Going Public

How Motivational Speaker Celebrates Life By Conquering Fear

Mar 31, 2017
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.

Southeast Missouri State University is launching the Redhawk Food Pantry, joining more than 400 other colleges and universities across the country to eliminate hunger on campus. A recent student government study at Southeast indicated that 15% of students had an inadequate food supply at least four times during the semester.

Dan Woods spoke with Southeast President Carlos Vargas about the food pantry.

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.

Baby Boxinette Could Be Answer To Bootheel's High Infant Mortality Rate

Mar 11, 2017
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

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.

Access: A Look at Health Care in Southeast Missouri (Part 2)

Mar 3, 2017
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

This week’s episode of KRCU’s Going Public, we’re diving back into our discussion on the health needs of Southeast Missourians with KRCU’s “Vital Signs” panel. We’ll talk about health literacy and how it creates a barrier when trying to navigate the healthcare system, alternative and affordable health care resources, and building trust among physicians and their patients. We’ll also discuss the ongoing problems with childhood and adult obesity in Missouri and the region’s high infant mortality rate.

 

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