Timothy Dennis

Ozarks at Large Producer

Timothy is a life-long Arkansan; he grew up in the hills outside of Winslow and has lived throughout northwest and western Arkansas.  As a budding musician in his formative years, he became enthralled with recording technology, which carried over into his collegiate studies of print and multimedia journalism at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Upon receiving his degree in journalism in 2011, Timothy immediately began working as a freelance reporter and photographer for the Washington County Observer in West Fork, Winslow and Greenland. It wasn't long before he left the newspaper business for radio and began working full-time as an announcer and news programmer for KURM AM/FM in Rogers.

After working for about a year in radio, Timothy was recruited to join the KUAF staff as a producer and reporter for Ozarks at Large, generating spot news and feature-length stories. He reports on the local music scene, interviewing and capturing performances of local and traveling performers and bands. He also works with KUAF operations staff on strategic technical planning for the station.

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On today's show, the final day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we catch up with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics on this week's headlines out of the River Valley. Plus, we speak with one of the 30 people whose smile will appear on millions of Lay's chip bags. And, we get an update on the expansion taking place at the Fayetteville Public Library. To make a donation to KUAF, click here.

On today's show, the fourth day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we find out about a new certificate program from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture that aims to train a new generation of farmers. Plus, we speak with a ranger for the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's Forestry Division about what it was like to assist on the largest wildfire in California history. And, we hear from former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who discusses her new book with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics.

On today's show, the third day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we have details about a waiver issued by the USDA that allows schools to serve free meals to all children through the end of the year. Plus, we get a weekly update from the governor on the state's coronavirus response. And, we find out more about a lawsuit that seeks to end Arkansas's COVID-19 emergency. To make a donation to KUAF, click here.

We continue our suggested reading series on "Reflections in Black" with selections from Toni Morrison's The Origin of Others. This segment originally aired on July 8, 2020.

On today's show, the second day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we hear from one family who chose to become part of a virtual learning pod instead of sending their children back to school in person. Plus, we find out how some local businesses are preparing to host motorcycle enthusiasts who will be in the region despite the cancellation of the Bikes, Blues & BBQ rally. And, we have a discussion about the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what happens next.

On today's show, the first day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we hear about a new data brief that shows the number of Arkansans receiving opioid prescriptions is decreasing while the number of individuals receiving prescriptions for the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone is increasing. Plus, we speak with John Herrington, the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space. And, we head to the Pryor Center archives for a look back at John L. Ferguson's career as the state historian.

On today's show, we catch up with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics on a number of news stories out of the River Valley. Plus, we head to Eureka Springs where pandemic politics are having an influence on the upcoming City Council election. And, we have a preview of the new Ansel Adams exhibit opening this weekend at the Crystal Bridge Museum of American Art.

On today's show, we find out about Community Clinic's newest school-based health center in Pea Ridge. Plus, we head to Bentonville where a coffee roaster is opening a cafe in the woods. And, we hear about a new program that provides free legal assistance to families affected by the opioid epidemic.

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On today's show, in part two of our report on evictions in Arkansas, we find out more about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new eviction moratorium, who qualifies for it and how to take advantage of the directive. Plus, we get an update on how Census collection efforts are going as the deadline for completing the count approaches. And, we discuss a new course on the University of Arkansas campus that examines how students in the 1960s and 70s helped create a more inclusive campus.