Jonesboro http://kasu.org en Pop Up Jonesboro this Saturday http://kasu.org/post/pop-jonesboro-saturday <p>Monroe Street, in front of The Forum in Downtown Jonesboro, will be transformed into a public gathering place.&nbsp; This day-long Pop Up in Jonesboro will show what that area of downtown could look like permanently.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 12:45:37 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 44881 at http://kasu.org Out of the Dark Rally http://kasu.org/post/out-dark-rally <p>Wearing red T-shirts with the logo "Leave Your Mark", about one thousand students from several school districts in Craighead County participated in a student rally in downtown Jonesboro to celebrate a drug free life.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves was there and files this report.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:59:28 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 19697 at http://kasu.org Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund gives Crawford a failing grade http://kasu.org/post/americans-tax-fairness-action-fund-gives-crawford-failing-grade <P>Arkansas for Tax Fairness Action Fund presented Congressman Rick Crawford an F for House votes they say help the rich and hurt the poor.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.</P> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:41:51 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 18787 at http://kasu.org Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund gives Crawford a failing grade Johnny Cash Music Festival Friday night http://kasu.org/post/johnny-cash-music-festival-friday-night <p>Friday night, the Johnny Cash Music Festival takes place at Arkansas State University's Convocation Center in Jonesboro.&nbsp; All proceeds will benefit the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Restoration Project in Dyess.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses the project and the concert with Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Executive Director of Arkansas Delta Byways.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:58:43 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 18727 at http://kasu.org Mexican Delegation to visit Arkansas State University http://kasu.org/post/mexican-delegation-visit-arkansas-state-university <p>A Mexican delegation from Queretaro, Mexico will be in Jonesboro Friday and Saturday.&nbsp; Arkansas State University officials will meet with the delegation about the possibility of placing a campus of Arkansas State University in Queretaro.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves spoke with Arkansas State University's Chancellor of the Jonesboro Campus, Dr. Tim Hudson during Morning Edition.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:57:30 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 18524 at http://kasu.org Spotlight On the Arts-Nickel and Dimed http://kasu.org/post/spotlight-arts-nickel-and-dimed <P>Arkansas State University's Theatre Department presents a production of "Nickel and Dimed".&nbsp; This play examines the life of many Americans.&nbsp; KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to the play's director, Jeff McLaughlin, associate professor of Theatre, in this Spotlight on the Arts Feature.</P> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:33:32 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 18469 at http://kasu.org Making a Difference-Goodwill Stores http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-goodwill-stores <P>Every day, people across Arkansas make donations to&nbsp;Goodwill Stores.&nbsp; There are over 20 stores statewide, with&nbsp;new stores opening in Jonesboro and Paragould.&nbsp; Jonesboro's current location on South Caraway has been in the community since 1992.&nbsp;The new location will be across the street.&nbsp; Proceeds from the stores help create jobs in Arkansas.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this edition of Making a Difference.</P> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:03:12 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 18124 at http://kasu.org 30 people indicted in meth investigation in Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/30-people-indicted-meth-investigation-jonesboro <p>A 64-count indictment was unsealed yesterday after an 11-month long investigation took place in Jonesboro.&nbsp;&nbsp; A methamphetamine distribution ring was broken up Wednesday morning.&nbsp; 27 people were arrested and three are still on the loose.&nbsp; KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:01:41 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 17854 at http://kasu.org Spotlight On The Arts-Bluesfest http://kasu.org/post/spotlight-arts-bluesfest <p>Starting Sunday, September ninth, Bluesfest takes place at Craighead Forest Park in the Bandshell.&nbsp; This is a free event that will also take place on the following two Sundays in September.&nbsp; KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to Hairy Larry about this annual event.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:55:41 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 17563 at http://kasu.org Making a Difference-Big Brothers Big Sister North Central Arkansas http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-big-brothers-big-sister-north-central-arkansas <P>Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas has opened its newest location in Jonesboro at Nettleton High School.&nbsp; On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves takes a look at this organization.</P> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:24:32 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 17437 at http://kasu.org Student safety at Arkansas State University http://kasu.org/post/student-safety-arkansas-state-university <p>After a recent shooting near the Texas A&amp;M campus, some may be anxious about the safety of students as school is about to start at Arkansas State University.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves interviewed Dr. Rick Stripling, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, during Morning Edition and talked about student safety.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:49:12 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 16342 at http://kasu.org Making A Difference-Hope Circle http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-hope-circle <p>Every year, thousands of Arkansans are diagnosed with cancer.&nbsp; Learn the work Hope Circle volunteers are doing as they assist cancer patients.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves features Hope Circle in this edition of Making A Difference.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:56:18 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 16000 at http://kasu.org Ground breaking at ASU Newport's Jonesboro Campus http://kasu.org/post/ground-breaking-asu-newports-jonesboro-campus <p>The Fowler Family presented ASU Newport&#39;s Jonesboro Campus a one million dollar gift for the new Hospitality Services Education Building.&nbsp; The 2.3 million dollar building should be complete in eight months with classes expected to start next August.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves tells more.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:45:19 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 15661 at http://kasu.org Spotlight On the Arts-Foundation of the Arts http://kasu.org/post/spotlight-arts-foundation-arts <p>In this latest edition of Spotlight On the Arts, KASU&#39;s Marty Scarbrough talks with new Executive Director of the Foundation of the Arts in Jonesboro Karl Hollander.&nbsp; Also, FOA Follies takes place on August 3rd.&nbsp; Those will be discussed as the Foundation of the Arts in Jonesboro is featured during this Spotlight On the Arts.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:54:17 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 15655 at http://kasu.org Construction continues at Craighead County Fairgrouds http://kasu.org/post/construction-continues-craighead-county-fairgrouds <p>With the Craighead County Fair slated to start September 17th, construction crews are racing to get the projects done in time for the fair.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves files this report.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:44:23 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 15608 at http://kasu.org Johnny Cash Music Festival Special to be aired on TV http://kasu.org/post/johnny-cash-music-festival-special-be-aired-tv <p>The Johnny Cash Music Festival, a concert filmed at last year&rsquo;s inaugural event, is scheduled to air on three networks this summer. The one hour special, which stars Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Rodney Crowell and more, is a blend of music and stories about the Man in Black. It will air on RFD TV on July 26<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> at 7:00 pm ET and again on July 28<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> at 6:00 pm ET. GAC will air the special on July 28<sup><font size="2">th</font></sup> at 8:00 pm ET and again at midnight. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:41:22 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 14869 at http://kasu.org Bed bugs increasing in Arkansas http://kasu.org/post/bed-bugs-increasing-arkansas <p>The number of bed bugs is increasing across the state.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves discusses why the bed bugs are becoming more of a problem and what you can do about it.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Here is a link about bed bugs from the Arkansas Department of Health:</p><p><a href="http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/environmentalHealth/generalSanitation/Pages/BedBugs.aspx">http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/environmentalHealth/generalSanitation/Pages/BedBugs.aspx<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></a></p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:04:48 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 14238 at http://kasu.org Bed bugs increasing in Arkansas Summer Feeding Program in Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/summer-feeding-program-jonesboro <p>Hundreds of children every day are being fed this summer through a summer feeding program in Jonesboro.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves files this report.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:43:23 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 14191 at http://kasu.org NEA Baptist Topping Out Ceremony http://kasu.org/post/nea-baptist-topping-out-ceremony <p>Topping out Ceremony&nbsp;took place at the site of the new NEA Baptist Health System&nbsp;on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s&nbsp;Johnathan Reaves was there and files this report.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:44:20 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 13992 at http://kasu.org Making A Difference-Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center http://kasu.org/post/making-difference-northeast-arkansas-childrens-advocacy-center <p>A new series has launched on KASU.&nbsp;&nbsp;It is called Making&nbsp;A Difference.&nbsp;&nbsp;In this first story,&nbsp;KASU&#39;s Johnathan&nbsp;Reaves&nbsp;features the Northeast Arkansas Children&#39;s Advocacy Center, and looks at its roles&nbsp;in the investigation of&nbsp;child abuse.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:31:28 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 13924 at http://kasu.org JETS routes will change due to Bridge Street Closure in Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/jets-routes-will-change-due-bridge-street-closure-jonesboro <p>Bridge Street in Jonesboro between Johnson&nbsp;Avenue and Cate Street will be closed for repairs on the bridge.&nbsp;&nbsp;Te project is expected to be complete in November.&nbsp; Due to this, JETS&nbsp;is making changes to its bus routes.&nbsp;&nbsp;Here are the changes.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:18:38 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 13266 at http://kasu.org Award winning pictures to be shown at Carnegie Hall http://kasu.org/post/award-winning-pictures-be-shown-carnegie-hall <div><p>Two Jonesboro High School students&nbsp;will have&nbsp;their pictures featured&nbsp;in New York.&nbsp; Katie Neilson and Alyssa Blakeney&nbsp;each entered&nbsp;the Mid-South&nbsp;Scholastic Art competition in Memphis and won a gold key.&nbsp; They&nbsp;went to the National Scholastic&nbsp;competition in New York and&nbsp;won gold medals for their work. They will be awarded in June.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Marty Scarbrough interviews&nbsp;Neilson and Blakeney in this Spotlight&nbsp;On the Arts feature.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> Fri, 04 May 2012 15:05:00 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 11308 at http://kasu.org Award winning pictures to be shown at Carnegie Hall Bringing Science to Students http://kasu.org/post/bringing-science-students <p>Jonesboro Public School&#39;s Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies magnet school&nbsp;has an&nbsp;outdoor&nbsp;vegetable garden&nbsp;where&nbsp;science lessons are&nbsp;&quot;hands on&quot;.&nbsp;&nbsp;KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves explains in this report.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:10:20 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 10555 at http://kasu.org Paint The Town Green Week in Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/paint-town-green-week-jonesboro <p>The&nbsp;Second Annual Paint the Town Green&nbsp;week takes place starting Saturday, April&nbsp;14th.&nbsp;&nbsp;The highlight of the event will be on April 18th when Robert F. Kennedy Junior&nbsp;speaks in Jonesboro.&nbsp; KASU&#39;s Johnathan&nbsp;Reaves tells&nbsp;more.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:44:52 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 10256 at http://kasu.org Open House Monday at Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center http://kasu.org/post/open-house-monday-northeast-arkansas-childrens-advocacy-center <p>As part of&nbsp;April&#39;s&nbsp;Child Abuse Prevention Month,&nbsp;the Northeast Arkansas Children&#39;s Advocacy&nbsp;Center&nbsp;will have an open&nbsp;house at the Jonesboro location. KASU&#39;s Johnathan Reaves tells what&nbsp;the center does in this report.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 12:58:29 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 9958 at http://kasu.org