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8:48 am
Fri February 8, 2013

KASU Interviews member of Mexican delegation about future ASU campus in Mexico

Arkansas State University continues discussions with Mexican officials about placing a branch campus of ASU in Mexico.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves interviews Edmundo Ortiz, who is leading the project to bring ASU to Mexico. 

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Making a Difference
6:43 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Making a Difference-Arkansas Community Foundation

The Arkansas Community Foundation works to make local communities stronger by funding worthy projects and organizations on state and local levels.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more in this Making a Difference feature.

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Making a Difference
10:02 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Making a Difference-The Call

At any given time, thousands of Arkansas children are in Arkansas' foster care system.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines The Call, which stands for Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime.  Learn how this group is working with the state to put those children in more permanent homes. 

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News
7:44 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Superproject is a new steel mill for Osceola

A major economic development announcement yesterday, as Governor Mike Beebe annnounced a $1.1 billion steel mill is coming to Osceola, pending approval of Amendment 82 by the state legislature.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.

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Making a Difference
8:15 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Making a Difference-United Cerebral Palsy

A telethon takes place this Sunday to help those who are suffering from cerebral palsy.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the Northeast Arkansas Council of United Cerebral Palsy. 

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News
8:01 am
Mon January 21, 2013

New NEA Baptist Hospital to open this summer

Work continues on the $400 million NEA Baptist Hospital,  located on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves gets an update on the new facility in this report.

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Making a Difference
6:45 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Making a Difference-Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

Arkansas single parents have an opportunity to get their college degree.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, and how this statewide program is having an impact on lives. 

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News
6:12 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Public Comments Sought on Jonesboro's Future

This release is from the city of Jonesboro:

Members of Mayor Harold Perrin’s administration will join with members of the Jonesboro Comprehensive Planning Advisory Commission (CPAC) in a series of January meetings to field public comments regarding the Jonesboro Vision 2030 plan.

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News
7:55 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Dedication of the Food Bank of Northeast Building's new building

Donald W. Reynolds Charitable Food Distribution Center.

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is now operating out of the 56 thousand square foot Donald W. Reynolds Charitable Food Distribution Center in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has this report.

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Making a Difference
9:30 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Making a Difference-Literacy League

Illiteracy is a problem in Arkansas, with at least 14 percent of Arkansas adults lacking basic literacy skills.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves highlights the Literacy League of Craighead County, which serves clients in Craighead, Greene, and Poinsett Counties. 


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Making a Difference
8:44 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Making a Difference-American Red Cross Blood Services

The American Red Cross Blood Services Program provides blood for patients in over three thousand hospitals across the United States.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines why blood is needed and what the Red Cross is doing to address those needs.

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Making a Difference
7:48 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Making a Difference-Women's Crisis Center

According to the FBI, domestic abuse is the most under reported crime in the United States.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines this issue and how the Women's Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas is trying to keep women and children safe from abuse. 

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Making a Difference
7:43 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Making a Difference-Helping Neighbors Food Pantry

Year-round, the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry provides food to eligible residence of Craighead County.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of the pantry, and learns the need for donations is year-long, not just during the holiday season.

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News
7:47 am
Thu December 13, 2012

Bryan Harsin named ASU Head Football Coach

Former Texas co-offensive coordinator has left the Longhorns to coach Arkansas State University's Red Wolves.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

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Making a Difference
11:07 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Making a Difference-Volunteer ASU

Volunteer ASU helping with the Girl Scouts

A group of students on the campus of Arkansas State University are helping over 20 organizations with different volunteer projects.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of Volunteer ASU. 

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News
7:58 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Ribbon cutting for second phase of Batesville Greenway

The second phase of the Batesville Greenway opens to the public on Wednesday.  The Greenway consists of recreational trails throughout the city that allows people an alternate, and more healthy way, to get around Batesville.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.



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News
8:23 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Rockabilly Boogiefest coming to ASU in 2013

KASU Station Manage Mike Doyle

Arkansas State University's

Museum in Jonesboro is working on a new exhibit that will open in 2016 which focuses on the history and heritage of Rockabilly, which fueled Rock and Roll.  A concert called "Rockabilly Boogiefest" takes place at ASU's Military Science Building on March 2nd and will feature artists, such as STan Perkins, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, The Stunning Cunning Band, and Narvel Felts.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

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News
7:45 am
Thu December 6, 2012

ASU searches for new head football coach

Arkansas State University is looking for the next head football coach, after Gus Malzahn left the program to become the head coach at Auburn University.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has this report.

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News
6:58 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Gus Malzahn leaves ASU for Auburn

Days after winning back-to-back Sun Belt Conference Championships, Arkansas State University is now looking for a new head football coach.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has this report. 

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News
7:55 am
Thu November 29, 2012

ASU Community Ringers Holiday Concert

The ASU Ringers are now the ASU Community Ringers, and a Holiday hand bell concert takes place in Jonesboro December third.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Dr. Ellis Julien, emeritus professor of music at Arkansas State University.

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Making a Difference
8:55 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Making a Difference-Arkansas Rivers Association

Arkansas is a water rich state, but one group is concerned about the quantity and quality of the state's water supply.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of The Arkansas Rivers Association in this Making a Difference report.

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News
7:26 am
Mon November 26, 2012

ASU Delegation going to Mexico

Mexican officials are hosting a delegation from Arkansas State University about placing a branch campus in that country. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
 

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Making a Difference
8:55 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Making a Difference-Out of the Dark

Drug abuse is a major problem in Arkansas, especially among young people.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of Out of the Dark, and focuses on how the group is fighting the war on drugs with education.

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News
7:58 am
Fri November 16, 2012

State Water Plan is being drafted

State officials are starting the process of drafting a new water plan for the state.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

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Spotlight on the Arts
8:13 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-Madrigal Feaste

Arkansas State University's Department of Music presents the 14th Annual Madrigal Feaste in the Grand Hall of ASU's Fowler Center in Jonesboro.  In this Spotlight on the Arts Feature, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with Dr. Dale Miller, Director of Choral Activities at Arkansas State University. 

Note:  Tickets for this event must be purchased by November 26th. 

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