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12:10 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Author And Humorist David Sedaris Comes To Little Rock

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Comedian, author, and frequent public radio contributor, David Sedaris, will be in Little Rock on Tuesday for his spring book tour.  

We called him up to find out more about what he likes to read, his typical day, and his latest book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.

Some interesting tidbits interview: 

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Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
7:55 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Hippies - generation to generations

Tom Cloud, owner of 'For Mother Earth' in Mtn. View, Ar. along with Rob Savoye. and Emma Yingling, discuss the changing and unchanging perspectives each generation has about 'Hippies". Rob is the self-appointed maintainer of the unofficial Rainbow Family website and has been envolved in the 'Gathering' infrastructure for many decades. Emma Yingling is on the steering committee and serves as secretary for the medical marijuana campaign in Arkansas. This discussion sheds new light on the strength and tenacity of the group we have come to call 'Hippies'.

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Memorial Day
4:34 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Don't Forget The Sacrifice Of The Fallen Soldiers And Their Families

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Hundreds of people crowded the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock to honor the servicemen and women who lost their lives.  KUAR’s Kezia Nanda was there.

Governor Mike Beebe challenged the public to show respect and love for people in the military. 

“When you see a serviceman or woman, in a uniform, in an airport, on the street, in a restaurant, only takes a minute, it takes less than a minute, to shake their hand and thank them for their service,” said Beebe.

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Local & Regional News
3:59 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Earthquakes Near Morrilton Get Further Analysis

After a series of earthquakes has shaken a region just northwest of Morrilton over this past week, geologists and researchers continue to assess the area. Scott Ausbrooks of the Arkansas Geological Survey says his agency and the Memphis-based Center for Earthquakes Research and Information have installed an additional seismic station to follow activity in the area.

Ausbrooks says that although the cause of the temblors is likely natural, his team is looking at a possible connection with nearby injection wells, used in hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

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Local & Regional News
1:54 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Riverfest Recap

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This year's Riverfest celebration did not break any attendance records, but preliminary estimates put attendance at a four year high. Over 250,000 people lined the riverfront over three days. Festival goers also got a look at a newly renovated Riverfront Amphitheater. Festival Chairwoman Jody Veit-Edrington says she doesn't believe the rain Sunday hurt turnout.

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Local & Regional News
5:00 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Arkansas Family Remembers Loved One Who Died in Combat

Jim Reeves walks behind a column of soldiers in North Little Rock
Jacob Kauffman

In observance of Memorial Day an organization called Carry the Load trekked over two thousand miles from West Point to Dallas over twenty seven days.

KUAR's Jacob Kauffman met up with Arkansas sponsor, and sister of a soldier killed in action, Emily Reeves along a twenty mile path winding through Central Arkansas.

Jacob Kauffman: The fifty or so people marching through Arkansas in honor of the nation's military, police, and fire departments weren't greeted with the friendliest of skies.

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Local & Regional News
4:27 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

Hundreds Turn Out To Mourn Arkansas Teen Found Dead

Hundreds of family and friends turned out at the Walnut Ridge basketball gym for funeral services for a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in the Black River nearly a month after she disappeared.

Services were held Saturday for Sydney Randall.

Sidney disappeared March 10 and police say her now-dead stepfather - John Cornell - is the primary suspect in her disappearance. Police say Cornell was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound the day after Sidney was reported missing.

A cause of the girl's death has not been released.  

Local & Regional News
9:00 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Governor Beebe's Weekly Radio Address Focuses On Veterans

Credit Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs

Governor Mike Beebe asks Arkansans this Memorial Day weekend, to remember those that have died in service to our country.

In his weekly radio address, the governor acknowledges the problems with veteran health care in this country.

He says the Arkansas Department of Veteran Affairs, led by Colonel Cissy Rucker, is working to improve the care and services offered to veterans.

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Local & Regional News
4:27 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

More Small Earthquakes Reported In Central Arkansas

The US Geological Survey has recorded several small earthquakes in the Morrilton area  about 50 miles west of Little Rock.  The USGS reports that nine earthquakes ranging in  magnitude from 1.5 to 2.4 between shortly before 10:30 p.m.  Friday and 1:45 p.m. Saturday in the area northeast of  Morrilton.   Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are  generally the smallest that are felt by humans and that  damage is not a common until an earthquake is above  magnitude 4.0.

Local & Regional News
3:33 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

New Workshop Exposes Children To Food Crafts

The Central Arkansas Library System's Children’s Library is hosting the Home Grown workshop Saturday to promote healthy living for children and families.

The Clinton School sponsored event aims to engage kids with cooks, farmers, and other experts, and expose them to new skills and information.  

One of the event planners, Britney Sink, says the workshop is important as some kids haven’t been exposed to cooking or gardening. 

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