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6:38 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

2013 Arkansas Legislative Session Was All Atweet

During the legislative session that wrapped up this week, Twitter was used more than ever before by lawmakers to share opinions and debate ideas. KUAR’s Nathan Vandiver has more with Roby Brock of Talk Business Arkansas.

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Local & Regional News
7:48 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Services Set For Arkansas Journalist Bob McCord

Robert McCord

Services are set for longtime journalist Robert "Bob" McCord, who was a driving force behind establishment of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. 

McCord died Sunday at age 84. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock. A reception at the church will follow the service.

McCord worked as an editor at both the Arkansas Democrat and the Arkansas Gazette and for a decade owned the North Little Rock Times. He also wrote a column for the Arkansas Times from 1992 until 2006. 

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Freedom of Information
5:44 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Arkansas Senate OKs FOI Exemption For Accident Reports

The Arkansas Senate has unanimously approved keeping the names of children involved in motor vehicle accidents from being released to the public.

The Senate voted 35-0 Tuesday to exempt the identities of minors listed in motor vehicle accident reports from being released under the state Freedom of Information Act. The proposal now heads to the House for a vote.

End Of Arkansas Newspaper War
6:10 am
Thu October 13, 2011

20th Anniversary Of The Death Of The Arkansas Gazette To Be Marked

Gazette political columnist George Fisher drew this on the day the purchase of the paper was announced.
Credit Arkansas Gazette

It was the oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi River and an institution in Arkansas. This weekend former employees of the Arkansas Gazette will gather to mark the 20 year anniversary of the newspaper’s death.

The last issue of the Arkansas Gazette hit the streets on October 18, 1991, capping a fierce battle between it and the Arkansas Democrat.

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Glover Wins Gracie
10:09 am
Tue February 22, 2011

KUAR's Malcolm Glover Wins Gracie Award

Malcolm Glover
Credit Kara Conlon

Malcolm Glover, a reporter and KUAR's local host during Morning Edition, has won a Gracie Award for his reporting on female veterans.

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Local & Regional News
4:21 pm
Tue January 18, 2011

Legendary Radio Program May Be Coming To An End

Clyde Clifford, whose real name is Dale Seidenschwarz, in the studio of KKPT-FM 94.1 The Point during his program Sunday.
Credit Michael Hibblen

The radio program Beaker Street, which debuted 45 years ago playing progressive rock on Little Rock powerhouse KAAY and had regular listeners around the country, could be coming to an end.  It's being canceled by its current broadcast home, KKPT, The Point 94.1.

Things haven't changed much over the decades.  Listeners of Beaker Street still hear records fade out, strange background sounds come up and then the mellow voice of Clyde Clifford.

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