Sarah Whites-Koditschek

Reporter / Anchor

Sarah Whites-Koditschek is a reporter and anchor for KUAR 89.1.

She was a production assistant and reporter for WHYY in Philadelphia. She also interned at NPR’s Morning Edition in Los Angeles.

Sarah is a graduate of Smith College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies. She was a student at the Stabile Center For Investigative Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

Local & Regional News
6:38 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Little Rock Police Department Encrypts Radio

The Little Rock Police Department has begun encrypting its radio frequencies to limit criminals’ access to information about the activity of officers. The encryption process is expected to be completed by Friday.

“There are those in society who use police frequencies to monitor police presence in an area and use that information to victimize citizens of the city,” the department said in a press release on Monday.

“In some instances they monitor calls to see if a call is being dispatched to the location where they are committing a crime,” it said.

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Local & Regional News
9:50 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Human Rights Campaign Releases First Large-Scale Survey of LGBT Arkansans

The Human Rights Campaign is releasing the results of a survey about the challenges and needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered residents. Last year, the organization gathered information from roughly 1,000 LGBT Arkansans across the state.

The Human Rights Campaign wanted some basic information about the lives of LGBT Arkansans: How are they involved in their communities? What type of challenges or discrimination do they feel they face in public settings or with their families?

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Local & Regional News
4:03 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Protesters Dispute Possible Immigration Reform Outside Mexican Consulate

Eddie Hard protests outside the Mexican Consulate for more restrictive immigration laws.
Credit Sarah Whites-Koditschek / KUAR News

About 15 protesters met in the parking lot outside the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock on Friday to rally for stricter immigration laws in Arkansas and protest the increase of migrant children from Central America crossing the United States border with Mexico.

Kenny Wallis of Keep Arkansas Legal said he hopes the state will pass a self-deportation law like the one in Alabama, which would allow law enforcement officers to stop individuals they believe are undocumented.

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Local & Regional News
3:15 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

New Little Rock Police Chief Aims To Restore Trust In Law Enforcement

Police Chief Kenton Buckner
Credit Kentucky State Police

Little Rock's new Police Chief Kenton Buckner is in his third week on the job after moving from Louisville, Kentucky, where he was assistant police chief.

KUAR reached out to members of the community who have concerns about the Little Rock Police Department and then sat down with Chief Buckner to get his thoughts.

A full transcript of the interview follows:

How do you account for the recent increase in violent crime here?

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Fourth of July
6:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra To Play For Independence Day

Phillip Mann ASO Music Director
Credit ArkansasSymphony.org / Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will begin its free performance tonight at 8:30 PM as part of Little Rock’s annual Fourth of July celebration. Music Director Phillip Mann says the orchestra will play music of regional significance, as well as some Fourth of July classics.

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Local & Regional News
6:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Group Commemorates Anniversary Of 1964 Civil Rights Act

Terrence Roberts after accepting an award Wednesday evening from the Arkansas Psychological Association.
Credit Sarah Whites-Koditschek / KUAR News

The Arkansas Psychological Association held a ceremony Wednesday evening to commemorate the passage of the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago, in 1964.

At the ceremony, held at Little Rock's Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, speakers discussed the link between ongoing work-place discrimination and workers' psychological health.

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