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.

Ways to Connect

On today's show, we take a look at how area nonprofits are continuing the process of bolstering their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Plus, we head into the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual history to look back at a partial history of Arkansas's state parks. And, while 2020 was far from ideal, Robert Ginsburg of KUAF's Shades of Jazz tells us about why it was still a fine year for jazz.

On today's show, we hear about the types of precautions local media are taking following last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol and more threats of violence leading up to the inauguration. Plus, we find out how Arkansas's medical marijuana industry did in 2020, the first full year cultivators and dispensaries have been up and running. And, we speak with the owners of local outdoor recreation retailers and services to get an idea of how they're preparing for 2021 following a boom in 2020 as more people looked to get outside during the pandemic.

On today's show, we have details on the two alternative care sites the state will be opening next week to make additional room for COVID-19 patients who require hospitalization. Plus, we find out how after school programs are relieving pressure on both children and their parents during the pandemic. And, we hear about the governor's new workforce program, as well as a nonprofit that helps local seniors downsize their accommodations.

A Sound Perimeter for Better Times

Jan 14, 2021

As the nation faces another presidential impeachment, a riot at the U.S. Capitol and rising cases of COVID-19, this week's Sound Perimeter focuses on music about better times. The segment includes Maurice Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess, Alfred Schnittke's Collected Songs Where Every Verse is Filled with Grief, and Michel Camilo's From Within.

On today's show, we speak with local bar owners about a lawsuit filed against state officials after the governor extended an 11 p.m. curfew on establishments that have on-premise alcohol permits. Plus, the 93rd General Assembly convenes today in Little Rock, so we take a look at COVID-19 protective measures being taken at the Arkansas Capitol and the bills that have already been filed by lawmakers. And, we hear about this weekend's Saturday Series at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, which will focus on an Ozark folk artist.

On today's show, we find out how monoclonal antibodies are being used to treat COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms in the hope of reducing hospitalizations. Plus, we speak with a local woman and therapist for tips on how to navigate dating during a pandemic. And, we hear from the mayor of Gravette after his small city landed in the spotlight when a resident was photographed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk during Wednesday's pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol.

On today's show, we have a summary of the governor's weekly coronavirus response briefing, which focused on the state's vaccination plan and timeline. Plus, we take a look at two issues that were brought up as the Washington County Quorum Court held its budget meetings. And, we speak with local business owners who received business interruption grants from the state.

On today's show, we speak with local religious leaders to find out how they're adapting last rights, funeral practices and burials during the pandemic. Plus, we check in with the administrators of the Arkansas COVID website to look back at the trends in COVID-19 cases this past months. And, we have details on the new manufacturing facility that will be opening its doors in Fort Smith.

On the first episode of Ozarks at Large of the new year, we get reaction from Arkansas's Marshallese community as COFA migrants across the U.S. are once again eligible for Medicaid, a measure that was included in the latest COVID-19 relief package. Plus, we speak with Muscogee artist Johnnie Diacon about a mural he's been commissioned to create for the Museum of Native American Art. And, Randy Dixon with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is back with archives focused on food.

On today's show, our last new show of 2020, we speak with parents, teachers and therapists about the concerns they have for students during the pandemic. Plus, we look back at our Fayetteville Roots Festival archives series and look ahead for other ways to celebrate live music. And, we wrap up the show with another holiday recipe, this time a cranberry upside-down cake from Aria Kaga.