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.
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) responded to the results of Arkansas' primary election, and he also discussed the tensions in the Middle East, the budget process, the Farm Bill and more in this month's talk with KASU. Click on the "Listen" link for the whole interview.
Two Jonesboro High School students will have their pictures featured in New York. Katie Neilson and Alyssa Blakeney each entered the Mid-South Scholastic Art competition in Memphis and won a gold key. They went to the National Scholastic competition in New York and won gold medals for their work. They will be awarded in June. KASU's Marty Scarbrough interviews Neilson and Blakeney in this Spotlight On the Arts feature.
The Farm Bill, closures of post offices and new rules from the National Labor Relations Board are all topics KASU's Mark Smith discussed with US Senator John Boozman during this month's congressional interviews.
Jonesboro Public School's Health, Wellness and Environmental Studies magnet school has an outdoor vegetable garden where science lessons are "hands on". KASU's Johnathan Reaves explains in this report.
The Hemingway-Pfieffer Museum and Educational Center has numerous events year round that bring a lot of people to Northeast Arkansas. New Assistant Director Adam Long tells KASU's Johnathan Reaves about what is going on and what is coming up at the museum.
The Second Annual Paint the Town Green week takes place starting Saturday, April 14th. The highlight of the event will be on April 18th when Robert F. Kennedy Junior speaks in Jonesboro. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
Washington D.C./SEMO – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discussed the President's Jobs bill, the economy, farming issues and more in her monthly visit with KASU...but like many people in Missouri's 8th District, she has been closely watching the St. Louis Cardinals in the baseball playoffs....