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 the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing, which included new directives for school sports and game attendance. Plus, we catch up with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics who tells us about a petition to the change the name of Albert Pike Elementary School in Fort Smith. And, we find out about Route 358's new album and socially distanced album release show.

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The band Route 358 has performed throughout Northwest Arkansas for the past few years. Despite the pandemic, they have completed their first full-length album, titled Peregrination, Vol. 1. The band will officially release the album with a socially distanced outdoor show Saturday at Prairie Street Live in Fayetteville. Last week, we spoke with Jodi, Jade and Derrick Mears from their home about the new album.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we head to Harrison where a group is demanding the removal of a racist billboard advertising a White Nationalist internet broadcast. And, we learn about a book that aims to help children cope with fears that may come with having a teacher with a partially covered face in school this year.

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing, which he delivered from Monticello. Plus, we learn about antigen testing as the state distributes antigen test devices to county public health clinics. And, we hear from the superintendent of Bentonville Public Schools regarding the district's reopening plan.

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Born in Trinidad and Tobago in 1941, Stokely Carmichael was a major figure in the Civil Rights Movement who introduced the term and concept of Black Power to the public. He served in major campaigns like "Freedom Summer" and led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. 

On today’s show, we have a 35-year old story lost to the dustbin of history. Plus, exactly what are those mysterious seed packets showing up in some mailboxes from China? And, we hear from a teacher and parent who are frustrated by the Fayetteville School District's revision of its reopening plan to meet a state mandate announced last week.

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefings, which included announcements about emergency leave for public school employees and absentee voting. Plus, we discuss the latest happening in the River Valley with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics. And, we hear from Arkansas Counts representatives after the U.S. Census Bureau announced it will stop accepting Census responses a month earlier than planned.

On today's show, we find out about a new initiative that connects hospitality workers who need hours with nonprofits providing hunger relief to local communities. Plus, we take a look at the latest COVID-19 forecast from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. And, we hear from the Sebastian County Health Unit administrator as cases of coronavirus increase in the River Valley.

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's coronavirus response briefing, which included Secretary of Education Johnny Key. Plus, we head to the City of Ozark, which received a nearly $2 million grant to deploy high speed broadband to its residents. And, we speak with UAMS researchers about the various types of face coverings that people are using during the pandemic.

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From the Reflections in Black archives, we continue our series of suggested readings for anti-racist education with selections from James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time.