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6:44 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Freezing rain headed to the area

A large winter storm is poised to slam into Missouri, with the southern edge swiping through northern Arkansas.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves provides this update on the weather and when the rain will fall.

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Making a Difference
5:08 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Making a Difference-Wellness Works

Patients of diabetes, cancer, and cardiopulmonary conditions can improve their quality of life.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about Wellness Works, a 12 week program that combines exercise and education to help patients take control of their lives.

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Politics
8:46 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Pryor on State of the Union, Postal Service, and more

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) grilled the Postmaster General about cutting Saturday delivery in a hearing this week. He talks about that and other issues facing the new Congress in monthly visit with KASU. Click on the "Listen" link to hear the entire interview, which begins with the Senators thoughts on the President's State of the Union address...

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Making a Difference
8:16 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Making a Difference-Arkansas Rice Depot

Every year, the Arkansas Rice Depot delivers over nine million pounds of food to pantries, schools, and soup kitchens across Arkansas, all at no charge.  In this Making a Difference feature, KASU's Johnathan Reaves explains the organization delivers much more than just rice to the hungry in Arkansas. 


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Spotlight on the Arts
8:57 am
Tue February 12, 2013

ASU Concert Choir offering Singing Valentines

Members of the ASU Concert Choir are offering singing valentines as a way to raise money for their travels.  Members of the choir visited KASU to sing examples of the valentines.  Valentines may be ordered by calling Dr. Dale Miller at 870-972-3841.

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Politics
8:49 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Boozman on State of the Union, issues for new Congress

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) discussed the upcoming State of the Union address and some of the issues facing the new Congress in his monthly visit with KASU. Click of the "Listen" link for the entire interview.

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News
7:52 am
Mon February 11, 2013

First woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at ASU

Arkansas State University presents Tori Murden McClure at the Honors Lecture of the Year.  McClure is president of Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.  She is author of "A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean".  McClure is best known as the first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

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Spotlight On The Arts
7:45 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Fowler Center to present the Allan Harris Band, Friday Feb. 15

Jazz vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris

The Fowler Center will present the Allan Harris Band in concert this Friday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m.  Harris is a jazz vocalist, guitarist and songwriter who Tony Bennett called "my favorite singer."  KASU's Marty Scarbrough spoke with Harris about his music in this Spotlight On The Arts feature.


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News
8:48 am
Fri February 8, 2013

KASU Interviews member of Mexican delegation about future ASU campus in Mexico

Arkansas State University continues discussions with Mexican officials about placing a branch campus of ASU in Mexico.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves interviews Edmundo Ortiz, who is leading the project to bring ASU to Mexico. 

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Making a Difference
6:43 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Making a Difference-Arkansas Community Foundation

The Arkansas Community Foundation works to make local communities stronger by funding worthy projects and organizations on state and local levels.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this Making a Difference feature.

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Making a Difference
10:02 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Making a Difference-The Call

At any given time, thousands of Arkansas children are in Arkansas' foster care system.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines The Call, which stands for Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime.  Learn how this group is working with the state to put those children in more permanent homes. 

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News
7:44 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Superproject is a new steel mill for Osceola

A major economic development announcement yesterday, as Governor Mike Beebe annnounced a $1.1 billion steel mill is coming to Osceola, pending approval of Amendment 82 by the state legislature.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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Politics
9:16 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Pryor on fiscal issues, gun laws, and the Keystone pipeline

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) discussed the fiscal matters facing the new Congress, the new gun law proposals, and his support for building the Keystone XL pipeline, in his monthly visit with KASU. Click on the "Listen" link to hear the entire interview...

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Politics
8:44 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Crawford on Obama's vision, spending control, guns and more

U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) took issue with the vision for America that the President outlined in his second Inaugural Address. He also discussed spending control, gun laws, abortion and more in his monthly visit with KASU. Click on the "Listen" link to hear the entire interview...

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Making a Difference
8:15 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Making a Difference-United Cerebral Palsy

A telethon takes place this Sunday to help those who are suffering from cerebral palsy.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the Northeast Arkansas Council of United Cerebral Palsy. 

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News
8:01 am
Mon January 21, 2013

New NEA Baptist Hospital to open this summer

Work continues on the $400 million NEA Baptist Hospital,  located on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves gets an update on the new facility in this report.

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Politics
9:29 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Boozman talks fiscal issues, the gun debate, and more on KASU

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) talked about the upcoming debt ceiling debate, the need to reign in federal spending, the President's proposals on gun laws, and more in his monthly visit with KASU. Click on the "Listen" link to hear the entire interview...

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Making a Difference
6:45 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Making a Difference-Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Arkansas single parents have an opportunity to get their college degree.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, and how this statewide program is having an impact on lives. 

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News
6:12 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Public Comments Sought on Jonesboro's Future

This release is from the city of Jonesboro:

Members of Mayor Harold Perrin’s administration will join with members of the Jonesboro Comprehensive Planning Advisory Commission (CPAC) in a series of January meetings to field public comments regarding the Jonesboro Vision 2030 plan.

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News
7:55 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Dedication of the Food Bank of Northeast Building's new building

Donald W. Reynolds Charitable Food Distribution Center.

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is now operating out of the 56 thousand square foot Donald W. Reynolds Charitable Food Distribution Center in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has this report.

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Making a Difference
9:30 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Making a Difference-Literacy League

Illiteracy is a problem in Arkansas, with at least 14 percent of Arkansas adults lacking basic literacy skills.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves highlights the Literacy League of Craighead County, which serves clients in Craighead, Greene, and Poinsett Counties. 


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Making a Difference
8:44 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Making a Difference-American Red Cross Blood Services

The American Red Cross Blood Services Program provides blood for patients in over three thousand hospitals across the United States.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines why blood is needed and what the Red Cross is doing to address those needs.

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Making a Difference
7:48 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Making a Difference-Women's Crisis Center

According to the FBI, domestic abuse is the most under reported crime in the United States.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines this issue and how the Women's Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas is trying to keep women and children safe from abuse. 

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Making a Difference
7:43 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Making a Difference-Helping Neighbors Food Pantry

Year-round, the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry provides food to eligible residence of Craighead County.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of the pantry, and learns the need for donations is year-long, not just during the holiday season.

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Politics
9:03 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Crawford discusses "fiscal cliff," Farm Bill, school nutrition and more on KASU

U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) talked about the "fiscal cliff" debate, what may happen with the Farm Bill, problems with the school nutrition program, and more in an interview with KASU. Click on the "Listen" link to hear the entire interview.

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