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

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the filibuster in the United States Senate. Republicans want to keep it and most Democrats want to do away with it. A filibuster is used to prevent a measure from being brought to a vote. To break a filibuster, it takes 60 votes which is tough in a 50/50 Senate. If the filibuster remains in place (which looks likely at least for now) will legislation just sit in the Senate in the near-term or will it foster more compromise?

Southeast Missouri State University's Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 260 is supporting area elementary schools during the pandemic with a service project called "Redhawk Readers." The service group includes faculty, staff and students at Southeast Missouri State -- along with community members. The members create video recordings reading a favorite children's book.

I spoke with Barbara Glackin, Dean of Kent Library at Southeast about the program on the television program “SE Connect.”

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Vaccinations for COVID-19 are underway in Southeast Missouri. According to the COVID-19 dashboard released by the state of Missouri this week, over 10% of Cape County residents have received the first dose of the vaccine. That compares to 4.7% statewide.

We recently spoke with the authors of the new book "Seth: The Life and Journey of General Seth Jefferson McKee." McKee grew up in Southeast Missouri and rose from a rural farm boy to become one of America's most highly decorated members of the United States Air Force.

Londyn Lorenz

Alex Trebek, the host of the popular quiz show Jeopardy, passed away on November 8th after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. 

After 36 years of hosting, Trebek’s last episodes aired Friday, January 8th. 

 

Londyn Lorenz, a Perryville native now attending the University of Mississippi, competed in the 2020 Jeopardy College Championship, which recorded in February and aired in April.

 

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