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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On this week's episode, KRCU's Clayton Hester speaks to Southeast Missouri State University professor Jason Sides about the runoff elections in Georgia and their implications, as well as a look at political circumstances around the nation after the violence at the U.S. Capitol.

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KRCU's Clayton Hester takes you on the Christmas Country Church Tour - a holiday tradition that’s in its 16th year and managed to keep its annual visits happening despite the pandemic.

  

Old Town Cape

 

  

With the damage done to the economy, small businesses face their own unique pressure, given the concern for safety and in-person shopping. KRCU’s Clayton Hester spoke to Elizabeth Haynes, Executive Director of Old Town Cape, about what the community is seeing and how her organization is assisting.

 

Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University recently announced a partnership with US Aviation Group and the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport to offer a Professional Pilot Program. Beginning in Fall 2021, students at the university will be able to earn a Bachelor of Science in Professional Pilot.

KRCU's Dan Woods spoke with Brad Deken, Chair of the Department of Engineering and Technology at Southeast and Ken Jackson, State Supervisor of Instruction with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on the television program "SE Connect" to learn more.

It's time to travel back to the 1920s and learn what life was life in the Ozarks of Missouri. The Center for Regional History and University Press at Southeast Missouri State University collaborated to produce "Twelve Corners - The Refuge of My Youth."

The book of short stories was written by Ruby Allee Wright and gives the reader a glimpse of what life was like in Brumley, Missouri, in the Ozarks in the 1920s. Dan Woods spoke with Dr. Adam Criblez, Director of the Center for Regional History. He said fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder will likely enjoy the book.

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