Nathan Vandiver http://ualrpublicradio.org en Politics And The Private Option: An Analysis With Jay Barth http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/politics-and-private-option-analysis-jay-barth <p>The private option, Arkansas's alternative answer to the full-out Medicaid expansion prescribed by the federal Affordable Care Act continues to hold up progress on the state budget in this fiscal legislative session.</p><p>With the political climate surrounding this most-divisive issue, could a few lawmakers be holding out till after the political filing period to cast their vote for the alternative plan? Political scientist Jay Barth joins us to discuss some of the political aspects of this vote.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 19722 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Politics And The Private Option: An Analysis With Jay Barth In Case You Missed It: Metropolitan Opera Releases Its 2014-2015 Season Schedule http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/case-you-missed-it-metropolitan-opera-releases-its-2014-2015-season-schedule <p>The Metropolitan Opera's 2014-2015 season is set to begin Mon., Sept. 22 with a performance of Mozart's <em>The Marriage of Figaro</em>​ conducted by Met Music Director James Levine.</p><p>There are several points to note about the Met's upcoming season:</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:40:10 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 19655 at http://ualrpublicradio.org In Case You Missed It: Metropolitan Opera Releases Its 2014-2015 Season Schedule Another Critical Vote Ahead For Arkansas's Private Option http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/another-critical-vote-ahead-arkansass-private-option <p>The Arkansas House of Representatives meets today. Lawmakers have lots of appropriation bills – which continue funding for various programs and agencies – awaiting their approval. They are all held up by the state's “private option,” its Medicaid expansion compromise.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:06:00 +0000 Chris Hickey & Nathan Vandiver 19437 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Another Critical Vote Ahead For Arkansas's Private Option Assessing Arkansas Lawmakers At Week Two Of Fiscal Session http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/assessing-arkansas-lawmakers-week-two-fiscal-session <p>The Arkansas Legislature meets again on Tuesday after the President's Day/Daisy Gatson Bates Holiday.</p><p>The state's "private option" plan of expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law is still the top issue. KUAR's&nbsp;Nathan Vandiver&nbsp;and Chris Hickey have a conversation about the political climate at the state Capitol as legislators prepare for a critical vote.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:06:00 +0000 Chris Hickey & Nathan Vandiver 19147 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Assessing Arkansas Lawmakers At Week Two Of Fiscal Session Private Options, Jails, Political Posturing, All Ahead For This Arkansas Legislative Session http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/private-options-jails-political-posturing-all-ahead-arkansas-legislative-session <p>Arkansas lawmakers have several big issues ahead of them this fiscal legislative session. For its first day, Roby Brock of Talk Business Arkansas, stopped by the KUAR studios to share his thoughts on how the event might play out.</p><p>The private option, the future of tax cuts, funding for overcrowded jails, a looming election and ethics scandals are all on the list of topics.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:25:31 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 18760 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Private Options, Jails, Political Posturing, All Ahead For This Arkansas Legislative Session Experiencing Poor Signal Strength? It's The Ice. http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/experiencing-poor-signal-strength-its-ice <p>This week many listeners have been asking us about problems with the reception for&nbsp;KUAR and KLRE.</p><p>Arkansas's extra ice and winter weather this season are likely the cause of listening difficulties.</p><p>When ice falls in the region, it coats our antennas and their towers. That ice increases what's called "reflected power," which in turn can cause our transmitter, the really expensive piece of equipment that sends the signal through our antenna, to overheat.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:05:43 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 18584 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Experiencing Poor Signal Strength? It's The Ice. Arkansas Flu Deaths On The Rise http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-flu-deaths-rise <p>Arkansas's number of flu deaths this season is now 25.</p><p>Doctor Dirk Haselow, the state's epidemeologist says he thinks the state's flu season has peaked, but total deaths could top 50 before the season is fully over. He says with more flu season ahead, it's not too late to get a flu shot if you haven't had one already.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:44:29 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 17957 at http://ualrpublicradio.org What You'll Hear On KLRE This Holiday Season http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/what-youll-hear-klre-holiday-season <p>In addition to the holiday-themed programming you can already hear on our regularly scheduled programs,&nbsp;KLRE&nbsp;is running two special programs this holiday season.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Christmas Day,&nbsp;</strong><strong>Wed., Dec. 25, from 3-6 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;KLRE's Matt Patton will air Bach's Christmas Oratorio in its entirety. The work for choir and orchestra depicts the events of the Christian holiday and was intended for performance during the season.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:23:16 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 16161 at http://ualrpublicradio.org What You'll Hear On KLRE This Holiday Season What You'll Hear On KUAR This Holiday Season http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/what-youll-hear-kuar-holiday-season <p>KUAR is scheduling special programming for the holiday week of December 23-27. We're adding music programs week nights beginning at 9 p.m. <em>Selected Shorts</em> also has a series of shows with a holiday theme, which will air Tuesday-Thursday at 10 p.m.</p><p>Christmas Day, Wed., Dec. 25 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., KUAR will air a block of special programming for the holiday.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:41:33 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 15989 at http://ualrpublicradio.org What You'll Hear On KUAR This Holiday Season Thanksgiving Special Programming on KUAR http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/thanksgiving-special-programming-kuar <p>KUAR&nbsp;will air special programming on Thanksgiving Day from 2-4 p.m.</p><p><a href="http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/ties-bind-storycorps-10th-anniversary-special" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Ties the Bind: A&nbsp;StoryCorps&nbsp;10th Anniversary Special</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will air 2-3 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. It looks back on the last decade of the program that celebrates everyday people on public radio.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:48:44 +0000 Nathan Vandiver 15133 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Thanksgiving Special Programming on KUAR