U.S. Senator Mark Pryor discusses the end of war in Iraq, foreign policy issues, issues facing military families in Arkansas, and partisan issues in Washington, in his monthly talk with KASU. Click on the link to hear the full conversation...which starts with praise for new Arkansas State Football Coach Gus Malzahn....
Several Sources are reporting that Arkansas native Gus Malzahn will become the next head football coach at Arkansas State University. University officials have called a news conference for 3:30 this afternoon at the Convocation Center to make the announcement. Malzahn comes to ASU from Auburn, where he has been the offensive coordinator. He also spent two years at Tulsa. He spent 2006 at the University of Arkansas as offensive coordinator. He was also a high school coach in the state, winning three championships. Malzahn was the 2010 Broyles Award Winner as the nation’s top assistant
Lights of the Delta continues in Blytheville. Executive Director of Arkansas Delta Byways Dr. Ruth Hawkins talks with KASU's Johnathan Reaves about what the event means to the state in terms of tourism.
A music legend is coming to the Riceland Hall at ASU Fowler Center. Gary Morris will be live in concert on Sunday, December 11th at seven pm. In this Spotlight On The Arts, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with Morris about the upcoming concert.
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With two winter events in two weeks, one question being asked is whether this is an indicator of an active winter weather season approaching. KASU's Johnathan Reaves asked Meteorologist Johnathan Howell that question in this report.
December 7th marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson from Missouri remembers those who served and talks about the importance of remembering the day. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.
After weeks of speculation, KASU Radio confirms that ASU Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze will become the head football coach at the University of Mississippi. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.
Governor Mike Beebe brought a huge check to Arkansas State University for work to continue on the new Humanities and Social Sciences Building. Also, yesterday, the Marion Berry Parkway was dedicated. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about both events.
The former head of Sesame Workshop, Gary Knell, takes over as President and CEO of NPR on December 1st. And for his first day on the job, Knell plans to speak directly to NPR's listeners. He will be the featured guest for the first hour of NPR's Talk of the Nation, which airs at 1 p.m. on KASU-FM 91.9. According to an e-mail communication to NPR member stations, Knell will join host Neal Conan for a conversation with NPR listeners about NPR's role in media and the organization's future direction.
State funds are headed to Batesville for a study on possible development of Polk Bayou. KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses the study with Crystal Johnson, President and CEO of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The first winter storm of the season is coming. KASU's Johnathan Reaves spoke to Meteorologist Jim Branda with the National Weather Service in Memphis. Branda tells about projected accumulation amounts for the region.
After historic river flooding in April, the Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas is being renovated and getting ready for a grand re-opening in early 2012. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks about it with Kelly Grooms, Artistic Director of Studio of the Arts in Pocahontas.
The ninth annual Breakfast with Ballerinas will be held in Jonesboro on Saturday, November 19th. KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks about the event with Jonesboro's Foundation of Arts Community Development Director Kristi Pulliam.
U. S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) signed on to a letter urging the SuperCommittee to "go big or go home." She gives her thoughts on debt reduction, infrastructure needs, the planned closure of rural post offices, and more in her monthly talk with KASU....
John Thomas Holt is an actor, historian and interpreter, who specializes in the Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War Periods. Holt spoke to students at Arkansas State University on November 16th. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Holt about his roles in several films on the Civil War.
As a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project of Jonesboro and the surrounding area, Operation Sidekick will hold the first ever Scavenger Hunt in Jonesboro. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more about the weekend event.
An 80's themed Scavenger Hunt will take place in Jonesboro this weekend to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project in Jonesboro and the surrounding area. In part one of this two part series, KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about the Scavenger hunt and the Wounded Warrior Project.