Johnathan Reaves

News Director/Morning Edition host

Ways to Connect

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 segment, we go back to the Create@State virtual symposium in April to hear research from the College of Nursing and Health Professions.  First, is Amber Lea Clements Fore with her presentation “An assessment of knowledge, attitudes, and practices of nicotine use among youth.” 

Arkansas Department of Health

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  I'm Johnathan Reaves. Today, we finish the second part of an interview series of Arkansas State University alumni who went to New York City to help with COVID-19 response.  Last week, I talked with Mandy Thomas.  Mandy went to New York City with Joshua Godsey.  He is working near Memphis as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Craighead County Sheriff's Office

Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday is in the Craighead County jail, facing theft of property and abuse of office charges.  In a press release, 2nd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington says Holliday was arrested Monday morning and state investigators plan to file felony theft charges against him.  Holliday faces “multiple counts of Theft of Property in excess of $25,000 and one count of abuse of office.” There is also a petition to remove Holliday from his office immediately.  Ellington says he received an urgent call to meet with County Judge Marvin Day and with state a

Arkansas State University

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

Arkansas Department of Health

This is A-State Connections.  Today, we start the first of a two part interview series of Arkansas State University alumni who went to New York City to help with COVID-19 response.  First, I talked with Mandy Thomas.  Thomas is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists who lives in Sherman, Texas.  She tells about her experience of working in an area that was a hot spot for COVID-19.  I started the interview by asking Thomas to tell a little about herself and how she came to Arkansas State. 

Arkansas State University

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

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 segment, you hear a couple of presentations from the Create@State virtual symposium in April.  These presentations are from the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences.  The presentations are:

Vu Nguyen "Face recognition attendance checking assistance for classroom on android smartphone".

Ahmed Alsehali "Smart solar blinds".

Arkansas Department of Health

For A-State Connections, I'm Johnathan Reaves.  It is the second Saturday conversation with Arkansas State University Chancellor Dr. Kelly Damphousse.  In this interview, I talked to Dr. Damphousse about how the university is responding to COVID-19 and what impacts it might have to the fall semester.  I interviewed Dr. Damphousse over Zoom.  He gives me an update.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

David Kovaluk / St. Louis Public Radio

The faculty of the School of Media & Journalism and staff of KASU-FM at Arkansas State University join the many voices petitioning our government, police forces, National Guard and persons engaged in protest to allow journalists to cover the events of our day without fear of injury or arrest.

Arkansas Department of Health

KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves interviews Dr. Shane Speights, Dean of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, about the latest on COVID-19.  Click on the Listen button for more.  

Arkansas State University

This is A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections that Count.  I am your host for the podcast Johnathan Reaves.  Today, we go back to the Create@State virtual symposium to hear more research.  This research comes from the Neil Griffin College of Business at Arkansas State University.  Three presentations are featured today.  Click on the Listen button for more.  The first is from Bryce Jefferson.  This is his presentation titled “The Sky is Falling as Rivers Rise: Adapting to Increased Rainfall Along the Mississippi River Basin”. 

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 today’s episode, we continue playing back numerous student presentations from the Create@State virtual symposium.  Today’s presentations are from the College of Agriculture at Arkansas State University.  We feature students Jessica Krob, Divya Kandanool, and Daniel Shults. 

Arkansas State University

In this episode of the Create@State podcast, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with one of the judges of this year's Create@State virtual symposium Racquel Collins.  Listen to the entire interview here.  

Discovery Park of America

As different sections of the economy opens back up, tourist attractions have been working with health officials on how to open safely to the public.  The goal is to keep workers and guests safe while slowly opening back up.  But, how do you do that exactly?  For the answer to that question, I looked at what Discovery Park of America is doing.  Discovery Park of America is a 100-thousand square foot museum and a 50-acre heritage park set in Union City, Tennessee.  It was founded by the late Robert Kirkland, whom also founded the Kirkland’s company and Kirkland’s stores.  The park opened in

Arkansas Department of Health

This is COVID-19 Questions and Answers that was aired on May 16, 2020.  This featured Dr. Shane Speights, Dean of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University.  Listen to the complete program here.  

KASU to Hold 2020 Spring Fundraiser

May 15, 2020

KASU, public media at Arkansas State University, postponed its spring fundraising activities to focus on the news and information our community needed. As Jonesboro heals from the devastating tornado of Saturday, March 28, and continues to grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak, KASU has worked to provide updates on the tornado recovery efforts, along with the latest information on the pandemic response measures being taken on the state and local level.

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 today’s episode, we continue playing back numerous student presentations from the Create@State virtual symposium.  Today’s presentations are from the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Arkansas State University.  We will feature students Joseph Austin, Randi Wright, Ashlyn Blackenship, and Emily Allen.    

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In this Congressional interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with U.S. Senator John Boozman about the federal disaster delcaration approved after the Jonesboro tornado and the latest with COVID-19 response.  Click on the Listen button to hear the entire interivew.  

NYITCOM at A-State

Jonathan Berman, PhD, is an assistant professor of basic sciences at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University. His book, “Antivaxxers: How to Address a Misinformed Movement,” will be available on September 8.

Over the years, Hollywood has given us numerous pandemic-themed television shows and films that typically conclude with the hero developing a treatment at the last moment that is rapidly adopted.  As a result, humanity is saved in an instant.  

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”.  Over the next several podcast episodes, we will play back numerous student presentations from the Create@State virtual symposium.  We will feature four students in each episode.  Today’s presentations are from the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Arkansas State University.  We will feature students Clay Heern, Emily Hendrix, Rebecca Martin, and Sankalpa Chakraborty.  Click on the Listen button for the podcast episode. 

Quarantine fatigue is a major concern with those who are most vulnerable.  As the economy starts to slowly open up, those with weakened immune systems are concerned about the expected increase in the numbers of COVID-19 cases.   For this perspective, I talked to Brittany Reeves, no relation.  She is a graduate student at Arkansas State University.  Reeves has the most severe form of spina bifida.  She is an amputee and her immune system is extremely compromised.  In this interview, I talked to her about her health conditions and her concerns about catching COVID-19.

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 today’s podcast episode, I talked to Kade Holliday.  He is the Craighead County Clerk and an alum of Arkansas State.  He was one of the many virtual judges for this year’s Create@State virtual symposium.  This episode was recorded over Zoom.   I talked to him about this year’s symposium.  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 today’s podcast episode, I talked to Research Associate Professor Dr. Jianfeng Xu and undergraduate student Carmela Unnold Cofre.  This episode was recorded over Zoom.   I asked Dr. Xu on his research.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

KASU News

As Arkansas continues to battle the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, many people still have questions. Johnathan Reaves, KASU News Director speaks with Dr. Shane Speights, Dean of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine-Arkansas and gets your questions answered about COVID-19.

Arkansas State University

Click here to listen to an interview with Amanda McDaniel and Amanda Herget about the 5K. 

JONESBORO – Join the Arkansas State Alumni Association and the Get in Gear Fitness Series for the April 19-25, "Run Walk Howl" virtual 5K.

Created to encourage fitness while maintaining social distancing, the event is free and open to everyone.  To participate, determine the route for your 5K, then run, walk, or roll 3.1 miles while tracking your stats using a fitness tracker or fitness app at any time during the weeklong window.

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 today’s podcast episode, I talked to Professor of Graphic Design Kim Vickrey.  She tells about a program she started locally to empower young girls through photography.  This episode was recorded over Zoom.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview. 

NYITCOM at A-State

This release comes from NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University.  

As COVID-19 continues to spread through our communities, medical officials are now recommending that individuals wear facial coverings while they are in public.

 

That recommendation is twofold: It can reduce your risk of contracting the disease over wearing nothing, but it can also reduce the risk of the wearer from spreading the disease if they happen to be sick and not know it. 

 

Arkansas Department of Health

This release from St. Bernards Healthcare President and CEO Chris Barber.  

NYITCOM at A-State

This release from NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine at A-State.  

As spring reaches full bloom in the south, the beauty of budding plants also brings the yellowish powder that covers our cars and irritates our allergies.

 

Weather.com’s allergy tracker ranks pollen counts as “high to very high” throughout Arkansas and much of the Mid-South over the next week, which means many residents of this region are seeing or will soon experience their sinuses and respiratory systems respond as they typically do this time of year.

 

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In this Congressional interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talked with U.S. Representative Rick Crawford about the latest federal response to COVID-19 and what the future may hold.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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