• Reporter, Talk Business & Politics

    Kim Souza is a reporter for Talk Business & Politics.

  • Development Associate

    As Development Associate, Laurie Pierce helps obtain corporate support for UALR Public Radio. She works with foundations, corporations and businesses who are interested in underwriting public radio programming. 

    Laurie has a journalism...

  • News Director

    As News Director, Michael Hibblen oversees daily news coverage for KUAR. He handles assignments for the news staff, helps develop story ideas and edits copy. Michael is responsible for starting a news-sharing partnership between public radio...

  • Talk Business & Politics

    Michael Wilkey is a content contributor for KUAR 89.1. He works for Talk Business & Politics and is their Northeast Arkansas correspondent.

    He can be reached by email at

  • Interim General Manager / Program Director

    Nathan Vandiver is Program Director for UALR Public Radio, which includes KUAR 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5.

    He oversees the quality of our on-air sound and is responsible for developing and maintaining programming policy, supervising...

  • Content Contributor

    Roby Brock of covers business and political news happening in Arkansas.

  • Roby Brock is the Editor-in-Chief and Host of Talk Business & Politics.

    He can be reached by e-mail at:

  • Steve Brawner is a freelance journalist and contributor to Talk Business & Politics.

    He is also a syndicated columnist in 10 Arkansas newspapers.

    You can email...

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  • Development Director

    Vanessa holds a B.A. degree in Art from Hendrix College in Conway and a M.S. degree in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute in New York City. Before joining Arkansas Public Media, she was the Executive Director of Preserve Arkansas for 8...