Leigh Wood

KUAF General Manager

With 10 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, Leigh has raised money for organizations ranging from small artists' collectives like Art Amiss to the international hunger relief group Heifer International. She worked as KUAF's Membership Director from 2006 to 2008. She then moved to Austin, Texas, where she worked for KUT 90.5, Austin's public radio station, working in the Membership Department and coordinating the station's special events. From there, she moved to Little Rock, where she ran an artists' collective and eventually ended up at Heifer International, overseeing the organization's monthly giving program. She was thrilled, however, to return to Fayetteville in 2013 and to her position at KUAF. With the retirement of longtime manager Rick Stockdell, Leigh was promoted to the position of KUAF General Manager in 2019.

Leigh grew up in Fayetteville, went to Fayetteville High School and earned both a bachelor's and Master's degree in English literature from the University of Arkansas. She believes Northwest Arkansas is truly a magical place to live and work. When she's not raising funds from individual listeners and families, she's recruiting and training volunteers, coordinating special events, writing grant proposals and acting as the contact person for all of KUAF's 3,500 members.

Her favorite pastimes are reading, cooking and playing with her son and daughter. She also co-founded the Fayetteville-based storytelling group, That's What She Said, and she also hosts and produces the weekly show, The KUAF Vinyl Hour.

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On today’s show, the final episode of the podcast "The Movement That Never Was: A People’s Guide to Anti-Racism in the South and Arkansas."  Plus, voters are being asked to approve the extension of a 1 percent sales tax during a special election in Lowell ...

 

 

  Today we feature the final installment of the podcast produced by KUAF, "The Movement That Never Was: A People’s History of Anti-Racism in the South and Arkansas."

On today's Ozarks at Large, we revisit recent segments with some of our friends. Randy Dixon from the Pryor Center of Arkansas Oral and Visual History helps us explore Jimmy Driftwood's legacy, our Militant Grammarian helps us explore autological words, Charlie Allison explores the history of the Razorback mascot for the U of A, and Lia Uribe explores the music of Bach.

On today's show, we find out why home prices across Northwest Arkansas skyrocketed in the last half of 2020 and what that means for homebuyers. Plus, we hear from a transgender advocate after an Arkansas legislator files a bill that would bar public school employees from acknowledging trans students' identities. And, we continue our collaboration with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences with a conversation about ways to prevent colon cancer as we age.

 

In today's Sound Perimeter with University of Arkansas Professor of Music Lia Uribe, we explore how Frederic Chopin turned etudes from a piece of practice music to stand alone pieces performed in concert halls. We hear Chopin's Etude Op. 10, No. 12 in C minor Revolutionary performed by Evgeny Kissin, Sonido Bestial by Bobby Cruz and Richie Ray, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Horn Concerto, K. 447, 3rd movement performed by Sarah Willis and the Havana Lyceum Orchestra. This segment originally aired on Sept. 17, 2020.

Sound Perimeter: Some of These Days

Mar 18, 2021

On this week's Sound Perimeter, we take a listen to some of Lia Uribe's favorite pieces of music. Uribe is a music professor at the University of Arkansas. We listen to Nina Simone's rendition of George Gershwin's "I loves you Porgy," Astor Piazzolla's "Adios Nonino," and Lara Downes' rendition of Florence Price's "Some of These Days."

On today's show, we head to Fayetteville's industrial park where a group of residents is concerned an unmarked cemetery is being covered up by a development. Plus, we find out what the new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mean for Arkansans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And, we celebrate the many identities of women in this week's edition of Sound Perimeter with University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe.

Courtesy / Nicholas Roberts

Today's Sound Perimeter with University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe celebrates the various identities of women in music during Women's History month. The segment includes performances of "if you lived in your body" by Chrysanthe Tan and "Four on the Floor" by Libby Larsen.

On today's show, we hear from utility company customers and representatives as they assess the impact of the back to back winter storms that slammed the state with record low temperatures and several inches of snow. Plus, after nearly a year since most Arkansas inmates have been permitted to have in person visits, we have the details on a Department of Corrections modified visitation pilot program. And, we find out about the expansion that's taking place at a Springdale-based cidery.

Sound Perimeter: Our Own

Mar 4, 2021
Courtesy / Lia Uribe

This week's Sound Perimeter, hosted by University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe, features works performed by talent at the U of A. We'll hear Vincenzo Bellini's "Eccomi in lieta vesta" by soprano Moon-Sook Park with Anne Rye on piano, Rafael Antonio Aponte's "Clarita" with Catalina Ortega on flute and Miroslava Panayotova on piano, and Noelia Escalzo's "Malevos" performed by Jaden Adkins, Jessica Thompson, Sara Remoy, Cole Crawford and Connor Gott, all on bassoon.

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