The next edition of “Newsmakers” on KGCS-TV will focus on a number of special sales taxes for Joplin residents. Funding for parks, storm water, capital improvements and public safety will all be explained when the show hits the airwaves the week of August 18.

The program features Joplin City Finance Director Leslie Haase and Mayor Gary Shaw, both of whom will break down the percentages of each tax and provide details about projects accomplished by the funds. The taxes were approved by Joplin voters.

The show can be seen Sunday through Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on KGCS-TV, Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m. on KOAM-TV – and is also currently posted on KGCS’s YouTube channel, “KGCS Missouri Southern.”

KGCS programming can be seen on channel 21. It is also available on regional cable television systems such as Cable One, Mediacom and Suddenlink Communications. The station operates as a service of the Department of Communication at Missouri Southern State University.