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Leigh Wood

KUAF General Manager

Leigh Wood became General Manager of KUAF in August, 2019. Previously she was Membership Director of KUAF, Monthly Giving Manager at Heifer International in Little Rock and Development Specialist at KUT in Austin. She produces and hosts the weekly music program The KUAF Vinyl Hour.

  • In our final episode of the first season, Joi and Deneshia welcome back Dustin McGowan to discuss Black men supporting Black women, what are the obstacles in the way of this support and how we can move forward celebrating and supporting all women, but especially Black, Indigenous and women of color.
  • Eric, Leigh and our guest Craig discuss the applications of cryptocurrency, blockchain and NFTs in real estate. Selling, renting to own, drafting contracts and more - they could all be changed by the use of blockchain and NFTs.
  • Eric, Jasper and our guest Shane Bronson discuss digital wallets - what are they? What are they used for? How do you get one? We've got some answers for you, including a tutorial on setting up a digital wallet in the video podcast.
  • Eric, Jasper and guest Matt Gray, developer of an app that turns your videos and photos into NFTs, discuss more about non-fungible tokens, their storage and metadata.
  • Eric, Jasper and Leigh talk more about NFTs, non-fungible tokens, and how they might be used outside of art or music. You can watch this episode as a video podcast here as well.
  • KUAF has partnered with Fayetteville Public Television to create Blockchain: The Future of Money video podcast! Check out the audio of the third episode here and the first video in the series below. You can watch the full video below here as well.
  • For our fifth episode, Joi and Deneshia welcome Joi's husband, Dustin, to the podcast to discuss the origin and history of Juneteenth. A celebration of freedom, Juneteenth also has elements of sorrow, as it commemorates the freeing of enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery in the rest of the country. Plus, Joi and Deneshia honor the dozens of Black men and women who have perished at the hands of or in custody of police officers. Hosts: Joi McGowan and Deneshia Simpson, PLCsProducer: Leigh Wood
  • In our third episode, we welcome Camilla Lai, Global Studies Faculty member at the University of Arkansas Rome Center and Francesco Bedeschi, Director of the UA Rome Center to the podcast to discuss building global classrooms, creating service learning opportunities and cultivating the Changemaker experience in Rome.
  • In the third episode, Joi and Deneshia discuss Black joy: how vulnerability is key to experiencing it, but is also a barrier to allowing yourself to feel it; how belonging and acceptance are keys to experiencing joy for everyone; what research shows about joy and suicidal thoughts; and how Black joy is necessary today with so many images and instances of Black death and trauma prevalent in our culture. And finally, how Black joy is communal and liberating. Hosts: Joi McGowan and Deneshia Simpson, LPCsProducer: Leigh WoodTheme music composed by: Jasper Logan
  • On today's show, the impact of all this rain on Beaver Dam. Plus, a conversation with Fiddler on the Roof's Noa Luz Barenblat, other fun plans for the weekend, and much more.