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Peterson Dies After Private Aircraft Flips While Landing At Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

Updated // Wednesday, 4:52 p.m. On Tuesday, a two-passenger aircraft flipped while landing at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. According to the airport’s Facebook page, the private aircraft flipped around 11 a.m yesterday. Emergency personnel transported both passengers, Lowell Peterson and Jack Mehner, to local hospitals due to serious injuries. Peterson, 74, has died following the crash. Arrangements include a visitation at St. Andrews Church in Cape Girardeau from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday...

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To Your Health: Depression Screening Day

Mental Health America states, “Whether for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or depression - health screenings provide a quick and easy way to spot the first signs of serious illness and can reach people who might not otherwise seek professional medical advice. Clinical depression is a common medical illness. Like screenings for other illnesses, depression screenings should be a routine part of healthcare.” Today is Depression Screening Day. According to the Centers for Disease...

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New Madrid Celebrates Halloween With Ghost Tours

Oct 15, 2012
The tour will visit the New Madrid County Courthouse along with several other historic buildings.
new-madrid.mo.us / KRCU

The New Madrid Chamber of Commerce is continuing their tradition of offering Ghost Tours during the month of October.

Missouri Legislators Asking For $1 Billion Bond

Oct 15, 2012
Democratic Representative Chris Kelly and Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer say the current low borrowing and construction costs make a bond issue attractive.
Missouri Government / KRCU

Two Missouri lawmakers say low borrowing and construction costs make now the time for a bond issue.

Democratic Representative Chris Kelly and Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer want to put a nearly one billion dollar bond issue before voters.

Kelly says it will make needed capital improvements to the state's university campuses, mental health facilities, and even the state capitol building.

In response to a recent legal challenge brought by the Ku Klux Klan, Cape Girardeau City Council will take up an ordinance tonight that will rescind the city’s ban on unsolicited leafleting.
Flickr[Arete13] / KRCU

The Cape Girardeau City Council consider rescinding the part of an anti-litter ordinance that prohibits placing handbills on unoccupied cars at tonight’s council meeting.

The council will consider the action as a response to a lawsuit brought by the Ku Klux Klan and the American Civil Liberties Union that challenged the ordinance. A federal judge ruled in favor of the KKK by saying the leafleting ban infringes the first amendment right to free speech.

New Study Aimed To Prevent Alzheimer's Dementia

Oct 15, 2012
The areas where the most Alzheimer’s plaques typically form are highlighted in red and yellow on these brain scans
Courtesy of St.Louis Public Radio/Tammie Benzinger, MD, PhD, Tyler Blazey / Washington University

Washington University will soon launch a clinical trial aimed at preventing people with Alzheimer's disease from developing dementia.

Washington University neurologist and study lead Dr. Randall Bateman says this is one of the first clinical trials to try to treat Alzheimer's patients before they have any symptoms.

Amish Farmers Take The Progressive Road

Oct 12, 2012
Amish Sign
Clay Masters / Harvest Public Media

This year’s drought has damaged crops, but it hasn’t hurt the price of farmland. In Iowa, prices are up almost 8 percent just since March. That’s forcing a lot of small farmers to make some tough decisions, including Amish farmers in that state who are breaking tradition so they can afford to stay on the land.

A small piece of human DNA.
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A federal panel is calling for stronger privacy protections for human genetic data.

In a report out Thursday, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues said “whole genome sequencing” — which provides a unique blueprint of each person’s DNA —  holds great promise for advancing medical research and clinical care.

But the Commission said genetic data can also be misused and need to be adequately protected.

Cards' Bats Go Silent, Lose To Nationals 2-1

Oct 12, 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 Washington Nationals’ Jayson Werth connected for a ninth inning solo walkoff home run on Thursday to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2 to 1 and send the National League Division Series to a do-or-die Game 5 tonight in the nation’s capital.

Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn engaged Werth in an epic 13 pitch showdown in the ninth inning. Werth fouled off pitch after pitch until he launched the 13th pitch into over the leftfield wall into the Cardinals bullpen.

USDA Crop Production Reports On Missouri’s Corn Yield

Oct 11, 2012
This year, Missouri has reported a 28% decrease in corn crop yields due to the devastating summer drought.
Samantha Powers / KRCU

The latest USDA Crop Production Report shows the lowest Missouri corn yield in seven years.

Missouri is among the top ten states in corn crop production.

Dr. Michael Aide is the chairperson for Southeast Missouri State University’s Agriculture department.  He says last summer’s drought “devastated” key areas of corn production.

Tamms Correctional Center
Tamms / IDOC

A southern Illinois judge decided in favor of a prison workers union on Wednesday and against the State of Illinois in the ongoing battle over facility closures.

That will keep the Tamms Supermax prison open for the foreseeable future.

Judge Charles Cavaness upheld an arbitrator’s findings that the state violated its contract with the union by moving to close facilities prior to the conclusion of impact bargaining.

The judge also found that closing corrections facilities would create an unsafe work environment in the state’s remaining prisons.

The nationwide drought devastated corn and soybean crops. But lack of supply led to high corn and soybean prices.
Samantha Powers / KRCU

Missouri farmers’ incomes will be above average this year, despite low yields.

Net farm incomes will hit 2.8 billion dollars this year. That’s less than 2011’s record-setting incomes, but still above average for the last 8 years.

Scott Brown is an agricultural economist with the University of Missouri. He says the nationwide drought diminished supply across the country and pushed corn and soybean prices up.

But Brown cautions not all farmers benefit.

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Left Of The Dial #691 - NU2 u30s3

This week on Left of the Dial, KRCU’s independent music program, we hear from the Norwegian musician Farao. As a fan of Soviet disco she’s amassed a collection of Soviet-era synthesizers which she uses on her latest album. We’ll also hear new music from Joan Jett, Aphex Twin and more. Left Of The Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11pm and Saturdays from noon-2pm on KRCU. TyPA.

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NPR's Sarah McCammon to Visit Cape Girardeau

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. @ Wehking Alumni Center

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The Central Question Behind Facebook: 'What Does Mark Zuckerberg Believe In?'

Last week, Facebook announced the most serious security breach in its history, in which unknown hackers were able to log onto the accounts of nearly 50 million Facebook users. That breach was just one of several crises plaguing the world's largest social media platform. Free speech issues and the Russian disinformation campaign targeting the 2016 election had already put Facebook and its founder, Mark Zuckerberg , under scrutiny as the midterm elections approach. Journalist Evan Osnos, who...

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