Karen Tricot Steward

Content Development Director

As Content Development Director, Karen Tricot Steward oversees the creation of news and cultural programming and helps set standards and best practices. She manages content on our website and social media. Karen also coordinates the internship program and collaborates with journalism professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to teach students, 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 for Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

For her news reporting, she has received 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 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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KUAR's Jacob Kauffman reviews some of the week's top stories.

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The KUAR News team took a look back at the week's top news in the latest installment of the Week In Review Podcast.

Federal law says if you've purchased tax-free online, you need to pay a tax to the state. But, no one's really doing that. The problem: Arkansas relies heavily on sales tax to support essential government services.

When it comes to federal legislation requiring online merchants to collect sales tax, Republican U.S. Representative Steve Womack of Arkansas has long been one the more prominent GOP backers of such a measure.

KUAR's Karen Tricot Steward spoke with Representative Womack on the issue.

KUAR's Chris Hickey reviews some of the week's top news stories in Arkansas.

The president of the University of Arkansas System, Donald Bobbitt, says he is working with schools to gather information on the effect of President Trump's order on immigration.

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's new, abbreviated name and logo.
UA Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is changing its abbreviated name from UALR to UA Little Rock and adopting new corresponding logos.

In an e-mail to employees today, Chancellor Andrew Rogerson gave several reasons for his desire to rebrand:

What you may not know about Jacob Kauffman is how he prepares for the video component of KUAR Public Radio's new weekly news roundup e-mail. And how we make him do it in one take so he can return to his many other duties. And how other news staff are looking at him while he does it.

Michael Poore Little Rock Superintendent
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Little Rock School Superintendent Mike Poore today announced the district’s latest plans for budget cuts in order to contend with a $37 million loss in state desegregation aid. The plan calls for the closure of Franklin and Wilson elementary schools, as well as the Woodruff Early Childhood Center.

Students attending the Hamilton Learning Academy would move to the Wilson campus. Poore announced that Carver Elementary, which had previously been considered for closure, will remain open.

KUAR's Jacob Kauffman discusses the start of the legislative session.

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