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7:25 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Groundbreaking today for ASU Campus in Mexico

Groundbreaking festivities take place today in a convention center in Queretaro, Mexico.  The progressive Mexican state will be home to the first American University in the country. Arkansas State University joins government and education leaders in Mexico for a celebration of the groundbreaking today.  The campus is being privately funded in Mexico and the total project will cost about $60 million.  Today's groundbreaking will be for the first phase of the project.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has details.

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5:55 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Heber Springs mayor is running for US House

Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson is throwing his hat in the ring to challenge US Representative Rick Crawford.  McPherson is a Democrat who has been the mayor of Heber Springs since 2006.  McPherson tells the Sun newspaper he will stress his experience as mayor and his work in the private sector during his campaign.  McPherson has lived in Heber Springs since 1964, and lived in Newark and Batesville previously.  McPherson says Representative Crawford follows party lines, voting with Republicans 98 percent of the time.

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Arts
8:35 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys at Bluegrass Monday

Donna Ulisse.

Acclaimed country and bluegrass singer-songwriter Donna Ulisse and her band, the Poor Mountain Boys, will perform at KASU’s Bluegrass Monday on February 24 at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre in downtown Paragould.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke to Ulisse about her musical roots.

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Arts
8:33 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Moipei Quartet from Kenya coming to Jonesboro

The Moipet Quartet.

The Moipei Quartet, a vocal ensemble of four sisters from Kenya, will perform Saturday, February 22, in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Wendy Hymes, Fowler Center Director, about this concert.

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Arts
8:31 am
Wed February 19, 2014

The Scarlet Letter at the Forum in Jonesboro

The Foundation of Arts will present a community theatre production of the play The Scarlet Letter at the Forum in downtown Jonesboro February 22-24.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Kristi Pulliam, artistic and community development director of the Foundation of Arts, about this production.

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News
8:44 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Hattie Caraway Foundation

A statewide organization has been formed that empowers Arkansas women, and encourages them to get more involved in running for political office, as well as other leadership roles.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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10:49 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Thank You Concert

The Arkansas State University Concert Choir will have a unique opportunity later this week to represent the university to an audience of music students and music teachers from across the state.  To prepare for that performance, and to thank the community for its support, the ASU Concert Choir will perform Tuesday, February 18, at 6:00 in Wesley Hall of First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Doctor Dale Miller, director of choral activities at ASU, who provided more details about tonight’s concert and more information about the choir’s appearance late

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Arts
4:51 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Young Artists Concerto Concert

Delta Symphony Orchestra

The Delta Symphony Orchestra will present its Young Artists Concerto Concert Sunday, February 16, at 3:00 p.m. in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro.  Grand prize winners from the DSO’s Young Artist Concerto Competition will perform along with the symphony and the Delta Symphony Youth Chorus.  Tickets for the concert are available now through the ASU Central Box Office.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Neale Bartee, Music Director and Conductor of the DSO, about this concert.

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Politics
8:57 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Boozman talks Farm Bill, immigration, and other issues

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) talked about the new Farm Bill, immigration, the minimum wage, and more in his monthly interview with KASU. Click on the "Listen" link to here the interview.

Arts
6:28 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Rockin' the Night Away benefit for Paragould Bands

The fourth annual ‘Rockin’ The Night Away for the Paragould Band’ will be Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre in downtown Paragould.  This concert features Paragould-area musicians performing rock-and-roll songs from the 1950s through the 1980s.  The concert is a benefit for the Paragould School District’s band programs, with proceeds going toward the purchase of new instruments.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Richie Williams, Director of Bands in the Paragould School District.

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Arts
9:04 am
Fri February 7, 2014

John Mark McMillan to perform in Walnut Ridge

Christian singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan will perform at Williams Baptist College’s Manley Chapel in Walnut Ridge on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m.  McMillan’s song “How He Loves” was named one of the 25 most influential worship songs of the past 25 years, and he has been nominated for numerous Dove Awards.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with McMillan about his music.

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News
9:29 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Rescheduled events

There are two events that have been rescheduled due to the recent winter weather.  Tonight's Soul Food Night at ASU's Military Science Building has been moved to next Thursday night, February 13th, and "An Evening of Trumpet and Piano" will take place Sunday afternoon at three p.m.  Here are the releases:

The Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter (S-TAC) of the Arkansas State University Alumni Association will host the 9th annual “Soul Food Day” on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Military Science Building (formerly the Armory) at 1921 Aggie Road.

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Arts
8:18 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Theatrical Productions this weekend at ASU's Fowler Center

The ASU Fowler Center welcomes a very unique theatrical production this weekend.  Lightwire Theatre will present “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Tortoise And The Hare” Saturday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with the co-creator of Ligthtwire Theatre, Ian Carney.

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Arts
8:14 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Black History Month Activities

The Arkansas State University Museum will host two activities for Black History Month.  An exhibit of photographs by Nadia Bates is on display this month.  Also, TinkerFest, a hands-on display of items by African-American inventors, will be presented Saturday, February 8.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Marti Allen and Jill Kary about these events.

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Arts
9:43 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Trumpet-Piano Recital at ASU-Jonesboro

Dr. Lauren Schack Clark.

Dr. Chris Wilson and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, ASU Music Department faculty members, will perform a trumpet-piano recital at ASU-Jonesboro Tuesday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Wilson and Clark about this rare opportunity for audiences to enjoy a recital of this type.

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Arts
8:57 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Performance of the Harlem Quartet

The Harlem Quartet

The Harlem Quartet will perform Monday in Riceland Hall as part of ASU-Jonesboro’s Lecture/Concert series.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Ilmar Gavilan, one of the members of this string quartet, about the group’s unique mission and repertoire.

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News
8:13 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Prescribed burns expected at two state parks

Two state parks in Northeast Arkansas are scheduling prescribed burns to help reduce the risk of wildfires, and to help animals find more food buried under leaves.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about the burns that are scheduled to happen at Crowley's Ridge State Park and Davidsonville Historic State Park.

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Arts
3:58 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Performance in Jonesboro

The strings and soloists of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform Thursday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with the symphony’s music director, Philip Mann, about this upcoming performance.

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9:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Number of House Fires Triples in NEA

The number of house fires have skyrocketed over the past month, as residents in the region try to stay warm.  As KASU's Johnathan Reaves reports, over 40 families have been displaced due to large number of fires. 

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6:57 am
Fri January 17, 2014

NEA Baptist Clinic Moves to New Facility

The NEA Baptist Clinic will be moving into its new facility on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro this weekend and next weekend.  Those specialty offices not at the Matthews location will move this weekend and the Matthews location will move next weekend.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.

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News
5:05 am
Wed January 15, 2014

John Cooper Defeats Steve Rockwell in State Senate 21 Race

In a special election yesterday for the State Senate District 21 seat, voters elected Republican John Cooper over Democrat Steve Rockwell by an unofficial margin of 57% to 43%.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has this report.

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Politics
8:56 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Boozman discusses issues for 2014

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) talked about the budget and spending bills, the Farm Bill, and other issues facing Congress in 2014, during his monthly visit with KASU. Click on the "Listen" link to hear the interview.

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7:53 am
Fri January 10, 2014

NEA Baptist moving patients into new facility

Officials at NEA Baptist are putting the finishing touches on the new medical campus on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro.  The transition to the new building starts Sunday morning, as those who are hospitalized will be transferred from the Red Wolf Blvd. location to the new hospital.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report. 

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Voter ID
8:38 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Voter ID Law now in effect in Arkansas

Early voting is underway in the State Senate District 21 seat that covers Jonesboro and most of Craighead County.  As voters go to the polls, they must have a form of photo ID with them.  That is a key provision of the new Voter ID Law that is now in affect.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report. 

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News
10:16 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Blake Anderson is the new ASU head football coach

Arkansas State University has introduced its new head football coach.  Blake Anderson was an offensive coordinator at North Carolina.  The 22-year coaching veteran has been with numerous teams, including Louisiana-Lafayette and Middle Tennessee State.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more about Anderson in this report. 

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