Nathan Vandiver

Program Director

Nathan Vandiver is Program Director for UALR Public Radio, which includes KUAR 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5.

He oversees the quality of our on-air sound and is responsible for developing and maintaining programming policy, supervising programming staff, and selecting programs for UALR Public Radio.

Phone: 501-683-7389



Death Penalty
10:22 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Ark. Senate Committee Advances New Lethal Injection Law

Ark. AG Dustin McDaniel told a committee Wednesday that there is enough instruction in a new bill regarding administration of the death penalty to solve problems the state Supreme Court found in the previous law.
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

A Senate committee is advancing a law that would provide new instructions for how the state administers the death penalty.

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10:18 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Bill To Let Districts Count Home Schooled Dies In House Committee


Small school districts teetering on the edge of 350 students won’t be able to count home schoolers as a way to avoid school district consolidation.

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Winter Storm
12:00 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Hundreds Of Thousands Still Without Power After Christmas Snow

About 130,000 Entergy Arkansas customers still are without power in Central Arkansas with the majority of those in the Little Rock area.

Including Entergy and other power networks in the state, a total of about 200,000 electricity customers still don't have power in the state.

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Supreme Court
12:00 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Justice Stevens: Supreme Court Likely Regrets Citizens United

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told a Little Rock crowd Wednesday he thinks the US Supreme Court is showing regret over its recent and controversial Citizen’s United decision.

Justice Stevens quoted President Barack Obama’s January 2010 State of the Union address to illustrate his continuing opposition to the high court’s ruling on the controversial Citizens United case.

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Alternative Transportation
1:30 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Electric Cars Moving Slowly To Arkansas

Don Bearden next to his DIY electric vehicle as it charges at the Clinton Presidential Center's charging station.
Nathan Vandiver KUAR

Electric cars are entering the automotive market in Arkansas ever so slowly.

Fully electric cars have been on showroom floors for the last six months in the state. A few early adopters have been taking notice but finding an electric car on the road in central Arkansas can be an elusive task.

Don Bearden drives an electric vehicle, but he went the do-it-yourself route and built his own from a small truck and a forklift. Though, his car is more of a grocery-getter than a commuter.

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Human Trafficking
12:37 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder Highlights Efforts To Fight Human Trafficking

  Attorney General Eric Holder told a Little Rock crowd Tuesday night, he will designate an employee to oversee the Justice Department’s prosecution efforts for human trafficking crimes.

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Arkansas Politics
12:00 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Ark. Legislature Adjourns, House Chooses First Black Speaker

Rep. Darrin Williams (D-Little Rock) speaks to reporters after being voted House Speaker Designate.
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

Members of the Arkansas House of Representatives, by a 54-46 vote Friday, chose Rep. Darrin Williams (D-Little Rock) to be the next Speaker of the House.


"It is such an honor ... I am thrilled beyond measure and I am humbled," Williams said of the vote.

The vote was historic because Willams is the first black speaker of the Arkansas house of representatives.

Williams told reporters he acknowleges the historical significance and he's happy his kids can see it, but historical significance is not why he ran.

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State Fairgrounds
11:54 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Little Rock Mayor Pitches To Keep State Fair

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola presented four proposals for improving the state fairgrounds to the Arkansas Livestock Show Association Thursday.
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola met with members of the Arkansas Livestock Show Association Thursday to personally present four plans to expand the State Fairgrounds should it remain in its Little Rock location.


Stodola says the city wants the fair to stay. Little Rock recently passed a sales tax which included $3 million specifically for the fair.

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