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WOW: Wonders of Wildlife... Tawnya meets Alex the snake Video included

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Looking for a day-trip destination for your family this holiday break.  KOAM’s Tawnya Bach sits down with Shelby Stephenson and Lexy Tennison to learn more about the Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri.  Lexi also introduces us to Alex, a scaly employee at WOW.

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Pet Connection: Robert & Little Rin Video included

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It’s cold outside… and Pete and Marianne from Golden Paw Pet Rescue say there are few dogs equipped to handle the elements.  This morning we meet two sweethearts, a Lhasa Mix and a Chi Mix, who are looking to find their forever homes. 

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Wildcat Wednesday: The Poinsettia Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Wildcat Extension Agent Jacob Weber to discuss one of the season’s most popular plants, the poinsettia! He also delves into common myths and misconceptions of the perennial plant.

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WOW: Wonders of Wildlife... Tawnya meets Oliver the hawk Video included

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The Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium has more than 35,000 living creatures.  KOAM’s Tawnya Bach sits down with Shelby Stephenson and Lexy Tennison to learn more about WOW and we also get to meet a winged creature… named Oliver!

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Columbus Christmas Parade 2018 Video included

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As we get closer to Christmas, many 4-State communities are getting their Christmas parades underway.  We bring you the sights and sounds of Wednesday night's Columbus, Christmas parade, and what some residents say is their favorite part. 

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KOAM Morning Crew Thanksgiving Feast: Desserts Video included

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KOAM's Michael Hayslip and Tawnya Bach wrap up their Annual KOAM Morning Crew Thanksgiving Feast with desserts!  This year Tawnya turned a traditional banana recipe into Pumpkin Pie Spice Bars.   

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KOAM Morning Crew Thanksgiving Feast: Side Dishes Video included

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The KOAM Morning Show kicks off its annual Thanksgiving feast with holiday recipes from home.  In this first segment the morning crew shares recipes for their favorite side dishes. 

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Etiquette: Thanksgiving Leftovers Video included

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What do you do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Should you send them home with your guests?... or is it "acceptable" to ask your host for a leftover plate? Our resident etiquette enthusiast, aka News Director Kristi Spencer, offers some advice. More>>

Etiquette: The Perfect Table Setting Video included

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Ever wonder how to set the perfect table?  Or looking to impress your guests this Thanksgiving dinner?  We’ve got etiquette tips just in time for the holidays!  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip learns a few from our resident etiquette enthusiast (KOAM News Director) Kristi Spencer. More>>

Empire Liberty Electric: Christmas Elves Program 2018 Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Jordan Bolinger with Empire Liberty Electric to find out about this year’s Christmas Elves Program.  If you’d like to become an elf and help out with someone in need this holiday season, stop by the Joplin office at 602 S. Joplin and pick up a wish list, fill all or part of the list, and return your wrapped gifts by December 10th.

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Tank or Bank: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" dominates for a second weekend... Box Office Results (Weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 2nd) Video included

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“Ralph Breaks the Internet” dominates the box office again this weekend.  The Wreck it Ralph sequel made over $25-Million dollars in it's second weekend.

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Tank or Bank: "The Possession of Hannah Grace" Preview... Plus Tawnya's Top 5 Video included

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A new horror movie just in time for the holidays? Yep... We'll take a look at the film that takes place in a morgue! And find why Tawnya is *not* including "The Possession of Hannah Grace" in her Tank or Bank movie predictions! 

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Tank or Bank: Ralph Breaks onto the All-time Leader Board for Thanksgiving Opening Films... Plus Box Office Top 5 (Weekend of Nov. 23-25) Video included

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It was a massive five days at the box office, the last three days of which resulted in the largest Thanksgiving three-day weekend ever with the top twelve films combining for over $206 Million. Leading the way was Walt Disney Pictures’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, which brought in the second largest Thanksgiving five-day gross of all-time!

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Pet Connection: Fletcher & Duchess

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KOAM’s Tawnya Bach sits down with Pete and Marianne from Golden Paw Pet Rescue to help a couple of cuties find their forever homes!  We meet Fletcher and Duchess. 

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Surprise Crew: Thanksgiving Turkeys Video included

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Holidays are all about traditions, and we're starting to carve out one of our own.  Once again this year, the KOAM Surprise Crew gives back to 4-State families with a holiday staple – turkeys!  Because on a holiday that's pretty much focused on food, we want to make sure as many people as possible can participate in the family feast. More>>

Small Business Saturday: Pittsburg Downtown Passport Event Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with the Pittsburg Chamber’s Special Events Director Dani Gosch to find how the “Downtown Passport Event” works this Small Business Saturday.  

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Tank or Bank: "Fantastic Beasts" sequel delivers a $253 Million Global Debut...Box Office (Weekend of Nov. 16-18) Video included

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The “Fantastic Beasts” sequel delivers a $253 Million Global Debut… and KOAM’s Tawnya Bach nails her Top 5 ‘Tank or Bank’ movie predictions.  

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Tank or Bank: "Fantastic Beasts" & "Instant Family" previews..Plus Tawnya's Top Five (Weekend of Nov. 16-18) Video included

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Unruly beasts and wizards shake up the wizarding world this weekend.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip and Tawnya Bach take a look at J.K. Rowling’s magical saga… and how it continues with the second installment of the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise. 

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Tank or Bank: "The Grinch" is smiling with a chart-topping opening.. Plus Box Office (Weekend of Nov. 9-11) Video included

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“The Grinch” is smiling with a chart-topping $67.6 Million dollar opening.  The performance currently ranks as the third largest opening weekend for an animated title in November behind “The Incredibles” ( $70.4 Million) and “Frozen” ($67.39 Million). 

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Tech Effect: Hearing Loss (Part 2) Video included

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In part two of today’s Tech Effect KOAM’s Michael Hayslip goes inside the audio booth at the Greenbush Education Center.  He sits down with Shelly Bodensteiner to find out how technology has helped audiologists diagnose modern hearing issues. More>>

Tech Effect: Hearing Loss (Part 1) Video included

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In part one of today’s Tech Effect segment, Greenbush Audiologist Shelly Bodensteiner explain to KOAM’s Michael Hayslip that it’s not necessarily the type of headphones you use, but rather the volume at which you listen when concerning hearing loss. More>>

Wildcat Wednesday: Sheep & Goat Discussion with Keith Martin Video included

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Gather your kids!.... This Wildcat Wednesday we learn about the importance of Goat Herd Health and Kidding Management. K-State Extension Agent Keith Martin joins KOAM's Michael Hayslip in the studio with details on an upcoming Sheep and Goat Meeting

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Soy Lady: Applesauce Raisin Bread Video included

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Looking for a tasty way to change up your holiday food exchange?  Charlene Patton from the Kansas Soybean Commission shows KOAM’s Tawnya Bach how to make Applesauce Raisin Bread.  

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Soy Lady: Better for You Blender Brownies Video included

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Charlene Patton from the Kansas Soybean Commission shows KOAM’s Tawnya Bach a great recipe to share with family and friends during the holidays.  You know this one’s a winner… Amanda Miller from Hutchinson, Kansas submitted the recipe for “Better-for-You-Blender Brownies” and it won first place at the 2018 Kansas State Fair in the Invent a Heart-Healthy Food Recipe Contest. 

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Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus featuring Vintage Time (Part 2) Video included

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Vintage Time, a 4-state barbershop quartet, performs a second song and talks about this weekend's Happy Trails Shows in Joplin.

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Tristatesmen Barbershop Chorus: Featuring Vintage Time (Part 1) Video included

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KOAM’s Tawnya Bach introduces us to Vintage Time, a 4-state barbershop quartet.  This group is one of five quartets performing in Saturday’s Happy Trails show in Joplin.  

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Pet Connection: Maggie & Bear Video included

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Pete and Marianne from Golden Paw Animal Rescue sit down with KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to offer a warning to pet owners as the winter weather arrives.  We also meet Maggie and Bear, two sweet pups who are looking to find their forever home. For more information about Golden Paw and where you can adopt more dogs like Maggie and Bear, click here. More>>

Tech Effect: Communication (Part 2) Video included

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In this edition of the Tech Effect we zero in on communication and the latest advancements in communication technology.  Pittsburg High School Principal Phil Bressler talks to KOAM’s Michael Hayslip about the apps the school uses to communicate with parents.  More>>

Tech Effect: Communication (Part 1) Video included

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In this edition of the Tech Effect, KOAM’s Michael Hayslip talks with Pittsburg High School Principal, Phil Bressler, about how Facebook and other messaging apps are hindering face-to-face communication skills of today’s youth. More>>

Breaking Down the Midterm Elections Video included

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Democrats take back the House, while Republicans retain control of the U.S. Senate.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip breaks down the Midterm Elections with help from Nick Myers, the Central Chairman for the Newton County Republican Party. More>>

Gift of Light, Gift of Love Video included

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Amanda Mitchell, Chairman for the Gift of Light, Gift of Love, sits down with KOAM's Michael Hayslip to talk about this year's fundraising campaign for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  This year's tree lighting is set for Thursday, November 8th, at 7:00pm at the Joplin Northpark Mall. 

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Tech Effect: Memory (Part 2) Video included

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PSU Professor Mark Johnson says teachers need to teach students how to properly use their smart phones and other digital devices in the classroom.  He shows KOAM's Michael Hayslip how its done in this morning's edition of Tech Effect. More>>

Tech Effect: Memory (Part 1) Video included

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This edition of the Tech Effect looks at the effect of technology on your memory.  PSU Professor Mark Johnson says if used properly, technology can boost learning in the classroom.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip finds out why. More>>

Freeman Diabetes Expo Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Freeman Diabetes coordinator, Susan Pittman, to discuss healthy ways to make a diabetic friendly breakfast.  Susan also talked about an upcoming diabetes expo at the Freeman Business Center. 

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Project Warmth Video included

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KOAM’S Michael Hayslip sits down with Jeff Wilbert to get details on this year’s Project Warmth fundraiser, benefiting Crawford County residents who need assistance with their utility bills this winter. 

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Tech Effect: "Tech Neck" (Part 2) Video included

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In part two of today’s Tech Effect physical therapist Ryan Loughmiller shows KOAM’s Michael Hayslip simple tips to avoid “tech neck” and other tech related injuries.

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Tech Effect: "Tech Neck" (Part 1) Video included

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Today’s Tech Effect focuses on “tech neck” and other injuries that can happen you devote too much time to technology.  In part one, KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with physical therapist Ryan Loughmiller to identify common tech-related injuries.

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Wildcat Wednesday: 4-H Volunteers Video included

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Cheri Nelson from the Wildcat Extension District sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk about the need for more 4-H volunteers and ways you can get your entire family involved in the youth development program. More>>

Surprise Crew: Halloween Costumes

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Little Isabella had no idea why we paid her a visit before it was time to go trick-or-treating.  But we knew she wanted to take part in her school's parade. So while she was being a great big sister and introducing us to her sibling crew...we introduced Bella to the KOAM Surprise Crew.

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Tech Effect: Strained Vision (Part 2) Video included

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KOAM’S Michael Hayslip delves into the increasing technology in the field of ophthalmology.  Dr. Shane Kannarr explains how current tech can be used to diagnose other health issues.  He also talks about preventative measures you can take now to keep your eyes in check.

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Tech Effect: Strained Vision (Part 1) Video included

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Do you know what “blue light” is? Dr. Shane Kannarr sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to explain what it is… and how it can affect more than just your vision. More>>

Crocktober: Spiked Monkey Bread (Oct. 30, 2018)

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KOAM’S Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip lift the lid on the 5th and final winning Crocktober recipe.. a slow cooker Spiked Monkey Bread!  This recipe was submitted by Mrs. Shannon Lewis from Columbus, Kansas. 

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Tank or Bank: "Halloween" repeats at #1... Plus Box Office (Weekend of Oct. 26-28)

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The weekend played out mostly as KOAM’s Tawnya Bach predicted with a repeat of last weekend’s top four films, led by the Jamie Lee Curtis remake of “Halloween”, which has now delivered more than $126 Million in just 10 days of release.

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Human Trafficking in the 4-states: A KOAM Morning News Preview Video included

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KOAM’S Jordan Aubey investigates human trafficking in the 4-states... He sits down with Michael Hayslip on KOAM Morning News to preview his 2-part story that airs both Monday and Tuesday night at 9 and 10pm.

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Colonial Fox Theater Concert Series Finale Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Casey McCafferty from the Colonial Fox Theater Foundation to find out about the theatre’s series finale concert.  Plus Casey details the Colonial Fox’ latest fundraising efforts geared toward a master build plan. 

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Tech Effect: Online Addictions (Part 2) Video included

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Via Christi Behavioral Health Doctor Ron Burch explains to KOAM’s Michael Hayslip how to diagnose your own internet habits and how to keep those habits from becoming unhealthy.

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Tech Effect: Online Addictions (Part 1) Video included

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Via Christi Behavioral Health Doctor Jeffrey Burch talks to KOAM’s Michael Hayslip about online addictions.  Dr. Burch says the field of psychology at this point is struggling to keep up with current online habits.

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Pets in Public: A KOAM Morning News Preview Video included

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Service dogs help those with disabilities, but some are bringing pets in public places.  Tonight at 6 and 10, KOAM’s Lisa Olliges looks at the rules and how easy it is for fakers to pose their pets as service dogs.  This morning Lisa sat down with Michael Hayslip to preview her special report.

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Lions Club Bake Sale Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip talks with Lions Club member Lori Horton about how an upcoming fundraiser will support local organizations in the Pittsburg area. 

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Pet Connection: Galaxie & Lilly Video included

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Golden Paw’s Mary Ann join KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to introduce the 4-states to Galaxie and Lilly, two loveable dogs looking for their forever home. 

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Crocktober: Pepperoni Extreme Dip (Oct. 23, 2018)

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KOAM’s Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip lift the lid on our 4th winning Crocktober recipe… a slow cooker Pepperoni Extreme Dip!  This recipe was submitted by Mel Binam from Jasper, Missouri and is the perfect addition to your next get-together! 

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Soy Lady: Pumpkin Slow Cooker Cake Video included

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KOAM’s Tawnya Bach and the “Soy Lady”, Charlene Patton, whip up a Pumpkin Slow Cooker Cake.  

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Soy Lady: Crockpot Meatloaf Video included

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Charlene Patton from the Kansas Soybean Commission shows KOAM’s Tawnya Bach how to make a meatloaf in the slow cooker.  This particular meatloaf recipe earned third place at the 2018 Kansas State Fair in the Heart Healthy Main Dish competition.  

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Tank or Bank: Jamie Lee Curtis takes aim at Michael Myers and the Box Office (Weekend of Oct. 19-21)

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The latest “Halloween” remake rocks the Hollywood Box Office raking in more than $77 Million domestically.  And as KOAM’s Tawnya Bach predicted, the next film in line doesn’t break the $20 Million mark.                                        ...

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4-State HR Conference Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Judy Smetana to learn more about challenges in the workplace and this week’s HR Conference at Downstream Casino 

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Tank or Bank: Halloween & The Hate U Give.. Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Oct. 19-21)

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KOAM's Tawnya Bach and Michael Hayslip preview two new movies opening in 4-State Theaters this weekend.  Plus why Tawnya predicts the new Halloween remake starring Jamie Lee Curtis is the only film that will make more than $20 Million this weekend at the Box Office.

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Wildcat Wednesday: Coyote Management (Part 2) Video included

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When you call a coyote, why do they come?  Wildcat Extension Agent Jeri Geren says the nuisance predators could be hungry, curious, or just want to defend their territory.  She sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk about the humane management of coyotes and gives details on an upcoming seminar. 

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Wildcat Wednesday: Coyote Management (Part 1) Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Wildcat Extension Agent Jeri Geren to find out why out the southeast Kansas area has seen such an increase in coyotes.  She also talks about the latest studies conducted on coyote management. 

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Crocktober: Crockpot Turkey and Black Bean Chili (Oct. 16, 2018) Video included

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Our 3rd winning Crocktober recipe is a Crockpot Turkey and Black Bean Chili submitted by the very person who brings the 4-states your close-captioning every morning.  Thank you Natalie Werner! 

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Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Homemade Vegetable Broth Video included

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Alicia Shoemaker from the Pittsburg Farmer’s Market shows KOAM’s Tawnya Bach how you can save and freeze your vegetable peelings to create your own homemade vegetable broth. Click here to watch Alicia’s family and Tawnya make an Crockpot Acorn Squash Soup using vegetable broth!

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Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Crockpot Acorn Squash Soup Video included

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Alicia Shoemaker joins KOAM's Tawnya Bach in the KOAM test kitchen with her children to show us how fun and easy it is to use a slow cooker to create a healthy dinner.  In today's Pittsburg Farmer's Market cooking segment she makes a Crockpot Acorn Squash Soup. 

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Pet Connection: Xavier & Buddy Video included

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Pete and Mary Ann introduce us to two adorable dogs in search of their forever home.  Plus we get the latest details concerning this weekend’s 20th Anniversary Open House and Evening Celebration Party. 

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Crocktober: Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup (Oct. 9, 2018) Video included

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Our 2nd winning Crocktober recipe is a Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup submitted by Rose Reutlinger, from Fredonia, Kansas.   My oh my…. Our studio never smelled so good!!!!!!! 

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Wildcat Cooking: Southwest Crockpot Chili (Part 2) Video included

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Wildcat Extension agent Katrina Even joins us in the studio kitchen with a slower recipe for a Southwest Crockpot Chili.  She talks about the benefits of Crockpot meals including “hands off” (no-look cooking) and low energy usage.

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Wildcat Cooking: Southwest Crockpot Chili (Part 1) Video included

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Wildcat Extension agent Katrina Even joins us in the studio kitchen with a slower recipe for a Southwest Crockpot Chili.  

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Crocktober: French Dip Part 2 (Oct. 2, 2018)

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Our 1st winning Crocktober recipe is a French Dip submitted by Linda Kerr, from Nevada, Missouri…. and boy was it good! 

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Crocktober: French Dip (Oct. 2, 2018)

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Our 1st winning Crocktober recipe is a French Dip submitted by Linda Kerr, from Nevada, Missouri…. and boy was it good!

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Tank or Bank: Hell Fest & Smallfoot... Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Sept. 28-30)

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Warner Bros. releases a family friendly animation and thrill seekers don't have to wait until October to check out "Hell Fest".  Plus KOAM's Tawnya Bach only puts movies showing in 3,000 plus theaters in her top five 'tank or bank' predictions.

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Festa Italiana (Part 2) Video included

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What you need to know about Festa Italiana 2018! 

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Festa Italiana (Part 1) Video included

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KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Ann Brown and Matt Frankenberry to find out what's on the menu for this year's Festa Italiana celebration.

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Hope Auction Video included

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KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Kim Scripsick, Dennis Burke, and Allison McCormick to find out more about this weekend's HOPE Auction and Dinner held to benefit the Our Lady of Lourdes Church and schools.

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Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Butternut Squash Stuffed Poblano Peppers (Part 2) Video included

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Alicia Shoemaker from the PIttsburg Farmer's Market shows KOAM's Tawnya Bach how to make Butternut Squash Stuffed Poblano Peppers!

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Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Butternut Squash Stuffed Poblano Peppers (Part 1) Video included

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Alicia Shoemaker from the PIttsburg Farmer's Market shows KOAM's Tawnya Bach how to make Butternut Squash Stuffed Poblano Peppers!

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Pet Connection: Cool Kat & Ellie Video included

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KOAM's Tawnya Bach visits with Pete and Mary Ann from the Golden Paw Animal Rescue to learn more about October's big anniversary celebration.  She also got to meet Cool Kat and Ellie!

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Medday Thursday: Clays for a Cause (Part 2) Video included

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The 5th Annual Clays for A Cause is set for Saturday, October 6th!

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Medday Thursday: Clays for a Cause (Part 1)

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Join the Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism for the fifth annual Clays for a Cause sporting clay tournament at Claythorne Lodge! The event includes silent auctions, side matches and a raffle. KOAM's Michael Hayslip sits down with Kristy Parker to find out more.

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4-States HeartWalk 2018

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The 4-States HeartWalk is set for Saturday, September 29th at MSSU’s Leggett & Platte Center.

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Wildcat Wednesday: 4-H State Fair Projects Video included

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KOAM’s Tawnya Bach sits down with Wildcat Extension Agent Katie Townsend to check a few 4-H projects recently on display at the Kansas State Fair. 

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Medday Thursday: Swing Beds

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Mercy Hospital Columbus Administrator Angie Saporito explains what the “swing bed” program is and why the concept is such a benefit to patients. More>>

Medday Thursday: National Rehab Week Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Mercy Hospital Columbus Administrator Angie Saporito to learn about National Rehab Week and find out what services the southeast Kansas hospital offers.

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Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival

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Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Director Gary Stubblefield sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk about what’s on tap for this weekend’s CJ Bluegrass Festival. 

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Soy Lady: Italian Breakfast Casserole

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The Kansas Soybean Commission's Charlene Patton joins KOAM's Tawnya Bach in the studio kitchen to make an Italian Breakfast Casserole.

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Tank or Bank: "Predator" takes top spot, but worst ever opening for live-action film... Box Office (Weekend of Sept. 14-16)

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FOX Studios “The Predator” takes the top spot at the Hollywood Box Office this weekend, but the film has little to celebrate.  

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Connect2Culture: Cornell Complex Video included

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KOAM’s Tawnya Bach gets the latest on fundraising and plans for Joplin’s soon-to-be new performing arts complex from Connect2Culture’s Clifford Wert.  The 46,000 square foot Cornell Complex will include a 450-seat indoor multipurpose performance hall, a new home for the Spiva Center for the Arts, and an outdoor festival plaza with 1,500-person capacity. 

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Connect2Culture: Best of The Second City Video included

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Connect2Culture’s Clifford Wert sits down with KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to talk about an upcoming comedy show coming to Joplin’s Memorial Hall. 

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Tank or Bank: "A Simple Favor" Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Sept. 14-16)

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The new movie “A Simple Favor” is anything but simple. Here’s a preview to straighten out the twisted tale. Plus KOAM’s Tawnya Bach presents her top five 'Tank or Bank' predictions at the box office.

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Central States Hammer In & Knife Show Video included

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The Central States Hammer In & Knife Show, featuring several former contestants of the History Channel’s ‘Forged and Fire’ is coming up this Saturday, September 15, 2018.  KOAM's Michael Hayslip get the details from event organizer Phil Evans.

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Joplin Arts Fest Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Joplin Arts Fest organizer Steve Doerr to find out more about the festivities planned for this weekend at Mercy Park. 

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Pet Connection: Hershey & Tyler (9-12-18) Video included

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Pete and Mary Ann join KOAM's Tawnya Bach to help find a brother/sister pet duo a forever home.  Mary Ann also gives details about this month's Get Your Licks on Route 66 event coming up at Frank Fletcher Ford in Joplin.

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Tank or Bank: "The Nun" Sets a New Franchise Opening Weekend Record... Box Office (Weekend of Sept. 7-9)

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Warner Brothers’ “The Nun” makes good on expectations, setting a new franchise opening weekend record, both globally and domestically, and delivering the second largest September opening ever.  

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Wildcat Cooking: Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (Part 2)

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KOAM's Tawnya Bach and Wildcat Extension agent Katrina Even finish making today's Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks in the KOAM Test Kitchen.

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Wildcat Cooking: Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (Part 1) Video included

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Looking for a hearty after school snack for your kids? K-State Extension Agent Katrina Even shows KOAM’s Tawnya Bach how to bake up a batch of "Baked Mozzarella Cheese Sticks" in this morning's Wildcat Cooking segment. 

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Tank or Bank: "The Nun" & "Peppermint" Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Sept. 7-9)

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KOAM's Tawnya Bach lays out her Top 5 movie predictions and explains why Warner Brothers Studios is about to make bank... across the board!

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Cyber Awareness 360 Series Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Jason Rincker to talk about the importance of protecting your business online. 

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Medday Thursday: Sex Education with Dr. Josh Breuggeman PART 2 Video included

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Almost 40% of today’s teens have had intercourse… 3.4% of by the age of 13. Via Christi's Family Medicine Doctor Josh Breuggeman joins the discussion on the KOAM Morning News... How early is too early to have the "sex-ed" talk with your child? 

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Medday Thursday: Sex Education with Dr. Josh Breuggeman PART 1 Video included

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Nearly 30% of high school youth are sexually active. Via Christi's Family Medicine Doctor Josh Breuggeman joins the discussion on the KOAM Morning News... How early is too early to have the "sex-ed" talk with your child?

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Wildcat Wednesday: Parents University Video included

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KOAM’S Michael Hayslip sits down with Wildcat Extension Agent Katrina Even to find out what’s on tap for this month’s Parents University event.

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Decades of Wheels: Part 2 Video included

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KOAM’s Michael Hayslip finds out more about The Decades of Wheels museum along Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas. 

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Decades of Wheels: Part 1 Video included

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“Decades of Wheels” Dave Hickmott stops outside our KOAM studios to chat with Michael Hayslip about three days of rock and roll and classic cars coming to Baxter Springs, Kansas this October.  

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Tank or Bank: Warner Brothers "Crazy Rich Asians" continues its stellar run... Box Office (Weekend of Aug. 31-Sept. 2)

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Warner Brothers "Crazy Rich Asians" continues its stellar run, finishing at the top of the Hollywood Box Office for the third weekend in a row. 

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Tank or Bank: "Operation Finale" & "Searching" Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Aug 31-Sept. 2)

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Watch previews of new movies "Operation Finale" and "Searching".  Plus KOAM's Tawnya Bach reveals her top five predictions at the box office and explains why neither new film on her 'Tank or Bank' list.  

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Pet Connection: Spud & Chico (8-30-18) Video included

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Pete and MaryAnn introduce us to Spud and Chico, two dogs currently residing at the Golden Paw Animal Rescue who are in need of a forever home!

Click here for a link to Golden Paw's Facebook page.

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2018 Walk To End Alzheimer's Video included

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The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up Saturday, September 15 behind the PSU Carnie Smith Stadium.  KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Cassie Wilson to find out how you can help in the battle against Alzheimer’s. 

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Little Balkans Days 2018 Video included

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KOAM’S Tawnya Bach sits down with Angela Meyer and J.T. Knoll to find out what’s on tap for this year’s Little Balkans Day festival in Pittsburg.

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Pittsburg Farmer's Market: Watermelon Fire and Ice Salsa Video included

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Alicia Shoemaker from the Pittsburg Farmer's Market joins KOAM's Tawnya Bach in the KOAM Test Kitchen to put a twist on the dog days of summer with a refreshing "Watermelon Fire & Ice Salsa" recipe.

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Tank or Bank: Another Crazy Weekend for "Crazy Rich Asians"... Box Office (Weekend of Aug. 24-26)

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Warner Bros. Studios gets even richer after another crazy weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” at the Hollywood Box Office. 

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Tank or Bank: "A.X.L." & "Scotty" Previews Plus Tawnya's Top 5 (Weekend of Aug. 24-26)

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Tawnya predicts another strong weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” and does *not* put the new family friendly flick “A.X.L.” in her top 5 ‘Tank or Bank’ selections. 

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Medday Thursday: Human Trafficking Video included

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Via Christi Clinical Psychologist Jeffrey Burch sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk about different types of human trafficking in the 4-States and the signs as a parent you need to look for. 

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Ernte-Fest 2018 Video included

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Time to get your German on... the 45th Annual Ernte-Fest kicks off Friday, August 17th, 2018

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Medday Thursday: Back-to-School Health Video included

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Via Christi/Mercy Clinic Doctor F. Ronald Seglie joins KOAM’s Michael Hayslip this Medday Thursday to talk Back-to-School Health. 

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  • Wildcat WednesdayMore>>

  • Wildcat Wednesday: The Poinsettia

    Wildcat Wednesday: The Poinsettia

    Wednesday, November 28 2018 9:03 AM EST2018-11-28 14:03:33 GMT

    KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Wildcat Extension Agent Jacob Weber to discuss one of the season’s most popular plants, the poinsettia! He also delves into common myths and misconceptions of the perennial plant.

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    KOAM’s Michael Hayslip sits down with Wildcat Extension Agent Jacob Weber to discuss one of the season’s most popular plants, the poinsettia! He also delves into common myths and misconceptions of the perennial plant.

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  • Wildcat Wednesday: Sheep & Goat Discussion with Keith Martin

    Wildcat Wednesday: Sheep & Goat Discussion with Keith Martin

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 9:26 AM EST2018-11-14 14:26:07 GMT

    Gather your kids!.... This Wildcat Wednesday we learn about the importance of Goat Herd Health and Kidding Management. K-State Extension Agent Keith Martin joins KOAM's Michael Hayslip in the studio with details on an upcoming Sheep and Goat Meeting

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    Gather your kids!.... This Wildcat Wednesday we learn about the importance of Goat Herd Health and Kidding Management. K-State Extension Agent Keith Martin joins KOAM's Michael Hayslip in the studio with details on an upcoming Sheep and Goat Meeting

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  • Wildcat Wednesday: 4-H Volunteers

    Wildcat Wednesday: 4-H Volunteers

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 9:05 AM EDT2018-10-31 13:05:35 GMT
    Cheri Nelson from the Wildcat Extension District sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk about the need for more 4-H volunteers and ways you can get your entire family involved in the youth development program.More >>
    Cheri Nelson from the Wildcat Extension District sits down with KOAM’s Michael Hayslip to talk about the need for more 4-H volunteers and ways you can get your entire family involved in the youth development program.More >>
  • Medday ThursdayMore>>

  • Tech Effect: Hearing Loss (Part 2)

    Tech Effect: Hearing Loss (Part 2)

    Thursday, November 15 2018 8:55 AM EST2018-11-15 13:55:37 GMT
    In part two of today’s Tech Effect KOAM’s Michael Hayslip goes inside the audio booth at the Greenbush Education Center.  He sits down with Shelly Bodensteiner to find out how technology has helped audiologists diagnose modern hearing issues.More >>
    In part two of today’s Tech Effect KOAM’s Michael Hayslip goes inside the audio booth at the Greenbush Education Center.  He sits down with Shelly Bodensteiner to find out how technology has helped audiologists diagnose modern hearing issues.More >>
  • Tech Effect: Hearing Loss (Part 1)

    Tech Effect: Hearing Loss (Part 1)

    Thursday, November 15 2018 8:51 AM EST2018-11-15 13:51:12 GMT
    In part one of today’s Tech Effect segment, Greenbush Audiologist Shelly Bodensteiner explain to KOAM’s Michael Hayslip that it’s not necessarily the type of headphones you use, but rather the volume at which you listen when concerning hearing loss.More >>
    In part one of today’s Tech Effect segment, Greenbush Audiologist Shelly Bodensteiner explain to KOAM’s Michael Hayslip that it’s not necessarily the type of headphones you use, but rather the volume at which you listen when concerning hearing loss.More >>
  • Tech Effect: Communication (Part 2)

    Tech Effect: Communication (Part 2)

    Thursday, November 8 2018 8:32 AM EST2018-11-08 13:32:21 GMT
    In this edition of the Tech Effect we zero in on communication and the latest advancements in communication technology.  Pittsburg High School Principal Phil Bressler talks to KOAM’s Michael Hayslip about the apps the school uses to communicate with parents. More >>
    In this edition of the Tech Effect we zero in on communication and the latest advancements in communication technology.  Pittsburg High School Principal Phil Bressler talks to KOAM’s Michael Hayslip about the apps the school uses to communicate with parents. More >>
  • Pet ConnectionMore>>

  • Pet Connection: Robert & Little Rin

    Pet Connection: Robert & Little Rin

    Wednesday, December 5 2018 8:59 AM EST2018-12-05 13:59:46 GMT

    It’s cold outside… and Pete and Marianne from Golden Paw Pet Rescue say there are few dogs equipped to handle the elements.  This morning we meet two sweethearts, a Lhasa Mix and a Chi Mix, who are looking to find their forever homes. 

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    It’s cold outside… and Pete and Marianne from Golden Paw Pet Rescue say there are few dogs equipped to handle the elements.  This morning we meet two sweethearts, a Lhasa Mix and a Chi Mix, who are looking to find their forever homes. 

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  • Pet Connection: Fletcher & Duchess

    Pet Connection: Fletcher & Duchess

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 9:36 AM EST2018-11-21 14:36:10 GMT
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    KOAM’s Tawnya Bach sits down with Pete and Marianne from Golden Paw Pet Rescue to help a couple of cuties find their forever homes!  We meet Fletcher and Duchess. 

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    KOAM’s Tawnya Bach sits down with Pete and Marianne from Golden Paw Pet Rescue to help a couple of cuties find their forever homes!  We meet Fletcher and Duchess. 

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  • Pet Connection: Maggie & Bear

    Pet Connection: Maggie & Bear

    Thursday, November 8 2018 8:41 AM EST2018-11-08 13:41:13 GMT
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    Pete and Marianne from Golden Paw Animal Rescue sit down with KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to offer a warning to pet owners as the winter weather arrives.  We also meet Maggie and Bear, two sweet pups who are looking to find their forever home. For more information about Golden Paw and where you can adopt more dogs like Maggie and Bear, click here.More >>
    Pete and Marianne from Golden Paw Animal Rescue sit down with KOAM’s Tawnya Bach to offer a warning to pet owners as the winter weather arrives.  We also meet Maggie and Bear, two sweet pups who are looking to find their forever home. For more information about Golden Paw and where you can adopt more dogs like Maggie and Bear, click here.More >>
  • Recipes from the KOAM Morning NewsAll RecipesMore>>

  • KOAM Morning Crew Thanksgiving Feast: Desserts

    KOAM Morning Crew Thanksgiving Feast: Desserts

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 9:18 AM EST2018-11-21 14:18:39 GMT

    KOAM's Michael Hayslip and Tawnya Bach wrap up their Annual KOAM Morning Crew Thanksgiving Feast with desserts!  This year Tawnya turned a traditional banana recipe into Pumpkin Pie Spice Bars.   

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    KOAM's Michael Hayslip and Tawnya Bach wrap up their Annual KOAM Morning Crew Thanksgiving Feast with desserts!  This year Tawnya turned a traditional banana recipe into Pumpkin Pie Spice Bars.   

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  • KOAM Morning Crew Thanksgiving Feast: Side Dishes

    KOAM Morning Crew Thanksgiving Feast: Side Dishes

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 9:20 AM EST2018-11-21 14:20:33 GMT

    The KOAM Morning Show kicks off its annual Thanksgiving feast with holiday recipes from home.  In this first segment the morning crew shares recipes for their favorite side dishes. 

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    The KOAM Morning Show kicks off its annual Thanksgiving feast with holiday recipes from home.  In this first segment the morning crew shares recipes for their favorite side dishes. 

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  • Soy Lady: Applesauce Raisin Bread

    Soy Lady: Applesauce Raisin Bread

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:48 PM EST2018-11-13 17:48:31 GMT

    Looking for a tasty way to change up your holiday food exchange?  Charlene Patton from the Kansas Soybean Commission shows KOAM’s Tawnya Bach how to make Applesauce Raisin Bread.  

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    Looking for a tasty way to change up your holiday food exchange?  Charlene Patton from the Kansas Soybean Commission shows KOAM’s Tawnya Bach how to make Applesauce Raisin Bread.  

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  • Surprise CrewMore>>

  • Surprise Crew (11/16/17)

    Surprise Crew (11/16/17)

  • Surprise Crew: Thanksgiving Turkeys

    Surprise Crew: Thanksgiving Turkeys

    Wednesday, November 21 2018 9:26 AM EST2018-11-21 14:26:12 GMT
    Holidays are all about traditions, and we're starting to carve out one of our own.  Once again this year, the KOAM Surprise Crew gives back to 4-State families with a holiday staple – turkeys!  Because on a holiday that's pretty much focused on food, we want to make sure as many people as possible can participate in the family feast.More >>
    Holidays are all about traditions, and we're starting to carve out one of our own.  Once again this year, the KOAM Surprise Crew gives back to 4-State families with a holiday staple – turkeys!  Because on a holiday that's pretty much focused on food, we want to make sure as many people as possible can participate in the family feast.More >>
  • Surprise Crew: Halloween Costumes

    Surprise Crew: Halloween Costumes

    Wednesday, October 31 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-10-31 13:00:53 GMT

    Little Isabella had no idea why we paid her a visit before it was time to go trick-or-treating.  But we knew she wanted to take part in her school's parade. So while she was being a great big sister and introducing us to her sibling crew...we introduced Bella to the KOAM Surprise Crew.

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    Little Isabella had no idea why we paid her a visit before it was time to go trick-or-treating.  But we knew she wanted to take part in her school's parade. So while she was being a great big sister and introducing us to her sibling crew...we introduced Bella to the KOAM Surprise Crew.

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