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Chef Boyardee

Sep 26, 2016

Betty Crocker, Mrs. Butterworth, and Chef Boyardee: there are so many culinary icons that have been invented purely for marketing purposes that you could be excused for assuming that all three of these names are fictitious.

Betty Crocker clearly is, even though at one time she was named by Fortune magazine as the second most popular woman in America after Eleanor Roosevelt. Likewise, even though she has her own Facebook page, Mrs. Butterworth is not real and for that matter, neither is her syrup, as it contains neither real butter nor real maple syrup.


 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.

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.

Woods: So, let's talk about the Landing Ship Tank. This is a big event coming to Downtown Cape Girardeau.