A Weekly Dose of American History Coming to KUAF 3

-by Timothy Dennis

We are happy to announce that starting January 13, BackStory with the American History Guys. will join the KUAF 3 schedule. Airing at 1 p.m. Mondays, this hour-long weekly program brings historical perspective to contemporary topics. Recent episodes have explored the historical context of topics such as "Alcohol in America," "A History of Scandal," and "Wall of Separation: Church & State in America." Monday's broadcast will focus on the history of domesticated animals in America, with everything from the contributions of pigs to early European colonization, the involvement of elephants in some unusual criminal proceedings in the 19th century, and insight into squirrels as pets.

According to the BackStory website, the show is currently broadcast on 36 primary public radio stations serving 72 communities in 20 states and Washington, D.C., but KUAF is the first station to carry BackStory in Arkansas, Oklahoma or Missouri. This is the first of hopefully many new programs we add to the KUAF 3 lineup in 2014, and we hope you like it.