Johnathan Reaves

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Blueway
7:54 am
Mon June 24, 2013

White River National Blueway Designation stirs debate

Debate continues in Arkansas over a designation of the White River as a National Blueway.  Federal officials say it is a voluntary program that is locally led. A partnership of federal, state, and local governments will come together to help with White River improvements in several areas; such as habitat, agricultural, hydrologic, recreation and education outreach.  Those who oppose the designation fear the federal government is overstepping its boundaries and could take land away from property owners.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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Log Jams
8:04 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Log jams to be removed from the Cache River

Work is expected to start soon on clearing the Cache River.  Since the 1940's, silt, logs, and other forms of debris have clogged the Cache River in Jackson County near Grubbs.  The result includes four log jams, two of which are each at least a mile wide each.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves explains the problem and how it is being addressed in this report. 

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ASU Osteopathic medicine
6:47 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Osteopathic medical school in Jonesboro is being explored

Arkansas State University continues to explore public and private partnerships in relation to placing an osteopathic medical school in Jonesboro.  To provide a perspective of what an osteopathic medical school would mean to Jonesboro and the region, KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Radiation Oncologist Dr. John Lynch and medical student Josh Potter. 

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News
7:26 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Side By Side from Illinois helps Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro

This week, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro has had help in the construction of three homes in North Jonesboro.  92 people from the Grace United Methodist Church in Naperville, Illinois have been in Jonesboro this week, participating in a mission trip called Side By Side.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

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News
6:52 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Public Meetings on the 2014 State Water Plan to be held

The Arkansas Natural Resources Conservation Service is holding area public meetings about the 2014 State Water Plan.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves explains what the water plan is and why it is needed.

Meetings will be held in the KASU listening area at the following times:

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News
7:49 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Arkansas State University getting ready for iPad use in the fall

Arkansas State University is making sure the entire Jonesboro campus is a Wi-Fi hot spot as freshmen are required to bring iPads to class in the fall.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves gives an update on what ASU is doing to get ready for the fall; he also tells why iPads are being required for class.

Those who can't afford an iPad can rent one from ASU.  Deadline to apply for rentals is June 15th.  More information is available by clicking on this link.

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News
9:04 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Arkansas State University explores setting up an osteopathic medical school in Jonesboro

Arkansas State University is exploring public-private partnerships to establish an osteopathic medical school that would help expand primary health care availability throughout the mid-South, Chancellor Tim Hudson announced today.



ASU System President Charles Welch authorized Hudson to work with local leaders and representatives of existing osteopathic medical schools on a feasibility study for the project.


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News
7:55 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission moves forward on convention center

The Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission are moving forward with a plan that could eventually place a convention center and a hotel in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at yesterday's meeting and files this report. 

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News
7:51 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Arkansas State University requiring incoming freshmen to bring iPads to class

Arkansas State University is the first university in the state and one of the first in the nation to require that incoming freshmen this fall use iPads to enhance their education learning experience.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.

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News
7:51 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Jonesboro conducting study on extension of Parker Road

The city of Jonesboro is conducting a study to determine the feasibility of extending Parker Road from Strawfloor to Washington Avenue. Officials are gathering public opinion on the extension of Parker Road by conducting a survey.  Click on this link for the survey.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this story.

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News
7:13 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Jackson County Circuit Clerk resigns; search for replacement underway

After a three week investigation into alleged wrongdoing in the Jackson County Circuit Clerk's office, Circuit Clerk Lisa Turner has resigned.  The Jackson County Quorum Court is conducting the search for a replacement to fill out the remaining term.    KASU's Johnathan Reaves gives an update on the search, as well as Jackson County's new jail.

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News
7:55 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Groundbreaking of Miracle League Field in Jonesboro

Groundbreaking ceremonies of the Miracle League Field in Jonesboro took place yesterday morning.  The field will be the largest in the United States, and will allow for children and adults with disabilities to play numerous sports on the field.  Different events can be held on the field at the same time.  The $2.3 million project could open to play this fall, with tournaments expected to be held in Jonesboro next spring.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at the groundbreaking and filed this report.

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News
7:58 am
Thu May 23, 2013

ASU offers European Psychology History Course and Tour

A two-week summer course that examines the history of Psychology includes a tour of Europe.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells how this tour is expected to bring Psychology to life. 

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News
7:20 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Enrollment underway for the Text4Baby program

The Arkansas Department of Health is participating in the 2013 Text4Baby State Enrollment Contest. This national competition provides pregnant women and new moms with important information they need for their health and the health of their babies.

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News
8:57 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Miracle League Field coming to Jonesboro

A sports field that will accommodate those who are disabled is closer to reality.  A groundbreaking of the new Miracle League field in Jonesboro takes place next Tuesday.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks about the new field and files this report.

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News
7:46 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Battle of Helena Commemoration this weekend

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, Delta Cultural Center and Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission will sponsor a three-day commemoration of the Battle of Helena Friday through Sunday.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Community Outreach Director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Mark Christ about this weekend's activities, as well as Arkansas' role in the Civil War and the Battle of Helena.

  

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News
7:59 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Jonesboro's new city hall

City employees are in a new city hall, located at an old bank building at 300 South Church Street in Jonesboro.  The new location is described as being a "one-stop" shop for Jonesboro citizens.  In November, the city's engineering, planning, and inspection will also come to the new city hall.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves visited the new building and has this report. 

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News
7:03 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Tornado Safety

After 16 tornadoes pounded parts of Texas, killing six and injuring more, meteorologists are reminding the public about how fast tornadoes can spawn out of thunderstorms.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Cory Chaskelson with the National Weather Service in Memphis about tornadoes. 

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News
8:02 am
Tue May 14, 2013

ASU Debate team sees success

Arkansas State University's Debate team recently won a second consecutive national title, and has won four national titles since 2002.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with the Director of the Debate team Dr. Chris Harper and explores how being on the debate team brings out the best in students. 

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Making a Difference
4:33 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Making a Difference-Goodwill Arkansas Career Services Centers

Goodwill Arkansas has stores located in Jonesboro and Paragould.  Inside the stores are Career Services Centers, which provides free services for those who are looking for a job.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report.


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News
7:57 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum's Summer Exhibit Honors Pfeiffer Family

The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott presents a summer exhibit that honors the Pfeiffer Family.  This is the 100th anniversary of the Pfeiffer family's move to northeast Arkansas from St. Louis. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

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News
7:59 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Ft. Smith's transit director to meet with Jonesboro JETS and Chamber

The Jonesboro Economic Transit System and the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Committee are meeting this afternoon to hear how Ft. Smith developed its transit system.  The meeting will hear from director of Ft. Smith's transit system, Ken Savage about what Jonesboro can do to continue developing its transit system.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves explores some of the challenges transit systems are facing, as well as what JETS plans to do in the future. 

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News
7:45 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Civil War Event in East Arkansas

The annual Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest takes place Saturday, April 27th in DeValls Bluff.  This event celebrates the Civil War Heritage of east Arkansas.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about this free event that will attract thousands of visitors to get a first hand look at Civil War history. 

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Making a Difference
9:03 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Making a Difference-Walk MS Jonesboro

Casey Hollis diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

The annual Walk MS Event in Jonesboro takes place this Saturday.  On this edition of Making a Difference, learn about Multiple Sclerosis and how this event provides support for those who suffer from this disease.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this report. 

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News
6:55 am
Fri April 19, 2013

St. Bernard's Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo

The sixth annual St. Bernards Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo takes place April 19th through the 21st at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Executive Director of St. Bernards Medical Group Christina Ryan about this weekend's event.

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