Sarah Whites-Koditschek

Sarah Whites-Koditschek is a Little Rock-based reporter for Arkansas Public Media covering education, healthcare, state politics, and criminal justice issues. Formerly she worked as a reporter and producer for WHYY in Philadelphia, and was an intern and editorial assistant for Morning Edition at National Public Radio in Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

Sarah is a graduate of Smith College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies. She was a student at the Stabile Center For Investigative Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

She has won awards from the Associated Press in Arkansas as well the Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Contact Sarah at sarah@arkansaspublicmedia.org or 501-683-8655.

In 1979, one month into Bill Clinton’s first gubernatorial term, Jonesboro’s “In Focus” TV anchor Jack Hill put the spotlight on 32-year-old Hillary Clinton.

Four Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered young people in central Arkansas will have a chance to move in to a group house and receive life skills training through a donated home. Lucie’s Place, which provides services for homeless LGBT youth is launching its first residence for young adults in Little Rock this fall.

The Islamic Center of Little Rock is hoping to counter negative stereotypes with a billboard campaign comparing a Muslim woman in a hijab, or headscarf, to Virgin Mary in a veil.

An oath of citizenship, a pledge of allegiance, and messages from the United States President and Governor of Arkansas were part of the naturalization ceremony for 101 new U.S. citizens Tuesday at Little Rock’s Old State House Museum.

Governor Asa Hutchinson addressed the group, saying he appreciates that the U.S. is a nation of immigrants, and his own family is raising bi-lingual grandchildren because of his naturalized Latina daughter-in-law.

Presumably by accident, he said they are learning both, "'American and Spanish."

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