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 hear about a resolution that supports the enrollment of Arkansas Marshallese in Medicaid, after the entitlement was restored to COFA migrants last year. Plus, we find out the details of a proposed bill in the Arkansas House that would create standards for rental housing and simplify the evictions process. And, we head to the big screen and the archives with Randy Dixon of the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.

On today's show, we find out about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on local criminal justice systems after nearly a year of jury trial suspension. Plus, we speak with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the ranks of the Fort Smith Fire Department. And, we have details on a new medical school that will be going up in Bentonville thanks to a Walmart heiress.

On today's show, we hear from utility company customers and representatives as they assess the impact of the back to back winter storms that slammed the state with record low temperatures and several inches of snow. Plus, after nearly a year since most Arkansas inmates have been permitted to have in person visits, we have the details on a Department of Corrections modified visitation pilot program. And, we find out about the expansion that's taking place at a Springdale-based cidery.

On today's show, we find out how COVID-19 precautions and interventions are contributing to fewer influenza cases in the state. Plus, we have highlights from the governor's weekly coronavirus response briefing, which included an announcement about expanding vaccination eligibility to food processing workers. And, we hear about the results of a study that explores the opportunities, barriers and resource gaps for women of color business owners in Arkansas.

On today's show, we speak with the assistant editors of the Arkansas COVID-19 website about the virus case and hospitalization numbers recorded in Arkansas last month. Plus, we head to the colony of Catcher where a race riot drove as many as a thousand African American residents from their homes in the early 1920s. And, we hear about the restoration and enhancement efforts taking place at an oak savanna in south Fayetteville.

On today's show, we head to the Community Clinic of Northwest Arkansas, which will the first center in the state selected for participation in a COVID-19 vaccine equity initiative. Plus, we find out about a new accelerated nursing degree program at UAMS Northwest that aims to address a nursing shortage in Arkansas. And, we head into the archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History to understand the lasting legacy of the Little Rock Nine.

On today's show, we learn about a bill that expands scholarship eligibility to certain students and why it had to get rushed through the Arkansas Legislature. Plus, we have information about the state's "stand your ground" bill, which also passed this week after failing to make it through committee on the first go round. And, we have highlights from the governor's second coronavirus response briefing this week during which he made three major announcements.

On today's show, we hear about the latest findings in the 2021 Rural Profile of Arkansas Report from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Plus, we speak with attorneys from Legal Aid of Arkansas about the lawsuit the organization filed against the Division of Workforce Services as problems with the state's unemployment benefits system persist. And, we head to the Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre as dancers get ready for their first live performance since the start of the pandemic.

On today's show, we have highlights from the governor's weekly coronavirus response briefing, which include information about vaccine eligibility for people 65 and older. Plus, we find out how people and animals are fairing in Texas following two winter storms and what organizations on the ground need to help with recovery. And, we have information about a book drive that's being held by the Benton County Sheriff's Office to restock the jail library.

On today's show, we learn about a University of Arkansas tour organized by students that explores the Black experience on campus. Plus, we have analysis of Arkansas Sen. Jim Hendren's decision to leave the Republican Party to become an Independent. And, we head to Pea Ridge where several thousand households and businesses lost their natural gas supply in the midst of back-to-back winter storms.

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