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 find out more about a new workforce initiative that would open city positions in Fort Smith to under-employed residents. Plus, we hear about a new Cherokee language telecourse that is being offered by the Cherokee Nation and Rogers State University. And, we have a discussion with Arkansas Sen. John Boozman as the House gets ready to send its articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate for trial.

Courtesy / bell hooks Institute

bell hooks was born Gloria Jean Watkins in 1952 in Hopkinsville, Ky. to a poor working class family. As a child, she performed poetry readings for her church community and was heavily influenced by her great-grandmother Bell Hooks. hooks attained degrees from Stanford, the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of California-Santa Cruz. In her first major book, Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism, hooks explored the intersection of race, sex and class at the core of black women's lives.

Hard rock, a harmonica virtuoso, and Celtic music are among the many choices available this weekend.

Thursday, Jan. 16

On today's show, we head to Arkansas Tech University-Ozark, which is in need of volunteers for its new cardiac sonography program. Plus, we hear from Gov. Asa Hutchinson about why he decided to allow the resettlement of new refugees in Arkansas. And, we speak with one of the authors of a new book from the University of Arkansas Press, which focuses on the work and teaching of architect Louis Kahn.

On today's show, we hear from the Washington County sheriff about why he has decided to indefinitely suspend the jail's work release program. Plus, we find out how collecting residential compostable food waste fits into the city of Fayetteville's plan to divert 40 percent of its waste from the landfill by 2027. And, we discuss a new exhibit at the Woody Guthrie Center that combines music and baseball.