The Public Defender’s Role, Proposed Tobacco Tax Amendment, Downtown Cape Revitalization Topics of Sunday’s ‘Going Public’

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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., Nov. 2, 2006 — An interview with Cassandra McKeown, former public defender and professor of political science at the University of South Dakota will be the guest at 3 p.m. Sunday on Southeast Public Radio’s “Going Public” program.

McKeown will discuss her experience as a public defender and the issues facing those who devote themselves to defending the poor and voiceless. In addition,  McKeown will speak at the 11th Annual Weis Lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov.  6 in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

Sunday’s “Going Public” also will feature supporters and opponents of a proposed state constitutional amendment which would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $0.80 and on all other tobacco products by 20 percent.

Also, Marla Mills, the new director of Old Town Cape, will discuss upcoming plans for downtown revitalization in Cape Girardeau.

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