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These Citizen-Regulators In Arkansas Defied Monsanto. Now They're Under Attack

In Arkansas, there's a kind of David-versus-Goliath battle underway over a weedkiller.

On one side, there's the giant Monsanto Company. On the other, a committee of 18 people, mostly farmers and small business owners, who regulate the use of pesticides in the state. They've banned Monsanto's latest way of killing weeds.

Terry Fuller is on that committee. He never intended to pick a fight with a billion-dollar company. "I didn't feel like I was leading the charge," he...

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Traveling Arkansas: A ‘STEM-ulating’ fun run in Jonesboro

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of February 16!

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Can The U.S. Combat Election Interference If Some Don't Believe It's Happening?

America's adversaries are circling like coyotes just beyond the light from the campfire, top intelligence officials warn — but that's not the scariest thing to some members of the Senate intelligence committee. What bothers them is the need to convince people the coyotes are there. "My problem is, I talk to people in Maine who say, 'the whole thing is a witch hunt and it's a hoax,' because that's what the president told me," said Sen. Angus King, I-Maine. The leaders of the U.S. intelligence...

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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)

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

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

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discusses the Arkansas primary election, her own campaign, financial reform, and FEMA, in her monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discusses the Arkansas primary election, her own campaign, financial reform, and FEMA, in her monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Arkansas 1st District Congressman Marion Berry talks about voter turnout in the upcoming election, financial reform, immigration, and the FEMA flood maps in his monthly talk with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 2 of 2)

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Death of Jonesboro businessman focus of Dateline NBC show

The 2011 shooting death of a Jonesboro businessman is the focus of a show that airs tomorrow night on “Dateline NBC”. The show is titled “The Root of All Evil”, and it will focus on the death of Marc Despain. The 34-year-old was found dead in his home from a gunshot wound on August 24, 2011. Marc’s wife, Michelle Despain, plead guilty August eighth to three counts of hindering apprehension in the death. She was originally charged with capital murder in the case. She was sentenced to 30-years...

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