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Ep. 109 Create@State Podcast Features "Blast into STEM" at ASU Museum

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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”. Last week on the Create@State segment, we told you about the Arkansas Science Festival activities that are taking place in October. As part of the Arkansas Science Festival, the Arkansas State University Museum presents a special program next week called “Blast into STEM”. It will allow visitors to learn about space science and to connect them with current NASA research. I talked with curator of education at the ASU Museum Jill Kary about how the museum has been operating in this pandemic and asked her about the activities in this interview. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

That is curator of education at Arkansas State University’s Museum Jill Kary. COVID-19 safety procedures implemented by ASU Museum have been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) CARES: Cultural Organization program. The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was passed by Congress to help offset the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed during this week of space science activities do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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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.