Local & Regional News

Local & Regional News
11:41 am
Wed September 16, 2009

Wounded Warrior Program tries to help returning soldiers

David Farnsworth, an advocate with the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program in Arkansas.
Credit 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.

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music education
11:10 pm
Tue July 28, 2009

The Pied Piper of Arkansas

William “Woodpecker” Worden at the Little Rock Farmer's Market.
Credit 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.

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Clinton Library space
11:19 pm
Sat June 6, 2009

Clinton Library launches new space exhibit

Clinton Library Space Exhibit
Credit 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.

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Local & Regional News
6:13 am
Thu May 7, 2009

Fight Over Whether To Turn Former Railroad Bed Into Highway

Tommy Thompson and his wife Irene walk across a long trestle that once had tracks belonging to the Rock Island Railroad, where today officials are discussing building a highway.
Credit 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 Irene and her husband Tommy dread the thought of a highway being constructed on their property.

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homeless children2
11:31 pm
Mon April 13, 2009

Homeless children in Arkansas: Part Two

Sparkle Dupree, Our House resident with her two children Georgia Mjartan, Our House Executive Director Vaughn Summerville, Our House resident Tiffany Summerville, Our House resident Sheree Coleman, Our House Youth Specialist Sheree Coleman helps child with math homework. Inside Our House Childrens Center Inside Our House Childrens Center Outside Our House Childrens Center
Credit 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.

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homeless children1
11:26 pm
Sun April 12, 2009

Homeless children in Arkansas: Part One

Our House resident Rob Parker and Executive Director Georgia Mjartan outside the Our House Child Development Center.
Credit 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.

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Pulaski County Jail
10:18 am
Fri December 19, 2008

FM 89 goes inside the Pulaski County Jail

Pulaski County Jail

Sections of the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility are being renovated.

FM 89's Malcolm Glover goes inside the jail, takes a tour of the facility, and talks with Sheriff Doc Holladay and his deputies about their jobs and the funding they want for the renovation of old cells and expansion of existing facilities.

2008 Presidential Campaign
11:00 pm
Sun October 26, 2008

Where did the political jingle go?

One aspect of electioneering is quickly becoming a relic. The political jingle, a catchy campaign tune that could connect a candidate with the office he or she was running for, has fallen by the wayside in national, state and local campaigns.

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UAMS Psychiatric Institute
9:45 pm
Wed July 16, 2008

Ben Vereen to headline benefit for UAMS' Psychiatric Research Institute

Ben Vereen

Tony Award winner Ben Vereen is in Little Rock using his vocal, dancing, and acting talents to raise money for a project and a cause that he deeply cares about.

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