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Scott Detrow had a terrific story today about Donald Trump's appearance at a Black church. The pastor called Trump on the carpet for attacking Hillary Clinton when he had promised not to be partisan. Trump later attacked the pastor and misstated key facts about what actually happened.

We're excited about programming changes coming to KUAR 89.1 this fall! If you like ground-breaking storytelling and expanded local content, we think you'll be enthusiastic about these changes, too.

Tough headlines can be hard to stomach – and even harder to digest when the stories behind the headlines are nuanced, complex and sometimes difficult to understand.

Such is the case with the opioid epidemic, which has spread through America's homes and consciousness with a devastating impact. It's affected Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life – from members of marginalized communities to legendary international icon, Prince. So how did we get here and where can we go from here?

At NPR, our success depends on our ability to connect with our listeners and readers. It is the cornerstone of our public media mission. We want to hear your voice, and we want you to actively inform our ideas about the stories we tell and how we tell them.

NPR Interns Present 'Off Mic' Episode 2

Aug 4, 2016

NPR journalists tell important stories every day. But how do they do it? In our first episode, we talked to some of NPR's most seasoned voices to learn about their craft. But in our second episode, we explored questions about other parts of the newsroom to include people whose roles expand beyond the mic.

August 16 Station Open House

Jul 29, 2016

UALR Public Radio Open House

Tuesday, August 16, 5-8pm

5820 Asher Avenue, Suite 400

News staff
Vanessa McKuin / Arkansas Public Media

The KUAR news staff won 10 awards from the Arkansas Associated Press Broadcasters Association Friday, including five first place honors. The annual competition is for reporting done during 2015 and is open to AP member stations around the state. The awards were handed out during a luncheon at Little Rock's Loca Luna.

First Place:

-KUAR Staff, Breaking News: Arkansans React To Gay Marriage Ruling

Arkansas Business' Kyle Massey recently visited the KUAR station to interview Managing Editor Bobby Ampezzan and Partner Manager Vanessa McKuin about the new Regional Journalism Collaborative, Arkansas Public Media. Arkansas Public Media reporting is funded in part through a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

After 12 years as host of Morning Edition, Renee Montagne is stepping back from hosting to focus on more long-form reporting – reporting that is essential to the future of NPR across platforms. She'll be trading her very early mornings at NPR West for an expanded role as Special Correspondent this November, after the presidential elections.

Ask Me Another on KUAR 89.1

Jul 1, 2016

KUAR 89.1 is excited to present NPR's Ask Me Another, Saturday mornings at 11am beginning July 2. Replacing Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know? which ended its 31-year run June 25, Ask Me Another is sure to be a fun addition to the Saturday morning line up on UALR Public Radio.