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USDA Program Provides Free Breakfast And Lunch To Students In Cape Public School District

Students across the Cape Girardeau Public School District will receive free breakfast and lunch starting later this month. Thanks to a USDA program allowed by the ‘ Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act’ , the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) meal service option, the district will be utilizing free meals for all students for the next four years. Superintendent Dr. Neil Glass says they expect the program to make a huge difference in the classroom. “You know, one of the most difficult things...

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Two-Minute Drill: Southeast Missouri Partners with Under Armour and BSN SPORTS

Southeast Athletics announced this week that Under Armour is now the official outfitter of Southeast Missouri Athletics, through a partnership with BSN SPORTS. As part of the multi-year agreement, Under Armour will provide on-field and training gear for 15 sports. Additionally, Under Armour will outfit members of the athletic department including coaches and staff.

Director of Athletics Brady Barke said that the partnership with Under Armour and BSN SPORTS will outfit our student...

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Cardinals Pound Nationals 8-0

Oct 11, 2012
St.Louis Cardinals take a 2-1 lead 2-1 in the series by beating the Nationals 8-0 Tuesday.
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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals played the first postseason baseball game in the nation’s capitol in 79 years on Tuesday, and the Cardinals’ Pete Kozma made sure the visitors would walk away with a win.

The Cardinals’ rookie shortstop blasted a three run home run off Washington pitcher Edwin Jackson in the 2nd inning. Kozma’s home run was the biggest hit in a game the Cardinals easily won with a final score of eight to nothing.

Missouri State Auditor Releases Report On Public Defender System

Oct 11, 2012
Auditor Tom Schweich says Public Defenders have relied on national standards that are out-of-date to determine how many cases they should have.
State of Missouri / KRCU

A state audit of the Missouri Public Defender system has found problems with how the attorneys for the poor determine the number of cases they should have.

Auditor Tom Schweich says Public Defenders have relied on national standards that are out-of-date to determine how many cases they should have.

Illinois' 12th Congressional District Candidates Debate

Oct 11, 2012
The candidates running for Congress in southern Illinois' 12th US House District met for another debate on Oct 10. in Belleville.
WSIU / KRCU

The three candidates vying for southern Illinois' open congressional seat debated last night in Belleville.

Republican Jason Plummer, Democrat Bill Enyart and Green Party Candidate Paula Bradshaw took part in the hour and a half long forum that was full of the usual campaign posturing.

Lawyers Want One Of Their Own On Missouri Supreme Court

Oct 11, 2012
A total of 18 candidates interviewed to take over the seat of now-retired Missouri Supreme Court Judge William Ray Price Jr. Judge Price held the seat for more than 20 years, until he retired in August.
Missouri Judicial Branch / MO Gov

A  St. Louis attorney says a judge should not be the one to fill a vacant seat on the Missouri Supreme Court.

St. Louis lawyer Benjamin Lipman was one of 18 candidates who interviewed to fill an open seat on the state's highest court.

Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge William Ray Price Jr. held the seat for more than 20 years, until he retired in August.

Price was the last supreme court judge who came directly from private practice, which Lipman says is an important background to have on the court.

A Cape Girardeau judge denied a deposition request on Tuesday in the wrongful death hearing of Adrienne Martin, the 27-year old woman who died of a drug overdose in August Busch IV’s mansion in 2010.

Martin’s mother, Christine Trampler, requested depositions of Busch and three others.  But Judge William Syler denied her request because it would further drag out the year-and-a-half old case.

Cape Girardeau Adopts Public Art Policy

Oct 11, 2012
The City of Cape Girardeau adopted a new public art policy that will establish guidelines for art acquisition and placement.
Jacob McCleland / KRCU

The City of Cape Girardeau adopted a new public art policy that will establish guidelines for art acquisition and placement.

Haunted Downtown Tours Begin in Cape Girardeau

Oct 9, 2012
 Old Lorimier Cemetery is rumored to be one of Cape's most  haunted areas.
Samantha Powers / KRCU

The Haunted Downtown Tours of Cape Girardeau will take place throughout the month of October.

For over five years, these tours have brought the tales of Cape’s past to the present.  From haunted buildings to Civil War ghosts, the downtown area continues to intrigue crowds.

Christy Mershon is the Assistant Director of Extended and Continuing Education at Southeast Missouri State University as well as a Haunted Tour leader.

She says over the years, the interest in local ghost stories has grown rapidly.

I-66 Study To Begin Next Year

Oct 9, 2012
The proposed interstate highway connection between Cape Girardeau and Paducah will take a step forward early next year.
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The Illinois Department of Transportation will begin a study early next year to determine the route for an interstate highway that will link Cape Girardeau and Paducah.

The proposed Interstate 66 project will cross through the southernmost counties of Illinois. The first step is to draft an Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS. 

Josh Kauffman is the spokesperson for IDOT.

St.Louis Cardinals take a 2-1 lead 2-1 in the series by beating the Nationals 8-0 Tuesday.
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The St. Louis Cardinals pounded pitcher Jordan Zimmerman and the Washington Nationals Monday afternoon 12 to 4 to even the League Division Series at one game apiece.

The Cardinals strafed Zimmerman for five runs in the game’s first three innings. They continued to pile on against the Nationals’ bullpen.

The Cardinals attack was fueled by the long ball. Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso hit home runs early in the game to give the Redbirds the lead, while Carlos Beltran clobbered two long homes late to put the contest out of reach.

Cigarette Tax May Increase In Missouri

Oct 8, 2012
Missouri's cigarette tax is currently one of the lowest in the country.
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A ballot measure that would raise Missouri’s cigarette tax is starting to catch smoke. Campaigns for and against the hike have been heating up over the last few days.

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Left Of The Dial #599 - A Stream Within A Stream

This week on Left of the Dial, KRCU’s independent music program, we hear the latest hook-filled offering from indie rock band Speedy Ortiz, new music from Stephen Malkmus that features Kim Gordon on vocals, and a recently unearthed performance of one of Prince’s most famous songs. We're also featuring the 25th anniversary reissue of Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville . There's much to unpack on that record and thankfully Phair is making the media rounds on this occasion, including this profile in...

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As Heard on Fresh Air

Journalist: Fear Is A 'Very Powerful Tool' In Trump's Approach To Immigration

The Pew Research Center estimates that there are about 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States — and that approximately two-thirds of them have been here for more than a decade. Journalist Frank Foer says that for many years, there was a tacit agreement among politicians of both parties that there would be a pathway to citizenship for many of the long-term undocumented immigrants. "They rooted themselves within our communities. ... They raise children who are U.S....

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GREAT NEW MUSIC VIDEOS, PICKED BY ALL SONGS CONSIDERED HOSTS BOB BOILEN AND ROBIN HILTON