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A-State's Blackburn, Hytrol's Poston Talk Judging at Create@State

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Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

This is A-State Connections on KASU.  This is the weekly segment called “A-State Connections and Create@State: Making Connections That Count”.  In this interview,  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talked with one of the local businesses that works with Create@State to judge students’ entries.  Jessica Blackburn is the director of foundation and corporate engagement at Arkansas State University.  Phillip Poston is the director of strategic planning at Hytrol in Jonesboro.   Reaves started the interview by asking Blackburn about the importance of including businesses like Hytrol in Create@State. 

Phillip Poston is the director of strategic planning at Hytrol and Jessica Blackburn is the director of foundation and corporate engagement at Arkansas State University.  In future segments, you will hear from other businesses that work with Create@State in judging entries.  You can subscribe to the Create@ State Podcast at the Create@State podcast page on KASU.org. It is also available on iTunes or Google Play, or you can listen on the NPR app.  Here are some of the events that are taking place over the next couple of days at A-State.  You’re listening to A-State Connections on KASU.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.