Breanne Bleichroth

Reporter

Breanne Bleichroth is originally from Las Vegas, NV but moved to Cape Girardeau, MO her senior year of high school. She currently attends Southeast Missouri State University and is pursuing a degrees in Mass Communications, focusing on Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations. She would like to go into political campaigning and international reporting.

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  Sitting in a corner of the Girardot Center basement, teen Luke Clinton is waiting--waiting for his main girl, Casey. With a brown nose, a big smile and large floppy ears she’s far from your average girl. Casey’s a dog.

The two were brought together through the Early Prevention Impacts Communities Coalition program EPIC Pals. The program works to build protective factors in at risk youth like impulse control and good decision making in order to prevent substance abuse. As a result, the youth are able to use those same skills to build healthy relationships with their dogs.

Courtesy Bethany Hamilton

“Soul Surfer” Bethany Hamilton will wrap up this year’s University Speaker Series for “An Evening with Bethany Hamilton” at Southeast Missouri State University.

Hamilton is widely known for losing her arm at 13, when a shark attacked her while surfing in Hawaii. Less than a month later, Hamilton was back in the water pursuing her dream of becoming a professional surfer.  Since her accident, Hamilton became a professional surfer, a mom and motivational speaker.

Courtesy of Holly Lintner

When it comes to elections, the young vote has always been in the hands of the democrats. But with a growing millennial population, some Republicans say there needs to be a push to bring more young voters to the Republican party. KRCU’s Breanne Bleichroth sat down with the Chair of the Cape County Republican Central Committee, Holly Lintner to see how the party is recruiting young voters.

 

 

Breanne Bleichroth/KRCU

Over the weekend, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a rally in Cape Girardeau, just in time for tomorrow’s Missouri primary. As hundreds of locals poured into a crowded Academic Hall auditorium, KRCU’s Breanne Bleichroth captured the sounds of the event for this audio postcard.