Karen Tricot Steward

Content Development Director

As Content Development Director, Karen Tricot Steward helps with the creation of news and cultural programming and helps set standards and best practices. She manages digital content on our website and social media platforms. She also works with local program producers and people who pitch programming ideas to public radio. In addition, Karen coordinates the internship program, helping fulfill public radio’s goal of serving the community by being a place of learning.

She started at KUAR in 2001 as a news reporter. She has also served as local host and news anchor during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

For her news reporting, she has won several awards from the Arkansas Associated Press for stories on topics like the Little Rock mayoral race and Iraq war veterans in Arkansas. She also won a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting. Karen has worked at Stone Ward, an advertising agency in Little Rock, as well as for the University of Utah and the University of Iowa. Karen has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Phone: 501-569-8491

E-mail: karen@kuar.org

Ways to Connect

About The Online Auction

The purpose of this auction is to raise funds for listener-supported KUAR & KLRE Public Radio.

The auction runs from Sept. 19 - Sept. 30, 2015, so don't forget to place your bid. 

What Are We Bidding On?

Some hope seems to be on the horizon for those who struggle with hair and bone loss.

A patent has been granted to a consortium of research establishments, including the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, for a series of natural proteins and hormones that stimulate the rebuilding of bone and keep hair follicles in their growth stages.

Did Martin Luther King Jr. achieve his dream?

When the British Broadcasting Corp. set out to answer that question, it turned to Dr. John Kirk, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor and host of Arkansas Moments on KUAR public radio.

The Supreme Court’s ruling today that same-sex couples have the right to marry made many supporters of same-sex marriage rejoice or feel a sense of relief.

Many college campuses have groups for LGBT students and a recent study by the Pew Research Center found that 73% of Millennials were in favor of same-sex marriage.

Governor Asa Hutchinson released the statement below following the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage:

Hibernating bats showing signs of white nose syndrome.
Al Hicks/New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation

For the first time, scientists have treated and cured bats infected with White-Nose Syndrome. That's the devastating infection that is decimating bat colonies in the U.S. and Canada, including in Arkansas.

National Association for Education of Young Children

It's been more than 45 years since Arkansas changed minimum standards for child care facilities. That's left the state falling far behind the rest of the country and often criticized by national education groups.

Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Arkansas's U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, both Republicans, voted against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to serve as U.S. attorney.

"I believe it would be irresponsible to confirm a successor whose approach is virtually indistinguishable from her predecessor,” said Boozman.


NPR's Carrie Johnson reports:


Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is calling for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Pulaski County Special School Districts will all be closed on Friday. UALR will also be closed. 

Here is a more complete list of schools, government offices, and other organizations that will be closed on Friday, March 6, 2015.