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.


Courtesy of conNEXTion

An organization supported by the Community Counseling Center - aimed at helping adults find counseling and students find their artistic side - is going into its second year.

Program manager and supervisor of the coNEXTion Community Resource Center, Soni Lloyd  says the organization emphasizes mental health and community well-being, but has a simple statement that sums up their mission: “We’re here to help folks with whatever is next.” 

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

The Southeast Arrow is in the running as a finalist for what would be their third Pinnacle Award from the College Media Association. 

The award would be in recognition of their work during the 2018-2019 academic year, so current chief editor Zach Tate doesn’t take too much credit for it, other than through his prior role as sports editor. 

“It’s not really reflecting my time as editor-in-chief,” he said, describing their success as a culmination of improvement for the Arrow. 

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

On Saturday, community members throughout Perry County and beyond brought their old documents, photographs, artifacts, and scans to be digitized.


Director Trish Erzfeld says it’s a part of a partnership between her organization Perry County Heritage Tourism, the Perry County Historical Society, and the Missouri Humanities Council that has created a new database with multiple objectives. 


Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University has announced a new scholarship in the Copper Dome Scholarship Program: the “Will To Do” award.

The need-based scholarship is intended to "fill in the gap," or cover the remainder of tuition costs and general fees for students that are not paid for federal, state, and institutional grants or scholarships.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Southeast student financial services director, Matthew Kearney said many of the award’s recipients will be the first in their family to go to college.