In this story, you can hear each candidate for Jonesboro Mayor talk about how the city should handle traffic as the city is projected to continue to grow about 3% every year . Click on the Listen button to hear the story.
In this story, you can hear each candidate for Jonesboro Mayor talk about their qualifications for being the next mayor and how they would address future annexations of land in Jonesboro. Click on the Listen button to hear the story.
An Irish band known for its collaborations with Nashville musicians will perform as part of Arkansas State University’s free lecture-concert series October 16 at 3 p.m. in Riceland Hall in ASU’s Fowler Center. The Brock McGuire band’s Jonesboro appearance is underwritten by KASU, the on- air and online public media service of A-State, with additional support from Dr. James and Mary Sheridan of Campbell, Mo.; Dr. Troy Bartels, “Dentistry for the Entire Family;” Donn & Kacky Mixon of Jonesboro; and the ASU-Lecture Concert Series.
The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum in Tyronza is celebrating its 10th anniversary on October 6th. KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with director Linda Hinton about the history of the museum and the events taking place this week.
A locally produced film that focuses on the problem of human sex trafficking is receiving high praise at film festivals across the nation and will be shown in Hollywood this month. KASU’s news director Johnathan Reaves talks with producer and director Hunter West about his film “Ridge Runners”. Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.
As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with Amanda Dunavant as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.
As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with Harold Copenhaver as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.
As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with John Street as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.
Tyson Foods is recalling over 132 thousand pounds of fully cooked chicken nuggets that may be contaminated with hard plastic. According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Panko Chicken Nuggets were produced July 18th. The packages of chicken nuggets being recalled are a five-pound bag of Tyson’s fully cooked Panko chicken nuggets and the 20-pound bags of Spare Time fully cooked Panko chicken nuggets. The problem was discovered after complaints were reported to the USDA. There are no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the nuggets.
As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with Nathan Coleman as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.
The Craighead County Quorum Court is looking at how to improve drainage throughout the county. Justices of the Peace have asked Craighead County Judge Ed Hill to look at how to make all of the drainage districts in the county to be more effective. They say some districts work very well at raising money and using those funds to clear out ditches and work on drainage issues.
In this Congressional interview, U.S. Senator John Boozman talks to KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves about the Presidential debate and election, fiscal issues, and a likely override of one of President Obama's veto. Listen to the entire interview above.
As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with Thomas Elwood as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.
Arkansas Works, Pre-K funding, poverty, higher education funding and more issues were discussed during a heated debate for the State Representative District 58 seat. Republican Representative Brandt Smith and Democratic challenger Nate Looney faced off during the hour-long debate. You can hear the story on the debate by clicking on the Listen button. You can view the entire debate below.
With the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, Conner Eldridge, Democratic challenger to U.S. Senator John Boozman, discusses with KASU's Johnathan Reaves how congress should address national security and Arkansas' roles in keeping America safe. Also discussed in this congressional interview:
This announcement from the Arkansas Department of Economic Development:
Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced that it is adding an additional cold mill at its Nucor Steel Arkansas division. The specialty cold mill complex will expand Nucor’s capability to produce advanced high-strength, high-strength low-alloy, and motor lamination steel products. The mill will cost an estimated $230 million to build and is expected to be operational in approximately two years.
The Jonesboro City Council waived second and third readings on an ordinance to give pay increases to the Jonesboro Police Department. That means that officers will immediately see a bump in their pay, which many have criticized as being very low at just over $31,000 a year. The Jonesboro City Council approved a step plan that would give raises over numbers of years of service. Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliot says the plan will help in retaining and recruiting more officers for the future.
In this congressional interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Libertarian candidate Mark West about the recent terrorism activity in New York and New Jersey, the economy, and trade with Cuba. Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.
This press release comes from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission:
Intimidator Inc., a manufacturer of 4x4 utility vehicles and zero turn mowers, today announced they are expanding their current manufacturing facility in Batesville and building a second facility in the Independence County Industrial Park. The company will invest $12 million in facilities and equipment while adding 400 new full-time employees over four years.
Jonesboro officials joined the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department for a ribbon cutting of Parker Road extension to Washington Avenue. The two-point-two million dollar project was shared by both the state and the city. Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin says the extension will help relieve traffic as well as help with future growth in the area.
The first meeting of the newly formed Northeast Arkansas Hispanic Professional Network takes place tonight. As KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves explains, the network hopes to bring Hispanics in Jonesboro together to learn about Hispanic businesses in the area, as well as potential collaborations to benefit the rising population.
Arkansas State University's Head Football Coach Blake Anderson says his team needs to make huge improvements, especially defensively, to get ready for Friday night's game on the road against Utah State. Click on the Listen button to hear this week's press conference.
Congressman Rick Crawford talks to KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves about terrorism concerns and what he wants to see in the next funding bills going through Congress. Listen to the entire congressional interview by clicking on the "Listen" button.