“In Our Town,” the Springfield Daily Citizen’s first podcast, is a collection of interviews with locals making a difference in the Springfield, Missouri community.
Join host Tom Carlson and his guests to learn about issues facing our region and the future trajectory of Springfield. It’s all “In Our Town.”
Aaron Owen discusses improvements, strategy and growth under his leadership as the CEO of the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Meet our host, Tom
Tom Carlson is the publisher and founder of the Springfield Daily Citizen. An attorney and real estate developer who specializes in affordable housing, Tom was the longest-serving mayor of Springfield, serving 14 years over seven non-consecutive terms between 1988 and 2009. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Chinese from The George Washington University and was a reporter in southwest Missouri before pursuing his law degree.
Ben Jones and Amanda Ohlensehlen discuss incentives Springfield uses to entice businesses to move here and stay.
JMARK CEO Thomas Douglas discusses adaptability, entrepreneurship, and the indispensable skills needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced world.
Tune in for a captivating conversation with Steve Edwards. Learn about his reflections on leadership, his challenges and legacy at Cox…