Sheila Clark http://ualrpublicradio.org en More Winter Weather Possible For Central Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/more-winter-weather-possible-central-arkansas <p>There is the potential for more winter weather in Arkansas this weekend.</p><p>The National Weather service is forecasting a surface low pressure system in Oklahoma will bring a cold front across Arkansas Friday night and Saturday.</p><p>With it will come chances of precipitation, primarily on Friday morning.</p><p>Senior forecaster Joe Goudsward says the weather system is not expected to cause any major problems.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:35:28 +0000 Sheila Clark 15957 at http://ualrpublicradio.org More Winter Weather Possible For Central Arkansas The American Red Cross Encourages People To Donate Blood http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/american-red-cross-encourages-people-donate-blood <p>The American Red Cross in Arkansas is encouraging people to donate blood throughout the holiday season.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 30 blood drives across the state were </span>cancelled<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> due to the recent ice storm, leaving the organization short by about 1,000 donors. Marci Manley, spokeswoman for the Red Cross, says historically the winter months are a tough time for collecting enough blood donations. </span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:44:33 +0000 Sheila Clark 15843 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The American Red Cross Encourages People To Donate Blood Stores Packed As People Stock Up In Advance Of The Ice Storm http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/stores-packed-people-stock-advance-ice-storm <p>In advance of the pending ice storm, stores in central Arkansas have been busy with people stocking up on groceries and other necessities to ride out the storm.</p><p>At a Kroger store on Colonel Glenn Road, customers were buying everything from dry goods and batteries, to the traditional staples like milk, eggs, and bread.</p><p>Keisha Elow said she had been to several stores Thursday, finding many were nearly cleaned out.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:07:09 +0000 Sheila Clark 15595 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Early Voting Begins On Proposal To Renovate Robinson Auditorium http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/early-voting-begins-proposal-renovate-robinson-auditorium <p></p><p>Early voting started Tuesday for a proposal to renovate Robinson Center Music Hall.&nbsp; Supporters of the project gathered on the steps of the historic auditorium to speak in favor of the project. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Music Director Phillip Mann and President and CEO of Celebrity Attractions Ed Payton took part in the event.</p><p>Payton said renovations would bring larger Broadway productions and make load-ins for equipment much easier and less dangerous.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:28:03 +0000 Sheila Clark 15481 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Early Voting Begins On Proposal To Renovate Robinson Auditorium Preparing To House Homeles As Temperatures Dip Into Mid-20s http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/preparing-house-homeles-temperatures-dip-mid-20s <p>With temperatures dipping into the mid-20s in Little Rock on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, The Salvation Army is preparing for a larger than normal group seeking shelter.</p><p>The organization has a 69-bed shelter located at 1111 West Markham that will be open, as conditions can be very dangerous for someone who has to sleep outside.</p><p>Salvation Army Spokeswoman Kathy Barbeire says the shelter accepts people on a first come, first serve basis.</p><p>She says there are people who sleep in a homeless camp a few blocks away from the shelter. They try to help those people as well.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:26:36 +0000 Sheila Clark 15155 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Hard Freeze Expected For The Entire State Tuesday Night http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hard-freeze-expected-entire-state-tuesday-night Temperatures in Arkansas are expected to dip to the lowest in the season so far Tuesday night. A cold front entered the northern part of the state Tuesday morning and will spread to the south throughout the day. A freeze warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 10 a.m. Wednesday. Low temperatures for Tuesday night are expected to range from near 15 degrees in the northwest to the mid and upper 20’s in the south. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:10:18 +0000 Sheila Clark 14399 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Arkansas Symphony To Exchange Tickets For Turkeys http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-symphony-exchange-tickets-turkeys <p>The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Arkansas Foodbank are working together to fight hunger in Arkansas this holiday season.</p><p>The ASO is asking attendees of the “Beethoven &amp; Blue Jeans” concerts Saturday and Sunday to bring a frozen turkey with them. The turkeys will be donated to the Arkansas Foodbank to help provide a healthy meal to the one in four Arkansans struggling with hunger.</p><p>Foodbank Spokesman Tyler Lindsey said the ASO first approached them with the idea last year and it was a huge success.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:09:05 +0000 Sheila Clark 14152 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Arkansas Symphony To Exchange Tickets For Turkeys Rural Hospitals To Receive Funding For SHARE Program http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/rural-hospitals-receive-funding-share-program The Delta Regional Authority and Office of Health Information Technology will offer rural communities in Arkansas the opportunity to receive funding to connect their hospitals to the state’s electronic health records database. The funds will be available through the SHARE Connectivity Program. Awards will help designated critical access hospitals and small rural hospitals in 11 Delta counties as well as seven counties outside the Delta. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:28:55 +0000 Sheila Clark 13775 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Torrential Rainfall Expected In Arkansas Wednesday And Thursday http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/torrential-rainfall-expected-arkansas-wednesday-and-thursday <p>The National Weather Service is predicting torrential rainfall across Arkansas on Wednesday and Thursday.</p><p>A slow moving cold front will move into the western part of the state Wednesday afternoon and rain will begin to develop. It will become widespread overnight.</p><p>Heavy rain will continue throughout the day Thursday and should taper off by late Thursday afternoon.</p><p>National Weather Service Meteorologist Tabitha Clark says the moisture that is currently in place will interact with the cold front and cause the potential for flash flooding.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:59:23 +0000 Sheila Clark 13637 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Little Rock Museums Host Big Boo Bash Thursday Night http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/little-rock-museums-host-big-boo-bash-thursday-night <p>The 18th annual Big Boo-seum Bash will take place Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It's being hosted by the Greater Little Rock Museum Consortium and hosted by the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.</p><p>There will be games, story-telling, candy, and fun. The event will be held at nine different museums in Little Rock.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:40:28 +0000 Sheila Clark 13400 at http://ualrpublicradio.org