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

The KUAF Giving Tree: School's in Session PPE Drive has already benefitted classrooms in our communities, but for this to make a true impact we'll need multiple 'remote' drop off locations throughout the KUAF listening area. A few locations already helping out include the Arkansas Arts and Fashion Forum offices in Springdale (214 South Main Street) as well as Fossil Cove Brewing Company in Fayetteville (1946 North Birch Avenue).

Pete speaks with representatives of Muslims for Community about how they've had to pivot and tweak their food service program as the pandemic has progressed.

The KUAF Giving Tree: Back to School drive is looking for the community's help in supplying local public schools with PPE - Personal Protection Equipment - so children and staff can be as safe as possible during this school year. Pete describes what you can do to help out.

In celebration of National Radio Day this Thursday, August 20, Pete speaks with Justin Castro - Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of History at Arkansas State University. They discuss Radio in Revolution: Wireless Technology and State Power in Mexico, a book that Castro has written.

Today Pete is joined via phone by Carla Laing with the Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter to talk about a volunteer opportunity and an upcoming movie night event. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Eric Fuselier with the Ozark Chapter of Wild Ones, an organization that pursues environmental conservation in NWA. 

This group provides monthly educational programing about the native plant community in Northwest Arkansas, and how to incorporate these plants into landscaping to benefit our local ecosystem.  Wild Ones is continuing to provide services virtually, and also provides free consulting and advice about which plant species are most likely to succeed in your house or business's yard. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Jennifer Wilson, Director of Public Relations with the Walton Arts Center, to talk about some changes to programming at the WAC.

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Walton Arts Center is postponing all large-scale programming until January 2021.  Instead, the WAC will be launching a Ghost Light Recovery Fund to ensure their return.  

Today Pete is joined by Leann Halsey, Business and Program Coordinator with the Fayetteville Farmers' Market, to talk about some exciting news!

The Fayetteville Farmers' Market will be returning to the Downtown Fayetteville Square this Saturday, June 27th.  Tune into this episode to hear about what to expect from parking to shopping, as well as how you can help ease this transition and keep your community healthy.  Masks will be required for all visitors, excluding children under 10. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Berenice Alcala with the Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas to talk about their upcoming virtual festival celebrating Cinco de Mayo. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Jazmin Berlanga with the Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas to talk about their COVID-19 Assistance Program.