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Marijuana Expo Brings Together Seniors, Veterans, Scientists, Sons Of Arkansas

Listen to the story here. Bill Esserthasn't lived in Arkansas in years. He's a businessman for an agriculture technology company in Cotati, California — BioTherm. "What we do, we’re showing two things, the O2 Tube, which is all about dissolved oxygen and enhancing the amount of dissolved oxygen by infusing oxygen into your irrigation water, and the benefits of this is enhancing growth, plant growth, higher yields, less fungus and more yield for the amount of bud as well as higher levels of THC." His parents still do, though. Live in Arkansas, that is — Conway.

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KASU to present 'Jazz for the Holidays'

JONESBORO – Arkansas’s oldest public broadcasting station, KASU Radio 91.9 FM of Arkansas State University, will present “Jazz for the Holidays”, Saturday Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., in downtown Pocahontas, at The Rendezvous Event Center, 106 West Everett Street. Featured musicians will perform traditional holiday songs with jazzed-up arrangements and improvisational jam sections to create a festive atmosphere for all. Admission price at the door is a $10 suggested donation and $5 for students. The...

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Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Resign 'In The Coming Weeks'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjVBTlmBb-I Updated at 3:46 p.m. ET Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, announced Thursday that he will be resigning. Speaking on the Senate floor, Franken said serving in the Senate has been "the great honor of my life" and that nothing he has done as a senator "has brought dishonor" on the institution. But he said, "it's become clear that I can't both pursue the Ethics Committee process and at the same time remain an...

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Jonesboro/Paragould, AR – The Tony Award-winning musical "Li'l Abner" hits the stage this week at the historic Collins Theatre in Paragould. The whole family will enjoy the madcap antics of the residents of Dogpatch. The characters from Al Capp's long-running comic strip come to life on the Collins stage this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon. Director Tom Fielder spoke with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition...

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Senator Blanche Lincoln remembers Senator Robert Byrd, discusses the Farm Bill and financial reform, and reflects on Independence Day, on KASU's Morning Edition.

Jonesboro, AR – Congressman Marion Berry discusses the problem of the new FEMA flood maps and a recent public meeting with the FEMA head. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Congressman Marion Berry discusses the problem of new FEMA flood maps and the recent public meeting with the head of FEMA, on KASU's Morning Edtion. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor discusses FEMA flood maps, warning campers about flooding, and the flood of oil in the Gulf, on KASU's Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor discusses FEMA flood maps, warning campers about flooding, and the flood of oil in the Gulf, on KASU's Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – An arts and filmmaking camp for military kids will be held next week in Ferndale. KASU's Mark Smith spoke with camp director Maureen Rose about "Operation: Military Kids," on Morning Edition.

Jonesboro, AR – The Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro is holding a fundraiser as it prepares for its Summer musical production, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The fundraiser this Saturday night is called "The Technicolor Ball." The Foundation's Kristi Pulliam talks about the upcoming events on KASU's Morning Edition...

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Lincoln paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Lincoln paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

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Asphalt work expected to cause traffic delays on Highway 49 from Johnson Avenue to NEA Baptist

Expect traffic delays starting Tuesday, December 5th if you travel on Highway 49 from East Johnson Avenue to NEA Baptist hospital. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says asphalt and milling work will occur for up to three weeks on that stretch of highway. All four lanes will be worked on, one lane at a time. Crews say the work will take place on Mondays through Saturdays from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm until the project is complete.

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