Karen Tricot Steward

News and Content Manager

As News and Content Manager, Karen Tricot Steward supervises and creates news and cultural programming. She manages content on UALR Public Radio’s website and social media platforms, produces news features, and works with local program producers to ensure their programs meet standards. She also works with 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.

For her news reporting, Karen 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.

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Protest at Arkansas Capitol
7:18 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

More than 1,400 Expected at Women's Rights Protest at Arkansas Capitol

An image taken from the group's Facebook page.

Organizers say more than 1,400 people are expected to attend a protest at the Arkansas Capitol on Saturday, March 23, at 3 p.m.

Here is a press release on the event:

PROTEST AT THE ARKANSAS CAPITOL

For information contact:

Jaime Goswick {Jaime.Goswick@gmail.com} 479-414-1413

Donna Shade {shadedonna@gmail.com} 870-208-6542

PROTEST SPEAKERS MANIFEST VARIED PERSPECTIVES, SHARED RESOLVE

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1:21 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Arkansas’s Abortion Ban and One Man’s Strong Will

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The New York Times features Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, who designed the law banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Fetal heartbeat laws are already under consideration by legislatures in Ohio, Kansas and North Dakota, and have a good chance of passage in the coming year, their proponents believe, even though legal experts say they have little chance of surviving in federal courts. Similar proposals are less far along in Kentucky, Mississippi and Wyoming.
11:48 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Hole goes clear through Cantrell Road viaduct

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Motorists driving west on the Cantrell Road viaduct near Little Rock's Riverdale neighborhood may have felt quite a jolt Friday after a sizable hole developed in one lane of the elevated roadway.
An iPhone is pictured on the ground next to a hole in the Cantrell Road viaduct to offer perspective on its size. Motorists driving west on the Cantrell Road viaduct near Little Rock's Riverdale neighborhood may have felt quite a jolt Friday after a sizable hole developed in one lane of the elevated roadway.
8:46 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Arkansas' Buffalo: Among Nat Geo's Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

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Arkansas' Buffalo National River came in at Number 2.
From the National Geographic book The 10 Best of Everything-National Parks Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, scores of lesser known sites that well reward a visit-and that are far less crowded than big-name parks.
Local & Regional News
1:06 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Roby Brock Talks Unusual Bills Being Considered by Arkansas Legislature

Arkansas Capitol Building

Roby Brock with Talk Business tells Good Day Arkansas' Deedra Wilson about some of the more unusual bills being considered during the 2013 session of the Arkansas Legislature.

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11:50 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Idaho Abortion Ban Tossed as Arkansas Law Faces Fight

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An Idaho ban on abortions after 20 weeks was overturned the same day Arkansas lawmakers passed a more restrictive law that opponents vowed to fight, intensifying a renewed debate over reproductive rights that has involved at least 10 states in recent years.
An Idaho ban on abortions after 20 weeks was overturned the same day Arkansas lawmakers passed a more restrictive law that opponents vowed to fight, intensifying a renewed debate over reproductive rights that has involved at least 10 states in recent years. U.S.
5:04 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Gov. Beebe Vetoes Another Abortion Bill

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Gov. Mike Beebe today vetoed legislation that would prohibit most abortions after 12 weeks. The governor, in his veto letter, said Senate Bill 134 by Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, “would blatantly violate the United State Constitution” if it became law.
Governor Mike Beebe vetoed Senate Bill 134 Monday afternoon, his office said. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) would limit abortions in some instances to as soon as 12 weeks. Known as the "fetal heartbeat" bill, to describe that an abortion could not be undertaken if a heartbeat were detected, did provide for some exceptions, such as rape, incest and the mother's health.
News About Public Radio
1:56 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Thanks For Supporting the Equipment Fund!

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to the 40th Anniversary Equipment Fund!

We have raised more than $18,000 so far! If you have not made a donation, please consider doing so by using our online donation form and checking off that you would like your donation to go to the 40th Anniversary Equipment Fund.

Or, you can make a donation by calling 501-569-8485 or 1-800-952-2528.

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1:45 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Poll: Asa Hutchinson Is The Front-Runner For Governor In 2014

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A new poll shows that in the 2014 Governor’s race, Republican Asa Hutchinson has an early lead over two potential Democratic rivals, Mike Ross and Bill Halter.
In the 2014 Governor's race, Republican Asa Hutchinson has an early lead over two potential Democratic rivals, Mike Ross and Bill Halter. The latest Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll of 675 Arkansas voters gauges public opinion in head-to-head match-ups between Hutchinson and Halter and Hutchinson and Ross.
Animal Lovin'
7:25 pm
Sat February 23, 2013

Pets And Their Parents Support Public Radio!

Neo, beloved pet of public radio’s Karen Tricot Steward, is hard at work updating our website, despite claims that it’s gone to the dogs! (Just kidding, we hope no one really thinks that!)

According to the American Veterinary Association, Arkansas ranks number one in the nation for dog ownership, with 47.9% of households owning a dog.

So it’s no surprise that when we issued a pet challenge during our recent one-day Saturday fund drive, listeners responded!

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