Governor Mike Beebe brought a huge check to Arkansas State University for work to continue on the new Humanities and Social Sciences Building. Also, yesterday, the Marion Berry Parkway was dedicated. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells about both events.
The former head of Sesame Workshop, Gary Knell, takes over as President and CEO of NPR on December 1st. And for his first day on the job, Knell plans to speak directly to NPR's listeners. He will be the featured guest for the first hour of NPR's Talk of the Nation, which airs at 1 p.m. on KASU-FM 91.9. According to an e-mail communication to NPR member stations, Knell will join host Neal Conan for a conversation with NPR listeners about NPR's role in media and the organization's future direction.
State funds are headed to Batesville for a study on possible development of Polk Bayou. KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses the study with Crystal Johnson, President and CEO of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The first winter storm of the season is coming. KASU's Johnathan Reaves spoke to Meteorologist Jim Branda with the National Weather Service in Memphis. Branda tells about projected accumulation amounts for the region.
After historic river flooding in April, the Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas is being renovated and getting ready for a grand re-opening in early 2012. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks about it with Kelly Grooms, Artistic Director of Studio of the Arts in Pocahontas.
The ninth annual Breakfast with Ballerinas will be held in Jonesboro on Saturday, November 19th. KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks about the event with Jonesboro's Foundation of Arts Community Development Director Kristi Pulliam.
U. S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) signed on to a letter urging the SuperCommittee to "go big or go home." She gives her thoughts on debt reduction, infrastructure needs, the planned closure of rural post offices, and more in her monthly talk with KASU....
John Thomas Holt is an actor, historian and interpreter, who specializes in the Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War Periods. Holt spoke to students at Arkansas State University on November 16th. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks with Holt about his roles in several films on the Civil War.