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9:01 am
Mon September 19, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman talks jobs, taxes and more on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator John Boozman (R-AR) discusses the President's jobs proposal, taxes, spending cuts and more in his monthly talk with KASU....

KASU Local
8:02 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Blues Fest starts Sunday at Craighead Forest Park

Jonesboro, AR – Blues Fest 2011 gets underway this Sunday afternoon at Craighead Forest Park in Jonesboro. The free music festival is held each year at the bandshell on Access Road 6. Craighead Lake provides the backdrop, as a variety of local and regional musicians perform beginning at 1 p.m. this Sunday, and for the following two Sundays in September. "Harry Larry" Heyl, Jonesboro bluesman and host of "Something Blue" on KASU stopped by Morning Edition to talk about Blues Fest....

KASU Local
7:57 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Pocahontas man bikes across the country, helping build homes along the way

Jonesboro, AR – Dustin Smith of Pocahontas bicycled from coast to coast across America over the summer, helping build affordable housing along the way. He was one of over 200 cyclists participating in a program called Bike & Build. KASU talked with him when he was training for his trip. Now he's back to tell us how it went....

KASU Local
8:26 am
Tue September 6, 2011

Entertainer Ed Underwood "Bringing Spooky Back" to Jonesboro

Jonesboro, AR – Ed Underwood and his family specialize in entertaining audiences with magic, music, and stories with more than a touch of the bizarre. Ed's interest in history has led him to seek out legends and lore in the area he calls home. He has turned those stories into a successful Ghost Tour in downtown Jonesboro. That venture led to the writing of a book - "Haunted Jonesboro." And now he and his troupe are performing the Ghost Hours Show in various locations. The book is now available in area bookstores.

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KASU Local
9:29 am
Thu September 1, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman discusses the economy, FEMA and more on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator John Boozman discussed plans for job growth and the economy, FEMA and disaster funding and more in his monthly interview with KASU....

KASU Local
9:10 am
Tue August 30, 2011

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) discusses natural disasters, recovery funding, farm concerns, and federal spending cuts, in her monthly talk with KASU

Washington D.C./SEMO – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson represents Southeast Missouri in the U.S. House. It's a region where thousands of acres were flooded this past Spring when the Army Corps of Engineers intentionally blew up a levee. Emerson says the Corps has been slow to rebuild the levee. This and more in this month's KASU interview....

KASU Local
9:14 am
Mon August 22, 2011

U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) discusses federal spending, farm policy, and the revolution in Libya in this month's visit with KASU

Jonesboro, AR – Congressman Rick Crawford visited the KASU studios for his regular monthly interview. He discussed his support of a Balanced Budget Amendment, the debate over federal spending, and concerns about future farm policy. But we began with the Libyan revolution and concerns about what kind of government might replace the Gaddafi regime....

KASU Local
12:32 pm
Wed July 27, 2011

U.S. Representative Rick Crawford discusses the debt ceiling and budget debate on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) discusses the debt ceiling deadline, the budget debate and more in his monthly talk with KASU....

KASU Local
9:07 am
Tue July 26, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman discusses the debt ceiling and budget debate on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator John Boozman (R-AR) talked about the need to raise the debt ceiling and to cut federal spending, and reflected on the upcoming retirement of Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR), in this month's talk with KASU....

KASU Local
9:01 am
Thu July 21, 2011

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor endorses "Gang of Six" budget plan, discusses the debt ceiling, and more in his monthly interview on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor says the "Gang of Six" plan is the best hope for compromise in the contentious partisan debate over the federal budget and the debt ceiling. He talks about this and more in this month's regular discussion with KASU....

KASU Local
9:03 am
Wed July 20, 2011

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) discusses the federal budget/debt ceiling debate, in a monthly talk with KASU-FM

Washington D.C./SEMO – Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) says compromise may be a bad word to some, but it is essential in the debate over the federal budget and the debt ceiling. She says allowing a U.S. default would be disastrous. Emerson spoke with KASU's Mark Smith, in a regular monthly interview....

KASU Local
9:01 am
Tue June 28, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman discusses storm recovery, taxes and budget on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator John Boozman talked about Arkansas' recovery from severe weather, and he dove into the deep waters of the national debt, the federal budget, taxes and the economy, in his monthly talk with KASU....

KASU Local
9:14 am
Fri June 24, 2011

Representative Jo Ann Emerson talks economy, budget and taxes in her monthly talk with KASU

Washington D.C./SEMO – U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) discusses the breakdown in budget talks, the economy and taxes, troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, and flooding and recovery, in her monthly talk with KASU...

KASU Local
8:58 am
Thu June 23, 2011

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor talks Afghanistan, Libya, gas prices, the economy and more on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) responds to the President's plans for troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, discusses our military involvement in Libya, praises an investigation of gas prices, and talks about solutions for economic growth, in his monthly visit with KASU....

KASU Local
8:53 am
Wed June 15, 2011

FEMA officials vist KASU

Jonesboro, AR – One of the officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency working in Arkansas in the aftermath of storms and flooding is an Arkansas native. Lance Carpenter is from Ozark in Franklin County. He now serves as Northeast Division Supervisor for FEMA. Carpenter and FEMA Public Information Officer Brad Craine visited with KASU's Mark Smith. Carpenter says FEMA has been in Northeast Arkansas since shortly after the flooding began....

KASU Local
4:56 am
Wed June 8, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman visits KASU studios for live interview

Jonesboro, AR – Senator John Boozman visited the KASU studios on Friday, June 3rd, for a live interview on Morning Edition. Later that morning, he attended the grand opening of his Jonesboro office....

KASU Local
9:25 am
Thu May 26, 2011

U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) discusses storms, flooding and recovery, among other things, in a monthly talk with KASU-FM

Washington D.C./SEMO – In this month's talk with Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson, she discusses the long road her state faces in recovering from the severe storms and flooding this Spring. She also talked about proposed changes to Medicare - sure to be a campaign issue in the coming year - and her opinion of the GOP Presidential field....

KASU Local
9:06 am
Thu May 12, 2011

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor talks flooding, FEMA, Medicare and more on KASU

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator Pryor discussed the aftermath of record flooding, FEMA's current response, the ghost of FEMA past, the Medicare debate and more in his monthly talk with KASU....

KASU Local
9:03 am
Mon April 18, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman discusses taxes and budget on KASU

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Senator John Boozman's monthly talk with KASU fell on Tax Day this month. Boozeman talked with KASU's Mark Smith about the need to reform the tax code...something that has been talked about for years, but that has not been done....

KASU Local
9:08 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) talks budget matters on KASU

Jonesboro, AR – President Barack Obama delivered a speech on Wednesday (4/13) in which he outlined his plan for reducing the federal deficit. Many Republicans responded angrily to the speech. In her monthly visit with KASU, Representative Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri was asked for her opinion....

KASU Local
9:19 am
Thu March 24, 2011

U.S. Senator John Boozman discusses international and domestic issues on KASU

Jonesboro, AR – Senator John Boozman discusses Libya, Japan, health care and more in his monthly talk with KASU.

KASU Local
9:24 am
Thu March 17, 2011

Senator Pryor discusses Japan, Libya, Arkansas fish hatcheries and more on KASU

Washington, D.C./Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor talks about Japan, nuclear concerns, Libya, support for small business and local fish hatcheries, in his monthly visit with KASU....

KASU Local
9:12 am
Thu March 17, 2011

ASU student to "Bike & Build" across the country this summer

Jonesboro, AR – Arkansas State student Dustin Smith will be biking across the country this summer, to raise awareness of the need for affordable housing. The "Bike & Build" program donates funds and works with various organizations to help with affordable housing efforts across the country. Smith visited the KASU studio to talk about the program.

KASU Local
9:12 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Congresswoman Emerson watches State of the Union from home

Cape Girardeau, Mo./Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) reacted to the President's State of the Union address in her monthly interview with KASU Wednesday morning. Emerson watched the address from her home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She recently broke her arm in a fall on the ice. She spoke with KASU's Mark Smith by phone.

KASU Local
9:00 am
Thu January 13, 2011

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor reflects on the Arizona shooting and issues for the new Congress

Jonesboro, AR/Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor discussed some of the issues raised in the wake of the Arizona shooting and other issues facing the new Congress in a new year, in his monthly talk with KASU.

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