News

Donna Ulisse
Donna Ulisse Official Website

Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  Arkansas State University has named Dr. Adam Long as the new executive director of Arkansas Heritage Sites.  Long has served as the interim director since last June, after Dr. Ruth Hawkins retired.  This is my interview with Dr. Long about his new position.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, I talked with Associate Professor of Renewable Energy Technology Dr. Rajesh Sharma and students Andrew Hemund and Christopher Lowry about research involving solar energy.  Dr. Sharma starts the interview.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.   

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. Today, we start a series of interviews with some of the student athletes that are on campus.  Christian Willis is on the men’s basketball team and we gave him a recorder to talk to other student athletes.  In this interview, Willis talks with Brianna Hardiman.  Hardiman is a senior on the A-State track and field team and is majoring in graduate studies.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Angela Hsieh/NPR

Democratic presidential candidates are debating once again, this time in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Follow NPR's live analysis.

Loading...

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on March 6, 2017, presenting his proposed changes to the state's Medicaid-expansion program, which included the addition of a work requirement.
MICHAEL HIBBLEN / KUAR NEWS

On Friday, a U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. unanimously ruled against the Trump administration’s approval in 2016 of an experimental Arkansas Medicaid waiver program later branded by the state as Arkansas Works.

The demonstration project required certain Medicaid enrollees to fulfill work requirements to receive medical benefits.


Pixabay

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of February 21!


Pixabay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A winter storm has caused a multi-vehicle pileup on an Interstate 70 bridge in central Missouri on but mostly missed a parade to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win. The National Weather Service initially predicted 2 inches to 3 inches (5.08 to 7.62 centimeters) of snowfall Wednesday along the parade route. But National Weather Service meteorologist Jimmy Barham said the storm shifted slightly, sparring fans from all but a few flurries.

pixabay

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office has dismissed more than a dozen charges against one of five men indicted in a series of homicides and shootings but plans to refile them later. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Marquise Henderson had been set for trial this week in the 3 1/2 year old case. Among the charges that were dismissed when a judge denied the state's request to postpone the trial were three counts of first-degree murder. Two of the killings happened on Jan. 10, 2016, and the third occurred eight days later.  

Pixabay

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Prosecutors say a Missouri dentist was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison and fined $50,000 after admitting he illegally prescribed drugs for a woman despite being aware she had a drug problem and a history of mental illness. The U.S. attorneys office says Bradley Seyer, of Florissant, pleaded guilty in June to two felony charges of making false statements to Medicare and illegally issuing prescriptions for narcotic opioids without a legitimate medical purpose.  

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview, we talk about mechanical engineering research with Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Arkansas State Dr. Robert Fleming and Civil Engineering major Shannon Hughes.  Fleming starts the interview.  Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interview.  

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. Arkansas State University’s Department of Theatre presents their production “God of Carnage” starting next weekend.  Telling us more about this production is Instructor of Theatre Brandon Sterret.  He is the director of the performance.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Arkansas State University

For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  Last week, Apple Dennie was crowed as the 2020 Miss Arkansas State University. I talked to her last Friday at the KASU Studios and learned a little more about the new Miss Arkansas State University.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Caroline Amenabar / NPR

Follow NPR's live coverage of the 2020 New Hampshire Primary, including results and analysis.  Don't forget, you can learn more about each candidate through the AP Election Candidate Guide.

Loading...

"Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal..." is on display at Crystal Bridges Feb. 8 through Apr. 20.
Antoinette Grajeda / KUAF

Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal is the first comprehensive survey of the conceptual artist’s career. The exhibition spans 20 years of his work and features more than 90 artworks, which are on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art from Feb. 8 to April 20.

Gunman dead, 2 officers hurt in shooting at Forrest City Walmart

Feb 10, 2020
Pixabay
Pixabay

FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) — Two police officers were wounded and a gunman was killed Monday morning in an exchange of gunfire at a Walmart store in Forrest City in eastern Arkansas, authorities said.

Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee said one of the officers was taken to a hospital about 45 miles (70 kilometers) to the east in Memphis where he was in surgery, and the initial prognosis is “he’s going to be OK.”

Wikipedia.org

In this Congressional interview, I talked with Congressman Rick Crawford about agriculture, President Trump's proposed budget, and work in the House that is taking place.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Ghost Structrue at Davidsonville Historic State Park near Pocahontas
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during Valentine’s weekend—February 14!


Pixabay

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man at the heart of a state Supreme Court case that overturned what critics called modern-day debtors' prisons is suing the local officials who put him there. Lawyers for 65-year-old Warrensburg resident George Richey sued St. Clair County officials Tuesday. Richey is one of two Missouri men who sued over boarding costs for time spent in county jails. Those are commonly referred to as board bills. Supreme Court judges last year ruled unanimously that while inmates are responsible for those costs, judges cannot send people back to jail for not paying.

Pixabay

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A cleanup effort is underway in Jefferson City after about 1,100 gallons of a mud that is used to lubricate and cool cutting tools spilled into a stormwater culvert that feeds into the Moreau River. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that the spill happened on Jan. 27 during the ongoing replacement of about 30 miles of pipeline for Phillips 66. The pipelines carry propane and butane to customers in Missouri and Illinois.

Pixabay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of Kansas City Chiefs fans braved sub-freezing wind chills to celebrate the team's first Super Bowl victory in 50 years. If head coach Andy Reid is to be believed, they'll be back for an encore next year. Fans lined the 2-mile parade route on Wednesday to thank their football heroes for bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Kansas City and ending a Super Bowl drought that began after the Chiefs won Super Bowl IV in 1970.

Pixabay

MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) - The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says a homicide investigation is underway after two people were found dead in a burning car in southern Arkansas. The car fire was reported Monday afternoon in a rural area of Columbia County. The Banner-News reports that police are investigating the deaths as homicides, but few details have been released, including a cause of death.

Pixabay

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' finance office says the state's January revenue remained above forecast and above the same month last year. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration said Tuesday that the revenue was helped by higher-than-expected corporate income and sales tax collections. Arkansas has accumulated a surplus of roughly $94 million since the fiscal year that began July 1. The department says individual income tax collections in January were above the same month last year but below forecast.

Pixabay

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas governor and senator David Pryor and his son, former senator Mark Pryor, are supporting Joe Biden's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. The former vice president's campaign announced the endorsements from the Pryors on Tuesday. Arkansas is holding its primary on March 3 along with more than a dozen other states. David Pryor served as Arkansas governor from 1975 to 1979 and went on to serve three terms in the U.S. Senate. Mark Pryor served two terms in the Senate before losing re-election in 2014.  

Arkansas State University

For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  In this second Saturday conversation, I discuss the exploratory process A-State is taking in looking at a Vet school at A-State.  This is part of the Second Saturday conversation with A-State Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Pixabay

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge has approved an agreement that will allow new tests of fingerprint and DNA evidence that two groups say could exonerate a man executed in 2017. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen approved the agreement between the city of Jacksonville and the sister of Ledell Lee, who was executed for the 1993 slaying of Debra Reese. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Innocence Project had sued the city seeking the release of the evidence.

Pixabay

Universities all over the world are scrambling to assess the risks to their programs from China's virus outbreak. Some are canceling study-abroad opportunities and prohibiting travel affecting hundreds of thousands of students. In the U.S., the cancellations add to the tension between two governments whose relations were already sour. The scare also threatens to cause lasting damage to growing academic exchange programs that reached new heights over the last decade and a half. China sends far more students to the U.S. than any other country, more than 369,000 in the last academic year.

unsplash.com

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Bernie Sanders says he raised a whopping $25 million in January and will use his Democratic presidential campaign's flush bank account to increase television and digital advertising in 10 states. The Vermont senator spent $50 million during the final three months of 2019 and finished the year with $18.2 million in cash on hand. Sanders' campaign manager announced Thursday the candidate will immediately increase staffing in states that vote during the Democratic primary's Super Tuesday, on March 3.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A winter storm is bringing snowfall as far south as El Paso, Texas, while areas of the Deep South are at risk of severe weather including tornadoes and torrential rains. The National Weather Service says winter storm warnings and advisories are in effect from eastern New Mexico to the St. Louis metropolitan area on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Storm Prediction Center says severe storms are possible across much of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama later in the day.

pixabay

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's annual estimated cost for needed public infrastructure improvements is at least $54.8 billion. The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations report says the estimate is up by $4.8 billion - or around 9.7% - from last year. Transportation and utilities needs are the most expensive at $29.6 billion for projects that need to be in some development stage from July 2018 through June 2023, an increase of more than $3.7 billion. The second largest is $14.2 billion needed for education infrastructure.

Pages