Every year, thousands of Arkansans are diagnosed with cancer. Learn the work Hope Circle volunteers are doing as they assist cancer patients. KASU's Johnathan Reaves features Hope Circle in this edition of Making A Difference.
The Fowler Family presented ASU Newport's Jonesboro Campus a one million dollar gift for the new Hospitality Services Education Building. The 2.3 million dollar building should be complete in eight months with classes expected to start next August. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
In this latest edition of Spotlight On the Arts, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with new Executive Director of the Foundation of the Arts in Jonesboro Karl Hollander. Also, FOA Follies takes place on August 3rd. Those will be discussed as the Foundation of the Arts in Jonesboro is featured during this Spotlight On the Arts.
When you think about the American Red Cross, you may think of blood donations or response to major disasters. In this edition of Making A Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves looks at how the Red Cross responds to those who are the victims of residential fires.
U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) says the ongoing drought conditions are catastrophic for many farmers, and Congress will likely pass a one-year extension of the current Farm Bill, with emergency assistance attached. The congresswoman discussed this issue and more in her monthly talk with KASU....
Numerous cities around the state are trying to spur more economic development by revitalization of their downtown. In this edition of Making A Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves takes a look at Main Street Arkansas and how this program is affecting Paragould and Osceola.
In this edition of Making a Difference, the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is helping people learn to read. Located inside the Jubilee Family Church in Batesville, the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project serves over 50 people in Fulton, Sharp and Independence Counties. KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this report.
The Johnny Cash Music Festival, a concert filmed at last year’s inaugural event, is scheduled to air on three networks this summer. The one hour special, which stars Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, George Jones, Rodney Crowell and more, is a blend of music and stories about the Man in Black. It will air on RFD TV on July 26th at 7:00 pm ET and again on July 28th at 6:00 pm ET. GAC will air the special on July 28th at 8:00 pm ET and again at midnight. PBS affiliates will also air the program during the summer -- check local listings for all PBS airdates.
This edition of Making A Difference features the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. This is an organization that supplies food to over 100 different agencies and runs several programs to help those who are hungry in the region. KASU's Johnthan Reaves files this report.
The next Making A Difference story features CASA of the Second Judicial District. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells how CASA volunteers represent abused and neglected children in the court system and tells why this program is important.
The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that President Barack Obama's health care law is upheld. How will the new law affect local hospitals? What was reaction from Arkansas' Congressional Delegation? How does the state move forward? KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses those issues in this report.
U.S. Senator John Boozman discussed the prospects for a new Farm Bill this year, the impending decision by the Supreme Court on the health care law, the recent Supreme Court decision on immigration, and more in this month's visit with KASU. Some of our radio listeners may have missed part of the interview due to a technical problem. We apologize, and offer the entire interview here....
A new series has launched on KASU. It is called Making A Difference. In this first story, KASU's Johnathan Reaves features the Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center, and looks at its roles in the investigation of child abuse.
U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) discussed the impending Supreme Court decision on health care in her monthly interview on KASU. But first, she discussed the new Farm Bill working its way through Congress. Emerson says the Senate version of the bill is not fair to many Southern farmers....
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) discussed recent votes on the Farm Bill and clean air regulations, and the impending Supreme Court decision on the health care law, in this month's KASU interview. Click the "Listen" link to hear the interview.
Whether it is during times of war or natural disasters, members of the National Guard and Reserve leave their jobs and families to respond. An agency that that provides support for those members and their employers is being recognized this week in Arkansas and across the nation. KASU’s Johnathan Reaves has this report.
Bridge Street in Jonesboro between Johnson Avenue and Cate Street will be closed for repairs on the bridge. Te project is expected to be complete in November. Due to this, JETS is making changes to its bus routes. Here are the changes.
Beginning on June 15th, JETS Route 35 will no longer serve the following stops UNTIL the end of the construction on Bridge Street:
U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) discussed farm issues and impending farm legislation, postal reform proposals, economic issues, veterans issues and Memorial Day, in this month's KASU interview. Click on the "Listen" link for the whole interview.
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) looks at the results of the Arkansas primary election, discusses the budget process, the temporary stay on post office closures, and legislation he's proposing for veterans, in this month's talk with KASU. Click the "Listen" link for the whole interview.