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, we find out more about the 2020 Pan-American Cyclocross Championships, which are coming to Fayetteville in November. Plus, we have a report from Harrison where the City Council is considering regulations for the use of medical marijuana within city limits. And, we have an update on the mumps outbreak on the University of Arkansas campus.

Courtesy / CDC

In December, President Trump signed the bipartisan Kay Hagan Tick Act into law, named after U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina who died last autumn due to complications from a tick-borne illness. The measure will facilitate development of a national strategy to combat tick diseases and fund medical research as well as educational outreach. Jennifer Platt, DrPH, co-founder of Tick-Borne Conditions United, weighs in. 

 

On today's show, we have a discussion about how our relationship with alcohol changes as we get older. Plus, we head to Little Rock as Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg makes a stop in the Natural State. And, we go to Terra Studios, which has officially turned off its glassblowing furnaces and suspended production of its iconic Bluebird of Happiness.

We continue our series about aging and health with a conversation about how our relationship with alcohol changes as we age. Brandi Scheider, Director of Aging Services and Administration with the Schmieding Center at UAMS, says there are several things to consider when drinking as we get older.

Courtesy / Heartwood Gallery

Becca Martin-Brown, the features editor for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, gives us a preview of the final event connected to the artists' coop called Heartwood Gallery.

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