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Springfield MO—exploring the heart of America’s heartland

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Kids love Springfield, Missouri's Greenway Trail located in the heart of town

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in Springfield, Missouri as he explores cool things to do and see—from awesome mid-century architecture to a world-class aquarium.

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Logan Aguirre, publisher of the Springfield, Missouri based 417 lifestyle magazine visits with correspondent Tom Wilmer

We’ll meet up with Logan Aguirre, publisher of 417 Magazine; Mary Kromrey Executive Director with Ozarks Greenways; Education Manager, Audrey at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium, and the City of Springfield’s Director of Quality of Place Initiatives, Tim Rosenbury.

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Downtown Springfield, Missouri abounds with elegant historic brick structures.
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Wonders of Wildlife National Museum in Springfield, Missouri.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.