Going Public

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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.

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Jul 21, 2017

On this week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking about the latest news on the budget with Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Carlos Vargas. Then after August 28, no Missouri city can have a minimum wage above the statewide $7.70 an hour. That means St. Louis' minimum wage of 10 dollars an hour is going down. And Kansas City's won't go up to $8.50 an hour in September. Coming up we’ll hear how the new law will affect Missouri's two biggest cities. And later on in the show rural Americans are less likely to seek help for mental illness.

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Labor unions are still pushing back against Missouri’s right-to-work law, which is set to go into effect on August 28. The latest efforts to block the controversial legislation is through a petition that Mark Baker, a business representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Cameron Redd, who works for the United Steelworkers International say has a good chance of putting right-to-work back on the ballot in 2018.

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GPPC 45

Jul 17, 2017

On this week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking about the latest efforts to block Missouri’s right to work law  from going into effect in August with Mark Baker, a business representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Cameron Redd, who works for United Steelworkers International. We’ll talk about why union members are signing a petition to get the legislation back on the 2018 ballot, how this legislation could affect unions in rural communities, and what the future holds for labor unions.

 

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Jul 7, 2017

On this week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking with Sara Moore, director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri about what you can expect from Cape Girardeau’s art scene. Then the individual health insurance market in rural Missouri is in trouble. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City is out, and Anthem could still leave the market. That means dozens of Missouri counties may have zero options to buy coverage on Healthcare.gov.And later on in the show, we’re sharing your stories about life in Southeast Missouri from our community project Dear Heartland.

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Our world is filled with endless curiosities that can’t always be explained. However, they can be explored. Artists nationwide explored their curiosities for sci-fi, fantasy and the surreal in the Flights of Fantasy exhibit at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. Sara Moore, director for the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri joined KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson in the studio to talk about this and what people can look forward to from the art community.

 

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