Friday night, the Johnny Cash Music Festival takes place at Arkansas State University's Convocation Center in Jonesboro. All proceeds will benefit the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Restoration Project in Dyess. KASU's Johnathan Reaves discusses the project and the concert with Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Executive Director of Arkansas Delta Byways.
Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are expanding pediatric services in northeast Arkansas; that is good news for parents who are having to take their children to Memphis or Little Rock. KASU's Johnathan Reaves was at yesterday's grand opening and files this report.
A Mexican delegation from Queretaro, Mexico will be in Jonesboro Friday and Saturday. Arkansas State University officials will meet with the delegation about the possibility of placing a campus of Arkansas State University in Queretaro. KASU's Johnathan Reaves spoke with Arkansas State University's Chancellor of the Jonesboro Campus, Dr. Tim Hudson during Morning Edition.
Arkansas State University's Theatre Department presents a production of "Nickel and Dimed". This play examines the life of many Americans. KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks to the play's director, Jeff McLaughlin, associate professor of Theatre, in this Spotlight on the Arts Feature.
Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches are making a difference in the state. With their flagship campus in Batesville, and two other campuses in the state, the ranches can house up to 100 abused or neglected children. KASU's Johnathan Reaves files this report.
Author Shon Hopwood tells about he robbed banks. He was sentenced to ten years in federal prison. While in jail, he became interested in the law, and wrote a brief that was heard by the US Supreme Court. KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks to Hopwood about his book, Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases, and Finding Redemption.