Health & Science
10:06 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

MDC Shows Off the Mississippi For 'Day on the River'

People line up wearing life vests as they wait for their chance to go out on the river.
Jessica Penland KRCU

Hundreds of people had a chance to get up close and personal with the Mississippi River on Saturday during the Missouri Department of Conservation’s 5th annual “Day On The River” at the Riverfront Park in downtown Cape Girardeau. MDC naturalist, Angela Pierce said it is an opportunity to get out on the river and learn about what it has to offer. “We wanted to bring people to the river,” she said. “A lot of people in Cape Girardeau have never been on the river, or don’t really come down to see the river or use the river.

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Gone Girl
2:00 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Downtown Merchants Organize “Gone Girl” Scavenger Hunt

The set of "Gone Girl" back in Fall 2013.
Marine Perot KRCU

A “Gone Girl” Scavenger Hunt will take place in Downtown Cape Girardeau between September 25th and 27th.

Paula Haas, owner of Somewhere in Time Antiques, helped organize the event that is designed to bring customers into the downtown district and take advantage of the anticipation for the upcoming feature film.

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Arts & Culture
2:46 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Rededication of Monument in Chester, Illinois to Honor First Governor

A monument that honors Shadrach Bond, the state's first governor, has been repaired and will be rededicated Sunday in Chester, Illinois.
Chester Tourism Commission

Chester, Illinois officials will re-dedicate a monument in honor of Illinois’ first governor, Shadrach Bond, on Sunday at a rededication ceremony in Evergreen Cemetery where he is buried.

Bond’s monument sits in Illinois’ smallest state park, according to Chester Tourism Commission chairperson Sandra Starr.

“It measures 25 by 90 feet,” Starr said.

Governor Shadrach Bond served as the state’s governor from 1818 to 1822.

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Harvest Public Media
11:06 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Climate, Space Create Challenges For Local Food

Josh Kilbane runs Yampa Valley Farms outside Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Luke Runyon Harvest Public Media

Local food is no longer just a novelty. Farmers markets are growing nationwide and farms that sell directly to consumers brought in $1.3 billion in 2012, up eight percent from just five years earlier. Despite the demand, making local food work in some places is decidedly more difficult than others. Steamboat Springs, Colo., is one of those places.

Problem number one is infrastructure.

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6:44 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Cottonwood To Be Privatized And Will Stay Open

Brittany Myers KRCU

The Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center will not close its doors after all, but the facility’s future will look much different than its past.

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