Tagged: arkansas educational television network

Courtney Pledger Promises AETN's Contributions to Arkansas Culture Will Continue

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/19/2018 12:00 am

Courtney Pledger, the executive director of AETN, details the network’s plans to focus on Arkansas content and Arkansas stories.

AETN to Cover High School Football, Basketball Championships

by Kyle Massey 10/15/2018 11:12 am

The Arkansas Educational Television Network, focusing on more local content under Executive Director Courtney Pledger, announced this morning that it will be kicking off high school football championship coverage in the state this fall.

Fate of Arkansas Public Media Illustrates Struggles Facing Nonprofit Coverage Model

by Kyle Massey 10/15/2018 12:00 am

Bobby Ampezzan didn’t learn he was on the firing line till August, but he knew his nonprofit Arkansas Public Media project was in trouble when an 11th-hour appeal for additional national grant money crashed. Spectacularly.

Health Care on Sidelines in Arkansas 2nd District Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/9/2018 7:12 am

Attempts to scrap the federal health care law have been the focus of Democrats' efforts to flip a congressional seat in solidly red Arkansas, but the issue was sidelined in the only debate between Rep. French Hill and challenger Clarke Tucker.

Arkansas Food Has Champion in Kat Robinson

by Jan Cottingham 5/14/2018 12:00 am

By leveraging her education and professional experience, Kat Robinson has marketed her stories about Arkansas food and restaurants with great success.

'Arkansas Week' Expands Panel of Pundits

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Different heads are talking these days on “Arkansas Week,” the venerable public affairs program on the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

Recalling the Infancy of Public Radio in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A recent panel of broadcasters noted several milestones, including the 50th anniversary of legislation funding the CPB, the 50th year of AETN and the 60th anniversary of KASU, the state’s oldest public media outlet.

Fighting Cybercrime (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas’ effort to develop cybercrime fighters is good not just for the students who will benefit from jobs in the field, but for everyone.

Maddison Stewart Joins Farm Bureau's Media Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Maddison Stewart has been hired as a social media specialist at Arkansas Farm Bureau, headquartered in Little Rock.

AETN Appoints Courtney Pledger as New Executive Director

by Little Rock Soirée Staff 3/7/2017 3:02 pm

This #girlboss is taking things to the next level.

Longtime AETN Chief Allen Weatherly Dies at 64

by Kyle Massey 11/1/2016 11:17 am

Allen Weatherly, who led the Arkansas Educational Television Network through 15 years of awards and online expansion, died Tuesday after several weeks in a Little Rock hospital. He was 64.

KUAR's Startup Arkansas Public Media Aims High

by Kyle Massey 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Bobby Ampezzan and Vanessa McKuin are leading a new multimedia startup based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, funded by a grant of $287,300 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Arkansas Lawmakers Shop Competing Budget Plans (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/21/2016 7:08 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed off his plan to present two budget proposals. But that doesn't mean the Legislature won't have a slew of competing ideas on how to spend the state's money.

Ben Fry’s Death Prompts Flood of Grief, Tributes

by Kyle Massey 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The outpouring was swift and heartfelt after University of Arkansas at Little Rock public radio leader Ben Fry died in his sleep March 10 after almost 30 years of shaping campus stations KUAR and KLRE.

AETN Offers 'Agri Arkansas' Professional Development Course

by Associated Press 6/9/2015 6:54 am

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is now offering professional development courses based on the local production "Agri Arkansas."

Kevin Delaney Dazzles Museum of Discovery Visitors with Science Demonstrations

by Blair Neel 3/16/2015 12:00 am

If you’ve been to the Museum of Discovery since the renovated space reopened in 2012, you’ve probably seen Kevin Delaney, Visitor Experience Director. He’s the guy who takes scientific principles and makes them explosively fun (literally explosive, sometimes). Delaney is such a science superstar that he’s even appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” where he has made vortex cannons from trashcans, as well as a giant cloud that enveloped the entire studio. Learn more about Delaney below and visit the Museum of Discovery to watch his science demonstrations!

Tom Cotton and Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

If you care about these things, you know that last week I interrupted Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., during his so-called “debate” against three opponents in the race for U.S. Senate in order to ask him to actually address my question.

Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor Stick to Familiar Themes in Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/13/2014 4:43 pm

The candidates in Arkansas' heated Senate race have stuck to familiar themes in their first debate, with Sen. Mark Pryor accusing Republican Rep. Tom Cotton of being beholden to billionaire donors and Cotton casting Pryor as the president's closest ally in Arkansas.

Arkansas' 2nd District Candidates Meet at AETN Debate

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/13/2014 2:09 pm

The candidates for Arkansas' 2nd District congressional seat say they have problems with new health care law.

What to Watch For in Today's Arkansas Senate Debate on AETN

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/13/2014 11:19 am

They've been running for more than a year. The only thing missing in the contest between Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has been a head-to-head debate. That changes today.