Going Public

Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

Standing in a cluster near the runway at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is a small group of World War II veterans. While swapping old war stories from the good old days, they were waiting for the arrival of the iconic B-17 bomber.



 Today on KRCU’s Going Public, we’re debunking the misconceptions of the Islamic faith with Dr. Tahsin Khalid, a professor in the department of Elementary, Early and Special Education at Southeast. We’ll hear about the Islamic faith, the cultural differences on how women are treated, and his personal experience with 9/11.

Going Public: A Look at Asian Contributions on the Americas

Sep 16, 2016

 Earlier this year, Dr. Debra Lee-DiStefano, a professor of Spanish at Southeast, contributed to the book Imagining Asia in the Americas, which takes a look at the many contributions from Asians in the Americas. Recently, she joined KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson in the studio to talk more about those contributions and what it means to be Asian in America.

Going Public: How Asian American Vote Could Impact Presidential Election

Sep 16, 2016
Courtesy of Alton Wang

 A 2012 census bureau report showed Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the nation. But with election season in full swing, Asian American voices are largely being left out of the political conversation. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Alton Wang, a Communications and Development Associate from the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote--or APIAVote to explain why this is.

Lewis-Thompson: Why are we missing out or just not hearing from Asian American voices this political season?

Going Public: Jackson R-2 School District Implements Random Drug Testing

Sep 13, 2016
Courtesy of John Link

Random drug testing is starting to catch wind in school districts across the country. And one of them is the Jackson R-2 school district. The new policy is directed towards students involved in extracurricular activities. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Jackson R-2 school district superintendent Dr. John Link.

Lewis-Thompson: Recently, you all implemented the random drug testing policy in the Jackson R-2 school district. Why now?