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, a discussion of the importance of the Overland Trail that provided early settlers with a route out west. Plus, crystals are the subject of a new exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. And, Fayetteville-based band Foggy Bobcat plays us a few tunes.

Courtesy / Foggy Bobcat

Foggy Bobcat is a four-piece rock band from Fayetteville. They've been around for a few years and in that time they've played in different corners of Arkansas and beyond. And although they've previously played at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, tonight they'll headline a show there for the first time. This week, David Miller, Sawyer Henson, Matthew Cunningham and Kyle Hunter came to the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio at KUAF to give us a sampling of their music.

On today's show, more on Arkansas Public Theater's new initiative to reach out to the Hispanic community. Plus, details on the arrest of an attorney who is accused of coercing dozens of Marshallese women to travel to the U.S. to give their babies up for adoption. And, we get a preview of an upcoming performance by an a cappella group from Zimbabwe that will be taking place at the Walton Arts Center.

On today's show, we find out more about an opioid summit hosted by the Sebastian County Opioid Task Force. Plus, we hear about how climate change is already altering the composition of Ozark forests. And, we go back to 1978 when the former First National Bank commissioned a record dedicated to the city of Fayetteville.

Courtesy / Underwater Adventure Seekers

Dr. Albert Jones is a native of Washington, D.C.. Although he was an orphan, he graduated from Georgetown University with a Ph.D. in marine biology and was also a Fulbright scholar. While serving in the military, Jones learned to scuba dive and created the Underwater Adventure Seekers Club in 1959, an organization that sought to teach minority communities how to swim, as well as proper scuba practices. Jones took the organization a step further with the creation of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers.

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