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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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Memoir Of A Black Lives Matter Activist

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Officer Darren Wilson shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO on August 9. Activist DeRay Mckesson moved to Ferguson on August 16.

He told NPR’s Michele Martin about what compelled him to uproot his life and help the Black Lives Matter movement take shape.

After the huge sell-off Wednesday, U.S. stocks fell sharply again Thursday. At one point, the Dow was down nearly 700 points. By late afternoon, it had regained some ground but closed down 546 points or a little more than 2 percent.

Over the past two days, the Dow has lost 1,378 points. The S&P 500 was down 2 percent for the day. The Nasdaq lost 1.25 percent.

KCRW welcomed Cat Power for her first live radio session behind her latest album, Wanderer. "In Your Face" features Power's vocals front and center as she strips things back for a hushed performance.

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Ensuring that people with pre-existing health conditions can get and keep health insurance is the most popular part of the Affordable Care Act. It has also become a flashpoint in this fall's midterm campaigns across the country.

And not only is the ACA protection, which mostly applies to people who buy their own coverage, at risk. It's also possible that pre-existing condition protections that predate the federal health law could be in play.

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Search and rescue teams worked through the night in Florida to find people who need help, after Hurricane Michael hit the Panhandle as a historic Category 4 storm on Wednesday. Nearly 400,000 electricity accounts had lost power in Florida as of 3 p.m. ET Thursday.

Years before Taylor Swift's ascent, the Dixie Chicks were the turn of the century's country crossover success story.

Promoters of Missouri tourism, stung when then-Gov. Eric Greitens cut the state tourism budget in half, are encouraged that his successor wants to restore the funding.

Gov. Mike Parson made it known early in his administration that he wants to promote tourism.


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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