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Ep. 115 Create@State Replays NASA Downlink Program, Talks With Nettleton STEAM

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Dr. Shannon Walker (l), Dr. Kate Rubins (r)
Dr. Shannon Walker (l), Dr. Kate Rubins (r)

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 segment, we replay for you last week’s NASA Downlink from the International Space Station. Microbiologists and astronauts Dr. Shannon Walker and Dr. Kate Rubins answered questions from some Nettleton STEAMers. After the program, we also talked to several Nettleton STEAMers, including Presley Floyd, Karter Massey, Brooklyn Wheeler, Allison Moss, and Principal Cathelene Gray.

Next week, we will have an interview with 3rd graders at Nettleton STEAM who have been working on water filtration systems.

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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.