Karen Tricot Steward

Content Development Director

As Content Development Director, Karen Tricot Steward helps with the creation of news and cultural programming. 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.

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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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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News About Public Radio
1:51 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Get Your Public Radio Ball Cap!

KUAR's Nathan Vandiver, local host and anchor during All Things Considered, sports his public radio ball cap!

Donate to the Equipment Fund between now and midnight.

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we are having a special one day on-air fund drive this Saturday to raise funds for much-needed equipment, like new audio control boards.

(The ones we have are so outdated it's hard to find and order new parts when something fails.)

Please consider making your pledge today, so we can get an early start on reaching our goal!

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10:01 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Economic Development Project Moves Forward

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Arkansas Business has a report on the latest on Big River Steel Mill project.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission expects to submit its $125 million incentive package for the Big River Steel mill project to the Arkansas Legislature on Thursday, an AEDC spokesman said on Monday.
News About Public Radio
1:34 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

You're Invited to Our Open House Feb. 23!

It's our 40th Anniversary Celebration! And you are invited!!

This year is our 40th Anniversary of broadcasting in central Arkansas, and we will have several special events throughout the year to celebrate!

Feb. 23: An Open House & Fundraiser 

As a kick-off for our year-long celebration we will have a one-day fund drive on Saturday, February 23.

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News About Public Radio
12:02 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Free Advance Screening of ‘The Powerbroker’ in North Little Rock Feb. 5

UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights” as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE FILM

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School Shootings
1:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Arkansans Reflect on 1974 School Shooting

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Credit flickr.com

This week marks the one-month anniversary of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

As we remember that incident, KUAR's Karen Tricot Steward looks back to a school shooting that happened in central Arkansas in 1974 and talks to three people who remember that day.

Two of them, Bob Williams and Wendy Efird, were students at Booker Junior High in Little Rock where the shooting occured and the third, Judy Drummond Covert, was a student at nearby Mann Junior High. 

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