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Johnathan Reaves

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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.  

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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 

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

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. 

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.

A new series has launched on KASU.  It is called Making A Difference.  In this first story, KASU's Johnathan Reaves features the Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center, and looks at its roles in the investigation of child abuse.  

     Whether it is during times of war or natural disasters, members of the National Guard and Reserve leave their jobs and families to respond.  An agency that that provides support for those members and their employers is being recognized this week in Arkansas and across the nation.  KASU’s Johnathan Reaves has this report.

Bridge Street in Jonesboro between Johnson Avenue and Cate Street will be closed for repairs on the bridge.  Te project is expected to be complete in November.  Due to this, JETS is making changes to its bus routes.  Here are the changes.

 

Beginning on June 15th, JETS Route 35 will no longer serve the following stops UNTIL the end of the construction on Bridge Street:

Two Jonesboro High School students will have their pictures featured in New York.  Katie Neilson and Alyssa Blakeney each entered the Mid-South Scholastic Art competition in Memphis and won a gold key.  They went to the National Scholastic competition in New York and won gold medals for their work. They will be awarded in June.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough interviews Neilson and Blakeney in this Spotlight On the Arts feature.  

After last year's historic river flooding, Pocahontas brings back the Founders Day Festival Saturday, May 5th.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report. 

The Farm Bill, closures of post offices and new rules from the National Labor Relations Board are all topics KASU's Mark Smith discussed with US Senator John Boozman during this month's congressional interviews.

Jonesboro Public School's Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies magnet school has an outdoor vegetable garden where science lessons are "hands on".  KASU's Johnathan Reaves explains in this report. 

The Hemingway-Pfieffer Museum and Educational Center has numerous events year round that bring a lot of people to Northeast Arkansas.  New Assistant Director Adam Long tells KASU's Johnathan Reaves about what is going on and what is coming up at the museum.

After 48 years of service to Williams Baptist College, 17 of those years as President, Dr. Jerol Swaim is retiring.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves features Swaim in this report.

The Second Annual Paint the Town Green week takes place starting Saturday, April 14th.  The highlight of the event will be on April 18th when Robert F. Kennedy Junior speaks in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

As part of April's Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center will have an open house at the Jonesboro location. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells what the center does in this report.

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