‘Focus On The Four States’ – District 3 Crawford County Commissioner Jeremy Johnson

Recycling centers all over the United States all grappling with the fact that they are no longer able to send plastic overseas to China as they have in the past. At one point China took 1/3 of the US’s recyclables but stopped because they claimed the recyclables were both “dangerous” and even “hazardous”. One of […]

‘Crimson And Gold Connection’ PSU Celebrates 200th Birthday Of Walt Whitman

This week on the ‘Crimson and Gold Connection’ we hear from Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University, Dr. Chris Anderson one of the organizers of the 200th birthday celebration to honor Walt Whitman. Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in Long Island, New York. Over his 72-years of life Whitman was a an  poet, essayist, […]

‘Crimson And Gold Connection’ – Pittsburg State Theater Presents The House Of Blue Leaves

“The House of Blues Leaves” was not on the radar of Director and Pittsburg State professor Lidden Little to produce this semester, a colleague instead suggested it to him. It was a good idea as the play is as relevant today as it was in 1965 when it was first produced in New York City. […]

The Joshua Espinoza Trio Performs at Missouri Southern’s Corley Auditorium

Joshua Espinoza of the Joshua Espinoza Trio started learning how to play the piano at the age of 11. He had a passion for both classical and jazz early in life which has lead to him to his current position as a member of the music faculty at the Peabody Institute of The John Hopkins […]

David Oakley Pittsburg State Alum and Army Officer Talks About His New Book Focusing on the Relationship Between US DOD and CIA

David Oakley admits that he wasn’t much of a student prior to his time at Pittsburg State University in the mid-1990’s. But during his time at the Pitt State his life came into focus, from meeting his future wife and the mother of his four children to embarking him on a career that would lead […]

Singer-SongWriter & Joplin Native Grant Landis

Performing as a part of Connect 2 Culture Joplin’s 2018-2019 Curtain’s Up Series Joplin, Missouri Native Grant Landis is set to perform at the cities Memorial Hall on Saturday March 13 at 7:30 pm. The 19-year old singer-songwriter and producer has over 50,000 followers on YouTube and has recently released his first music video, “Home […]

Kansas District 3 State Rep. Monica Murnan on School Funding, Farm Bureau Health Care Plan and a possible override by GOP Lawmakers of Governor Kelly

Lawmakers across Kansas are enjoying a much needed three-week spring break after the first legislative session of Governor Laura Kelly’s four-year term in office. The first 54 days of the 2019 session which ended on Friday April 5th saw a new education spending plan passed with bi-partisan support. During that time we also saw the […]

Kansas and Missouri Merge Into One State Effective Today Creating Kanssouri

Monday,  April 1st 2019 marks a new day for two states in the US. The state governments of Kansas and Missouri have decided to become one. Yes, Kansas and Missouri are merging to become the 49th state of the United States. The new combined mega-state will have a Gross Domestic product of over $450 billion […]

Crimson and Gold Connection -Author and Speaker Ralph Fletcher

Author Ralph Fletcher will be the keynote speaker at the first annual Gorilla Literacy Conference being held at the Overman Student Center on Friday April 5, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Creating Joyful Writing Experiences for the Students and Teachers”. Crimson and Gold host Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with Fletcher about the importance of […]

Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael

Grammy-nominated jazz artist Judy Carmichael first professional performance was at the age of the 17. She started to learn to play the piano with lessons from her mother around the age of four. The native of southern California she first enrolled at Cal State Fullerton majoring in German. Carmichael would eventually transfer to Cal State […]