Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

For the state of Missouri, February is Earthquake Awareness Month. Missouri is a high-risk, active earthquake zone, and it’s the job of the state Emergency Management Agency to remind everyone of just that. Here in the southeast, that risk is even higher due to the New Madrid Seismic Zone; we experience over 200 quakes each year. We spoke to earthquake program manager, Jeff Briggs, who gave us some tips on what to do if a bad quake hits home.

Lindsey: So, Mr. Briggs, has anything changed this year in terms of earthquake preparedness?


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"Mary Poppins" debuts at the River Campus next week and you should fly on over to the River Campus now to get your tickets. A cast of nearly 50 students will bring this Disney classic to life on the Bedell stage and we caught up with some of them to get the behind the scenes scoop.

We spoke with Abigail Alsmeyer who plays Mary Poppins and Jose Alpizar who plays the role of Bert.

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It seems like Almost Yesterday that a growing national fad streaked through Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The craze was simply called "streaking."

Visit Cape

Learn about how to feed and welcome Boisterous Bluebirds at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center this Thursday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m. Also at the Nature Center this Saturday, discover one of the forest’s sweetest gifts at Maple Sugaring! Maple sugaring has a rich history and it’s still practiced today. Learn the history, equipment and process of making maple syrup this Saturday afternoon from 1-4.

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They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. It's a truth worth contemplating, especially around Valentine's Day. After all, the genius of love and the genius of hunger are the two driving forces behind all living things.

Biblically, as the London Independent remarked, "Food and sex have been bedfellows ever since Adam and Eve tasted the forbidden fruit." The search for foods that foster romance is age old. They're called aphrodisiacs after Aphrodite, who not coincidentally was goddess of both love and crops.