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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during Thanksgiving weekend—November 23!


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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' largest electric utility says it will eventually stop using coal at two power plants and shut down a natural gas plant under a settlement reached with environmental groups.

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Ballerinas and princes around Arkansas are getting ready for their biggest season and putting their own spin, so to speak, on the traditional holiday favorite.  Ann Kenda with Arkansas Public Media takes a look at the Nutcracker performances going on around the state.

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   High Fidelity will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, Nov. 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The performance is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Endangered Wolf Center

A student organization on campus has been formed to help in conservation efforts of the American red wolf.  The red wolf is an endangered species.  Arkansas State University and the organization called Red Wolves for Red Wolves is working with state and federal officials across the country in research and outreach efforts to preserve red wolves.  The organization has previously worked at the Endangered Wolf Center in St.

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.   This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, Associate Professor of Art, Painting, and Drawing at Arkansas State Melissa Wilkinson joined undergraduate student Landon Bates as they talked about the deeper interpretive meaning of art.

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Arkansas State University has hired the first vice chancellor for enrollment management.  Dr. Bryan Terry starts his new position in January.  He is currently serving in the same role at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where they saw a large increase in enrollment over a couple of years.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves conducted an interview with Dr. Terry.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Governor Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) presenting his budget to Arkansas legislators in Little Rock.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor is proposing a $5.7 billion budget for the coming year that sets aside money for raising the minimum salaries for public school teachers and for his tax cut plan.

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Recently re-elected Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) is presenting his budget to state legislators today in Little Rock.   Watch his presentation live.

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Soybean and peanut farmers still have thousands of acres to harvest in Craighead County, Craighead County extension agent Branon Thiesse told Talk Business & Politics, adding that constant rains in recent weeks have hampered efforts to finish the harvest in Northeast Arkansas.

Traveling Arkansas: Antiquing in Eureka Springs

Nov 10, 2018
At The Corner Of Spring And Center Streets: A quick snapshot at the corner of Spring and Center Streets in Eureka Springs, AR.
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of November 16!


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The Department of Theatre at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has added an additional emphasis area for its majors:  musical theatre.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Marc Williams… assistant professor of theatre at Arkansas State. They began their conversation with an explanation of what an “emphasis area” is. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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The First Community Bank Wonderland Rink opens Nov. 19 and the Winter Wonderland exhibit will follow the next Monday as the City of Jonesboro helps residents and guests celebrate the holidays.

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Katherine Baker talks about how she and her students have been bringing art practices of the past to present day.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talked with Dr. Baker and honor student Morgan Presley and she is majoring in art education.  Dr.

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This is the Second Saturday conversation on A-State Connections with Arkansas State University’s Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.  He recently announced the hire of Dr. Bryan Terry as the first Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at Arkansas State University.  Damphousse talks about the hire and what it will mean for the future of Arkansas State University.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Supporters cheered when the numbers came in earlier than expected at Rick Crawford’s watch party at Ridge Point Country Club on Tuesday evening.

 

Crawford finished with 69 percent of the vote from Tuesday’s midterm election, giving him an easy win over Democrat Chintan Desai and Libertarian Elvis Presley and confirming that he will head back to Washington for his fifth term as Arkansas’s First District’s Congressional representative.

 

“It’s a huge honor.  It’s very humbling,” said Crawford.

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6 Arkansans Selected for Delta Leadership Program, Two from Jonesboro

Nov 6, 2018
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LITTLE ROCK, AR – Arkansas is sending six leaders from across the state to the Delta Regional Authority’s (DRA) Delta Leadership Institute (DLI). They will join fellows from the seven other Delta states to participate in the 10-month DLI Executive Academy program to help further their skills in community leadership and policy development, promote regional collaboration, and drive economic growth across DRA’s eight-state region.  

In Craighead County, here is where you can vote today.  This information provided by the Craighead County Clerk's office. 

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY POLL LOCATIONS/VOTING CENTERS

Allen Park Community Center 
3609 Race St
Jonesboro, AR 7240

Monette Legion Hut
209 E Drew St
1 Monette, AR 72447

ASU/1st National Bank Arena
217 Olympic Dr, Haines Room, North Entry
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Nettleton Baptist Church
7001 E Johnson
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Bay Community Center
305 Cherry St
Bay, AR 72411

Southland Greyhound Park in West Memphis, Arkansas
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If the casino ballot initiative passes in Arkansas on Tuesday (Nov. 6) Delaware North, the parent company of Southland Gaming and Racing will attempt to build a hotel and convention center in West Memphis, Delaware North Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs Jack McNeill told Talk Business & Politics. It would cost at least $200 million to build and would likely be located on the Southland property, he said.

Washington St. Park in downtown Mountain View, AR.
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of November 9!


KASU will present a “Jazz for the Holidays” concert Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rendezvous Events Center, 106 West Everett Street, in Pocahontas.  Admission will be by donation at the door.  The suggested contribution is $15 for adults and $5 for students.

New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Wilson Hall in Jonesboro
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Jonesboro, AR – Shane Speights, D.O., dean, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State (NYITCOM at A-State), is proud to announce the formation of a new fellowship program in coordination with NYITCOM at A-State and the office of Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1).

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George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm” has been adapted as a stage play.  The Arkansas State University Theatre Department will present a production of “Animal Farm” beginning Friday, November Ninth, in the drama theatre of the Fowler Center on the A-State campus in Jonesboro.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with one of the actors in this production as well as the director, Jeff McLaughlin, assistant professor of theatre.  McLaughlin explained the inspiration Orwell had for the original book.

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