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 Arkansas gross domestic product grew in 2013, particularly in some unexpected sectors. With one of the architects of the Arkansas Private Option defeated in a primary runoff this week, the future of the Medicaid expansion is in doubt, but Governor Mike Beebe is undeterred. Plus, this weekend marks the 149th anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S., and the 17th annual NWA Juneteenth Celebration will mark the occasion in Springdale.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jun 12, 2014

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, the names of some publications like Time or Southern Living give readers a literal idea of what's printed on their pages, but what about 3W or Due South? We take a look at the thought behind the titles of some of the magazines published in our region. Plus, we talk with Roby Brock about some of the repercussions of Tuesday's primary runoff elections.

A study released yesterday by Oxfam International suggests that many workers in Arkansas would benefit from a raise in the federal minimum wage. A matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation will soon result in a mountain bike trail in Springdale, and Fayetteville joins the Arkansas Downtown Network.

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, raising the minimum wage in Arkansas. Plus, we have a report on regional accents.

Yesterday's runoff elections settled the GOP side of the ticket for this year's election for Arkansas Attorney General, but yesterday's runoffs may also have implications for funding the state's Private Option next year. Meanwhile, state legislators this week debated whether public schools should be allowed to tie onto the fiber optic network used by the state's higher education institutions, and Fort Smith Public Schools' summer meals program for youths gets underway.  

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