Arkansas State University hosted a debate between all four candidates vying for the seat of the First Congressional District. Incumbent Republican Rick Crawford, Democrat Scott Ellington, Green Party Candidate Josh Holloway, and Libertarian candidate Jessica Paxton participated. In this second part of the debate, the candidates answer questions about the costs of a college education and equal pay for women.
Arkansas State University hosted a debate between all four candidates vying for the seat of the First Congressional District. Incumbent Republican Rick Crawford, Democrat Scott Ellington, Green Party Candidate Josh Holloway, and Libertarian candidate Jessica Paxton participated. In this first part of the debate, the candidates answer questions about the Farm Bill and the balancing the federal budget.
A non profit organization is helping build homes for low and middle income families. KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro in this Making a Difference feature.
Arkansas State University's Music Department presents a performance in the spirit of Halloween on the Jonesboro Campus of ASU. In this Spotlight on the Arts feature, KASU's Marty Scarbrough discusses the performances with Dr. Marika Kyriakos, associate professor of music.
Wearing red T-shirts with the logo "Leave Your Mark", about one thousand students from several school districts in Craighead County participated in a student rally in downtown Jonesboro to celebrate a drug free life. KASU's Johnathan Reaves was there and files this report.
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) talked about the previous night's Presidential debate, military budget issues and more in this month's visit with KASU. Click on the 'Listen' link for the entire interview....
Arkansas State’s Department of Political Science is joining with the ASU Radio-Television Department, The Herald and the Jonesboro Sun to host a debate between the candidates vying for office in the Arkansas First Congressional District, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Earlier this year, StoryCorps took a mobile recording unit to Little Rock to document people's stories . In this edition of StoryCorps, hear the struggles a young mother faced as she gave her newborn child up for adoption.
StoryCorps recently came to Little Rock to document people's lives. In this edition, hear how a woman from Pine Bluff was initially not allowed to date her future husband, because she didn't know his name.
Childhood obesity is a major problem in Arkansas. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of the Centers for Healthy Children in Jonesboro, and how workers and volunteers are working with children and parents to make families a lot healthier.
Arkansas State University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present a fall concert with the Arkansas Northeastern College Concert Singers. KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities at ASU, and Dr. Keith Hearnsberger, conductor of the ANC Concert Singers in this Spotlight on the Arts feature.
The United Way of Northeast Arkansas is providing several non profit organizations with funding they need to make a difference in their communities. KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of the United Way of Northeast Arkansas.
Friday night, the Johnny Cash Music Festival takes place at Arkansas State University's Convocation Center in Jonesboro. All proceeds will benefit the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Restoration Project in Dyess. KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses the project and the concert with Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Executive Director of Arkansas Delta Byways.
Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are expanding pediatric services in northeast Arkansas; that is good news for parents who are having to take their children to Memphis or Little Rock. KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at yesterday's grand opening and files this report.
A Mexican delegation from Queretaro, Mexico will be in Jonesboro Friday and Saturday. Arkansas State University officials will meet with the delegation about the possibility of placing a campus of Arkansas State University in Queretaro. KASU's Johnathan Reaves spoke with Arkansas State University's Chancellor of the Jonesboro Campus, Dr. Tim Hudson during Morning Edition.
Arkansas State University's Theatre Department presents a production of "Nickel and Dimed". This play examines the life of many Americans. KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to the play's director, Jeff McLaughlin, associate professor of Theatre, in this Spotlight on the Arts Feature.
Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches are making a difference in the state. With their flagship campus in Batesville, and two other campuses in the state, the ranches can house up to 100 abused or neglected children. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.
Author Shon Hopwood tells about he robbed banks. He was sentenced to ten years in federal prison. While in jail, he became interested in the law, and wrote a brief that was heard by the US Supreme Court. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks to Hopwood about his book, Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption.
The Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble opens its 2012-2013 concert season with a free concert on Thursday, September 27th. In this Spotlight on the Arts features, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with Dr. Timothy Oliver, director of bands and coordinator of wind and percussion studies within the Department of Music.
In an interview with KASU, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-AR) discussed the safety of rice products and the need for a new Farm Bill. He also addressed the rejection of a veteran's jobs bill in the Senate, and talked about his campaign for re-election. Click on the link for the entire interview.
In this month's visit with KASU, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor talked about the Veteran's Job Corp Act, which was block this week by Senate Republicans. He also discussed recent unrest in Libya and Egypt, budget issues, and more. Click on the link for the whole interview.