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 speak with two Washington County justices of the peace about what they believe are the best uses for $4.5 in CARES Act reimbursement funding as the Quorum Court remains deeply divided on the issue. Plus, we find out why the Democratic Party of Arkansas is once again lowering its candidate filing fees. And, we learn about the rare white American bison that now resides at nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Missouri.

Despite the pandemic, the husband and wife rockabilly duo of Travis and Becky Koester, who call themselves The Time Burners, have released some new tracks. We get a listen and hear how the past year affected the pair and their work.

On today's show, we hear about a new report that examines the causes of Arkansas's teacher shortage and outlines some potential solutions. Plus, we find out about several bills making their way through the Arkansas Legislature that aim to restrict transgender youth from participating in sports and receiving certain health care. And, we head to Bentonville where an event held this weekend put $13,000 into businesses that have been struggling during the pandemic.

On today's show, we learn about the status of a bill that would allow DACA recipients to become licensed teachers in Arkansas. Plus, we find out how Canopy NWA is preparing to help resettle more refugees in the area as the Biden Administration plans to reopen America to more people seeking asylum from war-torn nations, as well as those fleeing political and religious persecution. And, we head to the University of Arkansas where students held a march this weekend to call on leadership to remove the Fulbright and Brough names from campus.

On today's show, we hear about the impact the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic has had on food insecurity in the Arkansas River Valley and the state's tourism industry. Plus, we find out why the Fayetteville Housing Board of Commissioners voted to terminate the employment of the agency's executive director. And, we speak with local singer-songwriter Ashtyn Barbaree about an upcoming performance and making new music during the pandemic.

The Ashtyn Barbaree Trio will perform March 19 at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. Barbaree recently paid us a visit at the Carver Center for Public Radio to talk about that upcoming show and to give us a preview of new music with our first ever parking lot performance.

On today's show, we head to Fayetteville's industrial park where a group of residents is concerned an unmarked cemetery is being covered up by a development. Plus, we find out what the new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mean for Arkansans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And, we celebrate the many identities of women in this week's edition of Sound Perimeter with University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe.

On today's show, we speak with local restaurant owners and operators about their frustrations with the governor's recent decisions regarding vaccine rollout and state mandates for businesses. Plus, we head to southeast Fayetteville where a degraded wetland is undergoing ecological restoration and master planning. And, we check in with Walter Ferguson of Honey Collective to find out how the jazz and hip-hop fusion band has managed to keep creating music during the pandemic.

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Local jazz and hip-hop fusion band Honey Collective released new music earlier this year, and they have plans for more music as the year progresses. We speak with Honey Collective's Walter Ferguson about the new music, and about how the past year of pandemic conditions affected the band's plans.

On today's show, we have a discussion about the complexities of the state's latest proposed Medicaid expansion program called ARHOME. And, we find out about Arkansas's two new varieties of wine grapes that were developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture following decades of breeding and research. Plus, we learn about proposed legislation that would allow schools to create bilingual and dual immersion programs that supporters say benefit both English learners and native English speakers.