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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Originally released in 2017, Femi-Socialite was the first release by local band Jamie Lou and the Hullabaloo. After a lineup change and more experience playing together, the band rerecorded and remixed the album. We talk with the band's Jamie Lou and Garrett Brolund to learn more about the effort.

On today's show, we have highlights from the governor's weekly coronavirus response briefing, including information about the state's request to waive teacher licensing fees as schools face educator shortages. Plus, we look back at the month of November with reporters from the Arkansas COVID website to get an idea of how the state has fared during the pandemic the last few weeks. And, we have part two of our interview with author and AIDS activist Ruth Coker Burks about her new memoir released this week.

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Nick Cave: Until remains on display at The Momentary through Jan. 3. The immersive exhibit explores gender, race and gun violence in America, and wonders: is there racism in heaven? It's also garnering responses from artists in different disciplines, like music. Producer Jlin created three tracks in response to Cave's work. She tells us why she responded with music.

On today's show, we hear from a traveling ICU nurse about what it's been like to work in New York, Northwest Arkansas, and Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brittany Diaz discusses helping at a New York City hospital during the height of the outbreak there, the emotional toll of caring for coronavirus patients, and the steps communities can take to help medical staff at hospitals across the country. Plus, we head into the Pryor Center archives to remember The Group and their business ventures in Arkansas.

On today's show, we have details about how service and hospitality businesses impacted by the pandemic can apply for the Business Interruption Program. Plus, we speak with the mayor of Springdale about the mechanics of how city and county governments in Arkansas are being reimbursed for pandemic-related expenses. And, we head to Fayetteville's holiday themed cocktail bar.

On today's show, we have the latest from a coronavirus response briefing held by Governor Asa Hutchinson after the state recorded another day of more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases. Plus, we speak with the chairman of the bipartisan U.S. Election Assistance Commission, who is countering election fraud allegations made by President Trump. And, we speak with the executive director of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas about this weekend's virtual concert in partnership with The Momentary.

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Saturday evening, The Momentary and Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will host "Virtually There: Sounds of a Moment with SoNA." The virtual concert will feature a 21-piece string symphony performing works from Tchaikovsky, Vivian Fung and more from the Fermentation Hall at The Momentary. We speak with Riley Nicholson, executive director of SoNA, about the concert and about what else the symphony is doing differently this year.

On today's show, we speak with the president and CEO of Washington Regional Medical System in Fayetteville about statewide hospital capacity and his role on the governor's Winter COVID-19 Task Force. Plus, with support from The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, we launch the second episode of "The Movement That Never Was: A People's Guide to Anti-Racism in the South and Arkansas," which examines working class solidarity in anti-racist movements.

On today's show, we have the latest from Governor Asa Hutchinson's weekly coronavirus response briefing, which he held Tuesday in Little Rock. Plus, we have details on the Northwest Arkansas Council's Life Works Here initiative, which aims to attract STEAM talent to the state with a $10,000 incentive. And, we learn about the best ways to dispose of all those leaves in your yard so they don't impair drainage systems and water quality.

Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann Johnson in the Bronx in 1935. At a young age, she won a music scholarship and began modeling as a teen. While studying at New York University, she won a TV talent show and sang at the famed Latin Quarter nightclub in 1954. She soon started acting in Hollywood and Broadway productions, and received a Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work in No Strings. She would later perform on Hollywood variety shows such as The Tonight Show and others.