Daniel Caruth

Morning Host/Producer
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Philadeplhia-based comedian Krish Mohan says his new stand-up show "Politely Angry" is meant to point out the ridiculous in divisive issues like race, religion and politics. He explains his socially consious brand of comedy ahead of his shows with Comedians NWA - Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Nomads in Fayetteville and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Black Apple Crossing in Springdale - later this week. 

On today's show, we preview a contemporay play about immigration, inspired by the Old Testament. Plus, we provide a progress report on efforts by the Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission to become financially self-sustaining. And, we tell you about a new festival that will be held during opening weekend at The Momentary, a satellite contemporary arts space for Crystal Bridges of Museum of American Art.

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As 2020 voters go to the polls in New Hampshire's presidential primary, we listen back to a pair of stories from our show in 1992 featuring that year's Granite State primary. Matt Ferrell attended a watch part with Bill Clinton supporters and Brenda Blagg, then a reporter and columnist with The Morning News, talks about covering the Clinton campaign from New Hampshire.

 

On today's show, we head to Rogers where a new art exhibit, inspired by the 1619 Project, explores the African-American experience. Plus, we tell you why libraries in eastern Oklahoma are doing away with late fees. And, we speak with an Ozarks-born journalist who is being honored for reporting on outsider communities.

For more than a century, libraries have collected fines on overdue items. A 2017 study from the Library Journal found that 92 percent of libraries in the U.S. enforced late fees, but that money only accounted for one percent or less of their overall budgets. As of last month, the Eastern Oklahoma Library System voted to eliminate their fines for all library items to make libraries more accessible and inclusive for all Oklahomans.

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