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Arkansas State Working to Save American Red Wolves through Research, Plans for Breeding Center

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Endangered Wolf Center

Arkansas State University’s Mascot is the Red Wolves. So it is only natural the University would conduct research and support conservation efforts for saving the endangered species, the American Red Wolf. Arkansas State does conduct research as you will hear in this upcoming interview, but there is another component to preserving the American Red Wolf, and that would be building an American Red Wolf Conservation and Research Center in Jonesboro…preferably at Craighead Forest Park. Telling us more about this is Vice Provost for Research and Technology Transfer and Executive Director of the Arkansas Biosciences Institute Dr. Tom Risch and Vice President for Strategic Communications and Economic Development for the Arkansas State University System Jeff Hankins. Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.

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.