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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Courtesy / City of Fayetteville

The City of Fayetteville is suspending curbside recycling during the pandemic, but residents can still recycle at drop-off locations. Heather Ellzy, an environmental educator with the city, says there is also a chance to participate in a city-wide spring cleaning with free gloves and bags provided by the city.

Courtesy / Fox Trail Distillery

Fox Trail Distillery in Rogers normally produces grain to bottle bourbon, but now the company is also producing sanitizer that they're making available to the public free of charge. For update on sanitizer dispensing hours and availability, click here.

On today's show, we provide the latest update on the coronavirus outbreak in Arkansas from Governor Asa Hutchinson. Plus, we speak with officials from the Arkansas Attorney General's Office about scams involving coronavirus testing. And, we speak with homelessness advocates about how they're adjusting to providing services to the unsheltered population in the region during the outbreak.

In his daily briefing Tuesday, Governor Asa Hutchinson reported the state has experienced its first two coronavirus-related deaths. One patient is in their 50s, the other is over 80 years old. The number of positive cases of COVID-19 stands at 218. The governor also announced the state has received 24 pallets of personal protective gear from the national strategic stockpile, which includes about 28,000 masks. Another one million units of PPE should arrive this weekend from the order the state made with the UAMS procurement team.

As the number of coronavirus cases in the state continues to rise, those involved with political petitions are finding it difficult to gather signatures. We hear from Melissa Fults, the executive director of Arkansans for Cannabis Reform, which is behind the Arkansas Adult Use Cannabis Amendment, about the challenges.