Daniel Caruth

Morning Host/Producer

 

On today's show, we preview a public mental health discussion about grief that has been curated specifically for minority communities. Plus, we find out more about a plan from the state Department of Health to improve access to HIV prevention services and treatments. And, we hear from advocates from the Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter about the organization's expansion into Madison County.

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After the Trump Administration rolled out its HIV initiative "A Plan for America" last February, Arkansas was awarded nearly $200,000 to increase public engagement around the issue.

 

On today's show, we have more on the creative endeavors local Arkansans are undertaking to raise money to help Australian wildlife impacted by historic wildfires. Plus, we head to Rogers where a new program allows middle school students to design mobile apps to improve their communities. And, we hear music performed by songwriters from around the world who are here for the 2020 House of Songs Summit.

 

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Yesterday, Northwest Medical Center in Springdale held a ribbon cutting and open house for a new simulation lab. The new training center offers education and training procedures to Northwest Health staff and supports hands on workshops for emergency medical services, first responders and other medical professionals throughout Northwest Arkansas. 

On today's show, we find out more about a new workforce initiative that would open city positions in Fort Smith to under-employed residents. Plus, we hear about a new Cherokee language telecourse that is being offered by the Cherokee Nation and Rogers State University. And, we have a discussion with Arkansas Sen. John Boozman as the House gets ready to send its articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for trial.

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