Arkansas PBS, KUAR partner for coverage of special legislative session Aug. 9-11


House floor proceedings to air on Arkansas PBS WORLD Channel; daily legislative update reports scheduled for social media

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS and UA Little Rock Public Radio KUAR-FM 89.1 have partnered to provide in-depth coverage of the Extraordinary Session of the Arkansas General Assembly Aug. 9-11. Arkansas PBS will broadcast the Arkansas House of Representatives floor proceedings on its WORLD Channel (digital subchannel 4) beginning at 11 a.m. on Aug. 9, with additional analysis and interviews from KUAR featured on social media platforms the following day.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson called the session in response to the record state revenue surplus – $1.6 billion, the largest surplus in Arkansas history – with plans to provide immediate tax relief for Arkansans and set aside funds for a school safety grant program.

The Arkansas PBS WORLD Channel is available over the air on digital subchannel 4 and on many cable systems. A list of providers and ways to watch is available at Arkansas PBS WORLD Channel can also be livestreamed at and in the Engage Arkansas PBS app.

Special reports presented in partnership with KUAR will be available on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

“Arkansas Week,” Arkansas PBS’s flagship public affairs program, will feature a recap of the session Friday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m. with host Steve Barnes.

About UA Little Rock Public Radio

UA Little Rock Public Radio includes KUAR-FM 89.1, the central Arkansas NPR member station, and KLRE Classical 90.5. Reporting by the KUAR News staff is also broadcast by KASU-FM 91.9 in Jonesboro, KUAF-FM 91.3 in Fayetteville and KTXK-FM 91.5 in Texarkana. The mission of UA Little Rock Public Radio is to deepen insight into the human experience, empower decision-making and enrich the lives of those we serve through quality news and cultural programs.

About Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Lee Mountain) and KETS (Forrest City).