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KASU News
8:41 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Making a Difference-Centers for Healthy Children

Childhood obesity is a major problem in Arkansas.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of the Centers for Healthy Children in Jonesboro, and how workers and volunteers are working with children and parents to make families a lot healthier. 

KASU News
7:55 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Concert

Arkansas State University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present a fall concert with the Arkansas Northeastern College Concert Singers.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities at ASU, and Dr. Keith Hearnsberger, conductor of the ANC Concert Singers in this Spotlight on the Arts feature. 

KASU News
9:11 am
Mon October 8, 2012

StoryCorp on KASU

Earlier this year, StoryCorps went to Little Rock to record several stories.  This story features the impact neighbors can make.

KASU News
9:06 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Making a Difference-United Way of Northeast Arkansas

The United Way of Northeast Arkansas is providing several non profit organizations with funding they need to make a difference in their communities.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of the United Way of Northeast Arkansas.

KASU News
8:41 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund gives Crawford a failing grade

Arkansas for Tax Fairness Action Fund presented Congressman Rick Crawford an F for House votes they say help the rich and hurt the poor.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

KASU News
7:58 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Johnny Cash Music Festival Friday night

Friday night, the Johnny Cash Music Festival takes place at Arkansas State University's Convocation Center in Jonesboro.  All proceeds will benefit the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Restoration Project in Dyess.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses the project and the concert with Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Executive Director of Arkansas Delta Byways.

KASU News
5:58 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Centers for Children in Jonesboro opens

Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are expanding pediatric services in northeast Arkansas; that is good news for parents who are having to take their children to Memphis or Little Rock.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at yesterday's grand opening and files this report.

KASU News
7:57 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Mexican Delegation to visit Arkansas State University

A Mexican delegation from Queretaro, Mexico will be in Jonesboro Friday and Saturday.  Arkansas State University officials will meet with the delegation about the possibility of placing a campus of Arkansas State University in Queretaro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves spoke with Arkansas State University's Chancellor of the Jonesboro Campus, Dr. Tim Hudson during Morning Edition. 

KASU News
10:33 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Spotlight On the Arts-Nickel and Dimed

Arkansas State University's Theatre Department presents a production of "Nickel and Dimed".  This play examines the life of many Americans.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to the play's director, Jeff McLaughlin, associate professor of Theatre, in this Spotlight on the Arts Feature.

KASU News
9:05 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Making a Difference-Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches

Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches are making a difference in the state.  With their flagship campus in Batesville, and two other campuses in the state, the ranches can house up to 100 abused or neglected children.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

KASU News
8:14 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Author Shon Hopwood talks about Law Man.

Author Shon Hopwood tells about he robbed banks.  He was sentenced to ten years in federal prison.  While in jail, he became interested in the law, and wrote a brief that was heard by the US Supreme Court.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks to Hopwood about his book, Law Man:  My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption.

KASU Congressional interviews
8:47 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Boozman talks world, farm, and veteran issues on KASU

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) discussed global unrest, the need for a new Farm Bill, and his point of view on the veteran's jobs bill, in this month's interview with KASU.

KASU News
7:57 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-ASU Wind Ensemble

The Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble opens its 2012-2013 concert season with a  free concert on Thursday, September 27th.  In this Spotlight on the Arts features, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with Dr. Timothy Oliver, director of bands and coordinator of wind and percussion studies within the Department of Music. 

KASU Congressional interview
10:26 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Crawford on rice, the Farm Bill, and more

In an interview with KASU, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) discussed the safety of rice products and the need for a new Farm Bill. He also addressed the rejection of a veteran's jobs bill in the Senate, and talked about his campaign for re-election. Click on the link for the entire interview.

KASU Congressional interview
10:20 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Pryor discusses veteran's jobs bill and more on KASU

In this month's visit with KASU, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor talked about the Veteran's Job Corp Act, which was block this week by Senate Republicans. He also discussed recent unrest in Libya and Egypt, budget issues, and more. Click on the link for the whole interview.

KASU News
9:03 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Making a Difference-Goodwill Stores

Every day, people across Arkansas make donations to Goodwill Stores.  There are over 20 stores statewide, with new stores opening in Jonesboro and Paragould.  Jonesboro's current location on South Caraway has been in the community since 1992. The new location will be across the street.  Proceeds from the stores help create jobs in Arkansas.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this edition of Making a Difference.

KASU News
7:57 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Spotlight On The Arts-ASU Youth Orchestra

Arkansas State University's Music Department will start classes this Saturday in the formation of a Youth Orchestra.  The orchestra is for those in grades six to 12 who have had at least one year of instruction.   KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to new faculty member Guy Harrison, who is a professor of violin and viola at ASU, and talks about the youth orchestra during this Spotlight on the Arts feature. 

KASU News
8:01 am
Thu September 13, 2012

30 people indicted in meth investigation in Jonesboro

A 64-count indictment was unsealed yesterday after an 11-month long investigation took place in Jonesboro.   A methamphetamine distribution ring was broken up Wednesday morning.  27 people were arrested and three are still on the loose.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

KASU News
5:27 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Making a Difference-City Youth Ministries

In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves visits City Youth Ministries in Jonesboro. Learn how this organization is changing the lives of at-risk youth in the community.  The program serves children in grades one through 12 with after school activities, homework help and support. 

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Four of Four)
9:45 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Four of Four)

In the conclusion of his interview with Stan Perkins, KASU's Mike Doyle asks Perkins about his own musical career.  Perkins, son of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Carl Perkins, performs this Saturday in downtown Walnut Ridge as part of the Beatles At The Ridge festival. Perkins will perform with the Beatles tribute band the Liverpool Legends and with Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers.

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Three of Four)
9:42 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Three of Four)

In anticipation of this Saturday's Beatles On The Ridge festival in downtown Walnut Ridge, KASU's Mike Doyle spoke with headlining musician, Stan Perkins.  In this portion of the interview, Stan tells more stories of the travels of early rock-and-roll musicians along what is now the Rock And Roll Highway.

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Two of Four)
9:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Two of Four)

KASU's Mike Doyle continues his interview with Stan Perkins, son of rock-and-roll legend Carl Perkins, talking about the connections that Northeast Arkansas has with the pioneers of rock-and-roll.

Stan Perkins interview (Part One of Four)
9:32 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Stan Perkins interview (Part One of Four)

In anticipation of Saturday's Beatles At The Ridge festival in downtown Walnut Ridge, KASU's Mike Doyle spoke with headlining performer Stan Perkins.  Stan is the son of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Carl Perkins.  In this portion of the interview, Stan discussed his father's connections with the Fab Four.

KASU News
7:55 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Spotlight On The Arts-Bluesfest

Starting Sunday, September ninth, Bluesfest takes place at Craighead Forest Park in the Bandshell.  This is a free event that will also take place on the following two Sundays in September.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to Hairy Larry about this annual event.

KASU News
5:30 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-Fowler Center's 2012-2013 season

Arkansas State University's Fowler Center has an outstanding performance series scheduled, with the first concert slated for the end of September.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough continues his conversation with Fowler Center Director Dr. Wendy Hymes in this Spotlight on the Arts feature. 

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