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

Today Pete is joined via phone by Bret Raymond, CEO of The Pack Shack.  The Pack Shack hosts Feed the Funnel parties where thousands of nutritious meals are packaged for local nonprofits and schools, to be delivered to those in need in our communities. 

In order to comply with social distancing and Covid-19 safety precautions, The Pack Shack is inviting one family at a time to their location in Cave Springs to pack meals, instead of hosting large groups for meal packing.  

Today Pete is joined via phone by Josh Raney, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, also known as OLLI, at the University of Arkansas.  OLLI provides lifelong learning opportunities to individuals in the NWA area through education and social activities.


Today Pete is joined via phone by Connie Phillips with AARC, the Arkansas Addiction Recovery Coalition

Although the Covid-19 outbreak has temporarily halted their monthly Recovery Speaker Breakfasts, AARC has established online recovery meetings to ensure that those battling any form of addiction receive support and accountability during these stressful and uncertain times.  These meetings are available at a variety of times throughout the day, and are open to the public. 

This past week, Pete spoke with several organizations about how Covid-19 has impacted the NWA community, as well as the ways that that community leaders have stepped up to serve those in need, and to provide comfort and reassurance during these unprecedented times. 

Stay tuned for more stories of resilience and public service, here at KUAF. 

Full segments of these stories, as well as additional Community Spotlights, can be found here

Today Pete is joined via phone by Chad Gurley, Colony Coordinator at The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, to talk about Gurley's new podcast titled Write Now at the Writers' Colony.