Almost Yesterday

Almost Yesterday is a glimpse into the rich history of our region. Dr. Frank Nickell takes listeners on a journey to specific moments in time, such as the first radio broadcast on KFVS, the history of Farmington’s Carleton College, and the short-lived safari on a Mississippi River island. A gifted storyteller and local historian, Dr. Nickell’s wit and love for the past are combined with sounds and music that augment his narrative.

On Saturday, June 7, 2008, Almost Yesterday received First Place in the "Special Programs" category at the Missouri Broadcasters Association Awards Banquet in Kansas City, Missouri.

Almost Yesterday airs every Wednesday at 7:31 a.m. and 5:18 p.m.

Local support for Almost Yesterday is provided by Hutson's Fine Furniture & Mattress in downtown Cape Girardeau.

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Providing for Handicapped Children, 1957 - 1958
Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like Almost Yesterday that the Malden, Missouri School System introduced a new era in southeast Missouri education. With the beginning of the 1957-1958 school year, the Malden schools, for the very first time, provided special education classes for handicapped children.

Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like Almost Yesterday that the Stoddard County Veteran’s Honor Guard was formed. A suggestion of a veteran and long-time resident of Bloomfield, Missouri, Jerry Elder, whose motivation was the October, 2003 dedication of the Bloomfield Veterans’ Cemetery.

In anticipation of regular funeral services at the 67 acre cemetery at the southern edge of Bloomfield, Elder recognized the need for an honor guard to serve at regional ceremonies and veterans’ funerals.

Christine Brewer of Grand Tower, Illinois
Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like Almost Yesterday that Ms. Christine Brewer appeared on the stage of Shryock Auditorium in Carbondale as a featured artist in the Southern Illinois Music Festival of 2008. For Ms. Brewer this was very much a homecoming.

‘Poet Laureate of the Confederacy,’ 1838-1886
Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like Almost Yesterday that Father Abraham Joseph Ryan was well-known as ‘the Poet Laureate of the Confederacy.’ A controversial individual, Father Ryan was born in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1838 to Irish immigrant parents.

Commandant of the Marine Corps
Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like Almost Yesterday that James T. Conway was the 34th Commandant of the United States Martine Corp and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. On October 22, 2010, General Conway turned over his position to James F. Amos, and received his third Distinguished Service Medal from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

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