Area Reporters to Reflect on January News Highlights; ‘River Tales’ Series Gets Under Way

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“Going Public” airs every Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, KRCU, and 88.9 FM, KSEF.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 26, 2007 — This weekend, Southeast Public Radio’s “Going Public” program will look back on the biggest local news events from the month of January.

Renee Jean, assistant managing editor of St. Francois County’s Daily Journal, will discuss the discovery of Shawn Hornbeck and how the media has been covering the story.

Mark Bliss of the Southeast Missourian will explain why Leopold has the most successful school district out of the 13 schools the newspaper surveyed.

“Going Public” also will feature the first of the “River Tales” series, a collection of oral histories told by area residents. This weekend, Dr. Frank Nickell, director of the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University, explains the role he played in bringing the Humane Society to Cape Girardeau.

This week’s “Going Public” is hosted by Tom Harte and Jacob McCleland. The program airs every Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. on 90.9 FM, KRCU, and 88.9 FM, KSEF.