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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 Professor of plant biotechnology Dr. Gregory Phillips and molecular biosciences graduate student Brett Hale. They talk about research involving soybeans.  Dr. Phillips starts the interview.   Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I'm Johnathan Reaves.  Arkansas State University’s Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse starts this New Year by talking about some changes that will help military veterans and their education.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves. Today, we continue talking to seniors on A-State’s Cheer team.  I talk with Hannah Walker and Stacie Chatman.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

President Trump is speaking to the nation following attacks on military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that "All is well!" and that an assessment of the casualties was underway. Iran said the missiles were launched as an act of self-defense after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

The Ritz Civic Center in Blytheville.
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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 10!


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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Today, we continue honoring the seniors that make up the A-State dance team.  In this interview, I spoke with seniors Ellie Stafford and Kenzie Williams.  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, Associate Professor of Marine Biology Dr. Paul Sikkel talks about research involving parasites and the world’s oceans.  Dr. Sikkel has students that are working on research around the world on a year-round basis.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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The Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas State University, and the Arkansas Public School Resource Center is partnering to provide a statewide online coding curriculum starting with the fall 2020 semester.  The initiative allows 250 high school students across the state to participate in the UpSkill program tuition free.  This supports Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson’s initiative on computer coding and computer science skills.  The course structure leads students through a nine-month curriculum that prepares students to receive a certificate in Swift coding.    The Arkansas Departme

Traveling Arkansas: First Day Hikes across Arkansas

Dec 28, 2019
Man hiking at Pinnacle Mountain State Park in the winter in Little Rock.
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This is the Arkansas State Parks First Day Hikes Edition! Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of New Years---January 1!


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 get a look back at 2019’s amazing research at Arkansas State University.  Joining me for this review is Executive Director of Research and Technology Transfer at Arkansas State University Emily Devereux and Vice Provost for Research and Technology Transfer and Executive Director of Arkansas Biosciences Institute at Arkansas State University Dr. Tom Risch.

For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  Since 2016, there has been discussion about a hotel and a convention center in Jonesboro.  At one point, two groups were competing to put the project in Jonesboro.  In March of 2016, I did an interview with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics and asked him about whether Jonesboro could really support two convention centers.  Well, we now know that the Red Wolf Convention Center is up and holding events.  I talked with Brock recently about his thoughts on the center and what it means for the region.  Click on the Listen button for the en

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Today, I talk to two seniors who are on the Arkansas State University cheer team.  Apple Dennie and Allie Thomlinson both talk about their years at A-State and what it means to be on the cheer team.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

Christmas lights in Fayetteville.
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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 December 27!


Traveling Arkansas: Last Chance for Holiday Light Tours in Arkansas

Dec 21, 2019
Display as part of the Light of the Delta in Blytheville in 2017.
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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 December 27!


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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  Last week, we talked to Paige Pauley about Arkansas State’s Spirit Squad.  Today, I talked to two of the seniors on the dance team.  I talked to Communications major and former Miss Arkansas State University Cori Keller and Exercise Science major Emily Doggett.  I started the interview by talking with Cori Keller.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interivew.   

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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 to Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Shivan Haran.  He brought several students in to talk about the latest research.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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The House of Representatives debates and votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump. [

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Arieal shot of Toltec Mounds State Park in Scott.
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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 December 20!


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The House Judiciary Committee votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Members of the Arkansas Plant Board meet to discuss regulations on the herbicide dicamba at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock on Dec. 11, 2019.
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State regulators have voted not to increase restrictions surrounding the use of a controversial herbicide that has been blamed for widespread damage to crops and other plants.

Members of the Arkansas State Plant Board met Wednesday to discuss new proposed regulations on dicamba for the 2020 growing season. All but one member voted to not require farmers who use the chemical on genetically modified cotton and soybean fields to report spraying records and real-time GPS coordinates to an online database.

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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, electrical engineering research takes place at Arkansas State featuring some things that you might think would come out of movies.  Starting the interview is Professor of Engineering Dr. Brandon Kemp. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I’m Johnathan Reaves.  You see them on A-State Game Days.  The A-State cheerleaders and dance team that make up the Spirit Squad at Arkansas State.  They do so much more besides game day appearances, including public appearances, showing up to meet students at local schools, and a lot of practicing for the upcoming national competitions in the Spring.   There is a lot to do, and one person leads it all.  Director of Spirit Programs and Head Coach at Arkansas State University is Paige Pauley.  She tells when she came to A-State.  Click on the Listen bu

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For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  The Second Saturday conversation with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse was recorded in Little Rock at the ASU Board of Trustees meeting that was held on Friday, December sixth.  I asked Damphousse about his thoughts at the end of this year.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is answering lawmakers' questions about his report on the Russia investigation, which was released on Monday. Watch the hearing live.

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Arkansas’ 12th medical marijuana dispensary is now open. KASU’s Johnathan Reaves has this report.

Last week, state officials gave the green light for N-E-A Full Spectrum to start operating.  The dispensary is located just north of Jonesboro on Highway 49 in the tiny community of Brookland. The opening of the business was welcome news to customers in line…many of whom say they had to drive several hours to other parts of the state to receive medical marijuana.  One of those is Penny Elder.

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The first medical marijuana dispensary in Northeast Arkansas will open Tuesday (Dec. 10) in Brookland.

NEA Full Spectrum has been formally approved by Alcohol Beverage and Control to open for business. The dispensary was inspected by ABC agents last week with an approval letter issued by ABC Director Doralee Chandler on Dec. 6. Owners announced Tuesday, December 10 (10:00 a.m.) as the opening date.

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The chairs of the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry are holding a press conference to unveil the articles of impeachment against President Trump. Watch their remarks live.

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The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the impeachment inquiry report completed by the House Intelligence Committee, as it moves toward drafting articles of impeachment. Watch the hearing live.

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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 December 13!


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The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is in the process of creating Arkansas’ Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center.  Leading the project is the Director Dr. Tim Burcham.  Burcham was previously dean of the former College of Agriculture and Technology at Arkansas State University.  KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves conducted this interview with Burcham and asked how his love for agriculture started.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

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