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Public Radio Open House On Saturday!

May 30, 2014

Come join us at the Public Radio Family Reunion from 11:00 - 1:00 on Saturday, May 31, at the KUAR 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5 studios. We are located at 5820 Asher Avenue, Suite 400, in Little Rock.

This Saturday is our one-day on-air drive before our fiscal year ends, and we want you to be part of our celebration. We'll also be wishing our development director, Mary Waldo, well as she retires in June.

A big perk of working at NPR is front-row access to the Tiny Desk Concerts filmed at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk. They are delightful, intimate performances from artists you know and others you haven't heard before.

We often hear reports on immigration that focus on policy or events happening at the physical boundary between two countries. But immigration stories extend far beyond the border. NPR reporter Hansi Lo Wang followed one of these stories to Moore, Okla. One year ago he was sent to report on the massive tornado that devastated the city and how the community that emerged in its wake is rebuilding around its changing demographic makeup.

Associated Press awards AP
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The KUAR news staff won seven awards at this year's Arkansas Associated Press Broadcasters Association banquet in Little Rock, including three first place honors.  The contest is open to AP stations within the state.

First place awards:

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


Alice Fordham has covered the Arab world for more than five years. Her work has taken her from the bookshops of Baghdad to the sand dunes of Algeria - and back again. Now settling into her new posting for NPR as a correspondent in Beirut, she reflects on the little things (cakes, games and songs) that have kept her sane over the years.

My name... Alice Fordham

NPR employee since... January 2014

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!