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Ep 107 Create@State Podcast Goes Out of This World-NASA Downlink Program with Nettleton STEAM

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iss054e012391 (Jan. 1, 2018) --- Despite the cloudiness during this nighttime photograph taken by Expedition 54 crew members aboard the International Space Station, the Caribbean islands of (from top left to bottom right) Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are seen from an altitude of 250 miles.

This is a partnership between NASA, A-State, and Nettleton STEAM commemorating the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station.

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”. Today, we announce an exciting project that is the first of its kind for Arkansas. The Nettleton STEAM program and Arkansas State University have partnered to bring a Downlink program from NASA to the state. This program includes year-long space-related projects for the students to work on. Telling us more about this is Nettleton STEAM principal Cathelene Grey, Nettleton STEAM Facilitator Kelli Cochran, Director of the Educational Renewal Zone at Arkansas State University Jill Clogston, and Executive Director of Research and Technology Transfer at Arkansas State University Emily Devereux. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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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.