Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas has opened its newest location in Jonesboro at Nettleton High School. On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves takes a look at this organization.
US Congressman Rick Crawford says quick work in needed on a farm bill. Crawford spoke to a crowd at Arkansas State University's and the University of Arkansas' 2012 Cotton Field Day at the Judd Hill Cooperative Research Station near Trumann. Crawford says an extension is likely, since a farm bill is due September 30th. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.
New businesses owners face numerous challenges when they decide to start a business in Arkansas. The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center gives businesses the tools they need to succeed. KASU's Johnathan Reaves has more in this edition of Making a Difference.
Every day, the Children's Shelter in Walnut Ridge provides a safe place for children and their siblings who are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines Children's Shelter and looks at some of the challenges they face.
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) conducted his monthly visit with KASU by phone from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. The Senator talked about the challenges the convention has faced as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches the Gulf coast, the rain that the storm is expected to bring a drought-stricken Arkansas, and other issues. Click on the "Listen" link for the complete interview.
A book detailing the life of Pauline Pfeiffer, the second wife of Ernest Hemingway, has been released. Dr. Ruth Hawkins is the author of "Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow". The book details the role Pfeiffer had in Hemingway's career. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Hawkins about the book in this report.
Dr. Hawkins will be at Arkansas State University's Cooper Alumni Center on Tuesday, August 28th from 3:30 to 5:30 for a book reading and book signing.
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) talked about his stops around the state during the August recess, a recent trade mission with other lawmakers to Panama and Columbia, and election year issues, in his monthly visit with KASU...
About six percent of Arkansas' population is Hispanic. On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves features the Hispanic Community Services, Inc. and looks at the work they are doing to help Hispanics and the community.
Bids will be awarded next month on the first projects that will make up a major interstate rehabilitation project in Arkansas. Over 450 miles of interstate highways, including all of Interstate 55 from West Memphis to the Missouri Bootheel, will be rebuilt over the next couple of years. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
After a recent shooting near the Texas A&M campus, some may be anxious about the safety of students as school is about to start at Arkansas State University. KASU's Johnathan Reaves interviewed Dr. Rick Stripling, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, during Morning Edition and talked about student safety.