Daniel Caruth

Morning Host/Producer
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Last week, the Supreme Court ruled to extend rights to protect lesbian, gay and transgender employees under The Civil Rights Act of 1964. Fayetteville City Attorney Kit Williams and trans activist Jewel Hayes with NWA Equality explain how the historic decision impacts LGBTQ people in Northwest Arkansas.  

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing, which took place in Hot Springs. Plus, we hear from small local farmers who have seen a spike in community supported agriculture during the pandemic. And, we speak with the organizer of a Juneteenth community cookout that will be taking place in Bentonville this Friday.

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has hit the agriculture supply chain hard and devastated farms across the nation. However, some smaller, local farms are seeing a spike in community supported agriculture - where consumers subscribe to a weekly box of fresh fruits, vegetables and more directly from producers.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on workplace protections for LGBTQ individuals, Fayetteville's city attorney weighs in on what it could mean for the city's own LGBTQ ordinance. Last year, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled the ordinance was unenforceable after state legislators passed a law that doesn't allow cities to extend protections not already afforded by state law, which doesn't include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we speak with a Springdale woman who wanted to better understand the COVID-19 data coming from the Arkansas Department of Health, so she started sharing her analysis via Twitter. And, we head to Fayetteville where thousands of people came out to peacefully protest the deaths of black men involving white police officers.