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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 Assistant Professor of Physical Education at A-State Dr. Scott Doig and physical education major Rory Bell.  They talk about research that has been taking place concerning exercise programs and pre-school students.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Disgraced former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada has confirmed he will run for reelection this year. Casada made the announcement Tuesday on a social media post. The 60-year-old Casada, a Republican from Franklin, has been a state lawmaker since 2003. He won nearly 70% of the vote against his Democratic opponent in 2018. Casada resigned from the top leadership post in August after revelations he exchanged sexually explicit text messages about women with his former chief of staff years ago.  

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Civil rights activists are challenging a Tennessee court rule that says people who have been jailed can't get their bail bond deposit back when their case is finished until court costs and other fees are removed first. The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, Civil Rights Corps and Choosing Justice Initiative announced Wednesday that they had sued Davidson County in federal court. It's Tennessee's second largest county and it includes Nashville.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Almost three dozen big companies and more than 100 small businesses in Tennessee are predicting economic backlash from a newly enacted adoption state law and other proposals that target LGBT people. A letter from the likes of Amazon, Nike and Nissan to state officials offers the most wide-spanning rebuke to date of the law signed by Republican Gov. Bill Lee. Representatives from Dell, Warner Music Nashville, Postmates, Nashville Soccer Club spoke at a Nashville news conference announcing the letter.

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President Trump is addressing the nation a day after the Senate acquitted him of both articles of impeachment. Trump said he was "totally vindicated" after a months-long impeachment inquiry and trial. Watch his remarks live.

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KASU 91.9 FM at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro in association with Collette Tours presents "Discover Scotland" with host Mike Doyle!

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of February 7!


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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  The 26th annual Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference takes place Wednesday, February 12th.  Telling us more is Professor of Agricultural Economics Dr. Bert Greenwalt. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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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, Professor of Health and Physical Education and Sports Sciences Dr. Blair Dean and Physical Education Senior Lucy Burner discuss research involving how exercise can affect student’s performance on high stakes testing, such as the ACT exam given to high school students.  Dean gives an overview on the research.  Click on the Listen button here.  

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Black History Month. Throughout this month, there are numerous events taking place at Arkansas State that are open to students, and the public, to celebrate Black History Month.  Telling us more is Assistant Director of Arkansas State University’s Multicultural Center Joshua Smith and Multicultural Affairs Graduate Assistant Sherida Johnson. More information on Black History Month can be found here.  

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Two years ago Arkansas voters approved an amendment allowing full-fledged casino gambling in the state. Since then owners of the casinos have been working to reach the broadest and most ideal base.


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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of January 31!


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Our dear friend and co-worker, June Taylor, passed away on January 12th, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed by us all.

June began her career at KASU in 1986, as a broadcast production specialist. She was the first female engineer, and also the first African American, to be hired at KASU.  June came to us from Washington, D.C., where she earned her bachelor¹s degree as an honor student at Howard University. 

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For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  ASU-Three Rivers in Malvern has received funding for restoration of a historic building.  I conducted this interview with Chancellor of ASU-Three Rivers Dr. Steve Rook.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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Click on the Listen button for a tribue to KASU's June Taylor.  A memorial service for June will be held on Wednesday, February 5 from two to four in the Grand Hall of the Fowler Center.  At 3 p.m., there will be a time for sharing memories and reflections of June. We will share photos and some audio clips, read comments that have been collected from friends and former students, and open the floor to any in attendance who would like to share. We hope that many friends, members of the A-State community, and alumni will be able to attend. The clock tower of the Dean B.

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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 about a field of research called informatics. Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics Dr. Emily Bellis and molecular sciences student Dr. Jonathan Stubblefield joins me on the podcast today.  He has been working in the St.

This Friday and Saturday, students from the A-State Theatre Department will participate in the annual “Play In A Day Festival” here at ASU.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Marc Williams, interim chair and assistant professor in the theatre department. 


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This week, impeachment proceedings against President Trump will ramp up in the Senate.

Member Station KUAR's Michael Hibblen spoke with Senator John Boozman (R-AR)---one of the 100 members who will decide the case.

You can get the latest from NPR’s coverage of the proceedings at 91.9 FM and online here.

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A street renaming is official in Jonesboro.  After months of contentious debates, the Jonesboro’s city council passed an ordinance that called for the renaming of a city street after the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.  That process was finalized Monday as Commerce Drive in east Jonesboro became Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior Drive.  Special Assistant to the Chancellor at Arkansas State University Dr. Lonnie Williams says the process of the street renaming shows there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in Jonesboro.  

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Monroe Crossing will perform a concert of bluegrass music Monday, January 27, 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.

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of January 24!


Sarah Tipton, NEA Area Director for Susan G. Koman-Arkansas, revealing this year's commemorateive artwork for the 2020 NEA Race for the Cure.
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The details for the annual 2020 Northeast Arkansas Race for the Cure event were announced on Thursday at the Jonesboro Municipal Center.

This will be the fourth year the event will be held in Jonesboro to raise money towards breast cancer research for the Susan G. Koman organization.  The race is on Saturday, April 25 at A-State.  More details can be found online at KomenArkansas.org.

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For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  Graduate students are working with businesses to develop the company’s strategic plans.  Under the leadership of Professor of Management and Marketing in Neil Griffin College of Business Dr. Bill Roe at Arkansas State University, students have helped many businesses across the state.  I asked Dr. Roe how long these strategic plans have been conducted.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.

Six NYITCOM Student Doctors Matched to Military Residencies

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New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Wilson Hall in Jonesboro
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Six members of New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine-Arkansas’ inaugural class were matched to U.S. military residencies last week and will begin their Graduate Medical Education (GME) in conjunction with service to their country. 

House Seapker House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is announcing who will present the case for impeachment in the Senate trial. Watch the press conference live.

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Six Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Iowa on Tuesday, less than three weeks from the caucuses there. NPR reporters are providing background and analysis of the candidates' remarks in real-time.

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of January 17!


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