Clayton Hester

Host - Morning Edition, Reporter

Clayton is a Multimedia Journalism major at Southeast Missouri State University, with minors in creative writing and religious studies. In addition to news - including stories for the Southeast Arrow - Clayton writes a little bit of everything: short stories, painstaking novels, the occasional lyric, screenplays, satirical blog posts, and sometimes funny tweets. He loves music and listens to everything from Frank Sinatra to Faron Young, and Phil Collins to Avicii. His dream job is to either anchor network news or to host Jeopardy, either one is fine. He’s a cat person and nerd.

His favorite public radio programs are 1A, the TED Radio Hour, and Ask Me Another.


Southeast Missouri State University

The Touring Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus has dazzled audiences since 2007 with shows and events by big-name performers like the Moscow Festival Ballet, Columbia Artists Management, and last month the musical “Evita.” But this fall the series is coming to an end and will be replaced by a new program.


The Touring Series plans to end in the 2019 -2020 academic year.


Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

Due to bridge construction, the Cape LaCroix Trail on Kingshighway near Hobby Lobby will close next Tuesday, Apr. 23.

According to Parks Division Manager Brock Davis, the trail will be closed intermittently for roughly three weeks.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be performing the work.

“They’ll just need to close the trail as needed,” says Davis. “Of course, the weekends will be open because they won’t be doing any work on weekends.”