Daniel Caruth

Morning Host/Producer

On today's show, we have the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Arkansas from the governor's coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we discuss the updated COVID-19 forecasting models from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, which predict anywhere from 6,000 to 20,000 new coronavirus cases per day by the end of September. And, we visit with the Marshallese Education Initiative as the group gets ready to deliver critically needed food and supplies to Marshallese families under quarantine.

Courtesy / University of Arkansas

This week, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, released new rules stating that international students whose universities opt to go entirely online in the 2020 fall semester must return home or face deportation. U of A Director of International Students and Scholars Michael Freeman says because the university plans to have both in-person and online classes, the new rules should not impact students here. 

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing following the Fourth of July holiday. Plus, we discuss the national and state response to the COVID-19 pandemic with an economist from the University of Arkansas. And, we hear from the general manager of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals after Major League Baseball announced there would be no Minor League games during the 2020 season.

Courtesy / Springdale Chamber of Commerce

Last week, Major League Baseball announced there would be no Minor League games for the 2020 season. Justin Cole, general manager for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, explains how the decision will affect the Springdale team. 

On today's show, we have the latest from governor's coronavirus response briefing, which included a discussion of hospital capacities and the factor contributing to community spread. Plus, we find out what the cancellation of all study abroad programs at the University of Arkansas for fall could mean for future study abroad courses. And, we hear about the new works that local museums and theaters are still delivering to their audiences despite the pandemic.

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