Matthew Moore

Reporter & Producer

Matthew Moore is a reporter and producer for Ozarks At Large. Before going into journalism, Matthew spent time in the music production industry, working with artists such as Reba McEntire, Steve Martin, 2 Chainz, and Chris Thile.

In 2021, Matthew graduated with an M.A. in journalism from the University of Arkansas. When he’s not out in the field or in the studio, Matthew loves rewatching The West Wing or Parks and Recreation with his wife Emily and long-haired dachshund Oliver.

Ways to Connect

On today's show, the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks LGBTQ+ care coordinator says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding benefits to all LGBTQ+ service members. Plus, bringing Sister Rosetta Tharpe to the stage in her home state, and much more.

On the latest episode of Undisciplined, a podcast created in partnership with the African and African American Studies program at the University of Arkansas, host Dr. Caree Banton talks with Dr. Valandra, a professor of social work about coping with watching traumatic films about slavery.

Dr. Valandra is a professor of Social Work at the University of Arkansas. She talks about her work breaking the stereotypes of physical and sexual assault, the impact of trauma in multigenerational family settings, and learning to be resilient through coping with past trauma.

Host: Dr. Caree Banton
Guest: Dr. Valandra
Producer: Matthew Moore

Undisciplined is a production of KUAF.

Today is Giving Tuesday and we spend much of our show listening to stories about how nonprofit organizations in our region work to help others.

On today's show, two doubleshots. First up, coffee: co-founder of Onyx Coffee Lab Andrea Allen shares what it was like to prepare for the World Barista Championship and Airship Coffee shares about creating sustainable partnerships between roasters and farmers. Then, music from Willi Carlisle and Jennifer Jolley.

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Andrea Allen is the co-founder of Onyx Coffee Lab and recently came in second place in the 2021 World Barista Championship. She shares how she's grown as a barista, what it takes to compete, and what competition she's like to be mediocre at.

On today's show, diverting food waste from businesses away from the landfill. Plus, using color, glass and light to bring surprise to Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale, and much more.

At the top of our show today: Arkansas’ battle with COVID-19 continues at a steady pace, Fort Smith sets date for special election to decide on continuing sales tax, and Arkansas universities recognized by U.S. News & World Report guides.

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In 2017, Fayetteville City Council adopted a new Solid Waste Reduction, Diversion and Recycing Master Plan, which aims to achieve a goal of 40% waste diversion by 2027. One step in that plan is implenting a commercial food waste composting program that diverts biodegradable food waste away from trash in landfills.

On today's show, recent findings show that deer can carry COVID-19, so what does that mean for hunters this fall? Plus, reflecting on ten years of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and much more.

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