KUAF Community Spotlight Series

Weekdays at 6:30 and 8:30 a.m.
  • Hosted by Pete Hartman

Locally produced segments highlighting a variety of non-profit organizations and topics.

Organizations have included:
The Peace at Home Family Shelter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA, the Shiloh Museum, Credit Counseling of Arkansas, StartUp Junkie, Illinois River Watershed Protection, LifeStyles INC., Kings River Cleanup, Ozark Folk Center, and so many more.

Ways to Connect

Peace At Home Family Shelter

KUAF Operations Manager Pete Hartman speaks over the phone with Dani Dean of Peace At Home Family Shelter. Peace at Home Family Shelter is a nonprofit organization providing shelter, services, and support to adults and children fleeing domestic violence in Northwest Arkansas. Peace At Home has recently launched a new encrypted web chat crisis hotline for survivors to reach out to Monday through Friday from 2-6pm.


A decade ago, an anonymous benefactor paid for 12 different bands to record, for free, at East Hall Recording Studio in Fayetteville. Now, one of those who benefitted from that is 'paying it forward' with a similar offering. Pete speaks with Chris Moore, Owner/Operator of East Hall Recording Studio.


Rockin' Baker is a local bakery in Fayetteville that trains and employs individuals who are on the Autism spectrum. Recently, Rockin' Baker began a Chef's Challenge Series with area Chefs giving the cadets a few ingredients that they then turn into a specialty bread. Pete speaks with Daymara Baker and Chef Chrissy Sanderson of Mockingbird Kitchen about the challenge coming up in May.


The Arkansas Native Plant Society has been petitioning Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to proclaim May as Arkansas Native Plant Month. And they've been successful! Pete speaks with Eric Fuselier, the President of ANPS, about some of the events taking place in May as well as online silent auction.


For the past three years, KUAF's Pluto Manager has unveiled the mysteries and wonders of our Solar System each Friday during Science Friday at 2:04pm on 91.3fm. She's now moved on from the Planetary Sciences Department at the University of Arkansas and is a postdoctoral fellow at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Pete talks to Caitlin about switching her emphasis from Pluto to the Moon, as well as a look at a whole new season of Scratching the Surface.


The Peel-Compton Foundation works to connect our communities through nature, education, recreation, and preservation. And they do it through multiple venues throughout Northwest Arkansas. Pete speaks with Peel-Compton's Lucie Patton about events at Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens,  the Coler Mountain Bike Preserve, and Osage Park - a new area opening up this summer that will feature, among other things, an archery range.


The "Live at Turnbow Music Series" began last year in Springdale and is about to kick off a new season April 29th. Jill Dabbs, Executive Director of Downtown Springdale Alliance, talks to Pete Hartman about this year's series as well as a nearly completed Mural Project taking place in Springdale. 

Thanks to a recent change in Arkansas health law, the Arkansas Support Network feels it can now serve it's clients much more smoothly. In the past, someone who may be diagnosed with both an intellectual or development disability combined with a behavioral health or psychiatric disability, would only be covered for whatever was diagnosed first. Pete Hartman speaks with Dr. Syard Evans, Chief Executive Officer, with Arkansas Support Network.

NWA Gives Day is tomorrow, Thursday, April 8th from 8am to 8pm. A day set aside for those in the KUAF listening area to easily find and support their favorite non profit group. Pete speaks with Carol Martin-Longwell, project consultant with NWA GIVES, about the details.

Zebra Technologies Corporation in Bentonville, a company working to provide technology needs for businesses, offers it's employees two full days of paid time to then go volunteer that time at a local non profit...specifically, a non profit in the medical sector. Pete Hartman talks with Paul Hignite with Zebra Technologies.