Almost 19 percent of Arkansas families live below the poverty line and can't afford enough food to eat. On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves explores the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and tells about how they are working with food banks and food pantries to make a positive impact in the region.
One out of every 110 children has autism. In this edition of Making a Difference, learn how the Autism Association of Northeast Arkansas is providing support to families, as well as education and awareness to schools, professionals, and communities.
A Jonesboro group is working to create year-round art projects for the community. In this edition of Making a Difference, learn about Kaleidoscope Creations' upcoming Art Show and how art is making an impact in the lives of young people.
Patients of diabetes, cancer, and cardiopulmonary conditions can improve their quality of life. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about Wellness Works, a 12 week program that combines exercise and education to help patients take control of their lives.
Every year, the Arkansas Rice Depot delivers over nine million pounds of food to pantries, schools, and soup kitchens across Arkansas, all at no charge. In this Making a Difference feature, KASU's Johnathan Reaves explains the organization delivers much more than just rice to the hungry in Arkansas.
Arkansas State University presents Tori Murden McClure at the Honors Lecture of the Year. McClure is president of Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She is author of "A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean". McClure is best known as the first woman and first American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.