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, it’s Welcoming Week in Northwest Arkansas and we find out just what that means and how Engage NWA and partners are working to make inclusion an everyday part of the region. Plus, what the Texas law limiting abortions means for Arkansas, and much more.

At the top of our show: weekend reporting for Arkansas and COVID-19, Arkansas reaction to President Biden's vaccine policies and a new ranking for Arkansas football.

Courtesy / NWA Council

Welcoming Week NWA is an effort dedicated to making the region more inclusive. We talked with Margot Lemaster, the executive director of Engage NWA, and Monica Kumar, a welcoming and inclusion strategist, about the event.

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The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs is hosting its final summer “Words in the Garden” literary reading series with an open mic event this Wednesday evening at 4:30 inside the shady Carnegie Library Garden located at 188 Spring Street. Writers, poets and songwriters are welcome to present. To learn more visit writerscolony.org/events.

Courtesy / Baltimore Orioles

Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History shares archives relating to Arkansas native Brooks Robinson, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

On today's show, how the Fayetteville Public Library is offering help for becoming a United States Citizen, and landing an airplane. Plus, Talk Business & Politics' Michael Tilley joins us to discuss some of the week’s developments, and much more.

At the top of our show: A lawsuit challenging a mask mandate in the Bentonville School District is being dismissed, a new candidate for lieutenant governor, and Emmy Award nominations for a University of Arkansas professor and filmmaker.

Courtesy / Talk Business & Politics

The latest effort for some relief from a federal mandate to improve Fort Smith's water and sewer system is stalled. Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics explains.

The Central States Hammer-In & Knife Show is part of tomorrow's Tired Iron of the Ozarks day in Gentray at 13344 Taylor Orchard Road.

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The now officially open J.B and Johnelle Hunt Family Center for Innovation allows patrons to edit a moive, record music, use a 3-D printer, create a podcast, drive a fork lift, land a plane in Des Moines...and more.

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