Johnathan Reaves

Announcer/Morning Edition host

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KASU News
5:30 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-Fowler Center's 2012-2013 season

Arkansas State University's Fowler Center has an outstanding performance series scheduled, with the first concert slated for the end of September.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough continues his conversation with Fowler Center Director Dr. Wendy Hymes in this Spotlight on the Arts feature. 

KASU News
6:17 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-Dr. Wendy Hymes

Arkansas State University's Fowler Center has a new director.  In this edition of Spotlight on the Arts, KASU's Marty Scarbrough conducts this interview with Dr. Wendy Hymes.

KASU News
10:24 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Making a Difference-Big Brothers Big Sister North Central Arkansas

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas has opened its newest location in Jonesboro at Nettleton High School.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves takes a look at this organization.

KASU News
7:53 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Congressman Rick Crawford talks about a Farm Bill

US Congressman Rick Crawford says quick work in needed on a farm bill. Crawford spoke to a crowd at Arkansas State University's and the University of Arkansas' 2012 Cotton Field Day at the Judd Hill Cooperative Research Station near Trumann.  Crawford says an extension is likely, since a farm bill is due September 30th.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

KASU News
8:56 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Making a Difference-ASBTDC

New businesses owners face numerous challenges when they decide to start a business in Arkansas.  The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center gives businesses the tools they need to succeed.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this edition of Making a Difference.

KASU News
8:43 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Making a Difference-Children's Shelter

Every day, the Children's Shelter in Walnut Ridge provides a safe place for children and their siblings who are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines Children's Shelter and looks at some of the challenges they face.

KASU News
8:02 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow Book Signing

A book detailing the life of Pauline Pfeiffer, the second wife of Ernest Hemingway, has been released.  Dr. Ruth Hawkins is the author of "Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow".  The book details the role Pfeiffer had in Hemingway's career.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Hawkins about the book in this report. 

Dr. Hawkins will be at Arkansas State University's Cooper Alumni Center on Tuesday, August 28th from 3:30 to 5:30 for a book reading and book signing. 

KASU News
8:57 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Making A Difference-Hispanic Community Services, Inc.

About six percent of Arkansas' population is Hispanic.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves features the Hispanic Community Services, Inc. and looks at the work they are doing to help Hispanics and the community. 

KASU News
7:47 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Interstate rehabilitation starts this fall

Bids will be awarded next month on the first projects that will make up a major interstate rehabilitation project in Arkansas.  Over 450 miles of interstate highways, including all of Interstate 55 from West Memphis to the Missouri Bootheel, will be rebuilt over the next couple of years.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

KASU News
7:49 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Student safety at Arkansas State University

After a recent shooting near the Texas A&M campus, some may be anxious about the safety of students as school is about to start at Arkansas State University.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves interviewed Dr. Rick Stripling, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, during Morning Edition and talked about student safety. 

KASU News
7:02 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Johnny Cash Boyhood Home update

Work on the restoration of Johnny Cash's Boyhood home in Dyess continues.  The Second Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival takes place on Friday, October fifth at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro.  Proceeds from the concert goes back into work on the home.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Dr. Ruth Hawkins.

KASU News
8:56 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Making A Difference-Hope Circle

Every year, thousands of Arkansans are diagnosed with cancer.  Learn the work Hope Circle volunteers are doing as they assist cancer patients.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves features Hope Circle in this edition of Making A Difference.  

KASU News
7:45 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Ground breaking at ASU Newport's Jonesboro Campus

The Fowler Family presented ASU Newport's Jonesboro Campus a one million dollar gift for the new Hospitality Services Education Building.  The 2.3 million dollar building should be complete in eight months with classes expected to start next August.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

KASU News
6:54 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Spotlight On the Arts-Foundation of the Arts

In this latest edition of Spotlight On the Arts, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with new Executive Director of the Foundation of the Arts in Jonesboro Karl Hollander.  Also, FOA Follies takes place on August 3rd.  Those will be discussed as the Foundation of the Arts in Jonesboro is featured during this Spotlight On the Arts.

KASU News
9:01 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Making A Difference-Red Cross

When you think about the American Red Cross, you may think of blood donations or response to major disasters.  In this edition of Making A Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves looks at how the Red Cross responds to those who are the victims of residential fires. 

KASU News
7:44 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Construction continues at Craighead County Fairgrouds

With the Craighead County Fair slated to start September 17th, construction crews are racing to get the projects done in time for the fair.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report. 

KASU News
9:12 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Making A Difference-Main Street Arkansas

Numerous cities around the state are trying to spur more economic development by revitalization of their downtown.  In this edition of Making A Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves takes a look at Main Street Arkansas and how this program is affecting Paragould and Osceola. 

KASU News
8:27 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Making A Difference-Ozark Foothills Literacy Project

In this edition of Making a Difference, the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is helping people learn to read.  Located inside the Jubilee Family Church in Batesville, the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project serves over 50 people in Fulton, Sharp and Independence Counties.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

KASU News
7:41 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Johnny Cash Music Festival Special to be aired on TV

The Johnny Cash Music Festival, a concert filmed at last year’s inaugural event, is scheduled to air on three networks this summer. The one hour special, which stars Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Rodney Crowell and more, is a blend of music and stories about the Man in Black. It will air on RFD TV on July 26th at 7:00 pm ET and again on July 28th at 6:00 pm ET. GAC will air the special on July 28th at 8:00 pm ET and again at midnight. PBS affiliates will also air the program during the summer -- check local listings for all PBS airdates.

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KASU News
6:39 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Making A Difference-Food Bank

This edition of Making A Difference features the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas.  This is an organization that supplies food to over 100 different agencies and runs several programs to help those who are hungry in the region.  KASU's Johnthan Reaves files this report. 

KASU News
5:08 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Making A Difference-CASA

The next Making A Difference story features CASA of the Second Judicial District.  CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells how CASA volunteers represent abused and neglected children in the court system and tells why this program is important. 

KASU News
5:04 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Bed bugs increasing in Arkansas

The number of bed bugs is increasing across the state.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses why the bed bugs are becoming more of a problem and what you can do about it. 

 

Here is a link about bed bugs from the Arkansas Department of Health:

http://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programsServices/environmentalHealth/generalSanitation/Pages/BedBugs.aspx 

KASU News
7:43 am
Mon July 2, 2012

Summer Feeding Program in Jonesboro

Hundreds of children every day are being fed this summer through a summer feeding program in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

KASU News
7:45 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Reaction to US Supreme Court's ruling on Health Care Law

The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that President Barack Obama's health care law is upheld.  How will the new law affect local hospitals?  What was reaction from Arkansas' Congressional Delegation?  How does the state move forward?  KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses those issues in this report. 

KASU News
7:44 am
Thu June 28, 2012

NEA Baptist Topping Out Ceremony

Topping out Ceremony took place at the site of the new NEA Baptist Health System on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves was there and files this report.

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