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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Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics, discusses recent unemployment numbers in Arkansas's largest cities as the pandemic continues.

Becca Martin-Brown, the features editor for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, says there will be a few fireworks this summer. But, like so many other things, the 2020 fireworks shows will be different and subject to public health rules.

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we hear about a new University of Arkansas study that found women are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. And, Talking Tunes is back as live music makes a slow return in the region.

On the eve of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the state had hit a new one-day high with 878 new COVID-19 cases. Seven counties recorded 20 or more new cases. Washington and Benton Counties both recorded high new case numbers compared to the previous 24-hour testing period. There were 117 new cases in Washington County, 75 in Benton County, 55 in Sebastian County and 23 in Crawford County. Across the state, there are now more than 6,000 active coronavirus infections.

The newly reconstituted Fayetteville City Board of Health held its first meeting online Wednesday, establishing rules and procedures, choosing a chair, and setting an agenda explicitly to find ways to control the COVID-19 epidemic occurring within city limits.