Going Public


Whether it's education and politics or arts and culture, nothing is off limits on KRCU's Going Public. Join KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson every Friday at 6:00 P.M.


Aug 20, 2017

On this week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, Eric Cunningham, the City Attorney for Cape Girardeau, joins us to talk about his experience as an eclipse chaser. We’ll hear about the very first time he saw an eclipse in Bolivia, why planning is key, and the time he took his family along on one of his adventures. Then we’ll learn about what exactly is happening to the moon during the moments leading up to the eclipse.



Aug 11, 2017

On this week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, after years without one, Missouri finally has a prescription drug monitoring program. But some say it might not do what’s needed. Then six months ago, 97 of Missouri’s 114 counties only had one insurance provider.


Aug 4, 2017

On this week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking about Missouri’s new statewide prescription drug monitoring program with State Rep. Holly Rehder. We’ll hear about her thoughts on Gov. Eric Greitens decision to issue an executive order to create the program. Her personal connection to substance abuse and Missouri’s prescription drug monitoring program compares to other states. We’ll also talk about the stigma of drug abuse and how southeast Missouri falls into the conversation of prescription drug use.


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Last month, Gov. Eric Greitens issued an executive order to create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program-or PDMP. Missouri is the last state to establish one, but it’s not for a lack of trying. For years State Rep. Holly Rehder pushed for legislation to create one, but her attempts fell short. Rehder says while there is still room to improve the program, it’s a necessary step in the right direction. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Rehder about it.



Jul 28, 2017

On this week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re giving you the rundown on what you can expect for this year’s solar eclipse in Cape Girardeau with Brenda Newbern, the Executive Director at Visit Cape. We’ll talk about the community wide watch party at the Cape Sportsplex, how long the celestial experience will last and a few tips to help you enjoy the eclipse safely. Then, Southeast Missouri State University is planning a slew of campus wide activities for the eclipse. Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas joins us to talk more about that.