SGF Local Matters Podcast

SGF Local Matters, takes you behind the scenes to meet the most fascinating people of the 417. Mayor Ken McClure and Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement talk about things going on around town and chat with those who are making things better in Springfield.

SGF Local Matters with Sarah Cunningham

In this episode of SGF Local Matters, Sarah Cunningham, the superintendent of Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, shares her personal journey and passion for history. She discusses the significance of the battlefield, the visitor experience, and the importance of learning history. Sarah also explains her daily responsibilities as a superintendent and the role of the park in narrating the Civil War story.

SGF Local Matters with Gary Ellison

Missouri’s Official Ragtime Piano Player Gary Ellison talks Ozarks Jubilee, local history and music on this episode of SGF Local Matters.

SGF Local Matters with Mark Hecquet

Mark Hecquet, President and CEO of Springfield Convention & Visitors’ Bureau shares his journey across the pond to ultimately land in Springfield, Missouri as the chief marketer.   

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