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Johnathan Reaves

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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. 

Gary Latanich, Democratic Candidate for the First Congressional District US House Seat,  talks about the debt, jobs, gas prices and education in an interview with KASU's Johnathan Reaves.

A birthday tribute of music legend Johnny Cash takes place at the Dyess Community Center.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

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.

In the February Spotlight on the Arts feature, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with the Foundation of the Arts  about art classes and the upcoming performance of "Wind and the Willows".

Challenges surrounding a new farm bill and crop insurance were two topics that were discussed during Arkansas State University's Agri Business Conference.  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.

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe says the state will have limited control on health care exchanges when the new federal health care law takes full effect.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

C-SPAN's Campaign 2012 Bus will visit Jonesboro February 8th.  The bus will stop at Jonesboro High School and Arkansas State University.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

A major earthquake drill covering nine states takes place Tuesday, February 7th.  It's called the Great Central US Shakeout.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more about it in 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.

Rains have caused rivers to swell, and flood warnings are in effect. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

As students and faculty go back to class January 17th, a familiar way to get on campus will no longer be available.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

US Representative Rick Crawford sponsored a round table discussion on the importance of exports to Arkansas business.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves 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.

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