I942, William Walton was asked to compose music for a movie, The First of the Few, which depicted the flyers in the British Air Force during World War II.
As we hear the music in concert, the average listener, unaware of its origin, may find the title of the music a bit puzzling: Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, in honor, of course of the Spitfire fighter plane use so successfully during the war.
A recent report from Politico details how only a small number of congressional seats are considered up for grabs in the 2014 election. Among the political battlegrounds is Arkansas, home to Democratic Senator Mark Pryor. KUAR's Chris Hickey talks to Politico Reporter Alex Isenstadt about what the increased national scrutiny of Pryor's reelection bid means for Arkansas and the rest of the country.
Arkansas lawmakers are holding a Joint Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday to discuss the parole system and the death penalty.
The hearing comes after many public officials expressed concern with the parole system after the May killing of an 18 year old in Little Rock by an eight time absconder.
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, himself a former prosecutor, is among those testifying for tougher regulations. Stodola said repeat non-violent offenders shouldn’t be treated differently than violent offenders by the parole board.
A judge has granted a request for a mental evaluation for a man arrested in the shooting deaths of three people, including his 9-year-old niece.
Circuit Court Judge Charles Yeargan granted the request Monday from defense attorneys for 43-year-old Timothy Allen Hill.
Authorities arrested Hill in the July 13 deaths of his estranged wife, Dana Hill; his mother-in-law, Julie Hartsfield; and his niece, Autumn Hartsfield. All three were found shot to death at a home near Murfreesboro.