Daniel Caruth

Morning Host/Producer

On today's show, we speak with Michael Tilley of Talk Business & Politics about the impact the coronavirus is having in the River Valley. Plus, we find out about a program that allows restaurants to donate their excess food, especially as many of them close or scale back operations during the pandemic. And, we hear from a local woman who was recently tested for COVID-19 about what it's like to go through the procedure at one of the testing sites in the region.

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On Thursday, Governor Asa Hutchinson directed all restaurants and bars to cease dine-in seating and restrict operations to carry-out and delivery services to help reduce community spread of COVID-19. Many local restaurants are trying to find ways to cope with the new measures while staying afloat. 

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In February, Onyx Coffee Lab Co-Owner Andrea Allen and Manager Elika Liftee placed first in the Barista Competition and Brewer's Cup, respectively, at the U.S. Coffee Championships. The two will travel to Melbourne, Australia to compete at the World Coffee Championships this May. 

On today’s show, we tell you about a new study that looks at the factors that contribute to child hunger in rural areas. Plus, we take a walk through an exhibition of wedding dresses from around the world on display in the Anne Kittrell Art Gallery on the University of Arkansas campus. And, we have details about a big comic convention coming to Fayetteville this weekend.

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Last week, the University of Arkansas announced the establishment of The Arkansas Humanities Center. History Professor and Director Trish Starks says the center will enhance interdisciplinary research and develop more community programming.