Going Public

Going Public: Research Shows Millennials Will Drink Wine from a Can

Sep 9, 2016
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Have you ever thought about drinking wine from a can? Well, a new study shows some millennials are not opposed to unconventional methods of wine packaging. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with the study’s author Dr. Nicholas Johnston, an assistant professor of hospitality at Southeast Missouri State University.

Lewis-Thompson: So tell me what did you find out. What do you millennials like? Is it can? Is it in a bottle? Does it matter? Does it taste different? Tell me what did you find?

Going Public: SEMO Offers Reading Program for Local Youth

Sep 2, 2016
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Reading can be a challenge at any age. With the school year in full swing, many parents are trying to find programs to help their children improve their reading skills. Read to Succeed Plus Reading Academy, a program at Southeast Missouri State University is doing just that. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with two of the programs facilitators Dr. Debra Porter and Dr. Dixie McCollum from the department of Elementary, Early and Special Education.

Going Public: Diversity in the Media

Aug 26, 2016
Courtesy of Dr. Tamara Zellars Buck

This summer’s coverage of police involved shootings triggered public outrage nationwide. Social media blew up with a slew of criticisms, some of which were targeted towards the mainstream media, ranging from stories lacking context of deeply rooted social issues to alleged race-baiting.

Now the media is having to rethink how it’s covering the news. KRCU's Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Dr. Tamara Zellars Buck, an associate professor from the department of Mass Media at Southeast Missouri State University, to talk about the challenges of diversity in the media.

Study: Reading Harry Potter Reduces Prejudice

Sep 12, 2014
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It appears that the real magic of Harry Potter goes beyond the walls of Hogwarts. A team of researchers from England and Italy published a study in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology last month demonstrating that reading the Harry Potter books reduces prejudice.

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The “who” part of the Farm Bill is pretty clear.

With trillions dollars of government spending up for grabs, lobbyists from all ends of the spectrum – representing environmental interests, biotech companies, food companies, farmers – flocked to Capitol Hill to find their piece of the Farm Bill pie.

From major financial institutions (Wells Fargo & Company) to Taco Bell (Yum! Brands) to Midwest farmers (the National Corn Growers Association), outside groups spent big bucks to shape national food and agriculture policy.