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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.

There is no doubt that 2020 has been challenging for everyone. We wanted to find out more about how the business community has been doing here in southeast Missouri.

To do that, we spoke with John Mehner, he’s president and CEO of the Cape Chamber and host of “Let’s Talk Business” heard Mondays during Morning Edition on KRCU.

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The president is ill. What is his or her condition? When can we expect an update on their health? Are they still performing their duties as president? These are just some of the questions that are asked when the president is dealing with a health crisis. How does the White House decide what information to release and what to keep quiet?

Dr. Pam Parry is a professor in the Department of Mass Media at Southeast and she spoke with KRCU about that and more.

Missouri will celebrate its bicentennial in 2021. We spoke with Bill Eddleman, the Associate Director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center with The State Historical Society of Missouri. Eddleman is an eighth-generation Missourian and was a professor of biology at Southeast Missouri State University for 22 years and also served as provost before his retirement in 2016. He told us about some the activities planned in celebration of the event.