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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.

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.

About The Online Auction

The purpose of this auction is to raise funds for listener-supported KUAR & KLRE Public Radio.

The auction runs from Sept. 19 - Sept. 30, 2015, so don't forget to place your bid. 

What Are We Bidding On?

Mourner's Bench: Book Reading & Signing

Sep 15, 2015

Join the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity and UALR Public Radio for a reading by Arkansas native Sanderia Faye on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the UALR Ottenheimer Library. 

Originally from Gould, Faye will read from her debut novel, Mourner's Bench, and take questions from the audience. A book signing will follow and copies of Mourner's Bench will be available for purchase at the event. 

Second Friday Cinema is back with a series of more recent movies with Arkansas connections. KUAR and the Old State House will present  a screening of War Eagle, Arkansas (2007) on Friday, Sept. 11,  at the Old State House Museum.


In 2007, Little Rock businessman and community leader Vincent Insalaco was able to bring his dream of making a movie to reality. War Eagle, Arkansas (originally titled simply War Eagle) is based on the lives of Insalaco's son, Vincent III, and his friend Tim Ballany, whose cerebral palsy keeps him in a wheelchair. Insalaco hired Arkansan Graham Gordy to write the script and gave several other young filmmakers a chance to work on the film. The result was a movie that won several awards at film festivals and is one of the finest films shot in Arkansas in the past decade.

Need help finding an NPR story that you heard on air? Want to contact an NPR show, staff member or the NPR Ombudsman? Have books or music that you want to submit for a review? Itching to pitch a story idea?

In partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System, KUAR introduces community conversations for book lovers, KUAR's Readers Review. 

Join us on October 7 at 7 p.m. at the Darragh Center in the Main Library in Little Rock. 

NPR Podcasts Turn 10!

Aug 31, 2015

New technologies come with a big asterisk. We can never be sure whether they'll catch on and stick around for more than one or two seasons worth of holiday promotions. As a media organization, we're constantly investigating these new tools – and sometimes creating them – to make things better for people on the other side of the speakers or screens.