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Rediscover Cuba

Nov 18, 2015

Reservation & Deposit Deadline - January 27 

To reserve your spot on the tour, a $250 deposit is due by January 27.

Tour Info

UALR Public Radio is pleased to partner with Collette Travel to bring public radio listeners and other curious-minded folks an opportunity to travel to Cuba next summer on a journey to "Rediscover Cuba."

Through a unique people-to-people exchange and visits to various museums and cultural sites, you will get a taste for all that makes Cuba so intriguing.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded a $278,300 grant to four Arkansas public radio stations, including KUAR, to support the establishment of a statewide multimedia journalism collaboration based at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Natural State News will be a statewide news service focusing on reaching rural areas of the state.

The message below was sent by NPR's Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes to the NPR News staff on Nov. 9. On Saturday, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan referred to it on her blog. Her post was headlined "The Tricky Terrain of Virtual Reality."

We just can't wait any longer to unleash our winter-time spirit and kick off the holiday season!

Later this month, NPR will turn the lobby of our Washington, DC, headquarters into a one-day holiday bazaar. Now in its third year, All Crafts Considered brings together dozens of artisans, makers and sellers of unique and handmade products— from right around the corner in DC and as far as New York and New England —for a festive afternoon of retail therapy and holiday cheer.

The annual meeting of the Friends of KLRE and KUAR is Thursday, November 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Oxford American at 1300 South Main in Little Rock. All public radio listeners are welcome! 

Eat, drink, and be merry in the company of other public radio fans. Meet the staff, visit with other friends of KUAR and KLRE, and enjoy catering by The Root Café and O’Looney’s Wine and Liquor. There will be door prizes, too! Now Twice As Fast

Oct 27, 2015

Already one of the fastest websites in the news industry, now loads twice as fast as it did previously, furthering public radio's commitment to mobile audiences.

NPR technologists launched changes last Wednesday, Oct. 21, that kept the looks of largely the same but substantially improved the site's inner-workings. Web speed-analysis tools now show these changes to have cut in half the page-loading times for visitors.


September 29, 2015; Washington, D.C. – This fall, the weekend news heard on NPR's All Things Considered gets a fresh start.

NPR News Interview With Senator Marco Rubio

Sep 27, 2015

Full interview airs on Morning Edition on Monday, September 28.

September 27, 2015; Washington, D.C. – In an interview with NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, Senator (R-FL) and Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio weighs in on the geopolitics surrounding the Syrian crisis and the Iran nuclear deal, along with the domestic political landscape and Donald Trump's presidential campaign, saying, "I'm not interested in the back and forth – to be a member or a part of his freak show.

Preview available today on Weekend Edition Sunday.

Full interview airs on Morning Edition on Monday, September 28.

Sonia Mazano spent more than 40 years on Sesame Street, as an actor - her character is Maria, of course - and as a writer for the show. Over the years, she guided Big Bird, Elmo and generations of children through those sensitive, challenging moments that every person encounters as they grow up.