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KUAR General Manager Ben Fry will be among the speakers on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Old State House Museum's "Lights! Camera! Arkansas" seminar. The day-long seminar will explore Arkansas's connection with the film and television industry, presented in coordination with the museums "Lights! Camera! Arkansas! exhibit.

Similar to many repeat badge-toters and secret show-finders, NPR has made SXSW a staple of its calendar. For years, we've been one of the programmers delivering public media in Austin with music showcases at Stubb's; a launch party for SXAmericas; panels and discussions during SXSWedu, Interactive and Film.

KUAR's Pub Quiz

Aug 11, 2015

Now Sold Out!

KUAR will host a trivia night on Thursday, August 27, at Damgoode Pies in the River Market in Little Rock. The game begins at 7 p.m.! The event is now sold out, but we will be letting people register at the door on the night of the event if space allows.

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August 10, 2015; Washington, D.C. – In an extensive video interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, U.S. President Barack Obama discusses the Iranian nuclear deal and offers his perspective on the state of government, politics and race in America.

When Animals Talk, NPR Listens

Jul 30, 2015

Did you catch what just came out of that critter's mouth? What does it all mean?!

Listen, and listen closely. NPR has been decoding the rich, sonic communication between living creatures: the songs of whales, the call of a cricket, the chirp of a treehopper (a cousin of the cicada). And now you can tune into this wild world of "unheard" conversations.

Did Martin Luther King Jr. achieve his dream?

When the British Broadcasting Corp. set out to answer that question, it turned to Dr. John Kirk, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor and host of Arkansas Moments on KUAR public radio.

After more than 12 years anchoring All Things Considered, senior host Melissa Block is moving into an expanded role with NPR News. As Special Correspondent, Melissa will produce richly reported profiles of figures at the forefront of thought and culture, as well as long-form stories and series on the critical issues of our day. Her reporting will span both domestic and international news. In addition, Melissa will guest host NPR news programs, and will work to develop podcasts based on her reporting. Melissa's last day hosting ATC will be August 14, 2015.

The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) either is the ultimate wing-man or the most obstructive third wheel.

Think about it this way: Just when an issue is but one drink away from being cut off and exiled to the furthest corner from the band, in swoops SCOTUS!

Are you an NPR super-fan? Show us!

Jun 24, 2015

The NPR Shop has always been the destination for public radio fans, offering T-shirts, mugs, hats and more!

On July 1st, the NPR Shop is getting a face-lift. Our new homepage will feature our biggest supporters — YOU — showing off your NPR gear.

"Get Carried Away" with NPR One

Jun 12, 2015