Science Cafe

Every month, an Arkansas scientist or expert provides insight on a science topic as a guest on the KUAR's "Science Café Little Rock" live call-in show hosted by Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

The program airs 6:05-6:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of every month, just prior to the Science Café community event that takes place at 7 p.m. in Little Rock at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 Rodney Parham Rd.

The radio program serves as a preview of the discussion to take place that night.


Science Cafe: Arkansas Geology Rocks

Jan 26, 2016

Many places in Arkansas are known for their geology. We have the Ozark and Ouachita mountains, the minerals of Magnet Cove, Quartz in Mt. Ida, Agate and petrified wood in Crowly's Ridge and of course the Crater of Diamonds in Murfreesboro.

On Science Cafe Little Rock, Michael DeAngelis, assistant professor of Earth Science at UALR, will give us a tour, tell us about his research and answer your questions.

Mysteries of Polymer Chemistry

Nov 25, 2015

(UAMS) - Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, will hold its next public forum, Mysteries of Polymer Chemistry, on Nov. 24. Panelists will discuss the role of polymers and their impact upon industry and modern culture.

Held from 7-9 p.m. at Afterthought Bistro & Bar in Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood, Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. Admission is free.

Science Cafe: Novel Cancer Treatments

Oct 27, 2015

A discussion with Dr. Issam Makhoul about innovative cancer research at UAMS and around the world. The conversation covers nano-technology, vaccines and prevention, all as potential strategies for def  eating cancer. KUAR's Jacob Kauffman fills in as host for Dorothy Graves.

Science Cafe: Bullying

Sep 24, 2015

On this month's Science Cafe in Little Rock, Paul Nail, Professor of Psychology and Counseling at the University of Central Arkansas, invites us into the world of negotiating junior high social relationships. Nail discusses his research, defining predictive traits of bullies, victims, individuals who can be both and individuals who will stand up to bullies.

Bullying is actively forbidden in most schools these days and while teachers have the ability to predict which students are most likely to be bullies, they rarely witness actual bullying activity themselves.

Science Cafe: Are Rare Diseases Really Rare?

Feb 18, 2015


Pam Williams, associate professor, UAMS College of Nusing

Science Cafe: The Future of Data Storage

Apr 30, 2014


Thomas D. Green of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, IT Disaster Recovery & Storage Management

Science Cafe is our monthly call-in show. The topic today is recycling. Our guest is Rusty Miller, plant manager at Waste Management Recycling in Little Rock. 

Call with your questions between 6:06 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The number is 501-569-8494.

After the show, Science Cafe continues with a live discussion and panel of experts on reducing, reusing, and recycling. The live event is from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. tonight at Vieux Carre/The Afterthought, 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd Little Rock, AR