Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Praise the Lard

May 14, 2018
Flickr user Adam Engelhart (

Remember the Woody Allen movie "Sleeper"? In my favorite scene, set over 200 years from now, a physician can't believe how people dieted in earlier times. "You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or hot fudge?" he asks. His colleague answers, "Those were thought to be unhealthy ... precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true."

Explore Nature and Enjoy the Outdoors in Cape Girardeau

May 14, 2018
Visit Cape

Spring is here and it opens up the outdoors to us and our young ones.  The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center has a variety of interesting activities where you and that special person can explore pollination, tadpoles and plant germination that may be living right in your own yard.  Learn from the naturalist and then, go home and do a little exploration and uncover the plants and animals there.

j. carl brown / KRCU

Southeast Missouri State University

Summer at the River Campus has taken a new life of its own surrounding our annual Summer Arts Festival. As part of that, three productions take the stage each summer, offering some hot entertainment in a cool setting. First up is the hit horror comedy rock musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," and we’re visiting today with director Mac McIntosh to hear all about the production.

Try Cutting the Mustard

May 7, 2018
flickr user Bruce Fingerhood (

In his monumental work Ulysses, James Joyce suggested that God made food and the devil made seasoning. But even the Bible speaks admiringly of mustard seed, the basis for one of the world's most popular condiments.

The mustard plant is fully deserving of accolades. For centuries its been used as a food, flavoring and folk remedy. In fact it was so important as a medicinal herb to the ancient Greeks that they credited their god of medicine for its creation.