News

Pages

Local & Regional News
6:26 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Highway And Road Work Continues In Little Rock

I-430/I-630 Interchange in Little Rock
Credit Creative Form Liners, INC

State highway officials say there will be nighttime lane closures in the week ahead at the construction zone at the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 interchange. 

For safety, a lane on I-430 will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly through Friday morning. The southbound outside lane on I-430 will be closed to allow crews to paint steel bridges on structures above the travel lanes. No detours will be set up. The work is contingent on good weather. 

Read more
Local & Regional News
6:12 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Arkansas Tax Cut Package Includes Special Breaks For Some

Gov. Mike Beebe
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

All taxpayers in Arkansas will see their rates reduced through a $140 million package adopted during this year's session, but the new laws also include special breaks for varied interests.

Volunteer firefighters, manufacturers, farmers and armed service members are among the groups to see additional breaks through the dozen tax cut bills that legislators approved and Gov. Mike Beebe signed into law before wrapping up the session last week. 

Read more
Local & Regional News
6:02 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Arkansas College Graduation Rate Rises To 40.8 Percent

Shane Broadway

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education is reporting an increase in the state's six-year college graduation rate.

The department says 40.8 percent of students who entered college in 2006 had received a degree six years later - an increase from 39.5 percent last year and up from 37 percent five years ago. Still - more improvement is needed to meet Gov. Mike Beebe's stated goal of doubling the number of Arkansans with a degree by 2025. 

Read more
Local & Regional News
5:54 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Oaklawn Sets Festival For Kentucky Derby Run

Oaklawn Park

Live racing is over for the year at Oaklawn thoroughbred race track in Hot Springs but the venue is still working to attract patrons for a barbecue competition that coincides with the Kentucky Derby. 

The infield will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and admission is free. The track will offer simulcast wagering on the big race while fans take in the Smokelawn BBQ Championship and listen to live music.

Read more
News About Public Radio
8:38 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

KUAR Wins Five AP Broadcast Awards

KUAR's five awards presented Saturday at AP luncheon in Little Rock.
Credit Nathan Vandiver/ KUAR

KUAR is proud to have won five awards at the Arkansas Associated Press Broadcasters Association's 2012 contest.  The awards for radio and TV stations were presented Saturday in Little Rock.

Read more
Local & Regional News
9:52 am
Sat April 27, 2013

Names Omitted From Hallowed Senior Walk At UA

More than 300 names from the class of 2012 will have to be added to the University of Arkansas' Senior Walk.

The famed Senior Walk at the University of Arkansas that contains names of graduates dating back almost 140 is incomplete and will have to be redone.

More than 30 graduates in the class of 2012 who had signed up to be included among the engraved names on the campus sidewalk the university advertises worldwide were inadvertently left off.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the oversight is attributed to the conversion from paper graduation applications to online submissions.

Read more
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
7:50 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

8-21-2012 Revolutionary Generations

Author Gordon S. Wood - The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States - special guest for this look at the generations of the revolutionary period - Puritans, Cavalier, Glorious, Revolutionary

Read more
Governor's Weekly Radio Address
6:55 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Governor's Radio Address Touts 'Private Option'

Arkansas is moving forward with a new plan to implement part of the Affordable Care Act to pay for health insurance for the state’s working poor now that the legislature has wrapped up its business.

Governor Mike Beebe used his weekly radio address to highlight the benefits of the state’s new “private option” of expanding health insurance with money intended for Medicaid.

Read more
Community Service
6:49 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Chelsea Clinton Urges Teens To Push Service With Social Media

Chelsea Clinton helped pack food boxes at the Arkansas Rice Depot Friday after a lunchtime discussion with are high school students to emphasize the importance of community service.
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging kids to use social media and technology to encourage their peers and parents to participate in community service.

Chelsea Clinton visited with students from several Little Rock High Schools during a lunchtime panel discussion Friday. The topics ranged from health and technology to her likelihood of running for political office. Clinton said not now.

Read more
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
5:36 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

4-9-2013 Social Security

UALR Professor Dr. Art English from the older generation along with Associate State Director of Communications AARP Micheal Rowett and UALR student Kay Moore are my guests for this interesting discussion on Social Security...then, now and the years ahead.

Read more

Pages