KUAR will air Mandela: An Audio History on Wednesday, December 11, at 9 p.m.
The hour-long special radio program tells the story of the struggle against apartheid through rare sound recordings of Nelson Mandela himself, as well as those who fought with and against him.
Recognized as one of the most comprehensive oral histories of apartheid ever broadcast, the program weaves together first-person interviews with an unprecedented collection of rare archival recordings.
The American Red Cross in Arkansas is encouraging people to donate blood throughout the holiday season.
More than 30 blood drives across the state were cancelled 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.
The ice may be melting after the storm, but significant road damage it still being repaired. The City of Little Rock’s Public Works Department is working to fix potholes and ice issues around town.
Operations Manager Eric Petty says the lingering cold temperatures have made cleanup efforts difficult. He said Tuesday that the city is still cleaning up residential areas and potholes throughout the city.
Gov. Mike Beebe is asking Arkansas electric cooperative officials to support funding for the expansion of Medicaid in Arkansas that will be considered by lawmakers beginning in February.
Beebe spoke Monday at the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Directors Winter Conference in Little Rock. He said Arkansas' private option to expand Medicaid freed enough money for about $100 million in tax cuts during the last legislative session.