The Conversation: Radford High School Principal on Returning to School

Jul 20, 2020

Radford High School principal on fall reopening; Arkansas radio station brings info and music to Marshallese community; Alleged mob boss had well-documented life of crime; Horticulturist has prescription for healing

Radford High School principal on fall reopening

Radford High School Principal James Sunday tells us about the challenges unique to his campus following the release of the school's ready to return plan. The bulk of the student body draws from nearby military bases. Enrollment is generally about 1,200 with 70 percent coming from the military community. Enrollment from these families is currently lagging, but it's unclear if relocations have been delayed during the pandemic.

Arkansas radio statio brings info and music to Marshallese community

Springdale, Arkansas is the home of KMRW 98.9, a low-powered FM station catering to the Marshallese community there.  The radio call letters stand for Marshallese Radio Worldwide. It has been offering music, news and health programming for the past five years. We talked to general manager Larry Muller, who shared with us that one of his staffers died from COVID-19 just about two weeks ago. 

Alleged mob boss had well-documented life of crime

Michael Miske Jr. is at the center of a federal organized crime probe that could potentially bring him the death penalty. Civil Beat Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair tells us about Miske's criminal past. Click here to read Jim Dooley's story at CivilBeat.org.

Horticulturist has prescription for healing

Bernice Fielding is a horticulturist with the global design firm WATG. She shared some ideas about changes that need to be made by the visitor industry during these times of physical distancing.