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 check in with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics. He discusses home sales and the state's hospitality industry. Plus, we get a preview of the newest exhibit at The Momentary in Bentonville that focuses on racism and gun violence. And, we head to Zinc, Arkansas where residents share the true history of the town, which has recently attracted negative attention because of its proximity to a chapter of the KKK.

On today's show, we head to Springdale where the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese has opened a new pantry that stocks foods Pacific Islanders prefer and need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, we discuss the evolution of what it means to be a conservative with a professor at the University of Arkansas ahead of his lecture on the subject next week. And, we find out what the state's tourism and hospitality industries will need to survive the pandemic.

On today's show, we hear from an Arkansan abroad about the complexities he's run into while trying to absentee vote from another country. Plus, we speak with filmmaker Larry Foley about his new documentary about the wild history that shaped Fort Smith. And, we discuss a new personal essay collection that focuses on gun violence, race, gender and the environment with author Toni Jensen.

Born in Ohio in 1833, Joseph Carter Corbin was one of 11 children born to freed slaves William and Susan Corbin. His early education mainly took place during winters in the 1840s. He worked as a teacher in Kentucky before enrolling at the University of Ohio at Athens, graduating with a degree in art in 1853 and attaining his master's degree in art in 1856. Joseph married in 1866, and the family moved to Arkansas in 1872 where Joseph worked as a reporter for the Arkansas Republican before serving as chief clerk in the Little Rock post office.

On today's show, we find out how a local group called Vote Safe Arkansas is partnering with Northwest Arkansas election commissions to make sure everyone can vote safely in the General Election. Plus, we learn how the pandemic has changed the way substitute teachers work with some local school districts. And, we hear about how Bridge the Gap is working to connect with militia groups in Arkansas during a cookout in Harrison over Labor Day weekend.

On today’s show, the Arkansas Department of Health is reinstating expiration dates for medical marijuana registry cards. Plus, the University of Arkansas is posting campus COVID-19 active case data on a new online dashboard, how COVID-19 is changing how we pick up litter, and much more.

On today’s show, the University of Arkansas School of Journalism is taking over a COVID-19 data website launched by a Springdale resident earlier this year. Plus, now that the Democratic and Republican Conventions are finished, presidential campaign sprints are underway. John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette provides analysis. Also a new profile from Raven Cook in today’s "Reflections in Black" — and more.  

Born in 1869 in South Carolina, Charlotta Spears was destined for greatness. She moved to Rhode Island before settling in Los Angeles where she made a living selling subscriptions for a black newspaper called The Eagle. She later married the paper's editor Joseph Blackburn Bass. As a feminist and political activist, Charlotta Bass spoke out against the Ku Klux Klan in California and stood up against President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal representatives.

On today’s show, following recent police shootings across the country activists have been calling for defunding the police, including in Fayetteville — where activists are demanding the city not invest in a new police headquarters.  Plus, basketball all-star Sidney Moncrief discusses his new book about diversity and inclusion titled The G.R.I.T. Factor. And, our Militant Grammarian gives us a quiz based in language shorthand.

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing as schools across the state wrap up their first week of in-person and virtual learning. Plus, we catch up with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics about this week's news out the River Valley. And, we meet the new executive director of the Arkansas ACLU.

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