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Christy Clark appointed to ASU Board of Trustees

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson today appointed Christy Clark of Little Rock, a 1992 graduate of Arkansas State University, to a five-year term on the ASU Board of Trustees. A McCrory native, Clark succeeds Ron Rhodes of Cherokee Village, who served two five-year terms on the board, most recently as chair. Her appointment expires in January 2023. ASU System President Chuck Welch said Clark will bring a broad background in business and community service leadership to the board. “Christy has...

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Traveling Arkansas: Flight of the Trumpeter Swans

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of January 12!

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Trump Uses Vulgar Language To Refer To African Countries, Sources Say

Updated at 7:10 p.m. ET President Trump on Thursday referred to African nations as "s***hole countries" during a meeting on immigration with a bipartisan group of senators, according to a Democratic aide and another person familiar with the conversation. Trump made the comment during a discussion of U.S. visa and immigration policies inside the Oval Office. Trump was meeting with the senators to discuss a bipartisan plan to grant legal protections to the roughly 800,000 immigrants who are in...

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Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) discusses unemployment benefits, financial reform, and economic recovery on KASU's Morning Edition.

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) discusses unemployment benefits, financial reform, and economic recovery on KASU's Morning Edition.

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...

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Despite the belief by Gov. Asa Hutchinson that medical marijuana use will likely remain consistent under President Donald Trump, others were uncertain of the impact a decision by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will have on the state’s medical marijuana industry, which is projected to also help the state’s economy. Sessions on Thursday (Jan. 4) rescinded the Obama administration’s so-called Cole memo adopted by former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder in 2013, and said his department would return...

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