Lindsey Grojean

Host - KRCU Morning Edition, Producer

Lindsey is a student at Southeast Missouri State University, studying a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in Mass Communication. She spends her time discovering new music, strolling about Cape Girardeau’s antique shops, and gardening. You can see her perform with the Jazz ensembles at Southeast’s River Campus. Lindsey’s dream career is to be a voice actress. As she awaits her big break, she hopes to retain jobs in on-air hosting, DJ-ing, and performing as a young adult. Or for the rest of her life.

Missouri Department of Conservation

Nearly three months after the close of deer season, the Missouri Department of Conservation has reported seven positive cases of chronic wasting disease, also known as CWD, in Perry (1)  and Ste. Genevieve (6) counties. CWD is a fatal illness among deer, and is reportedly spreading. Despite a lack in evidence that CWD is a risk to humans, public health officials advise against exposing yourself to it.

This Saturday, the Perryville Police Department will be hosting a free training event at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville on how to defend against an intruder in places of worship.

Missouri Department of Conservaion

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be hosting a live webcast next month on how to attract Missouri wildlife.

Several experts from the department, as well as Community Conservationist for the City of Columbia, Danielle Fox, will be sharing their suggestions on welcoming birds and other creatures to your own backyard.

News Services Coordinator, Joe Jerek, says one of the key things they’ll be discussing is the importance of planting native plants to provide habitats and food for different species.

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

On this edition of Going Public, we talk with Tricia Reinhart, who will be the keynote speaker at this year’s “Power of Women” luncheon to take place next week on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. As a retired, successful sales management executive and an alum of Southeast, she has a lot of wisdom to impart on college students in the community. Tricia will be attending events in the area and on-campus the week preceding the luncheon.

Candice Davis/Missouri Department of Conservation

Trees are in full bloom across Southeast Missouri, and among them are the ornamental Bradford pear. Although these symmetrical trees yield beautiful, bright white blooms, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is advising the public against planting them this spring.

The invasive species, which is native to Asian countries, has reached what the department calls “critical mass” within the last several years.

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