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7:57 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Out of the Dark Rally

Out of the Dark held its third annual rally yesterday in Jonesboro.  With the theme of "Leave Your Mark", hundreds of students gathered together to proclaim they were drug free.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at the event and has this report. 

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7:46 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Arkansas Community Foundation

The Arkansas Community Foundation has released a repot on how communities statewide can take action on numerous quality of life issues.  Officials from the Arkansas Community Foundation and the Craighead County Foundation met at the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce for the release of the second edition of the Aspire Arkansas report.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report. 

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Arts
8:34 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Spotlight on the Arts-Aliens Invade Opera Scenes

The ASU Opera Theatre fall production will have an unexpected alien invasion.  On Thursday and Friday, October 24th and 25th at 7:30 pm, the fall production of "Aliens Invade Opera Scenes" takes place in the Fowler Center at Riceland Hall.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough speaks with director of the ASU Opera Theatre Marika Kyriakos in this Spotlight on the Arts feature.

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8:22 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Jonesboro is part of Main Street Arkansas

Downtown Jonesboro is now part of Main Street Arkansas.  After five years of work by the Downtown Jonesboro Association, Jonesboro received the certification, which allows for revitalization efforts and other improvements to downtown Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves reports.

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8:04 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Open enrollment underway in Affordable Care Act

Nearly 500,000 Arkansans are uninsured and will be required to have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  Open enrollment under the new health care law is underway through March 15th.  Hundreds of In-Person Assisters, or IPAs, are located in health units across Arkansas.  Their job is to help people navigate their way across the online insurance marketplace to choose an appropriate plan.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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Arts
8:25 am
Thu October 10, 2013

SOTA-ASU Choirs Fall Concert

The ASU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present their fall concert in the Fowler Center at Riceland Hall.  In this Spotlight on the Arts feature, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with director of choral activities, Dr. Dale Miller, about the free concert on Tuesday, October 15th. 

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KASU to treat supporters to jazz concert
8:06 am
Wed October 9, 2013

KASU to treat supporters to jazz concert

Gary Gazaway and Lisa Ahia

KASU Invites Supporters to Jazz Concert in Riceland Hall Pushing Fall Drive

KASU, Arkansas State University’s public radio service, is inviting its financial supporters to a jazz concert in Riceland Hall at the ASU Fowler Center October 18 at 7 p.m. featuring the Arkansas Jazz All-Stars. The group includes the Claudia Burson Trio --  a piano, bass and percussion combo  from Fayetteville, Arkansas--  with trumpeter Gary Gazaway and his wife, vocalist Lisa Ahia of Pocahontas, Arkansas. The complimentary concert is the station’s way of thanking its contributors.

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7:48 am
Mon October 7, 2013

National speaker to talk about presciption drug abuse

On October 7-9, national speaker Milton "Big Milt" Creagh will talk to thousands of children in eleven stops in Jonesboro.  His theme is "Everyday Heroes". where he will discuss how children should do the right things to make a difference in their schools and community.  One focus will be the high problem of prescription drug abuse.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses this problem with Creagh in this report.

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Politics
8:51 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Boozman Discusses The Shutdown

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) discussed several of the issues related to the partial shutdown of the federal government in his monthly visit with KASU's Mark Smith. Click on the "Listen" link to hear the entire interview.

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4:29 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Arkansas State University's ROTC program will close

After 77 years on the Jonesboro campus,  the U.S. Department of Army has informed Arkansas State University officials the ROTC program will close.  The program will be discontinued at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has the details.

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6:46 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Arkansas' Health Insurance Exchange is open

Despite a government shutdown, Arkansas' online health insurance exchange is now open for uninsured Arkansans to sign up for health insurance.  State officials expect at least 500,000 Arkansans to sign up for health insurance during the open enrollment period, which is now underway.  The open enrollment runs through March 31st.  January 1 is when all Americans are required to have health insurance.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more about the health insurance marketplace, called Arkansas Health Connector.

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6:56 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Hope Circle hosts Hope Week

This week is the annual Hope Week, which is a time of remembering those who have catastrophic illnesses and sharing hope to those who suffer from diseases, such as cancer.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with June Morse abut Hope Circle and why Hope Week is important.

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7:46 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Tickets on sale for Rockabilly Boogiefest

Tickets are on sale for the 2nd annual Rockabilly Boogiefest.  The event takes place at ASU's Military Sciences Building in Jonesboro and will be held on Saturday, March 1.  The lineup features Sonny Burgess and his Legendary Pacers, Charlie Rich, Junior, and the Stunning Cunning Band.  Proceeds from the concert will benefit a new Rockabilly exhibit at ASU's Museum.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report. 

Information on tickets can be found by calling 870-972-2781. 

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7:46 am
Wed September 25, 2013

United Way of Northeast Arkansas hosts Day of Caring

The United Way of Northeast Arkansas hosts the 20th annual Day of Caring on September 27th.  Over 300 volunteers in 48 teams will work on over 40 different projects to help non-profit organizations across the region.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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7:54 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Simulated disaster coming to ASU-Jonesboro

A disaster is coming to Arkansas State University.  On Monday afternoon, a staged event will take place as part of the First Year Experience courses on the Jonesboro Campus.  The Disaster Preparedness Program and University College are hosting this disaster simulation on the front lawn of the Student Union.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report. 

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Politics
9:08 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Crawford discusses defunding the Health Care law, cutting SNAP



U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) talked about the House Republican proposal to cut funding and reform the Food Stamp program, and the effort to defund the Affordable Care Act during his monthly visit with KASU's Mark Smith....

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7:17 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Bond issue to help complete ASU's new Humanities and Social Sciences building

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees has approved a $27.7 million bond issue to finance completion of the humanities and social sciences building at ASU-Jonesboro.  The bonds will also help construct a multi-purpose student activities center on the Jonesboro campus.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about the new humanities and social sciences building in this report.



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7:48 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Royston Morris exhibit to feature Faberge-style eggs

Ozark Artist Royston Morris and his eggs. Morris will be in Jonesboro displaying his eggs Saturday from ten to two.

As part of an open house that will take place this weekend, ASU's Continuing Education and Community Outreach program presents a mini-exhibit of Faberge eggs. Ozark artist Royston Morris talks with KASU's Johnathan Reaves about the his special eggs.   

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7:53 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Ribbon Cutting and Open House at ASU's Continuing Education and Community Outreach's new location

The former Dean B. Ellis House at 2004 East Nettleton is the new location of ASU's Continuing Education and Community Outreach program.  A ribbon cutting and an open house takes place Friday and Saturday.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more.

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6:48 am
Mon September 16, 2013

156 Arkansas bridges deficient, 28 are in NEA

Twenty state-owned bridges that carry upward of 100,000 vehicles daily are among 156 Arkansas spans that inspectors consider both structurally deficient and at risk for a catastrophe should a key component fail.  That's according to records in the National Bridge Inventory.  

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Politics
8:44 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Boozman discusses Syria, and reflects on 9/11

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) talked about the situation in Syria, the President's proposal and the recent diplomatic developments. He also discussed other issues before Congress, and reflected on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in his monthly visit with KASU. Click on the "Listen" link to hear the entire interview.

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7:14 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Arkansas rice mills to make donation to Arkansas Rice Depot

Tomorrow morning, over 120,000 pounds of Arkansas rice will be donated to the largest food bank in the state, the Arkansas Rice Depot.  Cormier Rice Mill, Horizon Seed, Producers Rice Mill, Riceland Foods, Riviana Foods, Specialty Rice, and Windmill Rice Company are all making the donation in Little Rock.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells how the donation will make a difference.

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6:54 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Early voting underway in Brookland millage issue

Brookland schools are seeking a millage increase to construct more buildings on campus.  A new pre-school building, a new middle school building and additions to the elementary school are part of the proposed 18 million dollar projects that could be built.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Brookland Superintendent Kevin McGaughey about the projects and how the schools continue to expand.

Early voting in school elections starts today.  Election day is Tuesday, September 17th. 

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6:47 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Voter ID Law takes effect January 1

The Arkansas Secretary of State's Office is working with county clerk's offices around the state in setting up the new Voter ID Law.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday about the new law.

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6:18 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Voters in Arkansas Senate District 21 have a short time to register to vote in primary

Citizens in Jonesboro and much of Craighead County who want to vote in the Arkansas Senate District 21 primary election have a very short time to register to vote.  The Primary election will take place October 8th, however, the last day for residents to register to vote is this Monday, September 9th.  Early voting for the primary occurs October first through the 7th.  The Primary Run-off will be held November 12th and the General Election for the seat is January 14th.  Early voting will take place a week before the elections and will only take place during business hours from eight to five.

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