Maggie Carroll http://ualrpublicradio.org en New Report Shows Home Sales Are Up In Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/new-report-shows-home-sales-are-arkansas <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="font-size: large; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">The number of homes sold in Arkansas is up. A report out </span>Wednesday<span style="font-size: large; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from the Arkansas Realtors Association says home sales are up by 17%, as compared with the same time last year.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:09:26 +0000 Maggie Carroll 18198 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Newly Elected Republican State Senator Sworn In http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/newly-elected-republican-state-senator-sworn <p>Newly elected state Senator John Cooper was sworn in Tuesday at the Arkansas State Capitol. &nbsp;</p><p>The Republican comes into office after a special election was held earlier this month to replace former senator Paul Bookout, a Democrat, who resigned for ethical violations.</p><p>In an interview with KUAR, Sen. Cooper said he does not have a specific agend,a but will be supporting “conservative causes.”</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:25:48 +0000 Maggie Carroll 18147 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Newly Elected Republican State Senator Sworn In Pet Owners Are Encouraged To Keep Animals Inside As Temperatures Drop http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/pet-owners-are-encouraged-keep-animals-inside-temperatures-drop <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.5;">As temperatures continue to change drastically from day to day, people are bundling up to fight the cold. But what about their pets?&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:29:05 +0000 Maggie Carroll 18132 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Pet Owners Are Encouraged To Keep Animals Inside As Temperatures Drop Central Arkansas Library System Introduces Instant Video And Music Streaming http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/central-arkansas-library-system-introduces-instant-video-and-music-streaming <p>The library is making access to films and music easier for the public. Beginning Monday, the Central Arkansas Library System will offer instant streaming of TV shows, movies, music, and audio books through Hoopla Digital.</p><p>The program comes at no cost to those using it and it can be accessed via www.cals.org or the hoopla app on a smart phone. Lee Ann Blackwell, with the library system, says it is important to mix books with the latest technology.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:46:00 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17829 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Central Arkansas Library System Introduces Instant Video And Music Streaming Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Helps Families Pay Heating Bills http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/low-income-home-energy-assistance-program-helps-families-pay-heating-bills <p>The Central Arkansas Development Council is helping families pay their heating bills during this cold winter.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The organization reaches out to low income households each year and assists with utility payments on a first come, first serve basis.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Valerie Ramsey, program manager, says the aid is based on household size and regular income, but also offers a crisis mode.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:46:20 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17819 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Helps Families Pay Heating Bills UAMS Opens A New Sickle Cell Anemia Clinic http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/uams-opens-new-sickle-cell-anemia-clinic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new clinic for adults with sickle cell anemia is opening at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The program will offer a 24/7 call center as well as provide yearly flu shots and things not always available in more rural areas. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Physician with the program, Dr. Robin </span>Devan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, says approximately 1,300 children and adults suffer from sickle cell in Arkansas, but treatment isn’t consistent.</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:27:36 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17785 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Foresty Commission Issues Burn Ban Alerts http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-foresty-commission-issues-burn-ban-alerts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Arkansas Forestry Commission has issued burn bans for 19 counties, and the entire state is at moderate risk of wildfires.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pulaski, Faulkner, Garland, and Van Buren are among those under the ban, after more than 500 acres burned in Arkansas over the holiday weekend</span><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Even if folks are not under burn bans, it is a really bad time to be burning because of the low humidity and high wind," says Adriane Barnes, with the Forestry Commission."</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:59:11 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17773 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Foresty Commission Issues Burn Ban Alerts University Of Central Arkansas Awarded NIH Grant To Study Bullying http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/university-central-arkansas-awarded-nih-grant-study-bullying <p></p><p></p><p>The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded nearly $300,000 in grant money to study middle school bullying.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three professors of the Department of Psychology and Counseling Department have been awarded the grant entitled, “Decreasing Bullying with a Self-Affirmation: A Test of the Compensation Model.” </span></p><p>Drs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Paul Nail, </span>Elson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bihm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Joan Simon’s research will test the this model.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17753 at http://ualrpublicradio.org University Of Central Arkansas Awarded NIH Grant To Study Bullying Pulaski County Special School District Proposes Plan To Upgrade School Buildings http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/pulaski-county-special-school-district-proposes-plan-upgrade-school-buildings <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><font size="4">The Pulaski County Special School District says it has a 200 million dollar plan to upgrade and equalize it's school buildings. </font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><font size="4">The plan includes building two new high schools and improving many more. </font></font></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:50:59 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17741 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Hosts Annual MLK Challenge http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/mosaic-templars-cultural-center-hosts-annual-mlk-challenge <p>75 kids from around Central Arkansas are volunteering their time in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.</p><p>The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts an annual “MLK Challenge”, teaching kids about the legacy of Dr. King’s service, as well as the work of many others.</p><p>The children, ages 12 to 18, volunteer with eight different sites around Little Rock, including the Dream Center and the Rice Depot.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:02:10 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17730 at http://ualrpublicradio.org