GP Podcast

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

Communities have faced economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, as have different service organizations and food pantries. A local food pantry faces similar challenges. KRCU's Clayton Hester speaks to Amber Kuehn of FISH Volunteers Of Cape Girardeau.

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri

KRCU's Clayton Hester speaks with the director of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, Tracy Poston. She speaks about where the organization is in its efforts to fund the new location, and the history behind the project. Later on in the interview, they discuss pet adoption during the holiday season.

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.