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.

Ways to Connect

At the top of our show today, the latest virus numbers in Arkansas, a proposal to spend millions upgrading head Start in the Cherokee Nation, and artists named for the Walton Arts Center's next visual arts exhibition.

Courtesy / Jim Petty

A $10 million dollar development to house low-income veterans called Patriots Park will break ground later this year on the corner of North Street and College Avenue. Jim Petty, CEO of Strategic Realty in Van Buren who develops affordable housing in the two-state region, provides a progress report. 

A new report, commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation, lists possible solutions to the lack of affordable housing in northwest Arkansas.

No symbol conveys the University of Arkansas more than Old Main. Charlie Alison, the executive editor for University Relations places a focus on Old Main for his latest salute to UA history.

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Last week we didn't have quite enough time to share all of our roundup about mountain biking in Arkansas, so we finish up today.

On today's show, the people who keep a watch on the stash of medical marijuana, many of whom are vets. Plus, a textbook used to teach math for 2,000 years, a conversation with the Arkansas Secretary of State, and much more.

At the top of our show today, virus deaths in Arkansas continue, Arkansas Children's and UAMS continue to study childhood obesity, and the 2021 Chile Pepper festival races now span two days.

Recapping a Busy Week

Sep 14, 2021
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John Brummett, a political columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, disucss former President Bush's speech about 9/11 he gave Saturday and the current president's vaccination strategy.

The Legacy of Euclid

Sep 14, 2021

Not much is known about Euclid, the person. But the collection of geomterical rules he compiled was a standard for learning about math for millenia. A course next spring for students in the University of Arkansas Honors College explores the legacy of that collection. Wednesday at 5:15 pm the course's instructors, Edmund Harriss and Joshua Youngblood, will deliver a free, virtual preview lecture of the course.

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.