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 have an update as the Fayetteville City Council discusses the location and additional uses for a new parking deck that would replace the Walton Arts Center parking lot as part of the Cultural Arts Corridor project. Plus, we tell you about a CuddleCot that was gifted to the Washington Regional Women and Infants Center. And, we learn about the revamped artists residency program at Buffalo National River Park.

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John Walker was born in Hope, Ark. in 1937. After receiving his law degree from Yale in 1964, he was admitted to the Arkansas Bar Association the same year and opened his own practice by 1965. Walker opened one of the first three racially integrated law firms in the South, and it filed the first lawsuit in the nation on the harmful effects of racially segregated schools in the state. He was later elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2010 and served four terms as representative of District 34. This is his story.

The coming weekend offers plenty of opportunities to catch live funk, folk, jazz and more throughout the region.

Thursday, Jan. 9

On today's show, we meet the new director of the Rogers Historical Museum, who discusses her goals and vision for the future of the facility. Plus, we find out how to avoid loneliness, especially during the short days and cold temperatures of winter. And, we have an interview with musician Jesse Cook, who will be performing at the Walton Arts Center this weekend.

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Guitarist Jesse Cook will perform Friday, Jan. 10, at the Walton Arts Center. We recently spoke to Cook about his influences, how a cable system's guide channel helped bring his music to a wider audience and more.