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KASU News: Governor's Lectern Audit and Monument Debate

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In today's headlines from KASU News, an anticipated audit on Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders' $19,000 lectern purchase is set to be released in less than two weeks. Discussions are ongoing regarding proposed changes to the design of a Monument to the Unborn at the Arkansas State Capitol, intended to honor the unborn children aborted during the era of Roe vs. Wade.

In legal news, an Arkansas man is suing Starbucks for an allergic reaction that led to an emergency room visit. Missouri has executed Brian Dorsey, marking the state's first execution of the year, amidst controversy and appeals for his life.

The Biden administration's new student loan repayment plan faces a lawsuit from a coalition of seven Republican-led states, challenging the president's authority on the policy's implementation. The Tennessee House of Representatives is considering a bill that would ban the study of reparations, sparking opposition and a petition from a nonpartisan group. Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have advanced a bill that would allow certain trained teachers and faculty to carry handguns on school premises.

In the realm of sports, John Calipari announces his departure as Kentucky's men's basketball coach, with reports suggesting a move to Arkansas. Lastly, the president of Shorter College, O. Jerome Green, has passed away at 69, leaving behind a legacy of growth and inspiration.

On this Episode

00:30 Arkansas Governor's Lectern Audit

01:08 In-Depth: The Controversial Monument to the Unborn

03:07 Missouri's First Execution of the Year: A Deep Dive

04:05 Legal Battles: States Sue Over Biden's Student Loan Plan

05:11 The Fight Against Reparations Ban in Tennessee

06:27 Expanding Gun Access in Tennessee Schools

07:12 Starbucks Lawsuit: A Dangerous Allergic Reaction

07:45 Sports Update: Kentucky's Coach Moves to Arkansas

08:04 Remembering O. Jerome Green: A Legacy of Leadership

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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.