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Members of the Southeast Missouri State University team “Gettin’ Paper” brought home “the paper” and much more after their first place win at the second annual “thinkorswim challenge” sponsored by TD Ameritrade. Beating out more than 400 teams from around the U.S. in the virtual online stock competition, the team earned more than $1.3 million in final stocks. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with team member Zac Rankin about going from the underdogs of the competition to its unlikely champions.

It seems like Almost Yesterday that a “crank-in” was held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The motive that brought approximately eighty “Crankers” from across the United States and Canada together on the first weekend in April of 2011 was the unveiling of the Erlbacher-Gearhart hand-powered, knitting machine invented in the last half of the nineteenth century in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

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You can hear Left of the Dial Friday nights from 9:00 to 11:00, and Saturdays from noon to 2:00 on KRCU.

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Cage-free eggs could be coming to a breakfast near you.

Several large food companies and restaurants, from Starbucks to McDonald’s to Kellogg’s, announced timelines this year for phasing out eggs laid in conventional cages, a victory for animal welfare advocates who have pushed for changes for years.

But there is more to housing hens than square inches and some egg farmers argue the cage-free barns are less humane than traditional hen housing.

Courtesy of The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University

“Fall for Dance,” is back in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. It will feature six original dance pieces choreographed by faculty members, guest professionals, and students in a one-act concert.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Bedell Performance Hall. Tickets can be purchased here.