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.


Apr 13, 2017

This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public Cape Girardeau’s religious and non religious communities are coming together for an interfaith dinner. We’ll hear the reason behind the dinner from Reverend Edie Bird, Pastor Tyler Tankersley and Dr. Tahsin Khalid. We'll also hear more on why this conversation is needed in the Cape Girardeau community. Then more on some of the misconceptions in both the Christian and Muslim faiths. And also more on why there’s a division within the Christian community.

Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

Not too long ago, I visited local artist Dave Carter at his home studio. He’s sifting through countless photos of mills he’s taken in the last nine months. Some of the mills look like they came from a Brothers Grimm Fairytale, and others more like a deteriorated shell of its former self. Carter is documenting many of southern Missouri’s remaining mills and turning them into paintings.

Follow Dave Carter's mill project here.

Courtesy of SEMO Student Veterans Organization

The SEMO Student Veterans Organization also known as the SEMO SVO is in the process of renovating a house for homeless veterans to use as they transition back into civilian life. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Cole Schreiner, the president of the SEMO SVO, Mathus Williams, the fundraising chairman for the SEMO SVO and Amanda Woods, the outreach coordinator for the Office of Military and Veterans Services about this.


Mar 31, 2017

This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re spending the entire show talking with motivational speaker and this year’s Power of Women keynote speaker Janet Perez Eckles on how she celebrates life by conquering fear. We’ll hear about her early days in the states after she and her family immigrated from Bolivia. How losing her sight at the age of 31 changed her outlook on life, and the role her faith played in finding a new purpose. Also, she shares how she found forgiveness and joy during one of the darkest times in her life.


Courtesy of Janet Perez Eckles

Janet Perez Eckles is a woman of many titles. She’s a motivational speaker, author, Southeast Missouri State University alumna and this year’s Power of Women keynote speaker. She travels the world sharing her story of pain, loss, joy and a renewed purpose in life. Perez Eckles spoke with KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson about how despite life's obstacles she celebrates life by conquering fear.