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 Hannah Withers with Leverett Lounge to talk about a program she recently started called Feed The Heard.  As the economic ramifications of COVID-19 unravel, Withers describes the importance of caring for those who have recently become unemployeed due to bar and restaurant closures.

Feed the Heard allows local bars and restaurants to keep in touch with their staff by providing them with a free meal twice a week, which can be picked up in the parking lot of Leverett Lounge.  

Today Pete is joined via phone by Captain Josh Robinett with The Salvation Army of Northwest Arkansas

Although the COVID-19 outbreak has interfered with some of The Salvation Army's programs, the organization is committed to continue providing services those in need across the NWA community as safely and effectively as possible. 

Today Pete is joined via phone by Colleen Smith from Court Appointed Special Advocates of Northwest Arkansas, also known as CASA.  CASA is needing additional volunteers to advocate for children in the foster care system as the consequences of COVID-19 unfold, leaving some families more unstable and disadvantaged than others. 

For more information, or to see if you are eligible to serve as a special advocate, visit CASA's official website

Today Pete is joined via phone by Jessica Biggs, a registered nurse and Assistant Director of Nursing at Springdale Health and Rehabilitation Center, to talk about caring for the elderly during these unprecedented times.  

Today, Pete is joined via phone by Natalie Hite with Dress for Success Northwest Arkansas, a nonprofit organization that helps women in the NWA area secure career paths by providing them with office-appropriate clothing, educational opportunities, and network support. 

Although COVID-19 has halted many of the services and resources that Dress for Success NWA provides, the organization is still working to keep up with the needs of their clientele during these financially uncertain times.