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-KUAF Music and Culture
12:14 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Happy Holiday Programming from KUAF

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.

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-Ozarks at Large Episodes
12:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

On this edition of Ozarks, John Brummett continues his conversation with outgoing governor Mike Beebe about his time in office. Plus, Handsome Holiday Heroes come to rescue of their community.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Legislators Look to January For Teachers Insurance Fix

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.

MUSIC: "Sleigh Ride" by Fun

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Governor Beebe Prepares to Leave Office

In the second part of his conversation with political columnist John Brummett, Governor Mike Beebe discusses his time as the state's chief

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

“Handsome Holiday Heroes” Lights up Northwest Arkansas

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.”

MUSIC: "Santa Baby" by Javon Jackson

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Holiday Concerts Scheduled for Thursday

After loading up on goodies from Savoy Tea Company and Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe, Becca suggests catching performances by Smokey & The Mirror or a choir of Springdale elementary students.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

UAPD Canines Honored

Credit Christina Karnatz

The four canine "officers" with the University of Arkansas Police Department were officially sworn in last week. We visit as two go through their weekly training.  

MUSIC: "You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" by Freed Haque

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:06 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Predicting Like it's 1985

Our history doctor, Bill Smith, examines some of the large predictions made 29 years ago to see how many, if any, got the future right.

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-Ozarks at Large Episodes
12:12 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:11 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Food Bank Gets Gift to Give Holiday Hams

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.

MUSIC: "Beat One Out" Ahmad Jamal

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