Daniel Breen

Reporter, Arkansas Public Media

Daniel Breen is a Little Rock-based reporter for Arkansas Public Media.

Daniel's interest in writing began at a young age, and he later served as a reporter and editor for Little Rock Central High School’s Tiger Newspaper. He graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a B.A. in mass communication and previously served as a reporter and anchor at NPR member station KUAR in Little Rock.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing guitar, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and exploring the wilderness of Arkansas.

Phone: (501) 569-8655

Email: daniel@arkansaspublicmedia.org

HB 1228 religious freedom gay rights
Brian Chilson / Arkansas Times

For many, 2017 was a time of historic support for the rights of LGBTQ people. But, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, says more can be done to improve equality in  Arkansans.

Jacob Slaton / Clinton School of Public Service

  

Adding to Congress’s already lengthy to-do list, the federal government’s primary tool for agricultural and food policy, known as the farm bill, will need congressional reauthorization this year.  Originally designed to keep crop prices fair for consumers and farmers during the Great Depression, the bill is a piece of legislation with broad-reaching effects, especially for Arkansans.

A robot scanning a Walmart store shelf.
Walmart

Despite a slight drop in Arkansas sales tax revenue between the second and third quarters of fiscal year 2017, the holiday shopping season is expected to give the state’s economy a temporary boost.

Chief Economist Michael Pakko with the Arkansas Economic Development Institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock said a decrease in taxable sales between the two quarters still represents a picture of overall growth.

Ten Commandments
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Members of the Capitol Arts and Grounds Committee will be holding three hearings over the next two weeks to finalize changes to a new Ten Commandments monument at the Arkansas State Capitol.

Daniel Breen / KUAR News

25 years after he took office as the country’s chief executive, former President Bill Clinton returned to Arkansas to look back on his eight years in office.

Clinton joined his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former chief campaign strategist James Carville in a conversation at the Clinton Presidential Center’s Frank and Kula Kumpuris Distinguished Lecture Series.

Jeff Long
KATV-Channel 7

With two games left in the Razorback football season, University of Arkansas Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long has been let go effective immediately.

The move comes a week after a lengthy meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees where no action was taken against Long. Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz announced Long’s firing in a press release Wednesday.

Two musical groups are creating something very special: one choral, one orchestral. So, what is new? First, the Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School choir and the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra face an exciting challenge.

Arts Scene: Harpist Máire Ní Chathasaigh

Nov 5, 2017

The harp is very much part of modern musical programming, and also a vital inspiration to contemporary composers. It has a voice appealing to much music, but there’s no doubt the image of the instrument, the stories and early music, take many of us back in time beyond our childhood to lands of myth and romance.

Arts Scene: Violinist Jennifer Frautschi

Nov 5, 2017

The performing arts this autumn are brimming with plans, led by the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Central High School Crisis. Time itself is being stretched, with all of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s season openers ahead. The first Masterworks symphony concert is with violinist Jennifer Frautschi. She will also open the River Rhapsodies season. First Masterworks, and a bit of background about the soloist.

Sept. 24 begins the commemoration ceremonies for the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Central High School Crisis. Celebrities are coming in, and bringing their own contributions. Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., noted for his research on African-American history, is working with a composer creating an opera on the Little Rock Nine.

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