Daniel Caruth

Morning Host/Producer

On today's show, the fourth day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we find out about a new certificate program from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture that aims to train a new generation of farmers. Plus, we speak with a ranger for the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's Forestry Division about what it was like to assist on the largest wildfire in California history. And, we hear from former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who discusses her new book with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics.

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A new certificate program from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is offering training for aspiring farmers in an effort to reinvigorate the state's small farms and develop local foodways. 

On today's show, we find out about Community Clinic's newest school-based health center in Pea Ridge. Plus, we head to Bentonville where a coffee roaster is opening a cafe in the woods. And, we hear about a new program that provides free legal assistance to families affected by the opioid epidemic.

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Bentonville-based Airship Coffee is opening a new open-air cafe at the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve. The outside location, which has been in development since 2018, will offer a full espresso menu, beer, wine and limited food items. There is no opening date set, but the company plans to announce a soft opening soon.

On today's show, we hear from an Arkansan abroad about the complexities he's run into while trying to absentee vote from another country. Plus, we speak with filmmaker Larry Foley about his new documentary about the wild history that shaped Fort Smith. And, we discuss a new personal essay collection that focuses on gun violence, race, gender and the environment with author Toni Jensen.

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In her new personal essay colleciton, Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land, author Toni Jensen explores the intersection of gun violence, race, gender and the environment. The University of Arkansas creative writing professor explains how being Metis, experiencing gun violence first-hand and the pandemic all shaped the stories in her latest book. 

On today’s show, the Arkansas Department of Health is reinstating expiration dates for medical marijuana registry cards. Plus, the University of Arkansas is posting campus COVID-19 active case data on a new online dashboard, how COVID-19 is changing how we pick up litter, and much more.

The Great Arkansas Cleanup starts this month and runs through Oct. 31. Robyn Taylor, volunteer program manager with Keep Arkansas Beautiful, says the group is looking to recruit 10,000 volunteers to help collect an increase in disposable PPE litter. 

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing as schools across the state wrap up their first week of in-person and virtual learning. Plus, we catch up with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics about this week's news out the River Valley. And, we meet the new executive director of the Arkansas ACLU.

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The Northwest Arkansas Caffeine Crawl takes place this Saturday with 11 participating shops in Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville. The crawl, which has three different routes starting at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. has added restricions this year because of COVID-19.