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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.

KASU News
9:03 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Making a Difference-Goodwill Stores

Every day, people across Arkansas make donations to Goodwill Stores.  There are over 20 stores statewide, with new stores opening in Jonesboro and Paragould.  Jonesboro's current location on South Caraway has been in the community since 1992. The new location will be across the street.  Proceeds from the stores help create jobs in Arkansas.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this edition of Making a Difference.

KASU News
7:57 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Spotlight On The Arts-ASU Youth Orchestra

Arkansas State University's Music Department will start classes this Saturday in the formation of a Youth Orchestra.  The orchestra is for those in grades six to 12 who have had at least one year of instruction.   KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to new faculty member Guy Harrison, who is a professor of violin and viola at ASU, and talks about the youth orchestra during this Spotlight on the Arts feature. 

KASU News
8:01 am
Thu September 13, 2012

30 people indicted in meth investigation in Jonesboro

A 64-count indictment was unsealed yesterday after an 11-month long investigation took place in Jonesboro.   A methamphetamine distribution ring was broken up Wednesday morning.  27 people were arrested and three are still on the loose.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

KASU News
5:27 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Making a Difference-City Youth Ministries

In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves visits City Youth Ministries in Jonesboro. Learn how this organization is changing the lives of at-risk youth in the community.  The program serves children in grades one through 12 with after school activities, homework help and support. 

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Four of Four)
9:45 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Four of Four)

In the conclusion of his interview with Stan Perkins, KASU's Mike Doyle asks Perkins about his own musical career.  Perkins, son of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Carl Perkins, performs this Saturday in downtown Walnut Ridge as part of the Beatles At The Ridge festival. Perkins will perform with the Beatles tribute band the Liverpool Legends and with Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers.

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Three of Four)
9:42 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Three of Four)

In anticipation of this Saturday's Beatles On The Ridge festival in downtown Walnut Ridge, KASU's Mike Doyle spoke with headlining musician, Stan Perkins.  In this portion of the interview, Stan tells more stories of the travels of early rock-and-roll musicians along what is now the Rock And Roll Highway.

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Two of Four)
9:35 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Stan Perkins Interview (Part Two of Four)

KASU's Mike Doyle continues his interview with Stan Perkins, son of rock-and-roll legend Carl Perkins, talking about the connections that Northeast Arkansas has with the pioneers of rock-and-roll.

Stan Perkins interview (Part One of Four)
9:32 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Stan Perkins interview (Part One of Four)

In anticipation of Saturday's Beatles At The Ridge festival in downtown Walnut Ridge, KASU's Mike Doyle spoke with headlining performer Stan Perkins.  Stan is the son of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Carl Perkins.  In this portion of the interview, Stan discussed his father's connections with the Fab Four.

KASU News
7:55 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Spotlight On The Arts-Bluesfest

Starting Sunday, September ninth, Bluesfest takes place at Craighead Forest Park in the Bandshell.  This is a free event that will also take place on the following two Sundays in September.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to Hairy Larry about this annual event.

KASU News
5:30 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-Fowler Center's 2012-2013 season

Arkansas State University's Fowler Center has an outstanding performance series scheduled, with the first concert slated for the end of September.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough continues his conversation with Fowler Center Director Dr. Wendy Hymes in this Spotlight on the Arts feature. 

KASU News
6:17 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Spotlight on the Arts-Dr. Wendy Hymes

Arkansas State University's Fowler Center has a new director.  In this edition of Spotlight on the Arts, KASU's Marty Scarbrough conducts this interview with Dr. Wendy Hymes.

KASU News
10:24 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Making a Difference-Big Brothers Big Sister North Central Arkansas

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas has opened its newest location in Jonesboro at Nettleton High School.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves takes a look at this organization.

KASU News
7:53 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Congressman Rick Crawford talks about a Farm Bill

US Congressman Rick Crawford says quick work in needed on a farm bill. Crawford spoke to a crowd at Arkansas State University's and the University of Arkansas' 2012 Cotton Field Day at the Judd Hill Cooperative Research Station near Trumann.  Crawford says an extension is likely, since a farm bill is due September 30th.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

KASU News
8:56 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Making a Difference-ASBTDC

New businesses owners face numerous challenges when they decide to start a business in Arkansas.  The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center gives businesses the tools they need to succeed.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this edition of Making a Difference.

KASU News
8:43 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Making a Difference-Children's Shelter

Every day, the Children's Shelter in Walnut Ridge provides a safe place for children and their siblings who are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.  In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines Children's Shelter and looks at some of the challenges they face.

KASU Congressional Interviews
8:51 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Boozman calls KASU from RNC

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) conducted his monthly visit with KASU by phone from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The Senator talked about the challenges the convention has faced as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches the Gulf coast, the rain that the storm is expected to bring a drought-stricken Arkansas, and other issues. Click on the "Listen" link for the complete interview.

KASU News
8:02 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow Book Signing

A book detailing the life of Pauline Pfeiffer, the second wife of Ernest Hemingway, has been released.  Dr. Ruth Hawkins is the author of "Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow".  The book details the role Pfeiffer had in Hemingway's career.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Hawkins about the book in this report. 

Dr. Hawkins will be at Arkansas State University's Cooper Alumni Center on Tuesday, August 28th from 3:30 to 5:30 for a book reading and book signing. 

KASU Congressional Interviews
8:48 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Pryor discusses state travels, Central America trip, and more on KASU

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) talked about his stops around the state during the August recess, a recent trade mission with other lawmakers to Panama and Columbia, and election year issues, in his monthly visit with KASU...

KASU News
8:57 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Making A Difference-Hispanic Community Services, Inc.

About six percent of Arkansas' population is Hispanic.  On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves features the Hispanic Community Services, Inc. and looks at the work they are doing to help Hispanics and the community. 

KASU News
7:47 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Interstate rehabilitation starts this fall

Bids will be awarded next month on the first projects that will make up a major interstate rehabilitation project in Arkansas.  Over 450 miles of interstate highways, including all of Interstate 55 from West Memphis to the Missouri Bootheel, will be rebuilt over the next couple of years.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.

KASU News
7:49 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Student safety at Arkansas State University

After a recent shooting near the Texas A&M campus, some may be anxious about the safety of students as school is about to start at Arkansas State University.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves interviewed Dr. Rick Stripling, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, during Morning Edition and talked about student safety. 

KASU News
7:02 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Johnny Cash Boyhood Home update

Work on the restoration of Johnny Cash's Boyhood home in Dyess continues.  The Second Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival takes place on Friday, October fifth at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro.  Proceeds from the concert goes back into work on the home.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Dr. Ruth Hawkins.

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