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.

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Today on Going Public, we talk with Nicolette Brennan, public information officer for the city of Cape Girardeau and her intern, Amanda Rogers, about their new educational program called the “Citizens Academy.” We spoke mainly with Amanda, who says the program will give participants a behind-the-scenes look at local government.

To find out more about the Citizens Academy, visit: www.cityofcape.org/academy.

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released results from their annual school bus inspection program for the 2017-2018 school year.

Across the state, over 12 thousand school buses were inspected twice within the past year. Buses with no defective items found receive an “approved” rating, those found with defective items that do not constitute an immediate danger receive a “defective” rating, and those posing immediate danger are taken out of service. Of all the inspected buses, 90.6% received an “approval” rating by inspection personnel.

Courtesy of: Joey Keys/SEMO Food Bank

A now-official partnership between the Southeast Missouri Food Bank and the Southeast Correctional Center’s Restorative Justice Program is helping to get fresh produce to the food insecure of the region.

Fresh produce is one of the hardest food items to secure for food banks, which is why inmates at the center, located in Charleston, manage a seven-acre “justice garden” on-site, and donate the reaped produce to the SEMO Food Bank.

Next month, over 200 employees at St. Francis Medical Center will see a significant pay raise.

As part of the hospital’s efforts to create more opportunity to earn a livable wage, they will be raising their minimum hourly pay for employees to $11.70.

Maryann Reese, president and CEO of St. Francis, says after looking at internal factors rather than the external market, they’re pleased with their decision.

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On this episode of Going Public, we talk with Whitney Quick, regional director of the Better Business Bureau, about a report they recently released on one of the top three frauds experienced across the nation and Canada, lottery and sweepstakes frauds. According to the report, these scams took nearly $117 million from victims just last year.

Lindsey: Tell us about this new report.

 

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