Daniel Breen

Daniel Breen is a third-year undergraduate journalism student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

His interest in writing began at a young age, and later served as a reporter and editor for Little Rock Central High School’s Tiger Newspaper. He has served as a production intern for both radio and TV stations, and has had much experience in the editing and creation of media.

Research interests include multimedia, investigative, and citizen journalism as well as current events, politics, and justice. Daniel hopes to work in the field of public broadcasting upon graduation.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing guitar, reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and exploring the wilderness of Arkansas.

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A former U.S. Senate candidate's silence on why he dropped out is making a Democratic presence in the Arkansas race unlikely. Democrat Josh Mahony announced via Twitter on Nov. 12 he was withdrawing from the race against Republican incumbent Sen. Tom Cotton.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., could likely run for a second term without having to face a Democratic challenger, but officials with the state Democratic Party disagree, which could lead to a legal challenge.

Teachers in Little Rock are planning to hold a one-day strike Thursday, as the debate about local versus state control of the school district rages on. It will be the first teachers strike in more than 30 years. Daniel Breen from our partner station KUAR explains the events that led up to this moment.

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Telehealth technologies have the potential to improve oral health in Arkansas. Teledentistry, which involves remote examination, diagnosis and treatment, is now widely used by orthodontists across the state, but it is not yet used by most Arkansas dentists. This report is part of a year-long statewide series on oral health produced by Arkansas Public Media and supported by Delta Dental of Arkansas.

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A 30-member group created by Gov. Asa Hutchinson that is tasked with ensuring a complete and accurate census count held its first meeting this week. The Arkansas Complete Count Committee, made up of state and local officials, heard presentations from people involved in ongoing census counting efforts.