Marissanne Lewis-Thompson

Feature Reporter

Marissanne Lewis-Thompson joined the KRCU team in November 2015 as a feature reporter. She was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, where she grew up watching a lot of documentaries on PBS, which inspired her to tell stories.

In May 2015, she graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in Convergence Journalism. Marissanne comes to KRCU from KBIA, where she worked as a reporter, producer and supervising editor while covering stories on arts and culture, education and diversity. 

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Sep 22, 2017

On this week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking to the person behind the satirical “The City of Cape Girardeau” Facebook page. Then since 1946, the Radio Television Digital News Association has served as an advocate for press freedom. How RTDNA’s new executive director and Southwest Missouri native is tackling challenges facing today’s journalists. And later on in the show, a younger group of politicians are stepping to forefront after a judge acquitted former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley of the first-degree murder of Anthony Lamar Smith.

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Sep 18, 2017

 

This week on Going Public. Missouri has found itself in the center of an ongoing conversation on racial issues in America once again. Over the weekend, people hit the streets in protest after former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of first degree murder when he shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man in St. Louis.

Courtesy of Rev. Renita Marie Green

Missouri has found itself in the center of an ongoing conversation on racial issues in America once again. Over the weekend, people hit the streets in protest after former St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of first degree murder when he shot and killed Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man in St. Louis.

 

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Sept. 15 marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage month. Shared between two months, it celebrates the contributions of Hispanic Americans. Debbie Lee-DiStefano, a professor of Spanish in the department of modern languages, anthropology and geography at Southeast Missouri State University tells us about it and what activities you can look forward to in Cape Girardeau.

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

On what Hispanic Heritage month is

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Sep 8, 2017

 

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