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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Ahead on Ozarks, a summer tradition returns with the opening of the 64th season of the Opera in the Ozarks, and there are modifications going on with the Arkansas Child Maltreatment Registry.

Governor Mike Beebe says that while a special legislative session will likely be necessary to solve the problems with the state's public school employee insurance program, no session will be called until consensus can be reached. The two candidates for governor have differing opinions on how and when the state's minimum wage should be increased, and the Fayetteville Animal Shelter warns dog owners that hot cars are particularly dangerous for pets.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Jun 19, 2014

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, a visit to a jeweler's studio where she makes trinkets of beauty with stones, sterling silver and words on metal. Plus, we talk with blogger Mat Campbell of the Blue Hog Report about how the lawyer-turned-journalist uncovers and covers political happenings in the state.

A new study by AARP places Arkansas 40th in the nation in terms of long-term care for the elderly. The Arkansas Air and Military Museum will kick off its monthly Airport Days celebrations Saturday, and the Walton Arts Center reschedules some performances because of construction related to expansion efforts at the Fayetteville facility.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jun 18, 2014

Ahead on Ozarks, the Springdale Chamber of Commerce announces a program to create new jobs. Also, a conversation with Johnathan Martin, national political correspondent for The New York Times.

Joe Thompson, Arkansas Surgeon General, on Tuesday presented to a legislative oversight panel a timeline for major changes to the Private Option. Meanwhile, Cheryl Smith, the new executive director of Arkansas' Health Insurance Marketplace on Tuesday introduced herself to legislators. Foresters and biologists across the state are celebrating Pollinator Week, and next week, hundreds of veterans will descend upon Fayetteville for the Veterans Golden Age Games.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jun 17, 2014

Ahead on Ozarks, a business degree from the University of Arkansas without ever seeing Old Main or setting foot on senior walk: an online degree is now a reality. Plus, we get an update on updating Cane Hill, one of the oldest communities in the region.

The two candidates in this year's Arkansas governor's race recently discussed their views of what the future holds for the state's Private Option. The future of hog farms in the Buffalo River Watershed may be uncertain with a recently proposed ban on confined animal breeding operations near the national river. And the Fort Smith Fire Department may not have to travel as far for training in the future, if the city board of directors approves construction of a training facility in the city.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Jun 16, 2014

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, how the Children's House in Springdale is trying to help some of the most neglected and abused children in two northwest Arkansas counties. Plus, how a public forum tomorrow, also in Springdale, is designed to stimulate children's learning even when school is not in session.

Congressman Tom Cotton and Mark Pryor traded verbal blows late last week as each addressed the Delta Grassroots Caucus, which held its annual meeting in Little Rock. Enrollment in the state's Private Option continued to grow last month, as evidenced by a new report released by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, and the University of Arkansas System moved forward with its future online university programs last week by hiring the school's first three employees.

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