Going Public

Covering everything from education and politics to conservation efforts and health/science, nothing is off-limits on KRCU's Going Public. This locally-produced program provides a space for officials and community members to speak on the latest news in - and issues facing - the southeast Missouri region. 

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Southeast Missouri State University

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, we sat down with Southeast Provost Mike Godard.

Dr. Godard updated us on happenings in Academic Affairs -- including the new Professional Pilot program, recent cyber defense success, the plan for pre-pandemic guidelines for classes in the fall semester and more. Our interview was recorded on the television program "Focus on Southeast."

We recently spoke with Darren Burgfeld. He is “Chief Human” with Humans of Cape. The  project shares first-person stories along with photography showcasing people throughout the Cape Girardeau area and in Southeast Missouri.

Darren tells us how the project got started, some of the more memorable stories he's been able to share so far and what the future of the project looks like after the pandemic has slowed down story collection.

The Southeast Metropolitan Planning Organization (SEMPO) has released the 2021 – 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for public comment.  The MTP is a long-range multimodal transportation plan which will serve to guide regional investments in transportation over the next 20 years for transportation projects in SEMPO’s planning area. The plan is updated every five years.

The 2021 – 2045 MTP is available for public viewing on the SEMPO website at https://southeastmpo.org/planning-documents.

Last year has been described as a time of racial reckoning for police departments across the country and the communities they serve. KRCU’s Clayton Hester spoke to Sgt. Joey Hann of the Cape Girardeau police department about the relationship between the city and its law enforcement.

Southeast Missouri Food Bank

The Southeast Missouri Food Bank served thousands of people – many new to their services during the pandemic. We reached out to the Food Bank on Friday, February 12 to get an update on how things are going as the pandemic continues. We spoke with President and CEO Joey Keys.