Illiteracy is a problem in Arkansas, with at least 14 percent of Arkansas adults lacking basic literacy skills. On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves highlights the Literacy League of Craighead County, which serves clients in Craighead, Greene, and Poinsett Counties.
The American Red Cross Blood Services Program provides blood for patients in over three thousand hospitals across the United States. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines why blood is needed and what the Red Cross is doing to address those needs.
According to the FBI, domestic abuse is the most under reported crime in the United States. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines this issue and how the Women's Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas is trying to keep women and children safe from abuse.
Year-round, the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry provides food to eligible residence of Craighead County. On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of the pantry, and learns the need for donations is year-long, not just during the holiday season.
A group of students on the campus of Arkansas State University are helping over 20 organizations with different volunteer projects. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of Volunteer ASU.
The second phase of the Batesville Greenway opens to the public on Wednesday. The Greenway consists of recreational trails throughout the city that allows people an alternate, and more healthy way, to get around Batesville. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
Museum in Jonesboro is working on a new exhibit that will open in 2016 which focuses on the history and heritage of Rockabilly, which fueled Rock and Roll. A concert called "Rockabilly Boogiefest" takes place at ASU's Military Science Building on March 2nd and will feature artists, such as STan Perkins, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, The Stunning Cunning Band, and Narvel Felts. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
During the Holiday season, the Salvation Army kettle drive takes place. During this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the drive and tells how the Salvation Army uses the money that is raised.
The ASU Ringers are now the ASU Community Ringers, and a Holiday hand bell concert takes place in Jonesboro December third. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Dr. Ellis Julien, emeritus professor of music at Arkansas State University.
Arkansas is a water rich state, but one group is concerned about the quantity and quality of the state's water supply. KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of The Arkansas Rivers Association in this Making a Difference report.
Drug abuse is a major problem in Arkansas, especially among young people. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of Out of the Dark, and focuses on how the group is fighting the war on drugs with education.
Arkansas State University's Department of Music presents the 14th Annual Madrigal Feaste in the Grand Hall of ASU's Fowler Center in Jonesboro. In this Spotlight on the Arts Feature, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with Dr. Dale Miller, Director of Choral Activities at Arkansas State University.
Note: Tickets for this event must be purchased by November 26th.
Nominations are being taken for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. This shows appreciation for the support of the National Guard and Reserve, by recognizing employers through an awards program. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
Superstorm Sandy and another powerful Nor'easter have caused destruction and power outages. Weary residents are being assisted by the American Red Cross. Volunteers from Arkansas have joined volunteers across the nation in assisting those in need. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells how you can help.
Arkansas State University has received a designation of being "Veteran Friendly". The University received that honor for its work with wounded veterans through the Beck PRIDE Center. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of the center, and how it is helping veterans get acclimated back to life.
Suddenlink and the History Channel sponsored a program called "Take a Vet to School" at Jonesboro High School. As part of the program, Dr. Dennis White, retired Lt. Col. of the US Army Reserve and retired professor at ASU, talked about veterans and the Arkansas Military Veterans Hall of Fame. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
StoryCorps in Arkansas continues on KASU. Earlier this year, the non-profit mobile recording studio went to Little Rock to record the stories of people's lives. In today's edition, learn about how a Little Rock family was treated by neighbors because of their support for integration in public schools.