The Waco, Texas based band Lomelda joins us in the studio to talk about and to perform some of their original music inside our studio. Also, we visit an art gallery that's seemingly in the middle-of-nowhere, Kansas.

FEMA Seeks Information

Feb 12, 2016

Federal and state officials want to make sure people who need assistance after winter storms contact FEMA.

MUSIC: "Love Stinks" J. Geils Band

Fort Smith: New Jobs Possible

Feb 12, 2016

Michael Tilley from Talk Business and Politics says the possibility of new jobs in Fort Smith made news this week.  He also discusses the ongoing search for a new city administrator for Fort Smith.

The Medicaid and Highway Money Connection

Feb 12, 2016

Some state officials make the case Medicaid expansion and highway funding expansion are linked.

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Inside the gallery, it’s a scene familiar to anyone who attends art openings: People are enjoying the oil paintings and large-scale photographs bathed in natural light, snacking on cheese and crackers while lively conversation bounces off the brick walls and polished wood floors.

Outside, though, is the wide-open silence of the Kansas Flint Hills.

Valentine Suggestions

Feb 12, 2016

From free to "not so expensive", Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, offers up a veritable Whitman Sampler of ideas for the weekend.

Too Many Adjectives

Feb 12, 2016

Our militant grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, says ease up on the modifiers.

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Hannah Read and Zachary Daniel make up the Waco-based band Lomelda. When the drums and guitar duo were recently in Fayetteville for a gig, they stopped by KUAF to talk about and play some of their original music.

The Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin set a record when it was auctioned at Christie's on Thanksgiving Day in 1990. The famed instrument that is said to have inspired the story that became the Red Violin Oscar-winning film went to a sixteen-year-old named Elizabeth Pitcairn, who says she found her soul mate as soon as she first plucked the strings at the auction house.

When the illustrious Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius violin came to Elizabeth Pitcairn, she was overwhelmed with the way she connected with the instrument. "I lose all sense of where I leave off and the violin begins," she explains. "We're like one. It's just an extension of my being." Find out more about her appearance with the Arkansas Philharmonic this weekend in Friday's program.

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"Arkansas Ozarks African Americans: 1820 to 1950"

“Arkansas Ozarks African Americans: A Special KUAF History Documentary.” KUAF Public Radio is proud to present "Arkansas Ozarks African Americans: 1820 to 1950," a two-hour public radio documentary chronicling the historic black communities of Washington, Carroll, Benton, and Boone counties over a span of 130 years. Written and produced by investigative journalist, Jacqueline Froelich--and first broadcast in 2000--this comprehensive black history profiles the significant presence of and...
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