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.

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He, she, him and her are commonly used pronouns to identify people who are male or female. But what about those who don’t identify with those binary pronouns? Today we’re exploring that question with Rane Belling, the president of the campus organization PRIDE at Southeast. Belling is transgender non-binary and uses the pronouns “they and them.”

Interview Highlights

On what it means to be transgender



Mar 24, 2017

This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re talking about gender identity with Rane Belling, the president of the Southeast Missouri State University organization PRIDE. We’ll talk about how pronouns shape the way people see themselves, what it means to be transgender, the complexity of gender identity, and Belling's own story on understanding identity. Then we’ll hear from KSMU’s Jennifer Moore speak with former Governor Jay Nixon about his legacy in office and his thoughts on Missouri becoming a “red” state.


Mar 20, 2017

On this week's episode of KRCU's Going Public Dr. Frank Nickell the host of KRCU's Almost Yesterday stops by and tells us more about the man known as the father of physical culture from Mill Spring, Missouri, Bernarr MacFadden. We'll learn more about the Redhawk food pantry that was recently launched at Southeast. And KRCU's Lindsey Grojean talks with the Missouri Department of Conservation's Candice Davis about the MDC's black bear den checks, part of the Missouri black bear research project.

Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like almost yesterday that “the Father of American Physical culture” was born. He was the predecessor of Charles Atlas and a number of individuals who emphasized body building and nutrition as the keys to long and healthy life.

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Two months ago Candice Averett gave birth to a blue-eyed baby girl named Elessandra. She’s surprisingly quiet for her age and like most babies she likes to be held. Averett delivered Elessandra three weeks early at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. But before she was able to leave the hospital, her nurse gave her something she wasn’t expecting.

“She said she just felt really awkward giving a box to a new mom,” Averett said.