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Debate
12:33 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

First Congressional District Debate-Part Two

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.

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Debate
12:27 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

First Congressional District Debate-Part One

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. 

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KASU News
9:16 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Making a Difference-Habitat for Humanity

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. 

KASU News
8:25 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-Opera Bytes in the Spirit of All Hallow's Eve

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.

KASU News
7:59 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Out of the Dark Rally

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.

KASU Congressional interviews
8:51 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Boozman discusses debate issues, military cuts and more on KASU

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....

KASU News
5:53 am
Tue October 23, 2012

KASU to air Arkansas First Congressional District Debate

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.

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KASU News
7:53 am
Mon October 22, 2012

StoryCorps on KASU

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.

KASU News
7:51 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Craighead County Candidate forum

Candidates for Craighead County Sheriff, Tax Collector, County Clerk, and County Treasurer attended a candidate forum last night.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

KASU News
7:52 am
Mon October 15, 2012

StoryCorps on KASU

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. 

KASU News
8:41 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Making a Difference-Centers for Healthy Children

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. 

KASU News
7:55 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-Concert Choir and Chamber Singers Concert

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. 

KASU News
9:11 am
Mon October 8, 2012

StoryCorp on KASU

Earlier this year, StoryCorps went to Little Rock to record several stories.  This story features the impact neighbors can make.

KASU News
9:06 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Making a Difference-United Way of Northeast Arkansas

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.

KASU News
8:41 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Americans for Tax Fairness Action Fund gives Crawford a failing grade

Arkansas for Tax Fairness Action Fund presented Congressman Rick Crawford an F for House votes they say help the rich and hurt the poor.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

KASU News
7:58 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Johnny Cash Music Festival Friday night

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.

KASU News
5:58 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Centers for Children in Jonesboro opens

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.

KASU News
7:57 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Mexican Delegation to visit Arkansas State University

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. 

KASU News
10:33 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Spotlight On the Arts-Nickel and Dimed

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.

KASU News
9:05 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Making a Difference-Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches

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.

KASU News
8:14 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Author Shon Hopwood talks about Law Man.

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.

KASU Congressional interviews
8:47 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Boozman talks world, farm, and veteran issues on KASU

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) discussed global unrest, the need for a new Farm Bill, and his point of view on the veteran's jobs bill, in this month's interview with KASU.

KASU News
7:57 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-ASU Wind Ensemble

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. 

KASU Congressional interview
10:26 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Crawford on rice, the Farm Bill, and more

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.

KASU Congressional interview
10:20 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Pryor discusses veteran's jobs bill and more on KASU

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.

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