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Open The Door Richard

Apr 25, 2014

The Central Arkansas Library System presents the 11th annual Arkansas Literary Festival April 24th through 27th at the Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and at multiple downtown venues in Little Rock.

The festival hosts more than 80 authors of note including best-selling novelist Catherine Coulter, along with journalists, artists and politicians such as songwriter Rhett Miller and Congressman John Lewis.

Jesse Belvin: Part Two

Apr 18, 2014

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!

Happy Birthday, Carl Kasell!

Apr 2, 2014

Today we wish the one and only Carl Kasell, official judge and scorekeeper of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me, a very happy birthday as he turns 80 years young.

Happy 80th birthday, Carl!

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Arkansas-based public radio program Tales From the South wants your Beatles related stories for a special Beatles themed show.

The show is in conjunction with the Argenta Arts District's archival photography exhibit "The British Invasion: 50 Years Later." 

The deadline to submit your story to Tales From the South is 10 p.m., Sun. April 6. The Beatles-themed show will be taped Tue., April 15.

As we say at NPR: radio isn't going away, it's going everywhere. Today we're excited to share the news that NPR has become the first news provider on iTunes Radio. Our 24-hour stream includes national newscasts, stories from Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and other news and cultural programming.

And what you hear today is just the start of what's to come. In the future, digital streams from NPR Member Stations across the country will begin appearing on iTunes Radio.

UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free screening of Medora as part of Community Cinema. The event will take place Tuesday, Apr. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be held in the library's auditorium.


Since last summer, Jasmine Garsd has been co-hosting NPR Music's Alt.Latino from Mexico City, where she's reporting on the area's music and culture for NPR. This week, she reunites with her Alt.Latino co-host Felix Contreras in Austin to celebrate the debut of SXAméricas, a new branch of SXSW geared to connect U.S Hispanics, Latin American and Spanish industry thought leaders.

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Mar 8, 2014

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