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

Arkansas Archeology Month is an annual event designed to broaden the public’s interest and appreciation for Arkansas’s archeological resources and to encourage the public’s participation in conservation and preservation efforts. This year's theme is Research Across the State. 

The KUAF Giving Tree is up, it's lit and it's waiting for your much needed support for those in this area who are suffering food insecurity. This season, we're teaming up with Tri Cycle Farms whose mission is to grow community through soil as they steward food awareness, education, and empowerment. Tri Cycle envisions a world of food security, sovereignty, and sustainability for all.

In less than an hour, the Northwest Arkansas Community College will host it's innaugural speaker for it's Holocaust Knowledge Awareness Project. It's part of an effort by the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences to address a lack of Holocaust knowledge in Arkansans. Today, Dr. Erika Briesacher will speak about Romania's role in the genocide during WWII during a Zoom lecture.

The RefleXions Music Series, a project funded by the University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Grant for the Humanities and Performing Arts Initiative, is pleased to announce that “Sing for Hope” co-founders Monica Yunus and Camille Zamora will be joining the U of A for a fall virtual residency. Pete speaks with Lia Uribe - Associate Chair in the Department of Music at the U-of-A - talks about that and the RefleXions Podcast coming up later this month.


Pete speaks with Katy Henriksen with the Trillium Salon Series about this weekend's outdoor experimental music night featuring Untight and Cellophane Garden at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville.

Untight + Cellophane Garden: An Outdoor Experimental Music Experience

Hope Cancer Resources in Springdale offers cancer patients - and their caregivers and family - many different free services. From mental health counseling, movement and excercise options, event transportation to and from treatements and doctor's appointments. In this short series, we hear from a number of people with HRC and the role they play in the lives of those struggling with cancer.

This week we heard from a number of groups throughout the region. The Community Spotlight can be heard weekdays at 6:30 and 8:30am. For information, send Pete an email at pete@kuaf.com.

Pete speaks with John L Colbert, who is President of the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council. On Saturday the community focused group will host a drive-through voter registration event along with free COVID-19 testing.

Pete speaks with Daymara Baker - founder of Rockin' Baker in Fayetteville - about donating nearly 100,000 baked items to those in need during the pandemic. Plus, we hear from Juaquin - a graduate who now teaches new cadets the world of artisinal baking.

Pete talks with LaDonna Humphrey with OASIS for Women in Northwest Arkansas - a transitional living community for women and their children who are recovering from an addiction. September is National Recovery Month.