News About Public Radio

How Geek Is Your Love?

Jan 28, 2014

It's time for one of our favorite Valentine's traditions: designing the NPR-iest cards we can imagine that offer expressions of love, public radio-style.

Over the past couple of years, we've had a ball turning NPR and public radio-isms into a collection of digital cards, and we've built up quite a collection for sharing with those special people in your life.

This year, we're turning to you, our listeners!

UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali as part of Community Cinema. The event will take place Tuesday, Mar. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be held in the Room 126 at the library.


Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr

Jan 20, 2014

Today we commemorate the birth of an inspiring leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Couple this illustration, created for the occasion by NPR's own Justin Lucas, with this recently-discovered recording of Dr. King addressing the New York State Civil War Centennial Commission in 1962.

Something amazing happened at Studio One last night. When asked a single question, nearly every hand in the packed house shot straight up.

"Who's seen the film, 12 Years a Slave?" NPR correspondent Michele Norris asked an enraptured crowd. She was joined on stage by John Ridley, the screenwriter nominated today for an Academy Award for his work on the highly-acclaimed film.

Step into Maria Fabrizio's Wordless Workspace

Jan 15, 2014

Some people do the most delightful things, just because. One such person is Maria Fabrizio, the creative mind behind the awesome project Wordless News.

At 4:45 am each weekday, Maria rises and begins her morning ritual: illustrating the news. With Pantone 337c mug in hand (that's Duck Egg Blue, for the non-designers), she scans headlines and stories until inspiration strikes — then gets to work on visually capturing elements of the story, which she posts on her blog. All before the regular working day begins. Just because.

NPR Listeners Love To Be Active

Jan 14, 2014

We're now two weeks into 2014, and we want to know: how are your New Year's Resolutions going? If you pledged to exercise more, you're not alone. We hope these stats about your fellow NPR listeners will keep you moving!

Tell us: how do you stay active?

Breaking Down the "Connected" Car

Jan 8, 2014

With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) officially in full swing in Las Vegas, gadget lovers everywhere are geeking out over the newest and coolest innovations in tech.

We are proud to be part of the buzz with our NPR News app featured as one of General Motors' very first in-dash applications. Connected cars, here we come!

Wait... what the heck is a connected car anyways?

If you're a fan of Tales from the South, you can support the show with your vote!

It's up for Best Storytelling Show in the finals of The Stitcher Awards against the likes of Snap Judgment, This American Life, StoryCorps and The Moth.

Stitcher is an on-demand internet radio service that focuses on news and information radio and podcasts.

Voting closes on January 13. 

Way to go, Tales from the South!

The Happiest of Hours: #PCHH

Jan 6, 2014

If you're familiar with Pop Culture Happy Hour and the hilarious folks behind the podcast, you're well acquainted with that special feeling that accompanies hearing the first few notes of intro music: sheer delight.

KUAR is partnering with the Old State House Museum to screen a series of Arkansas-related movies each month on Second Friday Art Night. KUAR General Manager Ben Fry, who also teaches courses in film history and criticism at UALR, will introduce each movie and lead a discussion after the screening. "Second Friday Cinema" is presented in cooperation with the Old State House's exhibit "Lights! Camera!