We here at KUAF wish you the happiest of holidays and have these special holiday program offerings to share with you in this season of cheer- all broadcast from 11 to noon here on your public radio station.
Tune in Friday, Dec. 19, for "Chanukah in Story and Song" hosted by Leonard Nimoy and featuring the Western Wind for Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies of Eastern Europe and modern Israeli tunes.
Go baroque in "A Baroque Christmas in the New World" featuring music from 17th- and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Arkansas Legislators will attempt to address problems with the state Public School Employee insurance program in the coming legislative session. A program at NWACC that trains physical therapy assistants celebrates 15 years of success, and an Arkansan is confirmed for a federal regulatory commission.
A growing number of holiday lighting franchises operate in northwest Arkansas. But one home-town company--“Handsome Holiday Heroes” based in Eureka Springs--will illuminate your residence in time for Christmas. Plus, as Jacqueline Froelich discovered, they are “Santa bonafide.”
On this edition of Ozarks at Large, as Mike Beebe approaches the end to a more-than 30-year career in politics, he talks to John Brummett about his days in the Arkansas Legislature. Plus, a model train set in Fort Smith designed to look like a Fort Smith from more than 50 years ago.
Arkansas legislators ask the state attorney general to investigate a potentially improper political contribution by a state agency. The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission gets more than $13 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for drinking water system improvements in the state, and the River Valley Regional Food Bank receives a $20,000 gift from the Degen Foundation to give Christmas hams to thousands of families in need in five counties.