After Bitter Primary Fight, Ted Cruz Backs Donald Trump

After a bitter primary battle that culminated with Ted Cruz being booed off the stage at the Republican National Convention, the Texas senator says he will vote for Donald Trump.In a 741-word Facebook post Friday, Cruz wrote that he made the decision because he wants to "keep his word" to vote for the Republican nominee and because he finds Hillary Clinton "wholly unacceptable."It was hardly a full-throated endorsement. "After many months of careful consideration of prayer and searching my...
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Downtown Cape Girardeau to Offer Multiple Activities for History Buffs

You'll soon have the chance to see a piece of World War II-era history when the LST Memorial 325 visits Cape Girardeau in late September. The LST was a participant in the D-Day invasion of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.

Stacy Dohogne Lane with the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau stopped by the KRCU studios to tell us more about the visit by this historic ship and about other historical activities coming to Cape Girardeau.

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Monsanto has acquired a license to engineer crops using the revolutionary gene editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9. 

The tool is considered more effective and simpler to use than the transgenesis method of developing genetically modified organisms. Developing a GMO involves introducing a foreign gene that carries a trait, such as resistance to drought or a particular pest. Testing a GMO seed can take years and complying with regulations that control such products can raise costs of development. 

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg are smiling, standing in front of a backdrop emblazoned with the question: "Can we cure all diseases in our children's lifetime?" They're announcing a $3 billion initiative to achieve that goal, and they're calling it Chan Zuckerberg Science.

No sickness in the whole world by the time today's babies, like the couple's 9-month-old daughter Max Zuckerberg, are old folks?

Racial discrimination, it seems, is like the salt that's left in a pot after water boils away — much easier to identify in the absence of the other things.

Much of the anger and anxiety in the 2016 election is fueled by the sense that economic opportunity is slipping away for many Americans. This week, as part of NPR's collaborative project with member stations, A Nation Engaged, we're asking the question: What can be done to create economic opportunity for more Americans?

Lately Russia has been taking the blame for hacking everyone from the Democratic National Committee to former Secretary of State Colin Powell to the National Security Agency.

When it emerged last month that the world's most elite hackers might themselves have been hacked, all eyes turned to Russia. It is, after all, hard to imagine a juicier target for a hacker sitting in Moscow.

The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that Native Hawaiians can now choose whether to form a unified government, which could eventually enter into formal government-to-government relations with the U.S.

It would be the first time the Native Hawaiian community had their own government since their Kingdom was overthrown in 1893 by merchants and sugar planters.

President Obama made good today on earlier threats by vetoing legislation passed unanimously by the House and Senate. The rejected bill would waive sovereign immunity protections for Saudi Arabia and allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks or their relatives to sue the Saudi government for allegedly helping at least some of the 19 hijackers who carried out those attacks. Fifteen of the attackers were Saudi nationals.

For American drivers filling up with premium at the gas station, AAA has a message for you: unless your owner's manual calls for premium, you're wasting your money.

More than 16 million Americans buy premium even though their cars don't need it, according to a new study released by AAA this week. The association found that premium gas does not improve performance or gas mileage in cars that only require regular-grade fuel.


 Today on KRCU’s Going Public, we’re debunking the misconceptions of the Islamic faith with Dr. Tahsin Khalid, a professor in the department of Elementary, Early and Special Education at Southeast. We’ll hear about the Islamic faith, the cultural differences on how women are treated, and his personal experience with 9/11.

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Preoccupations have a new album, their first since changing their name from Viet Cong, and it's their second self-titled album. The band's original name raised plenty of eyebrows from the start, and eventually prevented them from getting work.


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Left Of The Dial #199 - Horror Movies & Mope Rock

Preoccupations have a new album, their first since changing their name from Viet Cong, and it's their second self-titled album. The band's original name raised plenty of eyebrows from the start, and eventually prevented them from getting work. The band attempted to brush the controversy off by appealing to their own naïveté, which seems credible enough. There's no doubt a lot of pressure to be edgy in a way that doesn't hurt anyone, but frightens everyone by just a tiny bit. My own ignorance...
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'Narcos' Producer On The Drug War, Colombia And Escobar's Son's Grievances

If there were a hall of fame for criminals, it would have to include notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.Escobar made billions making and selling cocaine. He used that money to buy a sprawling estate with elephants and zebras, but also spent it on houses, schools and hospitals for the poor, as well as a successful bid for Congress in Colombia. He was a ruthless killer who once bombed an airliner and was responsible for the deaths of thousands of police officers, government...
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How Does A Year Of Following Biblical Rules Change You?

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour Episode Amateur Hour.About A.J. Jacob's TED TalkAuthor and journalist A.J. Jacobs has made a career of being an amateur. He talks about the year he spent living biblically — following the rules in the Bible as literally as possible.About A.J. JacobsA.J. Jacobs has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. He is also editor-at-large for Esquire magazine, a commentator on NPR and a columnist for Mental Floss...
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