part 1)

U.S. — Reporters face a lot of criticism for their stories on President Trump, even for things that were created before they were even journalists. Dan Shelley, the Executive Producer of Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), gives his take on what current reporters are going through. To watch part 2 of the dangers of being a reporter, harassment of the press, click here. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Democratic Candidates

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Brian Calfano talks with Kaitlyn Schallhorn from The Missouri Times about Democratic candidates and how they feel about Missouri voters. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Trading Comfort for Environmentally Friendly

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Could you work at an office job where the building was at 85 degrees all the time? Brian Calfano Talks with Amy Blansit and Nick Reed about if we are going to far with trying to prevent climate change. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Candidates in Blackface (Part 1)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Brian Calfano sits down with Amy Blansit and Nick Reed to discuss their opinions on the treatment of candidates doing something offensive in their past such as blackface. Should candidates guilty of this always be removed from running from office? Watch the video above. To watch part 2 of this Ozarks Tonight, […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Crystal Quade Part 2

Mo. — Missouri House minority leader Crystal Quade (D) talks about Medicaid and how she is getting college students excited about the democratic party and the 2020 election. To watch Part 1 of this Ozarks Tonight, click here. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Crystal Quade Part 1

Mo. — Missouri House minority leader Chrystal Quade (D) talks about Medicaid and possible reasons for why they dropped so many Missourians from their program. To watch part 2 of this Ozarks Tonight, click here. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Personal Responsibility

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Brian Calfano sits down with Amy Blansit and Nick Reed. Is there ever a time when we shouldn’t be held responsible as a society and certain people shouldn’t receive government support? → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Both sides of the abortion debate

Political Analyst Dr. Brian Calfano was in Jefferson City today, May 17, to talk about the abortion legislature being passed. → Read More

Missouri Senate passes Abortion Bill, heading to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri is closer to establishing a new law that would restrict abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. → Read More