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KASU News: Educational Rights, Healthcare Negotiations, Homelessness, and More

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KASU News headlines include a group in Arkansas gaining permission to gather signatures for educational rights, a breakdown in negotiations between St. Bernard's Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare, and the rising number of homeless individuals in Arkansas.

We also share political updates, such as Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin approving a proposal for educational standards, Libertarian Party candidate announcements, and election updates including Donald Trump's progress in the GOP nomination and Nikki Haley's victory in the D.C. Republican primary.

Additionally, we cover a federal budget agreement to avoid a shutdown, calls for nominations for Arkansas's Most Endangered Places list, a report on homelessness increases due to inflation, Exxon's plans to produce lithium in southern Arkansas, preparations for the influx of tourists for the upcoming solar eclipse, and highlights from a recent college basketball game.

On this episode:

00:30 Healthcare Negotiation Breakdown and Renewal

01:09 Advocacy for Educational Equality in Arkansas

01:37 Arkansas Political Landscape: Libertarian Party's Election Preparations

02:21 The Race for the GOP Nomination: Trump vs. Haley

02:53 Navigating Government Funding and Shutdowns

03:41 Preserving Arkansas: A Call to Protect Endangered Historic Places

04:53 Addressing Homelessness Amidst Economic Challenges

06:38 Exxon's Lithium Production Venture in Arkansas

07:45 Arkansas Prepares for the Total Solar Eclipse

08:25 Highlights from College Basketball Showdown

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A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.