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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The Beaver Watershed Alliance has been working on assessing ways to improve water quality of the West Fork of the White River. As part of the project, the group is holding public meetings to engage residents and landowners alike.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Jun 30, 2014

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, we say good night to iconic places and events in Fayetteville. Plus, we talk with researchers at the University of Arkansas who were sent around the world by PBS for a national show, Time Scanners.

  The issue of a potential prohibition on video gambling was a late addition to the agenda of this week's special legislative session in Little Rock. The Red Cross pushes for more blood donations during the slow summer months, and law enforcement agencies across the state are cracking down on intoxicated driving during this week leading into the holiday weekend.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Jun 27, 2014

Ahead on Ozarks, can e-cigarettes help smokers reduce their nicotine consumption? More than 20 vapor shops have recently opened in northwest Arkansas alone. We take a look at the phenomenon, and Johnathan Story talks about his upcoming concert in Fayetteville, and sits down at the Mary Rumsey Baker Steinway piano in our studio.

One Arkansas senator is pressing election officials to resolve issues with the state's voter ID law. Other legislators are pushing to prevent the state lottery commission from implementing video gambling games throughout the state. The FASTER Arkansas committee continues its push for changes in state law to allow public schools to connect to an existing, state-funded fiber optic network. And one Eureka Springs alderman is trying to move forward a decades-long debate on what to do about parking in that city's downtown area.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Jun 26, 2014

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, the National Veterans Golden Age Games are set to take over Fayetteville and the region this weekend; we speak with one 79-year-old Vietnam veteran who hopes to win in his competitions, and we speak with an Arkansas elder who decided to obtain his GED many, many years after his high school years had passed. Plus, while many eyes are on the happenings at the World Cup, we attend a sports match of a different nature, polo, in Bentonville.  

The first in a series of meetings looking at overhauling workforce development education in the state is held. Freidns of one Fayetteville park organize in order to potentially grow the large public amenity, and a series of meetings in coming weeks will show what's being done to mitigate the impairment of one local waterway.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jun 25, 2014

Ahead on Ozarks, how to stay safe and entertained this summer. Also, we learn about a tick-borne illness called bobcat fever that's affecting local cats.

Special Session Called, World Changers Make Difference in Ft Smith

Jun 25, 2014

Governor Mike Beebe yesterday officially issued the call for a special session of the state legislature. The Federal Reserve Bank released its quarterly Burgundy Book, which provides some insight into the health of the state's economy. hundreds of volunteers associated with World Changers are descending upon Fort Smith to help with some repairs to homes in the city. And the city of Fayetteville recently released a new Web application to help city residents find city information applicable to where they live in the city.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jun 24, 2014

  Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, Governor Mike Beebe talks special session and another effort to attract European businesses to Arkansas. Plus, we learn more about XNA's master plan for the future and whether E-gas is the fuel of the future.