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, we hear from Hendrix College researchers about the value of restoring abandoned oil and natural gas extractions sites. Plus, we speak with Rev. Nancy Frausto of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Long Beach, California about whether the COVID-19 pandemic has changed houses of worship. And, we discuss COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, which remains high in Arkansas, and ways to encourage more residents to get the immunization.

Sound Perimeter: Bridges, No Walls

Apr 15, 2021

University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe introduces us to the diversity of classical music with pieces from non-binary composer Inti Figgis-Vizueta, who is challenging traditionally white institutions, and the Ensemble HanSori, which consists of Moon-Sook Park, Er-Gene Kahng, Hanna Waldo, Dominic Na, and Hyun Kim. The ensemble recently collaborated with Crystal Bridges to create a tribute to the eight victims of the mass shooting in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16, 2021.

On today's show, we learn about a nonprofit immigrant legal aid organization that helps undocumented youth obtain DACA credentials. Plus, we have information about Northwest Technical Institute's plans for a new medical building. And, we speak with the mom of a trans man about this year's legislative session and the ways in which Arkansans can show their support to the trans community in face of numerous laws targeting trans youth and athletes.

On today's show, we speak with the chancellor of the University of Arkansas Fort Smith about the coming reorganization at the institution. Plus, we hear about the potential impacts of a bill that would allow educators and staff to misgender transgender students at public schools and universities. And, we remember Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Paul Greenberg, who died earlier this month.

On today's show, we learn about the types of COVID-19 related investigations University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researchers are conducting a year into the pandemic. Plus, we have details on a new program that's helping brick and mortar businesses with e-commerce as the pandemic moves more shopping online. And, we look back through the David and Barbara Pryor Center archives to remember the case of James Dean Walker.

On today's show, we check in with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics for a roundup of news happenings in the River Valley. Plus, we have details on a new law that will require insurance companies to cover diagnostic breast cancer exams. And, we hear from tourism officials and event organizers who say they're concerned about the potential fallout of the stream of legislation aimed at the transgender community that's coming out of Little Rock.

On today's show, we have an update on the hate crimes bill that was filed back in November after Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced his support for such legislation. Plus, we hear from professional and amateur cyclists as some are calling on a boycott of events taking place in Fayetteville after the state legislature passed several bills advocates say target transgender athletes and children. And, we welcome the arrival of spring with music selections from Sound Perimeter's Lia Uribe.

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On this week’s Sound Perimeter, University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe celebrates the return of spring with music selections from Lili Boulanger, Jonathan Harvey and Chen Yi.

On today's show, we head to Bentonville where residents are voting in a special election to extend a band that would support the funding of infrastructure and public safety improvement projects. Plus, we speak with a doctor from the University of Oklahoma about overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Oklahoma and elsewhere. And, we find out why some environmentalists say karst designations are critical to conserving watersheds as the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service considers removing the term from its National Handbook of Conservation Practices.

On today's show, we take a look back the COVID-19 pandemic numbers from March with the assistant editors of ArkansasCovid.com. Plus, we hear from the governor about why he decided to veto a bill that would ban transgender minors in Arkansas from receiving gender-affirming healthcare. And, we learn about how, after more than two decades of research, an international team of researchers identified a key component in the creation of a toxin that killed dozens of bald eagles on Arkansas lakes.

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