In our second part of our Highway 49 series, KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks about the plans for the new NEA Baptist Hospital that is being built on the highway. Reaves talks with Administrator Paul Betz in this report.
A book about the life of Daniel Rudd has been released. Rudd was born as a slave in 1854 and his life as a civil rights activist is featured in Cry for Justice. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with the book's author Dr. Gary Agee in this report.
Democratic candidate for the First Congressional District House seat, Clark Hall, is running in the May primary. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks to Hall about the national debt, jobs and gas prices in this interview.
Bluegrass Monday comes to the Collins Theatre in Paragould. The bluegrasss band, The Bankesters, will perform on February 27th. KASU's Marty Scarbrough features the band in this edition of Spotlight on the Arts.
Blytheville owes over three million dollars in unpaid payroll taxes and penalties. A special election is set for March 13th, but there are concerns about this issue. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.
Nettleton Schools will ask for a millage increase March 13th in a special election. 17 million dollars worth of projects at the district could be completed with the extra money. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.
The 18th Annual ASU Agribusiness Conference will be held in Jonesboro. KASU's Johnathan Reaves interviews Dr. Bert Greenwalt, Professor of Agricultural Economics at ASU's College of Agriculture and Technology.
An event to get free books into the hands of non-readers will take place in April. Those interested in participating in this event have until February first to sign up. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.
NEA Baptist Health System's new Center for Cancer Cure opens next summer in Jonesboro. Ground was broken at the site of the new facility, which is located on the same campus as the new NEA Hospital and Clinic that is under construction. KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at the ground breaking and files this report.
Arkansas State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center will join with the Arkansas District Export Council and the Arkansas Export Assistance Center to launch “Export University” this month. “Export University”is directed toward Arkansas companies wanting to engage in international trade or expand into new international markets.