Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Courtesy of Riders in the Sky

Riders in the sky are a cowboy quartet that sing classic Westerns. But the group is best known for lending their vocal stylings to two beloved children's classics: Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc., which state earned two Grammys for. Tonight they'll be singing at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast's River Campus. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Ranger Doug the group's lead singer before tonight's performance.


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This week we're playing new music from Emel Mathlouthi. In 2008 her music was banned in her native Tunisia and she has since lived in Paris and New York City. In fact, during the Tunisian Revolution of 2011 her song "Kelmti Horra" became known as the anthem for the Arab Spring. Her new album is titled Ensen, which means “human,” this song is called “Ensen Dhaif (Ensen),”which means “human, helpless human.” 


Jan 20, 2017

  This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, thousands of women across the U.S. are coming together on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. We’ll hear from Dr. Julie Ray, the Department Chair of the College of Education at Southeast, who’s one of many women from southeast Missouri making the trip. We’ll hear more on why she’s going, talk about an open letter she pined on Facebook, and what she hopes this march will achieve. Then, author and civil rights activist Dr. Mary Frances Berry was this year’s keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration dinner.

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The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University will be performing their opera 'the Bartered Bride' on Jan. 20 and 22. In addition to the show being sung completely in English, the music is catchy. Many of the characters are refreshingly double-casted. KRCU's Lindsey Grojean sat in on one of their music rehearsals for this audio postcard.

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Hail to the Chef

Jan 16, 2017
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Gesturing toward the White House, a senator once facetiously asked Calvin Coolidge, "Who lives there?" Coolidge replied, "No one. They just come and go."

Though Coolidge was correct that occupants of the White House are only temporary tenants, their impact is often felt long after they move out. And perhaps nowhere is this more the case than with dining and entertaining. Each first family has left its own culinary imprint on the country and the executive mansion.