Timothy Dennis

Ozarks at Large Producer, KUAF Technical Director

Timothy is a life-long Arkansan; he grew up in the hills outside of Winslow and has lived in Fort Smith, Rogers and Fayetteville.  As a budding musician in his formative years, he became enthralled with recording technology, which carried over into his collegiate studies of print and multimedia journalism at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Upon receiving his B.A. in journalism in 2011, Timothy immediately began working as a freelance reporter and photographer for the Washington County Observer in West Fork, Winslow and Greenland. It wasn't long before he eschewed the newspaper business for radio and began working full-time as an announcer and news programmer for KURM AM/FM in Rogers.

After working for about a year in radio, Timothy was recruited to join the staff of KUAF in late 2012 as a Web producer and reporter for Ozarks at Large, generating stories for the local newscast at the top of the show as well as feature-length stories. Since then, he has worked with the operations staff on strategic technical planning. Outside of his work for the station though, Timothy has also done some freelance work. Most notably, he helped produce a piece for a collaboration between American Public Media's Marketplace and the New York Times in early 2014.

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On today’s show, as the younger workforce numbers continue to grow in northwest Arkansas, young professionals are reaching out to each other. Plus, an Arkansas-based study on fracking. And from Austin, Texas...the band Knife in the Water plays in the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio.

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Knife in the Water is a band that formed 20 years ago in Austin, Texas. In their early days, they released three records and one EP and even toured with Calexico. The band slowly ran out of steam, until a new record began to take shape in 2015. That record, titled “Reproductions” was released earlier this year. Most of the band’s members have changed, but guitarist and vocalist Aaron Blount and pedal steel player Bill McCullough are still fixtures of the five-piece band. While the band was touring the region in support of the album, they made their way to Fayetteville.

On today’s show, what’s next for Arkansas...and the country...for health care? Plus new research shows exercise may prevent insulin resistance. And, the Militant Grammarian delivers a spelling test.

There's a lot of music happening during the next week throughout the KUAF listening area, Here is a selection of shows that range in genre and venue; from hard rock at a DIY space to world music and folk in the outdoors.

On today’s show, rural health care gets another outpost in rural Arkansas; we learn about the latest clinic by Boston Mountain Rural Health Center, Inc.. Plus, a decades-long effort to make a simple trip to school safer is almost done in Alma.

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