GP Podcast

Dan Woods, KRCU

The Cape Girardeau Public Library recently added a remote locker system allowing residents of South Cape to access library materials without traveling to the library building. The system was made possible by a CARES Act grant that is administered by the State Library of Missouri. Cape Library Director Katie Hill says the system is called LitLocker and has been installed at the Shawnee Park Center in Cape Girardeau.

Southeast Missouri State University

Imagine taking a piano master class and your teacher isn't in the same room -- or even the same state. That is exactly what happened at Southeast Missouri State University earlier this year thanks to some amazing technology in the disklavier piano. To learn more, we spoke with Dr. Kevin Hampton, Chair of the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University.

Jackson R-2 Public Schools

Dr. John Link, superintendent of the Jackson R-2 Public Schools, has had over thirty years in education and now is going into retirement.

Speaking with KRCU’s Clayton Hester, Link discusses the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic when it comes to holding classes. He also reflects on his career and other challenges he’s faced in the past.

Link has resigned to retire on July 1, 2021.

Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus.
Southeast Missouri State University

The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast hasn't slowed down during the pandemic. They are still performing, although to smaller crowds to follow CDC guidelines, and are planning for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival next summer.

Dan Woods / KRCU

It’s our post-election show with Dr. Jason Sides, Associate Professor of Political Science at Southeast Missouri State University. We talk with Jason about some of the voting trends from the 2020 election and about what happened to the polls.

Votes were still being counted as of our taping but we asked Sides if a President Biden could work with Senate Leader Mitch McConnell if Republicans hold the Senate.

We recorded our conversation on Friday afternoon, November 6, 2020.