Illiteracy is a problem in Arkansas, with at least 14 percent of Arkansas adults lacking basic literacy skills. On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves highlights the Literacy League of Craighead County, which serves clients in Craighead, Greene, and Poinsett Counties.
The American Red Cross Blood Services Program provides blood for patients in over three thousand hospitals across the United States. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines why blood is needed and what the Red Cross is doing to address those needs.
According to the FBI, domestic abuse is the most under reported crime in the United States. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines this issue and how the Women's Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas is trying to keep women and children safe from abuse.
Year-round, the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry provides food to eligible residence of Craighead County. On this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of the pantry, and learns the need for donations is year-long, not just during the holiday season.
A group of students on the campus of Arkansas State University are helping over 20 organizations with different volunteer projects. In this edition of Making a Difference, KASU's Johnathan Reaves examines the work of Volunteer ASU.
The second phase of the Batesville Greenway opens to the public on Wednesday. The Greenway consists of recreational trails throughout the city that allows people an alternate, and more healthy way, to get around Batesville. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
Museum in Jonesboro is working on a new exhibit that will open in 2016 which focuses on the history and heritage of Rockabilly, which fueled Rock and Roll. A concert called "Rockabilly Boogiefest" takes place at ASU's Military Science Building on March 2nd and will feature artists, such as STan Perkins, Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, The Stunning Cunning Band, and Narvel Felts. KASU's Johnathan Reaves tells more.
Jonesboro's Foundation of the Arts is hosting the play "Miracle on 34th Street" December 14th through December 16th. KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to Community Development Director of the Foundation of the Arts, Kristi Pulliam (whom also serves as the director of this play) in this Spotlight on the Arts feature.