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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.