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

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Maggie Carroll

At a protest at the state capitol Saturday, many Arkansans spoke out against what they call the passing of extreme reproductive laws in Arkansas.

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

The New York Times features Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, who designed the law banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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.

Arkansas' Buffalo National River came in at Number 2.

Arkansas Capitol
Ron Breeding / KUAR News

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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