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Successful Sales Management Executive Tricia Reinhart Visits Southeast For "Power Of Women" Luncheon

On this edition of Going Public , we talk with Tricia Reinhart, who will be the keynote speaker at this year’s “Power of Women” luncheon to take place next week on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. As a retired, successful sales management executive and an alum of Southeast, she has a lot of wisdom to impart on college students in the community. Tricia will be attending events in the area and on-campus the week preceding the luncheon. The Power of Women luncheon will be held...

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Ruby Throated Hummingbirds Arrive in Missouri

April 19 - April 24

Discover nature this week by putting out feeders for the Ruby-throated hummingbirds as they arrive in Missouri as part of their annual 500-mile migration.

This hummingbird bridges the ecological gap between birds and bees by feeding on energy rich flower nectar and pollinating flowers along the way. The Ruby Throated hummingbird is the only hummingbird to nest in Missouri and is by far Missouri's smallest bird, measuring about three inches long...

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Star Mizzou Football Player Arrested

Oct 5, 2012
Dorial Green-Beckham, former No. 1 college football recruit, and two other players were charged with possession of Marijuana.
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Three University of Missouri football players, including a highly-touted freshman athlete, were arrested late Wednesday night on charges of  possession of Marijuana.

 Freshman wide receiver and former No. 1 college football recruit Dorial Green-Beckham was one of the players arrested, and the MU Athletic Department says he will be suspended from this weekend’s game against Vanderbilt.

Freshmen linebacker Torey Boozer and receiver Levi Copelin were also arrested, and will also not play on Saturday.

With more job opportunities, Southeast’s Cyber Security program expands, and now has sixty-five students.
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The job market for cyber security experts continues to grow, and so does Southeast Missouri State University’s program in this field.

St. Francis Medical Center hosted the ninth annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon in Cape Girardeau this Wednesday.
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St. Francis Medical Center hosted the ninth annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon in Cape Girardeau this Wednesday.  Nearly three hundred physicians, supporters, and survivors attended.

Notable Cape Girardeau citizens such as Mayor Harry Rediger and prominent St. Francis Medical Center physicians volunteered as wait-staff.

Proceeds from the luncheon go to Dig For Life, which provides free mammograms for uninsured women. It is also part of the St. Francis “Pink Up Cape”.

Google made cost-cutting deals to place their Google Fiber service in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star's Scott Canon reports the city made a similar deal with Time Warner and is negotiating one with AT&T.

Woman Arrested For Selling Drugs At Daycare

Oct 3, 2012
 Keisha McReynolds was charged with Distribution of Controlled  and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after selling hydrocodone at the daycare.
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A woman is in Cape Girardeau County Jail after selling drugs at a Cape Girardeau daycare.

Keisha McReynolds is being charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

McReynolds allegedly sold 16 hydrocodone pills to an undercover officer on September 26 at Beautiful Beginnings Daycare.

At least eight children were allegedly under McReynolds’ care at the time of the undercover operation, according to the prosecutor’s probable cause statement.

McReynolds’ bond was set for $100,000.

National Banned Book Week celebrates the right to choose your own censorship on books.
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The Cape Girardeau Public Library is fighting censorship through the thirtieth annual national Banned Book Week, sponsored by the American Library Association.

To celebrate Banned Book Week the library created a display of banned books, which include Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” and Daniel Keyes “Flowers for Algernon.” Books are switched periodically throughout the week to showcase different banned books.

The library’s Paula Featherston says that the purpose of Banned Book Week is to promote freedom to read.

RAGE 103.7 Host Punkin Chunkin for College Radio Day

Oct 2, 2012
Using a homemade trebuchet, the RAGE staff held their own Punkin Chunkin contest on campus.
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Southeast Missouri State University’s student radio station RAGE 103.7 celebrated national College Radio Day with a unique holiday. Using a homemade trebuchet, the RAGE staff held their own Punkin Chunkin contest on campus.

Luke Lukefar is the technician for RAGE studios. Inspired by a high school engineering project, Lukefar built the trebuchet himself. Originally used to catapult missiles in medieval warfare, these machines are now engineered for more recreational use.

The Cape Girardeau City Council on October 1, 2012.
Jacob McCleland / KRCU

The Cape Girardeau City Council sealed the deal on one long-simmering ordinance and put another on next April’s ballot. In addition, the council will now look at new scooter safety laws and underage drinking.

The council unanimously approved the new rental inspection ordinance that establishes minimum property standards for rental units. The ordinance was cruising towards passage last month until realtors voiced objections, saying the language was too vague. By Monday night, realtors and council had smoothed over their concerns and reached a compromise.

Missouri’s Real Estate Market Shows Signs Of Life

Oct 1, 2012
A for sale sign in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Missouri real estate sales were up by 13 percent in August, as compared to August 2011. That’s according to a new report from the Missouri Association of Realtors.

August marked the eighth consecutive month that sales had increased year-over-year.

Missouri Association of Realtors CEO Russ Cofano says sale prices were decreasing early this year, but began to increase since the springtime.

New Evidence In 1988 Kansas City Firefighter Explosion Case

Oct 1, 2012
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Lawyers representing some of the people convicted of setting off an explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters in 1988, say they’ve uncovered new evidence that suggests others were at least partially responsible for the tragedy, and the people convicted are innocent.

Attorney Cheryl Pilate says some of the new evidence comes from eyewitness accounts that prosecutors didn’t have in the original investigation.  She’s calling for the US Attorney in Western Missouri to reopen the case, with subpoena power.

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Left Of The Dial #577 - It Reaches The Treetops

Adrian Younge is a producer and composer whose credits include the incredibly tasty score to the Netflix series Luke Cage (alongside Ali Shaheed Muhammad). Younge's latest album, Adrian Younge Presents: Voices of Gemma features vocals from opera singer Brook DeRosa and jazz singer Rebecca Engelhart. "Silhouette Dreams" sounds like it could soundtrack a hiphop version of a Peanuts animated special. Left of the Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11 and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU. Thanks, Pete,...

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First-Ever Evictions Database Shows: 'We're In the Middle Of A Housing Crisis'

For many poor families in America, eviction is a real and ongoing threat. Sociologist Matthew Desmond estimates that 2.3 million evictions were filed in the U.S. in 2016 — a rate of four every minute. "Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty," Desmond says. "Eviction is a direct cause of homelessness, but it also is a cause of residential instability, school instability [and] community instability." Desmond won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his book, Evicted:...

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GREAT NEW MUSIC VIDEOS, PICKED BY ALL SONGS CONSIDERED HOSTS BOB BOILEN AND ROBIN HILTON