Editorial Staff

An annual tradition, the KUAF giving tree is back for a 7th year. This holiday season, we are proud to support the Bentonville group PEARL, which works with the Benton county drug and veteran courts to help participants reenter the community. The non-profit needs non-perishable food for their food pantry as well as general household and hygiene items.

Founder, Karen Slater sat down with Pete Hartman to talk about PEARL's mission to help former addicts find a fulfilling life without drugs or alcohol. For more information visit arpearl.org.

Woman in Water

The Arkansas New Music Ensemble will perform Composer Michael Daugherty’s song cycle "Labyrinth of Love" (2012) with soprano Moon-Sook Park on Dec 1. The ensemble is a University of Arkansas project led by director Jamal Duncan. 

University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas New Music Ensemble incorporates students from across the music department and focuses on performing recent compositions. This week, Ensemble director, Jamal Duncan, sat down with KUAF's Katy Henriksen to preview the upcoming performance.

The concert is Friday Dec. 1 at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. Visit music.uark.edu for more information. 

The Fayetteville High School student council is holding its 19th annual homeless vigil on Dec. 7. On that night students will sleep outside in makeshift housing, as a way to better understand the realities of homelessness. The vigil raises money to support Families in Transition (FIT), a program run through the Fayetteville Public School System that aids homeless children and families. 

Industrial agriculture has a distinct impact on the environment. According to Mighty Earth, meat production directly contributes to water pollution. Mighty Earth is a national grassroots organization that focuses on environmental issues. The group is holding a rally for clean water on Nov. 30 at the Tyson Headquarters in Springdale as part of the "NWA Clean it Up, Tyson" campaign.