difference makers

Difference Makers highlights area organizations that are making a big impact in our communities. Our Difference Makers special airs the third Saturday of the month at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.



Moral Injury Institute

Monday, November 16, 2020

View Full Post   The month of November is military family month and with our focus on our nation's military, Joe Rios visits with Dr. Tommy Goode with Moral Injury Institute. Click here to learn more about Moral Injury Institute.  


The Warrior's Journey

Sunday, November 01, 2020

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Kevin Weaver, CEO with The Warrior's Journey.  The Warrior's Journey (TWJ) provides community, support, and one-on-one connection for warriors and their families.  Articles, videos,…


Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks

Monday, September 28, 2020

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Executive Director, Scott Kirby with the Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks. DSGO is a non profit organization serving the Down syndrome community in southwest Missouri.  They exist…


One Sole Purpose/Wellness Concepts Clinic

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

View Full Post   With September being health awareness month, Joe Rios visits with Dr. Jill and Dr. Obrey with Wellness Concepts Clinic, who's a longtime sponsor with One Sole Purpose 5K/10K Run. Joe also visits with Dan…


Springfield Memorial Stair Climb

Saturday, August 01, 2020

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Adam Neff and Julie Mercer from the Springfield Memorial Stair Climb about this year's event to remember the service members killed in the 9-11 attacks.


Veterans Upward Bound

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

View Full Post   Veterans Upward Bound is a federal grant program designed to assist veterans who desire to get a college education. The organization provides multiple services to help veterans fill out admissions applications,…


The Kitchen

Monday, June 01, 2020

View Full Post   Founded in 1983, The Kitchen, Inc. has been serving the needs of impoverished and homless residents in the Springfield area. The organization operates a number of programs to provide food and shelter to…


Hack 4 Good Springfield

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

View Full Post   Want to put your coding skills to good use in your community? Join the annual Hack 4 Good event where teams compete while giving back to the community. Hack 4 Good Springfield has a quarterly “Hack Night”…


ATOP Outdoors

Saturday, February 29, 2020

View Full Post   ATOP Outdoors is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that provides life changing events with adaptive equipment to get individuals into the great outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing, or water skiing.…


Junior Achievement

Friday, January 31, 2020

View Full Post     Junior Achievement's Purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The envisioned future - what we aspire to become. Junior Achievement maintains an active vision,…