An Arkansas soldier's story

Oct 29, 2009
PFC Kenny Hill's basic training picture.
Malcolm Glover

Retired Army Staff Sergeant Kenny Hill is a disabled veteran and a Purple Heart recipient, who grew up in small town Arkansas.

Every soldier has a story and Kenny Hill's service in the military is a fascinating tale of courage, reported death, and the transformation of a life. FM 89's Malcolm Glover filed this report, as part of KUAR's Impact of War Series.

Arkansas family wrongly told loved one died in Iraq

Oct 22, 2009
The Hill Family
Malcolm Glover

Since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan almost 70 Arkansas soldiers and marines have died, according to an online database by The Washington Post that tracks the number of U.S. service members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Local bicycle race raises money for wounded veterans

Sep 20, 2009
Chad and Stephanie Rozanski with their son Logan.
Malcolm Glover

The Jacksonville community in central Arkansas is trying to help heal the wounds of war by supporting an annual athletic event.

Over the weekend, the Jacksonville Museum of Military History sponsored The Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride, which tries to encourage veterans to heal their physical and mental wounds by returning to an active lifestyle.

David Farnsworth
Malcolm Glover

When soldiers return home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan many of them want an advocate to help them navigate the difficult terrain of government agencies and private programs that offer the services they desperately need.

FM 89's Malcolm Glover reports on the work of the Army Wounded Warrior Program in Arkansas.

Click here to learn more about the Army Wounded Warrior Program.

The Pied Piper of Arkansas

Jul 28, 2009
William “Woodpecker” Worden
Malcolm Glover

William "Woodpecker" Worden is a modern-day Pied Piper, but instead of leading local children astray, his flute playing and music mentoring helps many youngsters realize their untapped potential.

Clinton Library launches new space exhibit

Jun 6, 2009
Clinton Library Space Exhibit
Malcolm Glover

This summer, visitors to the Clinton Presidential Center can experience the way astronauts live and work in outer space.

A new exhibit titled "Space: from the Moon to Mars" runs from June 6th through August 30th and features fascinating artifacts, models, and memorabilia from the Clinton Library's archives, NASA, and other aerospace institutions.

Rock Island
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

A battle is brewing in Saline County between community leaders who want to build a highway over an abandoned railroad bed and homeowners who say it would encroach on their property.  It would provide another route connecting Benton and Little Rock.

Walking on a clear path where tracks once carried the trains of the Rock Island Railroad, Irene Thompson said, "Looking at it, it's unbelievable isn't it?" But she and her husband Tommy dread the thought of a highway being constructed on their property.

“If they build this highway in here then we’d have a straight shoot from Little Rock trouble to Benton trouble and we just really don’t want that kind of crap coming down here,” said Tommy Thompson.

The couple has lived there nearly half a century and bought a small stretch of the Rock Island right-of-way, which bordered their property, after the railroad went bankrupt and was shut down in 1980.

Homeless children in Arkansas: Part Two

Apr 13, 2009
Malcolm Glover

There is a growing need for facilities and programs that support homeless children and families, since the deepening recession means more home foreclosures and job losses.

Homeless children in Arkansas: Part One

Apr 12, 2009
Our House
Malcolm Glover / KUAR

Most parents try to protect their children from some of life's cruel realities, like broken relationships, sickness, discrimination, and even an understanding of death. However, with the nation's economy in a state of flux, poverty is on the rise and there are some parents who are unable to safeguard their children from experiencing homelessness.

Making The Perfect Exit

Mar 20, 2009

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