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Making a Difference
4:48 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Making a Difference-Jonesboro Civitan Club

Residents at Jonesboro Human Development Center receive items after the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The Jonesboro Civitan Club held an Easter Egg Hunt last week for the residents at the Jonesboro Human Development Center.  Learn more about the Civitan Club during this edition of Making a Difference.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.

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Making a Difference
7:46 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Making a Difference-Connect Arkansas

More than half of Arkansans do not have Internet in their home, due to affordability and inaccessibility.  On this edition of Making a Difference, learn how Connect Arkansas is connecting more people to the Internet.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.



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Making a Difference
5:10 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Making a Difference-Special Olympics Arkansas

Nine-year-old Cooper Liles is one of the participants in the Special Olympics games at ASU.

Special Olympics Arkansas has its annual games at Arkansas State University coming up April 19th.  In this edition of Making a Difference, learn about the Special Olympics, and how the organization makes a positive impact in the lives of the athletes who participate.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.


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Making a Differece
9:24 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Making a Difference-Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

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.

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Making a Difference
5:52 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Making a Difference-Autism Assocation of Northeast Arkansas

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. 

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7:49 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Middle East Studies Night

Arkansas State University presents the annual Middle East Studies Night at Fowler Center on March fourth.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Dr. Bill Roe about the event.

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6:12 am
Thu February 28, 2013

JETS service for Rockabilly Boogiefest in Jonesboro

This is a press release from the Jonesboro Economical Transportation System:

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9:10 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Making a Difference-Kaleidoscope Creations

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.

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6:44 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Freezing rain headed to the area

A large winter storm is poised to slam into Missouri, with the southern edge swiping through northern Arkansas.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves provides this update on the weather and when the rain will fall.

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Making a Difference
5:08 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Making a Difference-Wellness Works

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.

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Making a Difference
8:16 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Making a Difference-Arkansas Rice Depot

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. 


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7:52 am
Mon February 11, 2013

First woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at ASU

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.

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8:48 am
Fri February 8, 2013

KASU Interviews member of Mexican delegation about future ASU campus in Mexico

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. 

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Making a Difference
6:43 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Making a Difference-Arkansas Community Foundation

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.

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Making a Difference
10:02 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Making a Difference-The Call

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. 

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7:44 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Superproject is a new steel mill for Osceola

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.

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Making a Difference
8:15 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Making a Difference-United Cerebral Palsy

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. 

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8:01 am
Mon January 21, 2013

New NEA Baptist Hospital to open this summer

Work continues on the $400 million NEA Baptist Hospital,  located on East Johnson Avenue in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves gets an update on the new facility in this report.

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Making a Difference
6:45 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Making a Difference-Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund

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. 

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6:12 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Public Comments Sought on Jonesboro's Future

This release is from the city of Jonesboro:

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.

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7:55 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Dedication of the Food Bank of Northeast Building's new building

Donald W. Reynolds Charitable Food Distribution Center.

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is now operating out of the 56 thousand square foot Donald W. Reynolds Charitable Food Distribution Center in Jonesboro.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves has this report.

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Making a Difference
9:30 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Making a Difference-Literacy League

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. 


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Making a Difference
8:44 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Making a Difference-American Red Cross Blood Services

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.

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Making a Difference
7:48 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Making a Difference-Women's Crisis Center

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. 

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Making a Difference
7:43 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Making a Difference-Helping Neighbors Food Pantry

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.

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