Jonesboro

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.  

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 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.

KASU-FM, the non-profit radio service of Arkansas State University, will present “Highway 49 Revisited,” a five-part radio series examining business growth along Highway 49 from the Hilltop area of Jonesboro through Brookland to Paragould. These half-hour programs will be broadcast on 91.9 FM and streamed live at www.kasu.org<http://www.kasu.org> Monday through Friday, April 9 through April 13, at 8:20 a.m. each day.

The Highway 49 series on KASU comes to a close as Johnathan Reaves takes a look at what the stretch of highway between Jonesboro and Paragould could look like in the future. 

Highway 49 sees thousands of vehicles daily between Jonesboro and Paragould.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines what the cities are doing to manage the traffic as the Highway 49 series continues. 

KASU continues its Highway 49 series by focusing on the residential aspect of Highway 49.  Johnathan Reaves files this report. 

More businesses are expected to line Highway 49 as the Craighead County Fairgrounds and the NEA Baptist Hopsital near completion.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with owners of two businesses on Hilltop as part of the Highway 49 series. 

KASU's Highway 49 series continues by examining the business aspect of the highway and what kind of economic growth could come to the area in the future.  Johnathan Reaves files this report. 

Jonesboro will see exponential growth and economic development on Highway 49 North.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves speaks with Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin in this report.

KASU continues its series on Highway 49 with a tour of the new NEA Baptist construction site.  Johnathan Reaves goes through the site and files this report.  

KASU's Highway 49 series continues with a look at NEA Baptist's New Center for Cancer Care and what this new center will mean for those diagnosed with cancer.  Johnathan Reaves files this report.  

In our second part of our Highway 49 series, KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks about the plans for the new NEA Baptist Hospital that is being built on the highway.  Reaves talks with Administrator Paul Betz in this report.

An extensive series on the changes on Highway 49 between Jonesboro and Paragould starts on KASU.  Johnathan Reaves takes a look at some of the topics that will be covered during this series. 

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

Several area churches are providing Thanksgiving meals to the hungry, the homeless, and the lonely.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talked with Richard Carvell about this annual event.

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