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Ozark Highlands Radio / Ozark Folk Center State Park

Beginning Fri., Jan. 8 2016 at 8 p.m., KUAR will air Ozark Highlands Radio, a weekly hour-long folk music program produced by the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Ark.

Ozark Highlands Radio will feature live performances from the stage at the Ozark Folk Center and interviews with performers. It will also feature archival recordings from the state park’s extensive collection. The program says it will explore “the history tradition and current trends in American folk acoustic music.”

Stone County musician Dave Smith will host the program.

NPR introduces an experiment today that will bring vivid audio experiences to Facebook users — and produce valuable insights for NPR member stations.

As listenership for digital audio increases globally, NPR's experiment will be the deepest audio integration yet between public radio and social media platforms.

For the first time, many Facebook users will be able to play NPR audio clips in their Facebook News Feed. In turn, this listening will contribute to public radio's next social steps.

An experiment built for sharing

Whether you're the "Santa Baby" type or looking to take a more global approach to your December playlist, it's likely public radio has something that fits the order.

Johnathan Reaves

The KUAR news staff won nine radio news awards at this year's Arkansas Associated Press Broadcasters Association luncheon in Little Rock, including five first place honors. 

The contest is open to stations within the state that are members of the Associated Press.

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!

NPR.org Now Twice As Fast

Oct 27, 2015

Already one of the fastest websites in the news industry, NPR.org 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 NPR.org 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 NPR.org visitors.

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