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Tropical Storm Florence, 'An Uninvited Brute,' Brings Floods, And At Least 5 Deaths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQk9seykCi0 Updated at 2:18 a.m. ET Saturday Tropical Storm Florence is still a slow-moving giant that poses danger to people in North and South Carolina, as its storm surge and intense rains bring high floodwaters to towns both on the coast and inland. The storm has been linked to at least five deaths, a toll that is expected to climb. A woman and infant were killed in Wilmington, N.C., when a tree fell on their home, according to the local police department....

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News & Views Connection

Hurricane Florence Mobilizes Arkansas Manpower — Disasters 'Bring Communities Together'

One hundred utility workers and contractors from Arkansas hit the road Tuesday for the East Coast to help out the states expected to be hit hard by Hurricane Florence. “A lot of the crew, a lot of the linemen, like going to these storm assignments. They enjoy the work,” said Kerri Case, a spokesperson for Entergy Arkansas. She said the Arkansas crew will work on resetting poles, picking up lines that may have blown down and making any general repairs to help restore power as quickly as possible.

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Music & Arts Connection

Lee Street Lyrical.  Pictured, Buddy Case (left) and Casey Penn (right)
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Lee Street Lyrical to perform at KASU Bluegrass Monday with special guests

Lee Street Lyrical & Special Guests will perform a concert of bluegrass and acoustic music on Monday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass the hat” during the concert to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Lee Street Lyrical is the harmony-rich duo Casey Penn and Buddy...

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Jonesboro, AR – Congressman Marion Berry discusses the problem of new FEMA flood maps and the recent public meeting with the head of FEMA, on KASU's Morning Edtion. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor discusses FEMA flood maps, warning campers about flooding, and the flood of oil in the Gulf, on KASU's Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor discusses FEMA flood maps, warning campers about flooding, and the flood of oil in the Gulf, on KASU's Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – An arts and filmmaking camp for military kids will be held next week in Ferndale. KASU's Mark Smith spoke with camp director Maureen Rose about "Operation: Military Kids," on Morning Edition.

Jonesboro, AR – The Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro is holding a fundraiser as it prepares for its Summer musical production, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The fundraiser this Saturday night is called "The Technicolor Ball." The Foundation's Kristi Pulliam talks about the upcoming events on KASU's Morning Edition...

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Lincoln paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Lincoln paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against incumbent U-S Senator Blanche Lincoln. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Halter paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against incumbent U-S Senator Blanche Lincoln. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Halter paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discusses the Arkansas primary election, her own campaign, financial reform, and FEMA, in her monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 2 of 2)

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ASU-Mountain Home Chancellor Dr. Robin Myers Interview

This segment features another chancellor from the ASU System. Dr. Robin Myers joined me for this interview from ASU-Mountain Home. In this interview, I started by asking him about recent recognitions awarded to the university. WalletHub named ASU-Mountain Home the number one community college in the nation, as well as winning the 2017 and 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence from the Aspen Institute. The Chronicle of Higher Education also listed ASU-Mountain Home on the list of...

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