On this week's episode of KRCU's Going Public:
The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus' ships will open for tours in downtown Cape Girardeau. Plus, there are several other activities taking place downtown this weekend. Stacy Doghone Lane is the host of KRCU's All About Cape and is also with VisitCape. She stopped by to tell KRCU's Dan Woods more about all of the upcoming activities.
Then, for rural hospitals struggling to stay financially viable, obstetric services, which can be costly, are often among the first programs to get cut. More than half of the country's rural counties no longer have a place to give birth. But women in these counties don't stop having children. Side Effects Public Media's Bram Sable-Smith reports on what happens when maternity units go away.
And later on in the show, Judy Carron Collins in Perryville. Her father Dr. Oscar Carron was responsible for delivering about 6,000 babies in Perry County and other surrounding areas. To most people he was just “Doc” or “Uncle Doc,” but to Judy he was just dad. She tells Dear Heartland about her dad’s legacy in the community.