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Ep. 37 Create@State Features "Bearcats in Biotech"

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Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

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 learned about a program that allowed two seniors from Brookland High School to participate in a spring fellowship at the Arkansas Biosciences Institute on the campus of Arkansas State University.  Nicolette Perkins and Chance Austin got the opportunity to conduct lab research through a program called “Bearcats in Biotech”. I talked to Perkins and Austin, as well as Shea Harris. Harris is the Arkansas Biosciences Institute Outreach Coordinator.  I asked him to explain how "Bearcats in Biotech" got started.  Click on the listen button for the entire interview.

Shea Harris, Nicolette Perkins, and Chance Austin joined me for this week’s Create@State podcast on KASU.  To hear more interviews like this one, 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.  Please tell others about the Create@State Podcast, also leave us a review.  We would love to hear from you.  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.