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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Our show starts with the latest COVID-19 numbers in Arkansas, a continued effort to redraw congressional districts by the legislature, and Alison Jumper is returning to the city of Fayetteville to lead parks and more.

New research indicates women with mental health challenges have a 50% higher chance of having sever clinical conditions during labor or delivery. We talked about the research with Dr. Clare Brown, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She led the research in collaboration with colleagues from the Institute for Medicaid Innovation in Washington, D.C.

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The Northwest Arkansas Crisis Stabilization Unit, a prison alternative for people with mental health needs, will reopen under managament from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The Fayetteville clinic closed in June because of funding cuts, according to the site's previous staffing company Ozark Guidance. 

Arkansas voters offer their opinions about Governor Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas legislature and the idea to eliminate personal income tax. Roby Brock asks political observers Robert Coon and Jay Barth about the results of a new poll as part of this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.

On today's show, we check in with the president of the Northwest Arkansas NAACP. Plus, an excerpt from the latest episode of Undisciplined, and much more.

Our Wednesday show starts with still-decreasing daily virus numbers in Arkansas, a proposals to split both Sebastian and Pulaski for new congressional districts, and a first-ever flight from XNA to Fort Lauderdale.

The northwest Arkansas branch of the NAACP has been working hard during the pandemic. We check in with NWA NAACP president Coby Davis.

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Future School of Fort Smith, an open enrollment public charter high school located downtown in the historic Bell Grove district, is dedicating a new facility Friday at 1pm. The event, in partnership with the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce, will take place at 622 N. 7th Street. The public is invited to attend.

The leadership at the University of Arkansas for 150 years has looked similar: white and male. Charlie Alison, the executive editor at University relations at the U of A considers how this affects students and also considers the possible future of the university and the state.

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Courtney Lanning, a film critic with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, says a new slasher flick on Netflix today, There's Someone Inside Your House, trods familiar ground. But it does provide entertaining (if bloody) scares for the season.