Johnathan Reaves

Announcer/Morning Edition host

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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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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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Making a Difference
7:23 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Making a Difference-Miracle League Jonesboro

Miracle League Ballpark

A celebrity softball tournament and other ball games are taking place this weekend as part of a fundraiser to place the largest Miracle League Ballpark in America in Jonesboro.  Softball Coordinator Sharon Turman tells more about Miracle League and how it will make a positive impact in the lives of those with disabilities.  KASU has this interview with Turman. 

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News
7:57 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Delta Symposium-Music and Events

This year's 19th annual Delta Symposium takes place in Jonesboro.  This year's event features the Acoustic Blues Contest, the Delta Roots Music Festival and more.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves speaks with Dr. Gregory Hanson about the symposium. 

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6:48 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Delta Symposium-Speakers

The 19th Annual Delta Symposium takes place at Arkansas State University, as well as other locations in Jonesboro.  A complete list of events is on the community calendar, just click on "Events" button.  Dr. Gregory Hanson tells about this year's events and tells about some of the guest speakers that will appear.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

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Making a Difference
4:48 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Making a Difference-Jonesboro Civitan Club

Residents at Jonesboro Human Development Center receive items after the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The Jonesboro Civitan Club held an Easter Egg Hunt last week for the residents at the Jonesboro Human Development Center.  Learn more about the Civitan Club during this edition of Making a Difference.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

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Spotlight on the Arts
8:46 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Spotlight on the Arts-Bob Hager Film

A local filmmaker will have his work shown Friday night during the Ozark Foothills Film Festival in Batesville.  KASU's Mike Doyle interviews Bob Hager about his film Black Marks on White Paper. 

  

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Making a Difference
7:46 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Making a Difference-Connect Arkansas

More than half of Arkansans do not have Internet in their home, due to affordability and inaccessibility.  On this edition of Making a Difference, learn how Connect Arkansas is connecting more people to the Internet.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.



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Making a Difference
5:10 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Making a Difference-Special Olympics Arkansas

Nine-year-old Cooper Liles is one of the participants in the Special Olympics games at ASU.

Special Olympics Arkansas has its annual games at Arkansas State University coming up April 19th.  In this edition of Making a Difference, learn about the Special Olympics, and how the organization makes a positive impact in the lives of the athletes who participate.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.


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Making a Differece
9:24 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Making a Difference-Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

Almost 19 percent of Arkansas families live below the poverty line and can't afford enough food to eat.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves explores the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and tells about how they are working with food banks and food pantries to make a positive impact in the region.

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Making a Difference
5:52 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Making a Difference-Autism Assocation of Northeast Arkansas

One out of every 110 children has autism.  In this edition of Making a Difference, learn how the Autism Association of Northeast Arkansas is providing support to families, as well as education and awareness to schools, professionals, and communities. 

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News
7:49 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Middle East Studies Night

Arkansas State University presents the annual Middle East Studies Night at Fowler Center on March fourth.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Dr. Bill Roe about the event.

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6:12 am
Thu February 28, 2013

JETS service for Rockabilly Boogiefest in Jonesboro

This is a press release from the Jonesboro Economical Transportation System:

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9:10 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Making a Difference-Kaleidoscope Creations

A Jonesboro group is working to create year-round art projects for the community.  In this edition of Making a Difference, learn about Kaleidoscope Creations' upcoming Art Show and how art is making an impact in the lives of young people.

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6:44 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Freezing rain headed to the area

A large winter storm is poised to slam into Missouri, with the southern edge swiping through northern Arkansas.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves provides this update on the weather and when the rain will fall.

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Making a Difference
5:08 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Making a Difference-Wellness Works

Patients of diabetes, cancer, and cardiopulmonary conditions can improve their quality of life.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about Wellness Works, a 12 week program that combines exercise and education to help patients take control of their lives.

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