Kyle Kellams

KUAF host, contributor, and creator of "Ozarks at Large"

Kyle Kellams has been the news director at KUAF for 25 years and has been producing Ozarks at Large (first as a weekly, then as a daily program) since March, 1990.

Kyle first started working in radio at KTLO in Mountain Home, Arkansas while still in high school and also spent a year as news director at KKIX in Fayetteville before working at KUAF.  During his time at KUAF has also served as the radio play-by-play voice for the University of Arkansas women's basketball team and on occasion the U of A baseball team.

Kyle lives in Fayetteville with his wife Laura and the two sweetest dogs on the planet.

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On today's show, a federal immigration program known as 287(g) that is enforced by the Washington County Sheriff's Office can mean deportation for some undocumented residents. We discuss the program's implications with the sheriff and a parent of a recently detained man. Plus, we visit an elm tree in Fayetteville that has received a special designation. And, we talk about the language of sleep with our Militant Grammarian.

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Immigration policies, like 287(g), can affect many people and their families. We speak with one parent who is waiting to see whether her son will be deported to Mexico or allowed to come back to Fayetteville.

Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, is back. This time she ponders how we talk about sleep. She considers everything from "sleep tight" to "forty winks."

On today's show, we have more on a new study that found the average cost of insulin more than doubled since 2014 in Arkansas where health officials say over a quarter of a million of adults are diagnosed with the disease. Plus, we have an interview with NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about his new book. And, we sort out the role and credentialing of service, therapy and emotional support animals.

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Steve Inskeep, a host of NPR's Morning Edition, explores the lives of Jessie and John Fremont in his new book, Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity and Helped Cause the Civil War. The Fremonts were influential in the westward expansion of the United States.