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7:55 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission moves forward on convention center

The Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission are moving forward with a plan that could eventually place a convention center and a hotel in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at yesterday's meeting and files this report. 

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7:51 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Arkansas State University requiring incoming freshmen to bring iPads to class

Arkansas State University is the first university in the state and one of the first in the nation to require that incoming freshmen this fall use iPads to enhance their education learning experience.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.

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7:51 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Jonesboro conducting study on extension of Parker Road

The city of Jonesboro is conducting a study to determine the feasibility of extending Parker Road from Strawfloor to Washington Avenue. Officials are gathering public opinion on the extension of Parker Road by conducting a survey.  Click on this link for the survey.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this story.

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7:13 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Jackson County Circuit Clerk resigns; search for replacement underway

After a three week investigation into alleged wrongdoing in the Jackson County Circuit Clerk's office, Circuit Clerk Lisa Turner has resigned.  The Jackson County Quorum Court is conducting the search for a replacement to fill out the remaining term.    KASU's Johnathan Reaves gives an update on the search, as well as Jackson County's new jail.

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Politics
8:44 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Crawford on budget, disaster aid, Farm Bill and more

U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR 1st) discussed the lack of a conference on the budget bills, the question of offsetting disaster aid, and the progress on the Farm Bill, among other issues in this month's visit with KASU's Mark Smith. Click on the "Listen" link to hear the entire interview.

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7:55 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Groundbreaking of Miracle League Field in Jonesboro

Groundbreaking ceremonies of the Miracle League Field in Jonesboro took place yesterday morning.  The field will be the largest in the United States, and will allow for children and adults with disabilities to play numerous sports on the field.  Different events can be held on the field at the same time.  The $2.3 million project could open to play this fall, with tournaments expected to be held in Jonesboro next spring.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at the groundbreaking and filed this report.

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Politics
8:45 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Boozman on disaster aid, immigration, scandals and more

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) discussed disaster aid, immigration reform, scandals and more in this month's visit with KASU's Mark Smith. Click on the "Listen" link for the entire interview.

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7:58 am
Thu May 23, 2013

ASU offers European Psychology History Course and Tour

A two-week summer course that examines the history of Psychology includes a tour of Europe.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells how this tour is expected to bring Psychology to life. 

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Politics
8:47 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Pryor on disaster funding, the gun vote, scandals and more

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) supports disaster funding, defends his vote on a gun control bill, and comments on scandals facing the Obama administration, among the topics in this month's visit with KASU's Mark Smith. Click on the "Listen" link for the entire interview.

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7:20 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Enrollment underway for the Text4Baby program

The Arkansas Department of Health is participating in the 2013 Text4Baby State Enrollment Contest. This national competition provides pregnant women and new moms with important information they need for their health and the health of their babies.

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8:57 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Miracle League Field coming to Jonesboro

A sports field that will accommodate those who are disabled is closer to reality.  A groundbreaking of the new Miracle League field in Jonesboro takes place next Tuesday.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks about the new field and files this report.

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7:46 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Battle of Helena Commemoration this weekend

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Delta Cultural Center and Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission will sponsor a three-day commemoration of the Battle of Helena Friday through Sunday.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Community Outreach Director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Mark Christ about this weekend's activities, as well as Arkansas' role in the Civil War and the Battle of Helena.

  

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7:59 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Jonesboro's new city hall

City employees are in a new city hall, located at an old bank building at 300 South Church Street in Jonesboro.  The new location is described as being a "one-stop" shop for Jonesboro citizens.  In November, the city's engineering, planning, and inspection will also come to the new city hall.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves visited the new building and has this report. 

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7:03 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Tornado Safety

After 16 tornadoes pounded parts of Texas, killing six and injuring more, meteorologists are reminding the public about how fast tornadoes can spawn out of thunderstorms.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Cory Chaskelson with the National Weather Service in Memphis about tornadoes. 

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8:02 am
Tue May 14, 2013

ASU Debate team sees success

Arkansas State University's Debate team recently won a second consecutive national title, and has won four national titles since 2002.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with the Director of the Debate team Dr. Chris Harper and explores how being on the debate team brings out the best in students. 

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Making a Difference
4:33 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Making a Difference-Goodwill Arkansas Career Services Centers

Goodwill Arkansas has stores located in Jonesboro and Paragould.  Inside the stores are Career Services Centers, which provides free services for those who are looking for a job.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.


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7:57 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum's Summer Exhibit Honors Pfeiffer Family

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott presents a summer exhibit that honors the Pfeiffer Family.  This is the 100th anniversary of the Pfeiffer family's move to northeast Arkansas from St. Louis. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

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7:59 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Ft. Smith's transit director to meet with Jonesboro JETS and Chamber

The Jonesboro Economic Transit System and the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Committee are meeting this afternoon to hear how Ft. Smith developed its transit system.  The meeting will hear from director of Ft. Smith's transit system, Ken Savage about what Jonesboro can do to continue developing its transit system.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves explores some of the challenges transit systems are facing, as well as what JETS plans to do in the future. 

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9:22 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Making a Difference-NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation's Medicine Assistance Program

The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation's Medicine Assistance Program helps people in our region who may not be able to afford the medications they need. Johnathan Reaves profiles this program in today's Making a Difference feature.... 

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News
7:45 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Civil War Event in East Arkansas

The annual Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest takes place Saturday, April 27th in DeValls Bluff.  This event celebrates the Civil War Heritage of east Arkansas.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about this free event that will attract thousands of visitors to get a first hand look at Civil War history. 

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Making a Difference
9:03 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Making a Difference-Walk MS Jonesboro

Casey Hollis diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

The annual Walk MS Event in Jonesboro takes place this Saturday.  On this edition of Making a Difference, learn about Multiple Sclerosis and how this event provides support for those who suffer from this disease.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report. 

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6:55 am
Fri April 19, 2013

St. Bernard's Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo

The sixth annual St. Bernards Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo takes place April 19th through the 21st at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Executive Director of St. Bernards Medical Group Christina Ryan about this weekend's event.

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Making a Difference
7:23 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Making a Difference-Miracle League Jonesboro

Miracle League Ballpark

A celebrity softball tournament and other ball games are taking place this weekend as part of a fundraiser to place the largest Miracle League Ballpark in America in Jonesboro.  Softball Coordinator Sharon Turman tells more about Miracle League and how it will make a positive impact in the lives of those with disabilities.  KASU has this interview with Turman. 

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News
7:57 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Delta Symposium-Music and Events

This year's 19th annual Delta Symposium takes place in Jonesboro.  This year's event features the Acoustic Blues Contest, the Delta Roots Music Festival and more.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves speaks with Dr. Gregory Hanson about the symposium. 

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6:48 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Delta Symposium-Speakers

The 19th Annual Delta Symposium takes place at Arkansas State University, as well as other locations in Jonesboro.  A complete list of events is on the community calendar, just click on "Events" button.  Dr. Gregory Hanson tells about this year's events and tells about some of the guest speakers that will appear.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

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