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U.S. Senator John Boozman of Arkansas talked about the impending deadline for the debt-reduction Super-committee, tax reform, infrastructure needs, and Veterans Day, among a host of topics on this month's visit with KASU....

The first induction ceremony of the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame will be held Friday night in Conway.  In part three of a five part series, KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells who makes up the first class of veterans inducted. 

The Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame has been established and the first induction ceremony will be held Friday night in Conway.  In part two of a five part series, KASU's Johnathan Reaves focuses on how inductees will be selected.

Arkansas has many Halls of Fame, but until recently a Hall of Fame had not been established for veterans. In the first of a five part series, KASU's Johnathan Reaves focuses on how the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame got its start. 

Crawford visits KASU

Nov 8, 2011

Arkansas 1st District Representative Rick Crawford visited the KASU studio for his monthly interview with KASU's Mark Smith.....

"Opera Idol" to be presented at ASU-Jonesboro

Oct 13, 2011

The ASU Opera Theatre will present "Opera Idol," a program spoofing the popular TV show "American Idol."  Student "contestants" will demonstrate their opera skills before a panel of "celebrity" judges.  The program will be presented Thursday, October 21, and Friday, October 22, at 7:30 each evening at Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough spoke with Marika Kyriakos, director of ASU Opera Theatre, who explained the concept behind this production.

Washington D.C./SEMO – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discussed the President's Jobs bill, the economy, farming issues and more in her monthly visit with KASU...but like many people in Missouri's 8th District, she has been closely watching the St. Louis Cardinals in the baseball playoffs....

Jonesboro, Arkansas – KASU Station Manager Mike Doyle spoke to Dr. Dixie Keyes of the Arkansas Delta Writing Poject and two of the participating teachers. They discussed how this program benefits teachers and students in Northeast Arkansas.

Washington D.C./Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) discusses the latest budget crisis regarding FEMA funding, the state of Washington politics, the tax code, and clean energy legislation in this months talk with KASU....

Jonesboro, AR – In the wake of the latest showdown in Congress, Arkansas First District Representative Rick Crawford says FEMA funding is critical, but we should look at ways to offset it. This topic and more in this month's talk with the Congressman 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....

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....

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....

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.

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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....

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...

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....

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....

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