News About Public Radio

KUAR and KLRE were off the air for several hours Monday morning due to after an outage caused by an overnight storm. The stations were without power since 3:16 this morning until shortly before 7 a.m.

General Manager Ben Fry said the University of Arkansas Little Rock Facilities Management worked to get the stations' power back on the air. 

“There have been several power outages on campus. One of them [affected] the power that comes into the control rooms for KUAR and KLRE. It’s [turned] off the power for our vital systems,” he said.

KUAR and the Old State House will present  a screening of The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) on Friday, Oct. 10,  at the Old State House Museum, as part of the Second Friday Cinema series.


American Public Media

Starting on Monday, September 22, American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report will be featured daily as part of Morning Edition, broadening the reach of this robust business segment.

The seven-minute business news segment is hosted by veteran journalist David Brancaccio.

In Central Washington, two public radio stations, Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) and KDNA, have started a new initiative to bridge the cultural and linguistic gaps between communities. The motivation is straightforward: public radio station NWPR has partnered with Spanish-language radio station KDNA to create and share content for broadcast. Combining reporting and digital services teams between stations, this partnership is tackling the issues of their respective communities, bilingually.

The Politics of the War of 1812 – and Now

Aug 26, 2014

Being called upon to do live political commentary on the day the White House was burned in 1814 — and to get to argue with my friend David Brooks over the merits of the War of 1812 – was a journalistic assignment like no other. It's obvious that it was fun (I hope it was as much fun for listeners).

KUAR and the Old State House will present  a screening of September 30, 1955 (1977) on Friday, Aug. 8,  at the Old State House Museum, as part of the Second Friday Cinema series.


Share With Us: #WHYLISTEN To Public Radio?

Jul 29, 2014

At NPR and NPR Member Stations nationwide, our journalists, producers, and storytellers spend their days and nights finding the stories that matter – around the world and in your own backyard. Energized by a mission to create a more informed public, we seek to cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation of the events, ideas, and cultures that we encounter every day; the human side of the story.

NPR One is our new digital listening app that blends NPR and Member Station news reporting into a rich, localized, on-demand experience. We have been working on this new audio news app for iOS and Android for some time, and now it's your turn to download it and experience public radio made personal.

Former KLRE Manager Madison Hodges Dies

Jul 21, 2014

Madison Lee Hodges, KLRE's first general manager, died on July 18, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. Hodges had cardiac arrest following a lengthy treatment for a rare bone cancer.

KUAR is offering special programming this Fourth of July holiday and weekend that will bring you the literary impact of lost fathers, an exploration of the right to vote in the United States and some of the best and most current investigative reporting you can find.