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Arkansan Tells Story Of Survival, Ministry to Others During 9/11


September 11, 2001.  Everyone who remembers that day has a story to tell.  Where they were…how that day was for them…their thoughts on what happened when the twin towers fell in New York City.  A Blytheville native who now lives in Little Rock was just yards away from the Twin Towers that morning and witnessed events first hand.  Last week, Reverend Dr. Stuart Hoke talked to a teacher education class at Arkansas State about his story.  For this interview, KASU's Johnathan Reaves talked with Sandra Hawkins.  She is an instructor in the Department of Teacher Education and is Teacher Education Coordinator with the Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium.  At that time, Reverend Dr. Hoke was the leader and priest of the Manhattan Trinity Episcopal Church, which was located a block from the twin towers.  Reaves asked Hawkins about the class that did the research on September 11th and heard Dr. Hoke’s story.  Click on the Listen button for more.  

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.