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U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) talked about his stops around the state during the August recess, a recent trade mission with other lawmakers to Panama and Columbia, and election year issues, in his monthly visit with KASU...

About six percent of Arkansas' population is Hispanic.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves features the Hispanic Community Services, Inc. and looks at the work they are doing to help Hispanics and the community. 

Bids will be awarded next month on the first projects that will make up a major interstate rehabilitation project in Arkansas.  Over 450 miles of interstate highways, including all of Interstate 55 from West Memphis to the Missouri Bootheel, will be rebuilt over the next couple of years.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

After a recent shooting near the Texas A&M campus, some may be anxious about the safety of students as school is about to start at Arkansas State University.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves interviewed Dr. Rick Stripling, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, during Morning Edition and talked about student safety. 

Work on the restoration of Johnny Cash's Boyhood home in Dyess continues.  The Second Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival takes place on Friday, October fifth at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro.  Proceeds from the concert goes back into work on the home.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Dr. Ruth Hawkins.

Every year, thousands of Arkansans are diagnosed with cancer.  Learn the work Hope Circle volunteers are doing as they assist cancer patients.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves features Hope Circle in this edition of Making A Difference.  

The Fowler Family presented ASU Newport's Jonesboro Campus a one million dollar gift for the new Hospitality Services Education Building.  The 2.3 million dollar building should be complete in eight months with classes expected to start next August.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

In this latest edition of Spotlight On the Arts, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with new Executive Director of the Foundation of the Arts in Jonesboro Karl Hollander.  Also, FOA Follies takes place on August 3rd.  Those will be discussed as the Foundation of the Arts in Jonesboro is featured during this Spotlight On the Arts.

When you think about the American Red Cross, you may think of blood donations or response to major disasters.  In this edition of Making A Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves looks at how the Red Cross responds to those who are the victims of residential fires. 

With the Craighead County Fair slated to start September 17th, construction crews are racing to get the projects done in time for the fair.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report. 

Emerson says drought is worst in decades

Jul 30, 2012

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) says the ongoing drought conditions are catastrophic for many farmers, and Congress will likely pass a one-year extension of the current Farm Bill, with emergency assistance attached. The congresswoman discussed this issue and more in her monthly talk with KASU....

Numerous cities around the state are trying to spur more economic development by revitalization of their downtown.  In this edition of Making A Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves takes a look at Main Street Arkansas and how this program is affecting Paragould and Osceola. 

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) talks about Syria, and U.S. relationships in the Middle East, as well as budget issues and more facing an election-year Congress, in this month's visit with KASU....

In this edition of Making a Difference, the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is helping people learn to read.  Located inside the Jubilee Family Church in Batesville, the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project serves over 50 people in Fulton, Sharp and Independence Counties.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) discussed the latest developments on the Farm Bill, the health care issue, and taxes, in his monthly visit with KASU....

The Johnny Cash Music Festival, a concert filmed at last year’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 26th at 7:00 pm ET and again on July 28th at 6:00 pm ET. GAC will air the special on July 28th at 8:00 pm ET and again at midnight. PBS affiliates will also air the program during the summer -- check local listings for all PBS airdates.

This edition of Making A Difference features the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.  This is an organization that supplies food to over 100 different agencies and runs several programs to help those who are hungry in the region.  KASU's Johnthan Reaves files this report. 

The next Making A Difference story features CASA of the Second Judicial District.  CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells how CASA volunteers represent abused and neglected children in the court system and tells why this program is important. 

The number of bed bugs is increasing across the state.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses why the bed bugs are becoming more of a problem and what you can do about it. 

 

Here is a link about bed bugs from the Arkansas Department of Health:

http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/environmentalHealth/generalSanitation/Pages/BedBugs.aspx 

Hundreds of children every day are being fed this summer through a summer feeding program in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that President Barack Obama's health care law is upheld.  How will the new law affect local hospitals?  What was reaction from Arkansas' Congressional Delegation?  How does the state move forward?  KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses those issues in this report. 

Topping out Ceremony took place at the site of the new NEA Baptist Health System on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves was there and files this report.

U.S. Senator John Boozman discussed the prospects for a new Farm Bill this year, the impending decision by the Supreme Court on the health care law, the recent Supreme Court decision on immigration, and more in this month's visit with KASU. Some of our radio listeners may have missed part of the interview due to a technical problem. We apologize, and offer the entire interview here....

A new series has launched on KASU.  It is called Making A Difference.  In this first story, KASU's Johnathan Reaves features the Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center, and looks at its roles in the investigation of child abuse.  

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) discussed the impending Supreme Court decision on health care in her monthly interview on KASU. But first, she discussed the new Farm Bill working its way through Congress. Emerson says the Senate version of the bill is not fair to many Southern farmers....

 

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