Going Public

U.S. Census Bureau

It's time to be counted. Beginning around March 12, residents will receive information about how they can complete the 2020 US Census. The census provides an official count of the United States' population and information about important demographic changes over a decade.

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Dr. Jennifer Bengtson, Associate Professor in the Department of History and Anthropology at Southeast and her students are working to help solve a mystery. She joined me in the studio, along with Southeast seniors Sarah Portell and Emily Reese to discuss their work.

They are working to help identify human remains that were recovered in Charleston, Missouri, in 1979. Bengtson says this case drew her attention because it was different from other archeological cases she had been working on.

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"Women and the Eisenhower Administration: Changing the Face of Politics" is the title of a new book being written by Dr. Pam Parry, chair of Southeast's Department of Mass Media.

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The city of Jackson, Missouri has been growing as of late and while growth is a good thing, it also presents some challenges. We sat down with Mayor Dwain Hahs for an update on what's happening in Jackson.

Mayor Hahs told us that one of things a growing city works to provide is good infrastructure for the residents of the city. He said, "As a city, as a municipality, providing infrastructure to the citizens is most important. And what we're trying to do is stay ahead of our growth."


Feral hogs are a problem in southeast Missouri and the Missouri Department of Conservation is working with the U. S. Department of Agriculture to trap and eliminate them.

Candice Davis is the Media Specialist with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the host of KRCU’s Discover Nature. She stopped by the studios to tell us more about the many issues caused by feral hogs.