KASU

Local and Regional News

KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Chintan Desai about the United States' trade war with China and the meeting between U.S President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Desai is the Democratic challenger for the House of Representatives seat in the First Congressional District.  He is challenging current Republican Representative Rick Crawford.  

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

Dunklin County residents are voting August seventh on two propositions that would, if passed, lead to the construction of a new hospital in Kennett.  There have been several concerns from Dunklin County citizens about the propositions, which led to the county’s three commissioners to hold public forums throughout the county to present information about the taxes that will be voted on.  The first public forum was held Thursday night in the northern Dunklin County town of Malden.  Just over 40 residents showed up at the meeting.

Downtown Jonesboro BBQ & Music Festival Plans Announced

Jul 13, 2018

The Jonesboro Advertising and Promotion Commission’s Downtown Jonesboro BBQ and Music festival announced plans for their 10th annual event.  The Festival will include two nights of music this year with FUEL performing Friday night September 28th and SmashMouth performing Saturday September 29th on the Ritter Communications Stage.

When Melissa Combs thinks about the days after residents in the southeast Missouri town of Kennett learned they were going to lose their hospital, she remembers the reaction of the community.

“Devastation, lots of sleepless nights, the entire community was wrecked.”

Endangered Wolf Center

Later this month, Arkansas State University will host the national organization that manages efforts to increase the population of red wolves.  The Red Wolf Species Survival Plan will hold a conference at the ASU System Office in Little Rock July 23rd through the 25th.   This is designed to talk about how to protect and breed red wolves that are in captivity.  ASU System Vice President for Strategic Communications and Economic Development Jeff Hankins says the situation is dire.

Big River Steel

(Osceola, Arkansas) – Big River Steel announced today that it is expanding its LEED-certified, Arkansas-based scrap recycling and steel production facility. The expansion will double Big River Steel’s hot-rolled steel production capacity to 3.3 million tons annually. In addition, the expansion will facilitate the company’s ability to produce even higher grades of electrical steel, demand for which is expected to increase with continued focus on energy efficiency and the increase in hybrid and electric vehicle sales. 

 

AHPP Awards Grant For Jonesboro Main Street Program

Jun 28, 2018
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

       LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,963,781 in grants for projects in 58 Arkansas counties—including Craighead County—through its County Courthouse Restoration Grant, Historic Preservation Restoration Grant and Main Street Downtown Revitalization Grant programs.

The Downtown Jonesboro Association received a $15,000 Main Street Downtown Revitalization Grant.

Libertarian Party of Arkansas

In this Congressional interview, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Elvis Presley, Libertarian candidate in the First Congressional District race for House of Representatives.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

Wikipedia.org

In this interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with U.S. Representative Rick Crawford.   Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

chintan@desaiforcongress.com

KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves conducts an interview with the Democratic challenger Chintan Desai in the First District race for the U.S. House of Representatives seat, currently held by Republcian Representative Rick Crawford.  Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interview.  

Pages