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ACLU files lawsuit, Smokehouse Players present 'Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Today, a new lawsuit has been filed to defend gender-neutral state ID option in Arkansas, a discussion with author Amanda Churchill, and a new performance by the Smokehouse Players is coming soon.
5/25/202454 minutes, 58 seconds
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Urgent care continues to grow, Garden Gate Tour shows off locally grown gardens

Today, choosing urgent care over a doctor's visit, creating poetry about complex emotions, and the Garden Gate Tour in Washington County.
5/23/202455 minutes
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Nursing program returns to UAFS, blues party in Eureka Springs

Today, opinions vary when it comes to the new boutique hotel being built on Markham Hill in Fayetteville, a nursing program relaunches at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, and Eureka Springs is throwing a blues party.
5/22/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Grants for improved healthcare, strawberries for picking

On today's show, two different grants are being awarded across the state: one to continue innovative allergy research, one to bolster the number of nurses. Plus, the challenges of keeping up with a family-owned farm.
5/21/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Beekeeping in Northwest Arkansas, Walmart passes revenue estimates

On today's show, a buzzy hobby has a swarm of enthusiasts in the region, Walmart beat their estimated revenue jump by about $2 billion, and, Hillary Rodham Clinton discusses her life in Arkansas.
5/20/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Bentonville Public Library to undergo renovations, taking a look at the Hugo Awards

On today's show, changes at the Bentonville Public Library. Also, the books that made the cut for the Hugo Award for best sci-fi or fantasy novel. Plus, also get a review of a week of news with Michael Tilley with Talk Business and Politics and much more.
5/17/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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More money heads to Bentonville, a farewell to UofA's professor Janine Parry

On today's show, striving to diversify the kinds of investors and start-up companies in Northwest Arkansas. Also, we remember when a founding member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus talked with us about history. Plus, after three decades at the University of Arkansas, Janine Parry is departing.
5/16/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Getting out in the (agricultural) field, building a friendship through poetry

On today's show, we head out to the Farm to learn more about the research at the University of Arkansas away from Old Main. Also, a friendship of two poets— one in Fayetteville, one in Gaza. Plus, the similarities between creating software and music.
5/15/202455 minutes
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A six-day riding tour across the Ozarks, an inaugural Strawberry Festival

On today's show, dozens of cyclists will take on a six-day riding tour across the Ozarks to the Delta. Also, northwest Arkansas transplants who overcame a reluctance to move to the region. Plus, our Militant Grammarian has a collection of bewildering headlines.
5/14/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Concern rising about Tyson's wastewater disposal, Hillary Clinton's time in Arkansas

On today's show, a new report shows Tyson Foods dumped millions of pounds of toxic chemicals in waterways. Also, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s time in Arkansas. Plus, the musical legacy of Arkansan Johnnie Taylor.
5/13/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Graduating seniors enter job market, reflecting on Cureate Courses

On today's show, graduating from college is tough— Getting a job after graduation might be tougher. Also, food entrepreneurs launching small businesses for everything from microgreens to jams. Plus, music inspired by motherly love.
5/9/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Circles NWA gathers leaders to combat a crisis, NWACC's new trail technician program

On today's show, a local nonprofit is identifying leaders to combat the housing crisis in Northwest Arkansas. Also, a musical tour that extends from Fayetteville to the southern part of the state. Plus, diving into an underrated outlet of student media at the University of Arkansas.
5/8/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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The cost of maternal health, another scorching summer for NWA

On today's show, healthcare and policy professionals address a crisis among mothers in Arkansas. Plus, The cost of maternal mortality Plus, moving to— and staying— in a new home. Also, preparing for the summer heat.
5/7/202455 minutes
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Fayetteville's upcoming River Commons, looking back on 'Bangin’ in Little Rock'

On today's show, a new conservation center is being built in east Fayetteville. Also, it’s been thirty years since “Gang Wars: Bangin’ in Little Rock.” Plus, a legendary Arkansas radio station that reached millions of listeners.
5/6/202455 minutes
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More nurses from NWACC, pocketing pollen

On today's show, an accelerated path for future nurses and paramedics at NWACC. Also, collecting pollen on purpose. Plus, the Victory Theater in Rogers is looking—and sounding—spiffy at age 97.
5/3/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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River Valley Nature Center seeks improvement, 'Cries from the Cotton Field'

On today's show, a nature center in Fort Smith is getting some much-needed improvements. Also, learning more about Italian immigrants who left harsh conditions on a southern plantation to establish Tontitown. Plus, a trip through the world of ballads on a new edition of "Sound Perimeter."
5/2/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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The increasing effect of money on college athletics, the final edition of 'TEA'

On today's show, the influence of billionaires on college athletics. Also, we wrap up our series, "TEA: The Transgender Experience in Arkansas." Plus, dozens of filmmakers are coming to Rogers this weekend.
5/1/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bella Vista goes flea market, learning more about a new NPR podcast

On today's show, a trip through a citywide garage sale. Also, a new NPR podcast is part interview and part existential game show. Plus, our Militant Grammarian gets talkative about silent letters.
4/30/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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The impact of a smaller crawfish harvest, memorializing David Pryor

On today's show, low levels of rainfall in Louisiana are having an impact on crawfish boil season everywhere. Plus, Arkansas memorializes David Pryor, and this weekend … May the 4th be with you.
4/29/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Traveling through an artistic portal, Old Friends Farm's rural music venue

On today's show, Jewel puts together a museum experience. Plus, a look into Drug Take Back Day 2024. We also learn more about the Old Friends Farm near Prairie Grove.
4/26/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Planned Parenthood offers men birth control options, previewing a new Fort Smith greenway

On today's show, providing options to men when it comes to birth control. Also, a new greenway is being constructed in Fort Smith. Plus, warmer weather brings out the jazz.
4/25/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fayetteville's environmental education, mushroom hunting

On today's show, prioritizing education for environmental programs in Fayetteville. Also, foraging for springtime mushrooms. Plus, a deep dive into the work of Charles Portis.
4/24/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lessons learned from Truman Scholar finalists, remembering Printgurl

On today's show, lessons learned from being a finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Plus, a tribute to a young artist and the hospice professionals who helped her and her family. And an installation devoted to raising awareness about sexual assault that’s become a global phenomenon.
4/23/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Learning more about sustainable fashion, partying like it's 2050

On today's show, we consider the elements of "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle," especially through sustainable fashion. Also, Representative Steve Womack is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers who want the US Postal Service to reconsider its facility changes. Plus, remembering David Pryor.
4/22/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Silk Road Ensemble returns to NWA, looking forward to Earth Day

On today's show, observing Earth Day with environmental educator Heather Ellzey. Also, six performers with the Silk Road Ensemble bring a world of music to Rogers. Plus, we review a week of news with Michael Tilley from Talk Business and Politics, and Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette gives us weekend options.
4/19/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Possible Sundays alcohol sales in Fayetteville, 'Fat Ham' at TheatreSquared

On today's show, the attempt to bring voter registration to the 21st century in Arkansas. Also, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Fat Ham” decides to be (and not be) Hamlet. Plus, one northwest Arkansas manufacturer’s evolution.
4/18/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fayetteville celebrates Earth Day, Jon Batiste visits Bentonville for 'Uneasy Tour'

On today's show, preparation is underway for a city-wide clean-up day in Fayetteville. Also, a life with "To Kill a Mockingbird." Plus, the Fort Smith Symphony teams up with Captain Kirk.
4/17/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Updates at Fayetteville's Wilson Park, Keri Blankiger talks her new memoir

On today's show, a team effort brings us the updates to Wilson Park in Fayetteville. Also, Keri Blakinger discusses her memoir about prison. Plus, life after prison. Plus, how a restaurateur decided to make pizza in Johnson.
4/16/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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NWA's no-kill animal shelters, trombonist Papo Vazquez visits the University of Arkansas

On today's show, as northwest Arkansas continues to grow, regional services try to keep pace, including animal shelters. Also, a new documentary traces connections between groups in Arkansas and the Oklahoma City bombing. Plus, Grammy-nominated trombonist and composer Papo Vazquez will be in residency at the University of Arkansas this week.
4/15/202455 minutes
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Learning more about NWA's Muslim community with District 3, Pat Ryan Key performs

On today's show, we discuss the Muslim community in northwest Arkansas. Plus, Pat Ryan Key visited the Carver Center for Public Radio to perform, discuss his new record and how things have changed for him.
4/12/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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NWA Fashion Week, Fayetteville welcomes new head Hog

On today's show, the impact of fashion here in Northwest Arkansas. Also, the Razorbacks welcome a new head men’s basketball coach. Plus, musicians from the Silk Road Ensemble are in Fayetteville this week for a music education conference and to perform.
4/11/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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The impact of removing gender-neutral option from Arkansas licenses, NWA transplants

On today's show, we hear about the impact of the decision of the state of Arkansas to remove X from state IDs. Also, the Ozark Jazz Philharmonic is getting ready for its big debut. Plus, as people continue to move to northwest Arkansas, what are they looking for?
4/10/202455 minutes
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Updates from Total Eclipse Monday: Thaden School, Arkansas' electric grid

On today's show, Thaden School in Bentonville is expanding. We also learn more about a huge investment in the electric grid in Arkansas. Plus, a trip to the archives about a high-profile federal trial in Fort Smith, 36 years ago this month, with 14 people charged with trying to overthrow the government.
4/9/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Veterans connecting through music, uncovering the math behind everyday life

On today's show, we learn more about Soldiers Songs and Voices Northwest Arkansas. Also, a NASA scientist explains what Monday’s eclipse can tell us. Plus, discovering math in the everyday.
4/5/202455 minutes
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Raising awareness of a new drug, previewing Ozark Natural Science Center's urban campus

On today's show, drug advocacy groups warn Arkansans about a dangerous new trend in the illegal drug supply. Also, tracing a partisan shift in Arkansas. Plus, music with heart is at the center of a new Sound Perimeter.
4/4/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Skating toward greatness in NWA, two musicians deliver 'State of the Unity'

On today's show, a local nonprofit is trying to grow the skateboarding scene in northwest Arkansas. Also, we continue our series "TEA: the Transgender Experience in Arkansas." Plus, two musicians travel to all 50 states in search of unity.
4/3/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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An update regarding next week's solar eclipse, housing in NWA

On today's show, preparing for a once in a lifetime celestial event passing through Arkansas' skies next week. Also, continuing a public discussion about housing in northwest Arkansas. Plus, one way to mark change in the region? Breweries.
4/2/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Exploring societal values through land use, Arbor Day at... Pinpoint?!

On today's show, a group of art students at the University of Arkansas consider what we value as a society. Also, Arkansas native and federal judge Morris Arnold is the subject of this week’s archives from the Pryor Center. Plus, touching base on local happenings with KUAF's community engagement manager, Jasper Logan.
4/1/202455 minutes
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How the Associated Press determines political winners, NWACC expands athletic program

On today's show, the work required to determine an election winner. Chad Day, the Associated Press’ chief elections analyst, will be this year’s Roy Reed lecturer at the University of Arkansas, and we speak with him about elections and more. Plus, sports at NWACC.
3/29/202455 minutes, 1 second
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Diving into Arkansas ballot measures, Atlas Obscura's Ecliptic Festival

On today's show, a deep dive into a handful of measures that might be on your ballot this November. Also, a seismic transfer of wealth in the country’s near future. Plus, Hot Springs celebrates the eclipse.
3/28/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lithium extraction in south Arkansas, UAMS' rural residency program

On today's show, a new extraction method to gather an increasingly critical metal. Also, a plan to get more medical care to rural Arkansas. Plus, Aladdin’s genie is ready for his role.
3/27/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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How education co-ops help public schools, "Balance"

On today's show, The Arkansas Department of Education has proposed to cut funding for education coops by more than $4 million for the 2025 fiscal year. But why? Also, a business success story based on intuition. Plus, keeping balance with nutrition, exercise and health.
3/26/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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A closer look at Arkansas' low literacy, the career of Judge Richard Arnold

On today's show, addressing the low literacy rates in Arkansas. Also, remembering the legal and political career of Federal Judge Richard Arnold. Plus, an all-star tribute to Arkansas legend Sister Rosetta Tharp.
3/25/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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A plan for a veteran's memorial in Springdale, a trip to the archives

On today's show, an ambitious plan for a veteran’s memorial in Springdale. Also, optimism regarding a sustainable future. Plus, we open a thirty-year Ozarks at Large time capsule.
3/22/202455 minutes
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An alleged failure to uphold academic freedom, 'You Have No Idea' celebrates national release

On today's show, a letter sent to leadership at the University of Arkansas says they have failed to defend their faculty. Also, an Arkansas-based film about autism receives a national release. Plus, UAMS is hosting a free hands-on summer camp.
3/21/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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A historic swarm of cicadas, celebrating children's musician Ella Jenkins

On today's show, the unique nature of two cicada broods emerging this year. Also, a celebration of the "First Lady of Children’s Folk Songs” and the music she’s shared. Plus, the Marshallese Educational Initiative.
3/20/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Raising the minimum wage at a co-operative grocery, reporter talks new book 'Exvangelicals'

On today's show, an effort to raise starting salaries for employees at the state’s only co-operative grocery. Also, moving away from a strict evangelical childhood. Plus, NPR reporter Sarah McCammon discusses her new book "Exvangelicals."
3/19/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Empowering Hispanic student journalists, the legacy of Father George Tribou

On today's show, we hear from the president and faculty advisor of the University of Arkansas chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Also, our Pryor Center archives recall a legendary Arkansas educator. Plus, a rundown of what’s on the community calendar this week with Jasper Logan.
3/18/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Looking at 'Exquisite Creatures' and listening to a 'Cambodian Rock Band'

On today's show, Christopher Marley’s “Exquisite Creatures” opens at Crystal Bridges. Plus, when work on stage can truly inspire relationships off stage: we meet the entire cast of TheatreSquared’s “Cambodian Rock Band."
3/15/202455 minutes
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The status of Native American remains and artifacts, depicting climate disaster through charcoal

On today's show, a change to the Federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is taking effect and putting pressure on museums and institutions. Plus, backers of a new development in Springdale say it is a way to address an affordable housing challenge. And, Kasey Ramirez’ “Storm Series” of images places structures in climate peril.
3/14/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Enhancing the children's garden, a free dental clinic

On today's show, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks plans to use a new grant to feed even more of their neighbors. Plus, a two-day free clinic to help patients with dental needs. And a northwest Arkansas mayor discovers his colleagues from around the country have similar concerns.
3/13/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Black historic district in Fayetteville, the history of native people in North America

On today's show, the beginnings of a Black Historic district in Fayetteville. Plus, the history of the people of North America. And, working to reduce recidivism in northwest Arkansas.
3/12/202455 minutes
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Evaluating Arkansas' international trade missions, legendary legal scholar remembered

On Today's show we take a closer look at the impact and cost of targeted business between the state of Arkansas and global partners, hear about the legacy of University of Arkansas law professor Robert Leflar and get a round up of the week's community events.
3/12/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Update on Arkansas' eclipse preparations, Broadway heads to Dickson Street

On today's show, touching base with the state now that we're a month out from the big eclipse. Also, Walton Arts Center readies ten big shows for the next Broadway season. Plus, music radio with personality.
3/8/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ambassadors for active transportation, honoring women in flight

On today's show, a new ambassador program from Trailblazers is looking to put accessibility, inclusion, and encouragement at the forefront. Also, the impact of lithium extraction on the southwest Arkansas economy. Plus, celebrating women of aviation.
3/7/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Empowering women in cycling with 'Rosie Up,' still more to learn from Mr. Rogers

On today's show, a new business aims to create a supportive and safe environment for female cyclists. Also, what Fred Rogers can still teach us about learning. Plus, more than 50 years of dance from Pilobolus.
3/6/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Connecting Arkansans with overdose education resources, a book club for Swifties

On today's show, a new statewide app has been created to connect people with resources for opioid overdose, addiction, treatment and recovery. We also discuss the power and politics that can be involved in fashion and the intersection of song lyrics and classic literature.
3/5/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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The future of in vitro fertilization in Arkansas, honoring women who led TV newsrooms

On today's show, how the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on frozen embryos affected in vitro fertilization in Arkansas and across the U.S. Also, conversation with a law professor and a former legislator. Plus, the challenges that faced women in the TV newsroom.
3/4/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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'Cambodian Rock Band,' funding to future for Latino students

On today's show, "Cambodian Rock Band" presents a story of music, trauma, comedy and family, with the Khmer Rouge as a backdrop. Also, decades of academic scholarships for Latino students in Arkansas. Plus, talking business and politics with Michael Tilley, looking forward to the weekend with Becca Martin Brown, and discussing "Dune: Part Two" with Courtney Lanning.
3/1/202455 minutes
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Leap Day 2024: counting birds, birthdays

On today's show, a group of hobbyists turned scientists help count birds in northwest Arkansas. Also, the oddities of celebrating an annual event every four years. Plus, a farewell from the chief.
2/29/202455 minutes, 42 seconds
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Award-winning sustainable textiles, animal-assisted therapy

On today's show: Three weeks, two University of Arkansas students, and one box of mystery materials all made from soybeans. Also, Election Day for the March primary is coming up. Do we put enough emphasis on the importance of this election? Plus, connecting service dogs with children living with autism.
2/29/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Providing resources to those struggling with addiction, learning more about primary elections

On today's show, providing the community with addiction support. Also, Alice Gachuzo Colin has a passion for democracy. Plus, a big ask leads to a biography of a sitting U.S. Senator.
2/27/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hogs look toward space, remembering other forms of broadcast news

On today's show, we talk about outer space and the upcoming eclipse. Also, the upside of being a TV news anchor. Plus, Johnny Cash at San Quentin.
2/26/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Art as a pathway toward healing, behind the scenes of Fayetteville's Restaurant Week

On today's show, George Anthony Morton will discuss art as healing twice this weekend at St. Paul’s in Fayetteville. Plus, The Prom comes to the University of Arkansas stage. Also, what happens in the kitchen for a special restaurant week?
2/23/202454 minutes, 58 seconds
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Communities react to rise in deportations, Sondheim at the Walton Arts Center

On today's show, community members are concerned about the rise in deportations of Marshallese people in Washington County. Also, the challenges and joys of singing Sondheim on stage. Plus, a night of EDM at the Momentary.
2/22/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Possible outsourcing at the University of Arkansas, Upskill NWA

On today's show, the University of Arkansas is considering outsourcing groundskeeping and custodial work- It’s left staff members worried about their future. Also, Upskill NWA provides tuition, books and more for qualifying residents seeking a career in healthcare. Plus, an excerpt of the latest episode of The Transgender Experience in Arkansas.
2/21/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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A local library's million-dollar expansion, Ozarkan folk magic

On today's show, the growth of another public library in northwest Arkansas. Plus, collecting Ozark folk magic and medicine. Also, from the foreign service to influencer.
2/20/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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A dynamic path for Name, Image and Likeness deals for athletes, Ed Bethune

On today's show, the changing landscape of Name, Image, and Likeness deals for student-athletes at the University of Arkansas. Also, Ed Bethune was a Republican Arkansas Congressman long before the GOP controlled the state. Plus, Tiny Desk Arkansas interviews.
2/19/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Menstrual Equity Panel, enduring effects Gothic architecture

On today's show, real conversation about period products. Also, the breadth of Gothic. Plus, SONA defies expectations.
2/16/202455 minutes
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Two NWA teachers' 'polarizing' trip, a witch's role in 2024

On today's show, a pair of teachers were chosen to do research in Antarctica- How’d it go? Also, the primary election on March 5 includes the decision for Arkansas’ Supreme Court Chief Justice. Plus, the play "Witch" uses the 17th century to comment on the 21st.
2/15/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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A dam removal, touching base on Fayetteville's Black Historic District

On today's show, an old dam is being renovated to be a new aquatic nature preserve. Also, progress on a Black Historic District in Fayetteville. Plus, what can happen at the University of Wonder and Imagination?
2/14/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Analyzing climate change in the wake of an icy January, the 'Big Gay Market'

On today's show, the cold snap in January doesn’t negate the reality of global warming. Also, a new book about banking is a family affair. Plus, the Big Gay Market is planning their Spring Awakening.
2/13/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Point In Time Count for Homelessness, fashion for everyone

On today's show, the latest data on people experiencing homelessness in northwest Arkansas. Also, NWA Fashion Week is more than just admiring clothing. Plus, sharing something in your closet.
2/12/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Seeking affordable childcare, jamming with Statehouse Electric

On today's show, re-thinking our relationship with technology and its relationship with art. Also, a coalition working toward making childcare in Arkansas more affordable and more available. Plus, The Listening Lab brings us time together that was well spent.
2/9/202455 minutes
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Korean food and Indian music in Arkansas

On today's show, a new global center for Korean Food at the University of Arkansas. Plus, the status of federal interest rates and their impact on Arkansas. And, Carnatic music inside the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio.
2/8/202454 minutes, 57 seconds
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The history of the Arkansas Caucus, a new TEA installment

On today's show, we take a trip back to 1984 when Arkansas tried a new method of voting for a presidential candidate. Also, a new program that looks to help food-related businesses grow. Plus, the latest installment in the series TEA: The Transgender Experience in Arkansas.
2/7/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cleaning waterways with hair, a seminar focusing Star Trek

On today's show, a hair salon in Fayetteville is finding a way to take hair clippings and help improve the planet. Also, the geopolitics of Star Trek. Plus, the blues legend Leadbelly and his influence 75 years after his death.
2/6/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Expanding access to doulas, creating a safe space through vintage clothing

On today's show, as Arkansas faces a maternal health crisis, officials want to expand access to doulas. Also, the winter of ‘76 in Arkansas: politics and primaries. Plus, creating a vintage clothing shop that also aims to be a comfortable space for queer people.
2/5/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Buckfoot Gang, chainsaw art, international films in Fort Smith

On today's show, how a sophisticated group of turn-of-the-century con men in the Ozarks fleeced a fortune from gullible victims. Also, international storytelling is returning to Fort Smith. Plus, the creative realities of creating sculpture with saws.
2/2/202455 minutes
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University of Arkansas students design affordable housing prototypes, a trip back in time

On today's show, a new kind of affordable housing is being designed at the University of Arkansas. Also, bringing the big-league club to Arvest Ballpark. Plus, Setting up a KC Royals-Northwest Arkansas Naturals game in Springdale.
2/1/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Clarifying FAFSA, a series of 'Undisciplined' live happenings

On today's show, a web of confusion around getting federal aid for college. Plus, Kiley Reid’s new novel, “Come and Get It” is set in Fayetteville. Also, a series of live "Undisciplined" podcast events focus on education.
1/31/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Exploring a new outdoor recreation bill, discussing the effect of HBCUs

On today's show, federal legislation seeks to update outdoor recreation policy. Also, the impact made at an HBCU. Plus, Ozarks at Large's Militant Grammarian returns with some brand names you might have been mispronouncing.
1/30/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Civic Arkansas, Victor Luckerson talks 'Built From the Fire'

On today's show, a new initiative from the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute called Civic Arkansas. Also, all the news from January 1975, like a new political guard and a new speed limit. Plus, Victor Luckerson discusses his book "Built From the Fire" about the 1921 race massacre in Tulsa.
1/29/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Preserving the Cherokee language, The Medium allows 60 performers 60 seconds in one night

On today's show, a conversation with Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. Also, 60 performers use just 60 seconds on stage. Plus, expanding outdoor business in northwest Arkansas.
1/26/202455 minutes
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Educators to gain affordable housing in Bentonville, revisiting the constitution at TheatreSquared

On today's show, the problem and unique solution for affordable housing in Bentonville. Also, a conversation with the new dean of the Walton College of Business. Plus, the latest production at TheatreSquared is pretty timely.
1/25/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Climate justice organization Zero Hour Arkansas targets local youth, 'Dry January' mocktails

On today's show, a zine about climate justice in northwest Arkansas. Also, the transgender experience in Arkansas. Plus, imbibing without the booze.
1/24/202455 minutes
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A poultry growing nightmare, improving Arkansas' maternal health with AIM

On today's show, a chicken farm crisis. Also, putting real faces and voices to the poor maternal health numbers in Arkansas. Plus, a wearable art party at Mount Sequoyah.
1/23/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Farm Bill in Arkansas, connections between the Natural State and Miss America

On today's show, how the federal Farm Bill impacts people in Arkansas. Also, Arkansas’ deep connection with Miss America. Plus, an Arkansas musical tragedy from decades ago.
1/22/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Air traffic, river traffic, participating in local art

On today's show, the first 2024 conversation with Michael Tilley from "Talk Business and Politics" covers planes leaving Fort Smith, river traffic passing along the Arkansas River and taking in some local nature. Also, a trip to a Northwest Arkansas Land Trust property. Plus, Becca Martin Brown wants locals to become more involved with art.
1/19/202455 minutes
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An attempt to standardize academic expectations, SONA exhibits dissonance through harmony

On today's show, a constitutional amendment that aims to hold private schools to the same standards as public schools. Also, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas presents three works, all written and first performed within a few years of each other. Plus, looking back on the financial outlook for Arkansas in 2023.
1/19/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Preserving 10,000 acres in northwest Arkansas, the unexpected nature of public art

On today's show, the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust and their work to protect 10,000 acres of land. Also, Griffin Loop wants you to come to his art without preconceived ideas. Plus, Ryan Rogers’ degrees in physics and theoretical chemistry don’t tell his whole story.
1/17/202454 minutes, 56 seconds
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Charting Arkansas' economic growth, recommendations for outdoor winter fun

On today's show, learning what a billion dollars in proposed investments looks like. Also, "I am Northwest Arkansas" takes listeners beyond the stage at TheatreSquared. Plus, NPR science reporter Nell Greenfieldboyce reflects on the relationship between science and life.
1/16/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Examining disparities in child wellbeing, the return of the Arkansas Black Film & Music Expo

On today's show, new data shows that the wellbeing of children of color in Arkansas ranks low. Also, learning more about Music Move's Black Music Expo. Plus, Remembering the filming of "The Blue and the Gray" 40 years ago.
1/15/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Discussing new film 'We Have Just Begun,' the need for January blood donations

On today's show, speaking with the creators of a new film about the 1919 Elaine Massacre and Dispossession. Plus, learning more about the critical need for winter blood donations. Also, the summer musical event, SweatFest, has a new winter counterpart: SweaterFest.
1/12/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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NWA celebrates MLK Day, exploring Walmart's new health center

On today's show, celebrating and remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Also, Walmart opens an expansive new whole health center. Plus, continued growth for event production companies in northwest Arkansas.
1/11/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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'Safe Streets for All,' fostering micro-entrepreneurship at the Fayetteville Public Library

On today's show, $25 million and changing how we view traffic. Plus, chefs from around the country will team up for a No Kid Hungry dinner in Bentonville. Also, your ideas plus a library possibly result in a small business.
1/10/202454 minutes, 58 seconds
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A bike-centered program at NWACC, Wild Prairie Winds visits Folk School

On today's show, the coordinators for the Northwest Arkansas Community College trail technician program are looking to put new students to work. Plus, Wild Prairie Winds will unite for a pair of concerts this weekend specifically designed for northwest Arkansas. Also, we meet chef Maudie Schmidt who brought her love of New Orleans cuisine to the region.
1/9/202455 minutes
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Fighting summer food insecurity, Dry January

On today's show, Arkansas has opted into a new federal program to fight food insecurity for kids. Also, Dr. Chris Hardin considers the benefits of a Dry January. Plus, looking back at Arkansas-connected runs for the White House.
1/8/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Holidays, housing and hosting a true crime podcast

On today’s show, the celebration of a Muslim holiday in an unexpected place. Plus, a vacant tourist motel in Eureka Springs has been converted into affordable housing. And a true crime podcast with the goal of being more than salacious.
1/4/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Food security, language barriers and near-impossible tasks

On today’s show, how a pandemic helped jump start a free meal program in Fayetteville. Plus, the nearly impossible task of slowing light. And a podcast about the pros and cons of language barriers.
1/4/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Hobbies, sports and identity

On today’s show, a former FBI agent whose hobby is remembering the ones we’ve lost. Plus, a podcast that aims to take sports seriously. And author Britt Bennett discusses writing, storytelling and identity.
1/3/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lizards, talk radio and our biological response to pop culture

On today’s show, the largest lizard native to Arkansas, the impact of talk radio, and an examination of the way film and television make us feel.
1/2/202454 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fossils, loafers and the monoculture

On today’s show, we start a new year by remembering some of our favorite moments of 2023 on Ozarks at Large, including a major archaeological dig, a podcast about polo shirts and chinos, and a discussion about the loss of monoculture.
1/1/202454 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ships, rivers and Telecasters

On today’s show, a nearly forgotten Naval tradition highlighted in a new book from a pair of John Brown University professors. Plus, we talk about new music with the musicians in Shine Eye Yell…and discuss their new record inspired by the Buffalo National River and the legendary people who have lived along the river. And, for his latest novel, Keith Vire uses real-life knowledge to write about music, friendship and the challenges of addiction.
12/29/202355 minutes
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A doula, national monuments and a financial journalist

On today’s show, a discussion about assistance with end-of-life — a conversation with a northwest Arkansas end-of-life doula. Plus, the origins and uncertain future of national monuments: McKenzie Long will discuss her book “This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments. And the life and career of a pioneering financial journalist.
12/28/202355 minutes
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Books and authors for all ages

On today’s show, the experiences working in a zoo that led Roland Smith to a career as a writer. Plus creator of the Goosebumps series, R.L Stine discusses scary things, inspirations and sneaking past his mother to read horror comics. And a writer nominated for the 2023 Pushkin Prize.
12/27/202355 minutes
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Faith, history and running

On today’s show, a camp in Bentonville for children of any and all faiths. Plus, digging into forgotten Washington County history. And, running as a way to convey discussions about inclusion and sustainability.
12/26/202355 minutes
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A Christmas Past episode of Ozarks at Large

On today’s show, something that existed before Christmas: dinosaurs. Plus, engineering antiquity. And we spend time learning about a murder from the Gilded Age.
12/25/202355 minutes
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An Ozarks at Large Holiday Hootenanny

On today’s show, we welcome in a heavenly host of local musicians playing holiday favorites and originals.
12/22/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Looking back on the past year of Ozarks at Large, an early edition of 'Talk Business and Politics'

On today's show, Kyle Kellams and Matthew Moore look back on a handful of stories we don’t want to forget. Also, economist Mervin Jeberaj thinks we might have avoided a recession. Plus, library expansions, the Arkansas Living Treasure Award Winner, and much more
12/21/202355 minutes
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Sound Perimeter: Winter Promise

The Winter Solstice signals the shortest day and longest night of the year. As the Earth moves away from the sun in the northern hemisphere, this day carries profound meaning across cultures, signaling the return of longer days and the promise of renewal. As we revel in the triumph of light over darkness today, Lia Uribe invites you to embrace introspection and celebration with our musical selections.
12/21/202311 minutes, 6 seconds
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Teaching philanthropy, a 'paternity test'

On today's show, a business class at the University of Arkansas is looking at not how to make money but how to give it away. Plus, learning how the best way to study the Ozarks is to get into the Ozarks. Also, the newest dads at KUAF take a quiz about fictional dads.
12/20/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Picking up litter- hearts alike, KUAF wrapped

On today's show, a collaboration between the city of Fayetteville, Genesis Church, and 7hills provides a work lottery program for the unhoused community. Also, representation during the holidays. Plus, an Arkansongs Christmas special.
12/19/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Safeguarding from COVID-19 this holiday season, celebrities visit the Natural State

On today's show, family gatherings and travel are a part of the holiday season, but unfortunately, COVID is still a part of it, too. Also, being mindful of inclusion and diversity in northwest Arkansas. Plus, Pryor Center archives this week place a focus on famous people who’ve visited the Natural State.
12/18/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Redefining boredom, 'Wonka'

On today's show, Pastor Clint Schnekloth suggests a book that redefines boredom and how we deal with a modern information age. Also, what it means to be a young Tina Turner on stage. Plus, a new movie review from Courtney Lanning.
12/15/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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A possible relocation of USPS services, the new look Naturals

On today's Ozarks at Large, the U.S. Postal Service is looking to move its processing and distribution center out of Fayetteville, and there’s a lot of unanswered questions. Plus, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals have updated their logo designs and color palate. Plus, a conversation with the CEO of Venku, a company designed to help book hunting and fishing trips across the United States.
12/14/202354 minutes, 55 seconds
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'Buy or Burn' art auction, looking forward to Berryville's new library

On today's show, a local artist is auctioning his work. And he’s burning whatever doesn’t get bought. Also, nearing the fundraising finish line for a new Berryville library. Plus, the Arkansas Civics Bee.
12/13/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Investigating the Arkansas State Library Board, Ebenezer Scrooge returns to TheatreSquared

On today's show, how much authority does the Arkansas State Library Board have? Also, Scrooge, Marley and Cratchit are back on stage. Plus, radio theater in Eureka Springs.
12/12/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Considering invasive species, Arkansas' political debates

On today's show, a federal grant has been awarded to a UofA-based ecologist to help combat the expansive growth of harmful plants in the local environment. Plus, memorable moments from Arkansas political debates.
12/11/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fundraising for Muai, 155 years of Dickson Street

On today's show, a fundraiser in Springdale for rebuilding in Maui. Plus, a commemoration for Dickson Street. Also, We’ll also spend time with Michael Tilley from Talk Business and Politics and Courtney Lanning reviews the new animated film “The Boy and the Heron."
12/8/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Funding immigrant integration in Arkansas, a light-centered Sound Perimeter

On today's show, a federal grant for immigrant integration in Arkansas. Also, the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office prepares for counting signatures for proposed state constitutional amendments. Plus, light and music combine in Lia Uribe’s latest Sound Perimeter.
12/7/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Native solar meadows, the Squirrel Nut Zippers holiday tour

On today's show, the benefits of solar panel arrays on native grasslands. Also, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will use $17.5 million to improve maternal health in the state. Plus, Nate Walls with Second Helping NWA is busy again this time of year.
12/6/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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A new artist residency program in Springdale, readying for an increase of Arkansans with Alzheimer's

On today's show, a new project in Springdale aims to make art more accessible by bringing it to the neighborhood. Also, preparing for an increasing population living in Arkansas with Alzheimer’s. Plus, Randy Wilburn’s latest episode of “I Am Northwest Arkansas” explores the world of bladesmithing with Kenneth Webb.
12/5/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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A new music collective for young creatives, establishing Arkansas' state song

On today's show, the origin of a new music collective in northwest Arkansas. Also, the confusing effort to establish a state song for Arkansas. Plus, two Mena natives who put Arkansas on the radio map.
12/4/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Exploring the LGBTQ+ experience at religious schools, a Shakespearean crossover

On today's show, a rooftop garden is in the works at Baptist Health Fort Smith. Also, a documentary filmmaker expands on two short films made while at John Brown University in Siloam Springs. Plus, a shared Shakespearean universe.
12/1/202355 minutes
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Saving the state butterfly, the biological effects of media consumption

On today's show, the prevalence of the Arkansas state butterfly is dangerously low. Plus, how the media we consume affects us on a biological level. Also, the inspiration chocolate has on music.
11/30/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Attempting to legalize some abortions in Arkansas, the effects of reporting violence in the news

On today's show, a group called Arkansans for Limited Government is working on a possible constitutional amendment that would legalize some abortions. Also, reporting on violence with Peter Nickeas. Plus, a new "Reflections in Black" with Raven Cook.
11/29/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Schools across state install calming rooms, a Gar-Hole holiday show

On today's show, a new initiative is being introduced in K-12 schools across Arkansas. Also, working to make Arkansas-Asian business connections stronger. Plus, Fayetteville-based Gar Hole Records is staging another two-night concert event.
11/28/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Middle schoolers' nicotine use, promoting women-run businesses with Holiday Haul

On today's show, a new CDC report shows tobacco use for middle school students is on the rise. Plus, a boyhood friendship that began in Hot Springs and continued into the White House. Also, celebrating a concentration of woman-run and woman-owned businesses in downtown Fayetteville.
11/27/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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How Italians immigrating to Arkansas influenced national legislation, songs from Dan Maguire

On today's show, how Italian immigration to Arkansas in the 19th century influenced U.S. policy for a long time. Plus, Dan Maguire stops in to sing a couple of songs. Also, the holiday blockbuster movie season is underway with Disney’s “Wish.”
11/24/202354 minutes
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Lincoln's new four-day school week, looking forward to Arkansas' 2024 election

On today's show, considering the future of schooling and education in Arkansas. Also, the Arkansas Republican and Democratic parties have their candidates, and Arkansans now wait for the campaigning. Plus, an early visit from Becca Martin Brown, the arts and entertainment editor with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, to help us get ready for a post-Thanksgiving weekend.
11/22/202354 minutes
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Sen. Boozman speaks on combating global food insecurity, celebrating the Amazon Rainforest's legacy

On today's show, the U.S. Senate is working across the aisle to combat the global food security crisis. Also, the cost of war on people and the environment. Plus, documenting the beauty and the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest at The Momentary.
11/21/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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The near expiration of free migration for Marshall Islanders, Turkey Drop

On today's show, a special U.S. compact that allowed thousands of Marshall Islanders to migrate to Arkansas nearly expired earlier this year freely. Also, this week’s archives from the Pryor Center help us get turkey week started. Plus, Courtney Lanning says the "Hunger Games" franchise remains entertaining.
11/20/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Scrutinizing the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement, FRUITCAKE holiday market

On today's show, an Arkansas law passed in 2017 is being discussed in relation to the current war in Gaza. Also, after a loss in 2022, former gubernatorial candidate Chris Jones is still politically active. Plus, FRUITCAKE is a new holiday market debuting in Fayetteville this weekend.
11/16/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Examining different types of assistance animals, the NWA Movement Hub's Jingle Jam

On today's show, a lesson in assistance animals. Also, giving dance more stages in northwest Arkansas. Plus, how a podcast-turned-game hooked our book reviewer, Pastor Clint Schnekloth.
11/15/202354 minutes
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The story of Jamestown Crag, Asa Hutchinson's continued presidential campaign

On today's show, a Wisconsin paper mill, a crag in Batesville, and how rock climbing practices helped preserve some Ozark recreation. Also, despite low polling numbers, former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson stays in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Plus, a preview of Thursday night’s Songwriters in the Round at Meteor Guitar Gallery in downtown Bentonville.
11/14/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Hope929 Foundation brings Harrison affordable housing, "Christmas Angel"

On today's show, a new nonprofit is building affordable housing in Harrison. Also, the unexpected business success of gathering nuts. Plus, an Arkansas-born film director’s latest holiday story.
11/13/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Double feature Friday, the dawn of holiday happenings

On today's show, Courtney Lannings offers reviews for two movies currently screening. Also, Becca Martin Brown informs listeners about some early holiday events. Plus, Timothy Dennis invites musicians to the Firmin Garner Performance Studio.
11/10/202354 minutes
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The continued hunt for the ivory billed woodpecker, a veteran's trip to Washington

On today's show, the hunt continues for the ivory-billed woodpecker as it continues to elude humans and the label of extinction. Plus, veteran Dale Benedict's trip to the nation's capital. Also, we wish farewell to Ozarks At Large producer Timothy Dennis.
11/9/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Looking back on 25 years of the Arkansas Poll, Music Moves' Good News and The Blues

On today's show, The Arkansas Poll has released its 25th edition of the annual survey. Also, the Fort Smith Symphony is releasing world-premier recordings of compositions by Louis Wayne Ballard. Plus, Music Moves hosts Good News and The Blues.
11/8/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Quonset Huts faces an uncertain future, "Mystery League" on Arkansas PBS

On today's show, redevelopment in Fayetteville could mean the loss of the distinct Quonset Huts near downtown. Plus, the life and career of a pioneering financial journalist. Also, the home-grown television series, "The Mystery League," brings mystery-solving kids to rural Arkansas.
11/7/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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A park on top of a medical school, the USS Arkansas

On today's show, constructing buildings that are meant to simultaneously blend in and stand out. Plus, Randy Dixon with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, brings us the history of the USS Arkansas.
11/6/202354 minutes, 58 seconds
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University of Arkansas hosts hackathon, "Midsummer Night's Dream"

On today's show, what a hackathon sounds like. Also, what a Shakespearean actor shouldn’t sound like. Plus, what staff meetings at the Bobblehead Hall of Fame can sound like.
11/3/202354 minutes
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How climate change is costing taxpayers, the Mercury Fund visits northwest Arkansas

On today's show, a new report from the Environmental Working Group finds when it comes to farming, climate change is costing taxpayers. Plus, new editions of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, Talking Tunes and Sound Perimeter.
11/2/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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A nature preserve on Dogpatch USA grounds, Trout Fishing in America

On today's show, a private nature preserve is being constructed on the site of the former Dogpatch USA amusement park in northern Newton County. Also, Trout Fishing in America is visiting the Aud in Eureka Springs later this month for the 76th annual Original Ozark Folk Festival. Plus, touching base with two actors from the cast of TheatreSquared’s “The Band’s Visit.”
11/1/202354 minutes
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Protesting possible child labor violations at Tyson, family drama at the Smokehouse

On today's show, an investigation into possible child labor violations at Tyson has led to protests and community leaders speaking out. Also, a symposium dedicated to the life and work of "True Grit" author Charles Portis. Plus, a preview of Smokehouse Players’ production of “Other Desert Cities.”
10/31/202354 minutes
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Mining cryptocurrency in Arkansas, a buffalo-sized town hall

On today's show, some Arkansans are concerned about cryptocurrency mining— Others say it’s critical for the future. Also, more than a thousand people came to a town hall meeting to discuss the future of the Buffalo National River. Plus, celebrating LGBTQ+ history month.
10/30/202354 minutes, 57 seconds
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The economic impact of the arts, a Halloween-themed night with SONA

On today's show, a preview of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas’ first-ever Halloween-themed concert. Also, writer and filmmaker Spade Robinson on grounded horror. Plus, new editions of Talk Business and Politics and Weekend Plans.
10/27/202355 minutes
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Gaming at Northwest Arkansas Community College, record tourism in Arkansas

On today's show, launching into esports at NWACC. Plus, recipients of Creative Exchange Fund grants present their work at The Medium in Springdale. Also, new editions of Talking Tunes and The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.
10/26/202354 minutes, 58 seconds
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Feeding the hungry, raising awareness about epilepsy

On today's show, how a pandemic helped jump start a free meal program in Fayetteville. Also, raising awareness about epilepsy in Arkansas.
10/25/202354 minutes, 56 seconds
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Urban deer, fall outdoor recreation suggestions

On today's show, whitetail deer are being spotted more abundantly in urban areas throughout northwest Arkansas. Also, nine years of pairing vets and service dogs. Plus, outdoor recommendations that are perfect for fall.
10/24/202354 minutes, 58 seconds
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Preparing to repay student loans, the future of healthcare

On today's show, preparing borrowers for making payments on student loans as they resume this month after a three-year pause. Also, an interview previewing two symposia from the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement about the future of healthcare. Plus, archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.
10/23/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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R.L. Stine, Dracula at the ballet, craft fairs

On today's show, the creator of the "Goosebumps" series, R.L. Stine, discusses scary things and inspirations. Also, bringing Dracula to the stage as ballet. Plus, Courtney Lanning reviews "Killers of the Flower Moon."
10/20/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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The status of the UofA Multicultural Center, UAMS receives grant for mental health services

On today's show, life after the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was dissolved at the University of Arkansas. Also, the new art by your parked car in Bentonville. Plus, the announced return of AQ Chicken House.
10/19/202354 minutes, 58 seconds
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Maker Faire returns, "Thriving with Neurodiversity"

On today's show, artists flock to the Fayetteville Public Library this weekend for Maker Faire's second iteration. Also, Dr. Sarah Deer talks about researching deeper into violence against Native women. Plus, a new episode of Reflections in Black featuring Raven Cook.
10/18/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Attempting to nix sales tax for period products, Bonnie Montgomery

On today's show, a proposed amendment in Arkansas to remove sales tax for period products. Also, considering what the Ozarks have been, are and might become. Plus, Bonnie Montgomery has country and roots music in her soul, but she’s long loved other music too.
10/17/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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The future of the Buffalo National River

On today's show, an investment group is exploring a new federal designation for Buffalo National River. Also, another highlight from John Brown University's "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America.” Plus, archives from the Pryor Center.
10/16/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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A unique partnership to shrink the food gap, Arkansas State designs new way to help students

On today's show, The Ride United: Last Mile Delivery is a partnership between nonprofits and DoorDash. Also, Arkansas State University designs a new way to help students afford college. Plus, new episodes of Weekend Plans and Talk Business and Politics.
10/13/202355 minutes, 7 seconds
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New technology enters classrooms, 50 years of engineering in Northwest Arkansas

On today's show, a new nationwide study is raising concerns about the use of technology in the classroom, particularly AI. Plus, new editions of The NWA Business Journal and Sound Perimeter.
10/12/202355 minutes, 5 seconds
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Food deserts in Arkansas, "Llego Hoy"

On today's show, addressing the problems of food insecurity across Arkansas. Also, making a feature-length film on a small budget with "Llego Hoy." Plus, the Stigler Lecture Series in Anthropology and Archeology at the University of Arkansas is returning after a pandemic-created hiatus.
10/11/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Improving Walker Park, compost delivery in Northwest Arkansas

On today's show, the City of Fayetteville asked the community for input on how to improve its largest community park. Plus, excerpts from Voices and Votes: Democracy in America and I Am Northwest Arkansas.
10/10/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Preparing skilled workers for biomanufacturing jobs, a historic explosion

Today's show includes a federal grant that helps prepare skilled workers for biomanufacturing jobs across the state. Also, a trip down memory lane with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History brings records of a missile silo explosion in Damascus.
10/9/202355 minutes, 10 seconds
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, local musicians come together for Bucket Brigade

On today's show, an art exhibit celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Also, the Fort Smith Symphony performs some new music outside this weekend. Plus, a trip back to the pumpkin patch.
10/6/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Documentarians explore Arkansas accents, how Maureen Corrigan critiques books

On today's show, filmmakers explore accents across Arkansas and what they mean. Also, the NWA Business Journal dives into why certain areas experience economic success. Plus, Little Rock Public Radio has a conversation with Maureen Corrigan.
10/5/202355 minutes, 5 seconds
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Examining the effects of SAG-AFTRA strike in Arkansas, grading public schools

On today's show, Ozarks At Large dives into the effects of a Hollywood writers' strike in the Natural State. Also, explaining what the Arkansas Department of Education's report card assessments mean for public schools. Plus, a new episode of Reflections in Black.
10/4/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Reactions to the dissolution of DEI at UofA, dinosaurs as scientific conversation starters

On today's show, graduates and students provide insight into the discontinuation of DEI initiatives at the University of Arkansas. Plus, discussions covering dinosaurs and deep space.
10/3/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fostering the future of outdoor recreation, celebrating a Little Rock-native composer

On today's show, the University of Arkansas fosters the future of outdoor recreation with GORP. Also, Music City celebrates Natural State native Florence Price. Plus, The Pryor Center showcases its greatest bits of Arkansas history.
10/2/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Falltoberfest

On today's show, the Bentonville Public Library kicks off 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Plus, fall festivities return to Dickson Street with Downtown Fayetteville's Falltoberfest. Also, a movie review from Courtney Lanning.
9/29/202355 minutes, 7 seconds
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Arkansas FOIA concern spans political spectrum, new Boys and Girls Club Innovation Labs

On today's show, what happens when a liberal attorney joins a Zoom call with a group of conservative politicians and voters. Also, new Cox-funded Innovation Labs in Boys and Girls Clubs in Fort Smith and Bentonville. Plus, a Sound Perimeter focusing on water’s influence on music.
9/28/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Wetland restoration and embracing the Ozarks through comics

On today's episode we hear how a new Supreme Court ruling is impacting local waterways and wetland protection. We also hear from the organizers of a tech and gaming festival that will take over Bud Walton Arena early next month and hear from a local graphic artist about their latest collection of time-and-space-bending stories.
9/27/202355 minutes, 4 seconds
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Wine, food and a good night's sleep

Today we take a look at wine production in Arkansas, hear about a Fayetteville student raising awareness around food allergies and get some tips for young people to develop better sleep habits.
9/26/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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The prize for setting big goals

On today's show, a group of stories around setting big goals: slowing down light, making a box-office hit, and earning some cool sneakers.
9/25/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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From working in a zoo to writing about animals

On today's show, the experiences working in a zoo that led Roland Smith to a career as a writer. Plus, Ashtyn Barbarie explains how experiences form her songs, and our Friday regulars with Michael Tilley and Becca Martin Brown.
9/22/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Diving into FORMAT Festival

On today's show, taking a close look at FORMAT Festival's location change and artists lineup. Plus, the Central Arkansas Library System's Six Bridges Book Festival returns.
9/21/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Helping reduce overdoses in Arkansas, "The Black Legacy Project"

On today's show, a new program across Arkansas to help reduce opioid overdoses. Also, The Black Legacy Project musically celebrates Black history. Plus, Northwest Arkansas brewers support nonprofits through "Ale-Truism."
9/20/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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New childcare center at UofA- Fort Smith, "100 Things to Do in Fayetteville... Before You Die"

On today's show, the University of Arkansas — Fort Smith bucks a recent trend of childcare center closures. Plus, exploring engineering wonders of the ancient world. Also, discussing a Fayetteville-centered bucket list.
9/19/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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An update on mass transit in NWA, exploring the Arkansas FOIA bill

On today's show, taking a look at public transportation's current situation and future in the region. Plus, an Arkansas true crime story from the Pryor Center. Also, Little Rock Public Radio explores how last week's special legislative session affected FOIA laws in the state.
9/18/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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FOIA changes, Annie Leibovitz and more

On today's show, Annie Leibovitz offers a tour of her work, Michael Tilley, executive editor of Talk Business & Politics, talks changes to Arkansas' Freedom of Information Act and more.
9/15/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Landfill fires, making sorghum at Cane Hill

On today's show, residents of Tontitown are worried about the number of fires inside NWA's main landfill. Also, a trip through Ozark history at historic Cane Hill.
9/14/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rock climbing in the Natural State, Candy Lee

On today's show, local rock-climbing stakeholder Dennis Nelms brings the sport to the forefront of outdoor recreation. Plus, an excerpt from the BeLOVEd Community podcast. Also, Candy Lee discusses performing music for young audiences.
9/13/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Transitioning back to paper ballots, "Skate the Seeker"

On today's show, examining how Arkansans vote in modern elections. Plus, Rogers teacher and novelist Jeff Ayers discusses the writing process behind his new book "Skate the Seeker". Also, Carnatic music with Vittal Ramamurthy.
9/12/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Live, local music with Mobley and Sun Son

On today's show, Mobley discusses his music and his high-energy shows. Also, Sun Son kicks off the Arkansas Tiny Desk Concert series. Plus, Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics reviews this week's news.
9/9/202355 minutes, 7 seconds
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A changing Fort Smith, exploring lullabies

On today's show, Fort Smith embraces its growing arts and culture scene. Plus, a Sound Perimeter focusing lullabies. Also, Dr. Joe Thompson talks the changing healthcare landscape.
9/7/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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LEARNS panel discussion, exploring Arkansas with Baratunde Thurston

On today's show, local politicians and leaders gathered last week in Fayetteville to spend time discussing the LEARNS Act. Also, the host of "America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston" talks about his visit to Arkansas and how he prepares for the outdoors.
9/6/202354 minutes, 43 seconds
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The inaugural quarterly review

Kyle and Matthew look back on some of the best stories from the past few months on Ozarks At Large.
9/5/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fostering belonging in NWA with Welcoming Week, 40 years of Arts Live

On today's show, Engage NWA hosts Welcoming Week at the Jones Center. Also, Arts Live has offered opportunities to young actors for 40 seasons.
9/1/202355 minutes, 7 seconds
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A controversial Carroll County wind farm, Dazz and Brie

On today's show, Jacqueline Froelich discusses updates on a renewable energy farm in Carroll County. Plus, Dazz and Brie tell listeners about who inspires their music. Also, a major expansion for northwest Arkansas’ largest cancer-care provider.
8/31/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Indigenous peoples return to the Buffalo River, 100 years of the Fort Smith Symphony

On today's show, the National Parks Service and the Cherokee Nation have been working towards an agreement to allow tribe members to use plants along the river and bring them back to the reservation. Plus, the Fort Smith Symphony celebrates its 100th anniversary.
8/31/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Finding affordable housing in Northwest Arkansas, Anna Moss and The Nightshades

On today's show, NWA's need for more housing. Also, we hear from Anna Moss and The Nightshades. Plus, a new organization is helping families who are experiencing homelessness.
8/29/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Master gardeners and Points of Departure season three

On today's show, a master gardener shares her experience working at the Washington County Fair. Also, a preview of a new season of Points of Departure.
8/28/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Gravel roads and protected lands

On today's show, a 336-mile bicycle tour of Arkansas courtesy of the Arkansas Graveler. Plus, the origins and uncertain future of national monuments, Fort Smith updates from Michael Tilley of Talk Business & Politics, weekend plans with Becca Martin Brown, and much more.
8/25/202355 minutes, 7 seconds
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New scholarship at Little Rock Central High and becoming a jazz vibraphonist

On today's show, a new scholarship at Little Rock Central High will honor the top students in the AP African American History course. Also, Nick Mancini closes out the Summer Jazz Concert Series.
8/24/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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An ancient Ozarkan homestead, the intricacies of violin, road trip moviemaking and more

On today's show, archeologists are busy digging up the remains of a homestead in Washington County from the Stone Age. Also, Brian Crowne is honored during live music with Divas on Fire at the Fayetteville Public Library.
8/23/202354 minutes, 52 seconds
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New Innovation Center, infrastructure and human trafficking

On today's show, the Fayetteville Public Library opens a new innovation center, and the FBI is addressing misconceptions about the realities of human trafficking.
8/22/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Rural bike safety, the rise of gravel cycling and more

On today's show, an education effort from the Runway Group and the Arkansas Farm Bureau highlights bicycle safety on rural roads. Plus, gravel cycling's recent rise in popularity and the unsafe road conditions forcing cyclists off the streets. Also, the Startup Crawl returns in September and how audio giant Klipsch got its start in Arkansas.
8/21/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Study approved for Fort Smith stadium, schools offer AP African American Studies and more

On today's show, updates on enplanements at Fort Smith Regional Airport and a possible stadium coming to downtown.
8/18/202354 minutes
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Lessons from a food truck owner, why Arkansas rejects absentee ballots and food lockers

On today's show, Orlando Joven tells his journey from his hometown to owning Northwest Arkansas' first Colombian food truck. Also, looking into Arkansas election officials rejecting absentee ballots, new food lockers improve food pantry access and more from the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.
8/17/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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NWA's Friendly Fridge network, becoming a sustainable runner and more

On today's show, how an idea from a magazine became a system of Friendly Fridges in Northwest Arkansas. Plus, a guide to becoming a sustainable runner, updates from the latest Illinois River Watershed stakeholders meeting and TheatreSquared's new season opens with a nefarious plan.
8/17/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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New law removing work permit for children under 16 takes effect

On today's show, a new Arkansas law removing the work permit requirement for 14- and 15-year-olds took effect earlier this month. Also, Arkansas Department of Education officials decided it would no longer recognize Advanced Placement African American History for course credit in the state. Plus, lessons from the Militant Grammarian and a new episode of I Am Northwest Arkansas.
8/16/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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More travelers at the Arkansas Passport Center, finding lost livestock and Cabbage Patch Kids

On today's show, the Arkansas Passport Center is attracting more travelers amid the passport backlog. Also, a new way to find lost livestock, Arkansas schools open doors as LEARNS changes take place and a brief history of fads from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.
8/14/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fort Smith water leaks, antique toys and university students move in

On today's show, the Rogers Historical Museum opens a large toy box with it 'Toys Well Played' exhibition. Also, Michael Tilley, executive editor of Talk Business & Politics, discusses sales tax, water leaks and the U.S. Marshals Museum. Plus, University of Arkansas students move in on campus, the PACT Act's application deadline is extended and more.
8/11/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Conversation with WEM Hub grantee, Secretary of State John Thurston announces run for the state treasurer and more

On today's show, a grantee in the Women's Economic Mobility Hub speaks about her business and experience in the program. Plus, the Bentonville Public Library expansion is underway, local music and a conversation with current GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about his efforts to qualify for the first party debate.
8/10/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Food workers stimulus, new park mural and updated Medicaid numbers

On today's show, farm and food workers are eligible for a $600 stimulus from qualifying organizations if they worked during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, Walker Park's basketball court mural is revealed, DHS released updated Medicaid termination statistics and more.
8/9/202355 minutes, 3 seconds
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Maintaining voter rolls, four poultry plants set to close and more

Every odd year, Arkansas' voter roll is combed through to correct and remove registered voters information. This year, hundreds of names are incorrectly marked as "inactive" on the list. Also on today's show, Tyson Foods announces the closing of four poultry plants. Plus, an interview with author Keith Vire about his new novel, “The Black Telecaster: A CrossRoads Story," and more.
8/8/202355 minutes, 5 seconds
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Preserving historic places, expanding health services and Delta THC lawsuit

On today's show, Fayetteville adopts its first Heritage and Historic Perseveration Plan. Plus, the effort to place a ballot measure to repeal the LEARNS Act did not gather enough signatures, the CDC warns of a possible rise of COVID-19 cases and more.
8/7/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Books, bok choy, trucks and Trout Fishing in America

On today's show, updates from ArcBest, weekend events and a movie review of "Meg 2: The Trench." Plus, a view inside the Bentonville Public Library's seed library and more new on The Outline.
8/4/202353 minutes, 55 seconds
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Touring Roman sites, rising tax revenue and the legacy Maxine's Tap Room

To develop immersive tours of Roman ruins, a University of Arkansas research team photographed sites in Tunisia and Sicily over the summer. Also on today's show, a crowd-sourcing fundraiser inspired by Maxine Miller a broke record for the university's FundRAZOR platform. Plus, the state's hottest days of the year are here, local music and more.
8/3/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Trash, NWA history and 4,000 backpacks

On today's show, how people can reduce waste, the City of Tontitown's appeal to stop the expansion of the Eco Vista Class 4 Landfill and a new book on Washington County history. Also, Samaritan Community Center's 21st annual Fresh Start: BackPacks for Kids event is Saturday and more.
8/2/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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It's time to Ozarks at Large (...an eponym in progress)

On today's show, a partnership between Northwest Arkansas Food Bank and downtown Bentonville restaurants to fight food insecurity. Plus, noisy crypto mining,, eponyms, and much more.
8/1/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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The early impact of school vouchers in Arkansas

On today's show, two private school administrators talk about school choice and the impact of the new voucher program in Arkansas, a look back at the career of Hoyt Purvis and much more.
7/31/202355 minutes, 5 seconds
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Taxes, theater, and the heat

On today's show, a look at tax reports from the first six months in Sebastian County, a constant flow of theater to see this weekend, keeping an eye on the heat for people with lung diseases, and much more.
7/28/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Converted motel, crypto mining and a $26 million venture capital investment

On today's show, a former Eureka Springs tourist motel is converted into apartments to offer more affordable housing. Plus, an Arkansas lawmaker reconsiders a cryptocurrency mine law he initially supported, local music events and more.
7/27/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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NWA soccer, Stroll the Atolls and more

On today's show, the announcement of two new USL clubs and the rights to build a stadium in Rogers. Also, a federal judge plans to rule on Arkansas' library obscenity law, Stroll the Atolls returns this week and more.
7/26/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Affordable housing, country stores and confusing homophones

On today's show, the challenge of finding landlords with Section 8 housing. Plus, reasons the region needs more affordable housing with an excerpt from the podcast I Am Northwest Arkansas, exploring the relationship between the Ozarks and country stores, the differences between insure, ensure and assure, and much more.
7/25/202355 minutes, 5 seconds
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Nurses, obelisks and guacamole

On today's show, a new program is coming to Arkansas with the mission to combat the nation's highest maternal mortality rate. Plus, a new update on the continuing confederate monument erected in a Eureka Springs Cemetery, a conversation with some award-winning guacamole makers on staff and much more.
7/24/202355 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fort Smith's mysterious 'Project X'

On today's show, another flooding of the Peak Center with no response from the Fort Smith school administration and the "Project X" project in Fort Smith. Also, new music, an Oppenheimer review and more.
7/21/202354 minutes
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Carroll County Broadband Committee begins survey

On today's show, an effort to bring Arkansas up to speed with broadband access is underway. Also, American Heartland announces a new theme park in Northeast Oklahoma, a conversation about the new Waste Management project at the Eco Vista Landfill to capture renewable natural gas, music and more.
7/20/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bright Horizons offers free degree program to expand the childcare workforce numbers

A childcare company is offering full-time employees an opportunity to get a bachelor's degree for free. Also on today's show, adding new beds to address Arkansas prison inmate backlog, a ribbon cutting for a new radiation oncology center in Little Rock and more.
7/19/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Touch grass (and the King's River)

On today's show, we explore the benefits of forest therapy, appreciate the King's River and much more. Be sure to apply sunscreen while listening.
7/18/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Launching a Transitional Housing Program for Veterans

On today's show, the start of a new transitional housing program in Bentonville for veterans. Plus, a trip to Oaklawn, courtesy of the Pryor Center Archives, an iconic rock and roll rill with Arkansas origins, and much more.
7/17/202355 minutes, 6 seconds
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Teachers, the Arkansas Delta, and 90s Music

On today's show, the continued dialog around teacher pay in Arkansas. Plus, stories of the Arkansas Delta courtesy of the Listening Lab, the band Dial Up heads to Tulsa with their very 90s sound, and much more.
7/14/202355 minutes, 7 seconds
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Brief explainer of Arkansas housing laws, tenant rights

On today's show, an overview of tenant rights in Arkansas. Also, the proposal for two new professional soccer teams and a new stadium for Rogers. Plus, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report and more.
7/13/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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West Fork enacts novel ordinance enabling ecologically beneficial landscapes

A committee of seven women in rural West Fork in Washington County drafted an ordinance amending the town's property maintenance code allowing for increased cultivation of wildflower meadows, pollinator plant gardens and even small orchards on private yards and properties — possibly the first municipal ordinance of its kind approved in Arkansas.
7/12/202354 minutes
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Latin-owned specialty store opens in Fayetteville

Casa Jovero Market is one of the few specialty shops in Fayetteville. Ozarks at Large's Rachell Sanchez-Smith spoke with the store's owner Jose Rodriguez who opened the market this past month. Also, thousands of Arkansans were removed from Medicaid rolls in June, Fort Smith International Film Festival is set to begin August 25 and more.
7/12/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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CAPES races to collect signatures for LEARNS referendum

On today's show, inside the process of the petitioners trying to repeal the recently-passed LEARNS Act. Plus, how Daisy BB Guns came to Rogers and an update on a Confederate monument in a Eureka Springs cemetery.
7/10/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Captively bred lizards released into revived Ozark habitats

On today's show, the Eastern Collared Lizard Conservation Team, has bred 43 of Arkansas' largest lizards, the Eastern Collared Lizard, and released them in secret locations in the Ozark Mountains earlier this summer. Also, the mobile Listening Lab visits Little Rock, Arkansas ends the fiscal year with a surplus and more.
7/6/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Market Center of the Ozarks takes root in Springdale

On today's show, construction begins on the Market Center of the Ozarks. The facility will be a resource for local farmers, food entrepreneurs and regional communities. Also, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders led her first overseas trade mission as governor this past week. Plus, the Music Depot opens next week, a concert honoring Diego Rivera's art and local music.
6/29/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Housing voucher section added to Fayetteville landlord registry

On today's show, a housing voucher section is added to Fayetteville's landlord registry and advocates said the measure can further tenant rights. Also, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas releases its first album, New Canons. Plus, construction on a community designed for neurodiverse adults begins, a big fish story and more.
6/28/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cities balance updating water systems, expanding services

On today's show, the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Council is launching the State of Black NWA Census project. Also, aging water infrastructure causes millions of gallons of water to be lost, a new episode of I Am Northwest Arkansas and more.
6/28/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Canopy NWA hosts World Refugee Day open house

On today's show, the only refugee agency in Arkansas opens its doors to honor World Refugee Day. Also, hundreds gather to at the NWA Trans March, the story of Sheriff Coolidge Conley from a Pryor Center archive, free summer events and more.
6/27/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Album features stories of the Buffalo National River

On today's show, a new album, Buffalo National River Songs, Vol.1, celebrates the Buffalo National River and its residents. Also, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Robin Wynne died Wednesday night at age 70. Plus, Crawford County Quorum Court allocates money for anticipated library lawsuit costs, summer events and more.
6/23/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Historical markers honoring Nelson Hackett unveiled

On today's show, Fayetteville’s Black Heritage Preservation Commission reveal historical markers recognizing Nelson Hackett, the only enslaved person to be extradited from Canada back to Fayetteville. Also, Arkansas is 47th in the nation in state health system performances, according to the Common Wealth Fund's annual report. Plus, cycling generated almost $1.6 million to Northwest Arkansas' economy in 2022 and more.
6/22/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Organizations try to help abortion seekers move safely past Arkansas' abortion ban

On today's show, one year after Roe v. Wade was overturned, Arkansas organizations help provide access to reproductive health services and assistance for legal medication and surgical abortions. Also, a federal judge strikes down the state's ban on gender-affirming care for minors, research connects racial discrimination to vaccine hesitancy and more.
6/21/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Central Arkansas counties brace for impacts of book regulation laws

On today's show, KUAR's Josie Lenora ends a two-part series on how Arkansas libraries are preparing for a state law affecting access to certain books. Also, a conversation with John Colbert, Fayetteville Public Schools' first African American principal, special education teacher and superintendent. Plus, Women of Oz Sunset Summit scheduled for September and more.
6/20/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Arkansas 43rd child well-being in KIDS COUNT report

On today's show, Arkansas ranked 43rd in the nation for overall child well-being for the second consecutive year, according to the 2023 KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
6/19/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Arkansas receives good economic grades

On today's show, the Compass Report indicates strong economic growth in Arkansas, weekend events, Fayetteville Public School officials cut the ribbon on the new John L. Colbert Middle School and more.
6/16/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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KUAF's Maternal Mortality Series: Episode 3

On today's show, the third episode of KUAF's Maternal Mortality Series looks into Arkansas' postpartum deaths, the lack of records to review cases and mistrust among underrepresented communities. Also, the Fayetteville Farmers Market turns 50, the state received a low rank for overall child well-being and more.
6/14/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Confederate obelisk built in Eureka Springs City Cemetery

On today's Ozarks at Large, a monument honoring Confederate Veterans buried in Eureka Springs City cemetery was recently built on a private burial plot. Also, restoration efforts continue on the childhood home of Little Rock Nine member Ernest Green. Plus, cycling in Northwest Arkansas generates $150 million, book recommendations with Pastor Clint Schnekloth and more.
6/13/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Author Andrew Boyd wants a 'better catastrophe'

Today's Ozarks at Large features a conversation with Andrew Boyd about his new book, I Want a Better Catastrophe: Navigating the Climate Crisis with Grief, Hope and Gallows Humor. Plus, NWA Fashion Week begins, remembering singer songwriter Clare Starr, Teamsters and ABF Freight reach a tentative agreement, and more.
6/9/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Officials encourage flood insurance, lowering Arkansas' maternal mortality rate and more

As extreme weather becomes more frequent, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging people to get flood insurance. Also, a Juneteenth conversation from The BeLOVEd Community, and a review committee hopes lower Arkansas' high maternal mortality rate. Plus, a summary of news ranging from funds to improve railroad crossing safety, to the rising number of telehealth visits for pregnancies in the state.
6/8/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Citing safety, saving fuel costs Springdale to install smart traffic lights

On today's show, after an AI traffic detection system was successfully tested, 10 artificially intelligent traffic lights are to be installed in Springdale. Also, the Little Rick Nine are honored, the musical Violet opens this week and more.
6/7/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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NWA teachers awarded National Geographic fellowship

On today's Ozarks at Large, two Arkansas educators are are chosen to be part of National Geographic Society's Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship. They will be involved in research expeditions to Antarctica this year.
6/6/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Cryptocurrency mining in Arkansas generating virtual currency, public opposition

The Ozarks at Large team is back with new stories covering topics from cryptocurrency mining in Arkansas, to the stalling LEARNS Act.
6/5/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Taking a musical stroll with an 11-year-old playlist

Today's Ozarks at Large turns back time through the music archives.
6/2/202354 minutes
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Conversations on mental health, motherhood, identity from KUAF's Listening Lab

Today's Ozarks at Large features the first few conversations from KUAF's Listening Lab.
6/1/202353 minutes, 57 seconds
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From Northwest Arkansas to Rome

Excerpts of KUAF podcasts, such as The R Word and Points of Departure, are included in today's podcast archive episode of Ozarks at Large.
5/31/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Finding graves, restoring touch, learning history through teeth and more

Today is an archive episode featuring stories about finding graves in the Fayetteville National Cemetery and a prothesis study with a goal of restoring touch. Also, a report on Lincoln Lake conservation efforts, how teeth uncover human history and a segment from KUAF's Militant Grammarian.
5/30/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Eclipse expected to draw record-number of tourists

Today, the Ozarks at Large team presents favorite stories from the first quarter of 2023. The episode covers topics ranging from Arkansans preparing for a solar eclipse and a famous gun makers roots in Rogers, to getting on the sunny side with Sound Perimeter.
5/29/202353 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ebony Mitchell wraps up her reign

On today's show, Music Moves prepares for Freedom Festival, the largest Juneteenth celebration in Arkansas. Plus, Miss Arkansas Ebony Mitchell will pass on her crown next month. Also, CACHE's artists applications open June 12 and more.
5/26/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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XNA braces for summer travel, Fayetteville investigates illegal short-term rentals

The Northwest Arkansas National Airport is experiencing its highest traffic year to date and is preparing for a busy weekend of travel. A consultant is hired through the Fayetteville City Council to investigate illegal short-term rentals.
5/25/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fayetteville police headquarters opens

A look inside the new Fayetteville Police Department is on today's show. Also, a local podcast highlights Latina leaders in Northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs is set to host a blues party and this year marks the Fort Smith Symphony's centennial anniversary.
5/24/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Part 2 of Maternal Mortality Series

Today's show includes episode two of Ozarks at Large's Maternal Mortality Series. The story is in a collaboration with the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement and KUAF. Plus, the umbrella arts event Assembly returns for another year, board members resign from the Walton Art Center, research examining young people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and more.
5/23/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Author finds writing space in Writers At Risk Residency Program

The magazine, Arkansas International, is hosting novelist Ucheena Awoke for a year. He is the first author to participate in the publication's Writers At Risk Program and he speaks with Ozarks at Large's Kyle Kellams on today's show. Plus, national debt ceiling negotiations, a history of three Arkansans who became Miss America and more.
5/22/202348 minutes, 49 seconds
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Behind the counter: How library baristas serve up signature ice cream

It's almost time to scream for ice cream so, Ozarks at Large's Daniel Caruth goes on ice cream run.
5/19/202353 minutes, 57 seconds
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Qualified Marshallese Medicaid enrollees at risk of losing coverage

Arkansans who seek to re-enroll are required to prove eligibility while the Arkansas Department of Human Services reviews Medicaid enrollees protected during the federal public health emergency. Because Marshallese migrants in late 2020 were granted federal Medicaid entitlement, many might be unaware of state redetermination requirements proving need. Also, children's music and books, and a conversation about Mother's Day from the KUAF Listening Lab are included in today's show.
5/18/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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U of A professor nominated for Pushkin Prize

Tricia Starks' latest book, "Cigarettes and Soviets: Smoking in the USSR," is one of six nominees for the 2023 Pushkin House Book Prize. Also on today's show, the Ozark Mountain Soul Festival is returning for its second year, Republican Congressman Steve Womack chimes in on debt ceiling negotiations and more.
5/16/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Examining Maternal Mortality in Arkansas

Arkansas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country and Dr. Joe Thompson, president and CEO of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, talks about what could be done to improve the situation. Also on today's show, Washington County officials host a failure-to-appear clinic, a conversation about Ozark caves and more.
5/16/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fort Smith Airport Addresses Challenges of Getting More Flights

On today's show, Opera in the Ozarks receives a $34 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation. Plus, Michael Tilley, with KUAF's partner Talk Business & Politics, discusses the hurdles of getting more airlines in the Fort Smith airport.
5/12/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Delving Into 'Dirt'

On today's show, a documentary about Arkansas farmers preserving soil will be shown at the Fayetteville Public Library. Also, yesterday's election results, a state parks quiz and an offshoot of Arkansas LEARNS is signed into law. Plus, a new act exempts nutrient management plans from FOIA. The plans are used to keep tabs on the amount of nutrients on the land to prevent pollution.
5/12/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Developing Qualified Leaders for Rural Schools

On today's show, a fellowship program is working to address a shortage of administrators and leaders within high-poverty, rural school districts. Plus, a dispute over drag performances pushes NWA Pride to move venues, we dig into a forecast of the Arkansas economy, hear a new episode of Sound Perimeter and get an overview of upcoming live music in our region.
5/12/202359 minutes, 59 seconds
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UA Professors Develop Bilingual Education 'Road Map'

On today's show, a group of UA Spanish instructors lead a project to help create more Spanish language programs in classrooms. Plus, researchers find grading practices are inconsistent in Arkansas. Also, some voters will decided on school board elections and bond issues today, and nearly 73,000 Arkansas lose coverage in April.
5/9/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Planners for Long-Proposed Industrial Nimbus Wind Farm in Carroll County Finally Go Public

On today's show, construction of the 9,500-acre Nimbus wind farm in Carroll County could start next year. Also, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders visits a Fort Smith Air National Guard Base, and the Northwest Arkansas Protects 200 Acres on the Middle Fork of the White River. Plus, looking back at the state law putting creation science on par with evolution in the classroom and more.
5/8/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Keeping Up With 'What Next'

On today’s show, the host of the “What Next” podcast talks about the daily grind of a daily episode. Also, major investments made in Fort Smith, a review of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3,” pottery weekend events and more.
5/5/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Workers Strike at Closing Tyson Plant

On today's show, Van Buren Tyson Foods employees went on strike for a week this past month, claiming the company is mishandling their severance and citing poor working conditions. Plus, what will change for Medicaid recipients when the COVID-19 pandemic-health emergency ends in May. Also, live music events, a new episode of "The R Word" and more.
5/5/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bill Berloni's Secret to Training Annie's Sandy? Love.

On today's show, Bill Berloni is a Tony Award-winning animal director and trainer, and his work can be seen at the Walton Arts Center during the musical "Annie." Plus, Lyon College administration members provide details on Arkansas' first veterinary and dental schools, the inaugural AMMPLIFY Festival begins this week and more
5/3/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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'A Long Hill to Climb': Crowd Comments on Asa Hutchinson Presidential Run

On today's show, attendees of Republican presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson's campaign kickoff ceremony comment on his presidential bid. Also, a pottery festival returns to Fayetteville, Crystal Bridges Museum of American will show Big Piph's series "Far From Finished" and more.
5/2/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Postpartum Care, Search and Rescue, and Glen Campbell

On today's show, working to find better ways to ensure good health for new mothers, remembering a search and rescue mission in Newton County, the musical career of Glen Campbell before superstardom, and much more.
5/1/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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NWA Ballet Returns With 'Radiant'

On today's show, the Northwest Arkansas Ballet returns after a pandemic-hiatus. Plus, a review of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," building transmission lines in Carroll County, larger sales tax revenue numbers in Fort Smith and more.
4/28/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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NWA Land Trust Works With City Officials on Lincoln Lake Conservation Easement

On today's show, a conservation/ recreation easement is proposed for Lincoln Lake. Also, live music events, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report and a new episode of "Sound Perimeter." Plus, former Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces his White House bid, the Dogwood Festival returns and more.
4/27/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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NWA Council Taps Entrepreneurs to 'Re-Think' Trash

On today's show, the Northwest Arkansas Council and NWA recycles turn to small businesses for new environmental sustainability solutions. The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas' will close the season with the concert "Evoking Folklore," a new excerpt from the latest episode of "Undisciplined" examines food insecurity and more.
4/26/202353 minutes, 57 seconds
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Susan Burton on Advocating For Returning Citizens

On today's show, Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, talks about helping people transition out of incarceration. Also, the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees voted against a deal with Phoenix University, the opening date for the U.S. Marshals Museum and an upcoming Lavender Graduation. Plus, another episode of "I Am Northwest Arkansas" and more.
4/25/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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David Sedaris in Fayetteville Tomorrow

On today's show, David Sedaris will be at the Walton Arts Center tomorrow night. Also, a new law shifts authority over liquid animal waste management systems from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture. Plus, archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, and more.
4/24/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bringing the Podcast 'Rough Translation' to Life

On today's show, an interview with Gregory Warner, host of the podcast "Rough Translation." The Fort Smith Symphony end its concert season with the music Louis Ballard, the Community Spotlight week review and Charles Robinson is conferred at the chancellor of the University of Arkansas. Plus, weekend events and more.
4/21/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Growing EV Charging Infrastructure in Arkansas

On today's show, although the the number of charging stations in Northwest Arkansas is modest, there a few statewide initiatives to help grow the electric vehicle infrastructure. Plus, local music, a new episode of "Sound Perimeter" and Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders talk about rolling out the LEARNS Act.
4/21/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Current and Future Status of EV Charging

Walmart recently announced a plan to expand its electric vehicle charging network at thousands of store locations. The current count of EV charging stations in the region is modest, but a few statewide initiatives will likely grow the infrastructure rapidly.
4/21/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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Arkansas Librarians Prepare For Library Law

On today's show, Arkansas Act 372 criminalizes librarians and library staff who furnish books deemed obscene, and it takes effect in a few months. Plus, local music, "Chicken & Biscuits" opens at TheatreSquared and weekend Earth Activities.
4/19/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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Arkansas Redirects Medical Marijuana Tax Revenue

On today's show, tax revenue from medical marijuana used to be allocated for cancer research. Now, it will go toward medical residency programs and food insecurity. Also, a new episode of "I Am Northwest Arkansas" centers on ballet, and a new voting rights exhibition at the Arkansas Capitol. Plus, residents of north central get $7.4 million from USDA for a water infrastructure project and more.
4/18/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Upcoming Library Discussion Centers on Period Poverty, Menstrual Equity

On today's show, the Fayetteville Public Library is set to host Period Poverty & Menstrual Equity - A Short Film & Roundtable Discussion. Also, university teams compete for venture capital in the University of Arkansas Office Entrepreneurship and Innovation's 2023 Heartland Challenge. Plus, a possible special session of the Arkansas Legislature to address Medicaid and more.
4/17/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fort Smith Mural, U.S. Marshals Museum and More

On today's show, updates on the U.S. Marshals Museum and the next "Unexpected" mural in Fort Smith. Also, weekend plans, a review of "Suzume" and celebrating a century of the Apple Blossom Festival. Plus, University of Arkansas College of Engineering gives Teni Rane Butler an Early Career Award, the Community Spotlight week in review and more.
4/14/202354 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pickleball Becomes a Big Dill in NWA

On today's show, more pickleball courts are being added to Northwest Arkansas parks. Also, weekend music and performances. Plus, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signs a bill requiring age verification checks on new social media users, the U.S. Pro Cup returns to Northwest Arkansas and more.
4/14/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wood Brothers, Judah and the Lion, More Music Ahead This Week

The coming week features multiple "big-name" touring acts with stops in the region, as well as the usual mix of folk, country, blues, metal and more.
4/13/20239 minutes, 31 seconds
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Under New Law Grid-Tied Solar Systems Lose Retail Net-Metering Credits

On today's show, the Arkansas lawmakers recently passed a law slashing retail net-metering credit rates. Home and business solar systems in the state receive net-metering credits for excess solar energy distributed into the electric grid. Also, the University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum will perform "Considering Matthew Shepard" this Saturday. Also, an excerpt from the latest "Undisciplined" episode and more.
4/12/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Officials Prepare for Total Solar Eclipse

On today's show, a total solar eclipse is expected to bring in a record-number of tourists to Arkansas in 2024. Plus, Tyson Foods workers protest at a meatpacking plant in Van Buren, a new episode of "I Am Northwest Arkansas" and the Washington County Historical Society is set to commemorate the Battle of Fayetteville this weekend. Also, state measure cutting individual and corporate income taxes is signed into law.
4/11/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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May 9 Election, Academic Access and More

On today's show, OneCommunity aims to bridge the gap of academic access.Also, today is the final day to register to vote for the upcoming May 9 elections. Plus, a conversation about Jennings Osborne with Randy Dixon, director of news media and archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.
4/10/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Increasing Fort Smith Building Permits, Bills Await Governor's Signature and More

On today's show, the "Protect Arkansas Act" and a bill requiring a social media age verification wait for Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders' signature. Also, The Momentary hosts the Holi Festival and a review of "Paint." Plus, the number of Fort Smith building permits continues to rise and more.
4/7/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Celebrating Nowruz in the Ozarks

On today's show, about 100 Afghan refugees in Northwest Arkansas gathered to celebrate Nowruz, or Persian New Year. Also, how picking up after pets can improve water quality, the first episode of "The BeLOVED Community" is available, local music and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.
4/6/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Explaining Arkansas Constitutional Amendments

On today's show, Kristin Netterstrom talks constitutional amendments and what citizens might see on the 2024 ballot. Plus, a free dental clinic returns to Conway, construction begins on a hospital in Tahlequah and more.
4/5/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Alice L. Walton Medical School Breaks Ground in Bentonville

On today's show, the Alice Walton School of Medicine breaks ground and is scheduled to be completed in 2025. Also, a new episode of "I Am Northwest Arkansas," and new book explores a U.S. Navy tradition. Plus, tornado cleanup efforts continue, a crime bill progresses in the Arkansas Legislature, the Walton Family Foundation launched its Connection Hub and more.
4/4/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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Arkansas Universities Brace for Enrollment Dip, Tornado Clean Up Begins, Hutchinson Announces Presidential Bid

On today's show, Arkansas universities are looking to new ways to attract potential students and brace for record-low enrollment at the end of the decade. Former Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces is running president in 2024, and Central Arkansans deal with the aftermath of Friday's deadly tornado. Plus, the next concert from the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will feature the Fayetteville Jazz Collective, and more.
4/4/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Author E. Joe Brown's New Book Series Centers Oklahoma History

On today's show, former engineer E. Joe Brown engineers stories about Oklahoma in his series, "A Cowboy's Destiny." Plus, Fort Smith sales tax collections increase, weekend plans and a "Dungeons and Dragons" movie review. Plus, the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine breaks ground, possible rezoning on Mount Sequoyah and more.
3/31/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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Research Shows Teacher Recruitment, Retention Spur Many Arkansas School Calendar Shifts

On today's show, examining the reasons behind Arkansas school districts switching school calendars. Also, Sylvia Poggioli, an NPR European correspondent, talks about her life and career. Plus, local music, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, news from the state legislature and the latest episode of "Sound Perimeter."
3/30/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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NWA Harm Reduction Advocates for Legalizing Fentanyl Test Strips

On today's show, Arkansas legislators introduced a bill proposing to decriminalize fentanyl test strips. Chris Jones, an advocate and co-founder of NWA Harm Reduction, said test strips are important to reduce harm. Also, the Northwest Arkansas Book Festival celebrates an indie bookstore boom. Plus, the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police oppose short-term rental bill, local music and more.
3/29/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Death Doula's Process of Facilitating a "Good Death"

On today's show, death doula Alison Nail-Malone speaks about her experiences caring for individuals near the end of life. Also, a resolution making a firefighter incentive plan passes the Fayetteville City Council, KUAF staff makes food recommendations and sales tax collection increases in Northwest Arkansas. Plus, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders supports a legislative package to fund a new prison and adopt stricter sentences for violent offenders.
3/28/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Finding Graves With FindAGrave Photographer

On today's show, Jim Harter is a volunteer for FindAGrave.com and so far, he has captured at least 9,000 images. Also, Arkansas unemployment number dips, the Arkansas Department of Health reveals an infectious disease dashboard, the history of Bessie Moore and more.
3/27/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tourism, True Crime, and Theatre

On today's show, the importance of establishing a rapport before embarking on an intense theater experience. Plus, a true crime podcast with a goal of being more than salacious, tourism numbers in Arkansas continue to rise, and much more.
3/24/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Arkansas Bills Banning Delta 8, Regulating CBD Sales Progress

On today's show, the Arkansas Legislature advances bills to ban over-the-counter sales of Delta 8 and regulate CBC manufacturing and sales. Plus, a conversation on the state's national image from Talk Business and Politics, the latest episode of "Sound Perimeter," local music and a local news recap.
3/23/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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UA System Looking to Buy University of Phoenix

On today's show, talks continue of a possible affiliation deal between the University of Arkansas and the University of Phoenix. Also, a federal judge refuses to dismiss a lawsuit regarding ivermectin use at the Washington County Detention Center. Plus, an excerpt from the latest episode of "Resilient Black Women," secret clocks and more.
3/22/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Sen. Bryan King Talks Funding for Upcoming Legislation

On today's show, Arkansas Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, discusses the state budget, LEARNS Act and funding legislation. A federal judge grants Northwest Arkansas poultry companies and Oklahoma a 90-day extension to reach an agreement on a plan to clean the Illinois River Watershed. Also, the Cherokee Nation and AT&T's new cell tower provides service to 1,000 people in eastern Oklahoma. Plus, an excerpt from the latest episode of "I Am Northwest Arkansas," the Militant Grammarian and more.
3/21/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fayetteville Officials Continue Discussing a Stormwater Fee

On today's show, residents in the Upper Skull Creek area are seeing more water and earlier this month, they asked city officials about study recommending a stormwater fee at a forum. Also, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is extending a grant-funded contraception program for low-income post-partum patients. Plus, Another Pryor Center Achieves on special assignments, and a daily news recap covering news ranging from a possible public safety overhaul to Harps Foods opening another store.
3/20/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Children Draw Deportation Concerns and Experiences in a New Book

On today's show, drawings from children regarding their fears about deportation or being separated from their families are in the book, "Drawing Deportation: Art and Resistance Among Immigrant Children." Plus, a Van Buren Tyson Plant closure impacts about 900 jobs, and a pilot training center will open in Fort Smith. Also, a spring break event schedule, couple movie reviews from Courtney Lanning, a critic from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, and more.
3/17/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Proposed Arkansas Legislation Aims to Join Missouri with Online Voter Registration Option

On today's show, Arkansas HB1537, a bill creating an online voter registration option, is tabled until a fiscal impact report is accessed. Also, the U.S. Air Force decided Fort Smith will be the home of the Foreign Military Sales program. Plus, a new Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, bells ring in Fayetteville for Mount Sequoyah's 100-year anniversary, patio music returns and more.
3/16/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Wind, Rice, and Lungs

On today's show, a proposed wind energy facility in Carroll County, new knowledge that could help Arkansans with early-stage lung cancer, the global reach of rice, and much more.
3/15/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Women's Foundation Begins State Tour in Bentonville

On today's show, it's the Women's Foundation of Arkansas 25th anniversary and to celebrate, the foundation is sharing research and policy recommendations on a state tour. Also, a podcast excerpt of "I Am Northwest Arkansas" centers on Expedition Ozark, a 5-day adventure race in the Ozarks. "Six" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," are a couple shows coming up on the next Broadway season at the Walton Arts Center. Plus, music, updates from the Arkansas Legislature and more.
3/14/202354 minutes
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Study Shows Arkansas Hispanic, Marshallese Communities More Likely to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines at Houses of Worship

On today's show, Arkansas Hispanic and Marshallese Communities are more open to get a COVID-19 vaccine faith-based centers, according to a study from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. Randy Dixon's experience reporting on special projects ranging from tornado chasing and the Bosnian War. Plus, Arkansas lawmakers advance legislation to end Affirmative action in the state, residents voice concerns on stormwater on Fayetteville and more.
3/13/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fort Smith Board Approves Mixed Development Plan for Old Greenwood Road

On today's show, mixed development in Fort Smith, construction on the Sebastian County Library building and Black Bison Coffee Company buys Sweet Bay Coffee Co. Plus, Arkansas legislators advance library bill and Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed the LEARNS bill into law. Also, weekend plans, highlights from the Community Spotlight and more.
3/10/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Demand for NWA Childcare Resources Continues Amidst Population Growth

On today's show, as parents plan for the cost of childcare, they also account for wait lists for certain care centers. Also, a bathroom bill advances in the Arkansas Legislature, and an effort to support the state's technical and skilled labor force beings in Rogers. Plus, a new episode of "Sound Perimeter," KUAF's staff makes recommendations and more.
3/9/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Online Databases Strive to Make Childcare Easier to Find

On today's show, childcare for many families is difficult to find and websites like Winnie, has searchable databases for the public. Also, Marcus Bridgewater, also known as Garden Marcus, discusses nurturing minds and plants ahead of his guest lecture at the University of Arkansas. Plus, a new Ozark poetry book, Dylan Earl is set to release a new album, updates from the Arkansas Legislature, a Fayetteville insect find and more.
3/8/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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eBird Reveals Global View of Bird Abundance, Distribution

On today's show, critical observations of birds from amateur birders and scientists can be shared on eBird, a real-time database. Also, the Springdale-based entrepreneurship support organization, Conexión de Negocios Latinos, starts its Entre Latinas program tomorrow. Plus, a preview of the fall symposium, "Good Medicine," and more.
3/7/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Arkansas Online Gambling Revenue Soars

On today's show, gambling revenue increases in Arkansas after online sports betting was made legal this past year. Plus, looking back on Lum & Abner through the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History. Also, hundreds of students protested the Arkansas LEARNS bill on Friday, the latest news from the state legislature, a podcast exploring Northwest Arkansas and more.
3/6/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Digging Up Old Crimes in 'Buried Bones' Podcast

On today's show, the creators of "Buried Bones," a true crime podcast, use modern investigative techniques. Plus, home sale figures, building permits and sales tax collections from Fort Smith. Also, redistricting in Bentonville, updates from the legislature, a review of "Creed III," what to expect from the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas' upcoming concert and more.
3/3/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Federal Campaign Launches to Destigmatize HIV

On today's show, "I Am a Work of ART" is a program with the goal of destigmatizing HIV/AIDS stigma and providing prevention services. Drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. speaks with Robert Ginsburg, Shades of Jazz host, before his performance at the Walton Arts Center. Also, a former patient of the Northwest Medical Center - Springdale Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit filed a complaint in the Washington County Circuit Court. Plus, news from the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, a new episode of "Sound Perimeter" and more.
3/2/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Arkansans Turn North to Purchase Recreational Marijuana, Risk Arrest Upon Return

On today's episode, some Arkansans are traveling to Missouri for recreational marijuana and transporting purchases back across state lines remains a federal felony offense. Plus, investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell will speak about his book, "Race Against Time. The book follows his work that reopened cold murder cases of civil rights activists. Also, a panel discusses food insecurity in Northwest Arkansas in a new episode of KUAF's "Undisciplined." The latest on from the Arkansas Legislature, an upcoming discussion on no-knock warrants and more.
3/1/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Proposed Legislation Politicizes School Board Elections

On today's show, proposed Senate Bill 206 would make local school board elections partisan elections. Also, the U.S. Marshalls Museum receives an $800,000 Division of Arkansas Heritage Cultural Institutions Trust Fund Grant, and a preview lecture at the University of Arkansas examines bad medicinal practices. Plus, Holy Anvil Recording Co. is producing a video series featuring local bands, the Rogers Short Film Festival is scheduled to return this Friday, more news from the Arkansas legislature and more.
2/28/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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Report Shows Capital Investment Inequalities

On today's show, investment disparities in Arkansas are highlighted through the University of Arkansas' 2021 Capital Scan. Plus, the Razorback's indoor track and field success, achieves from the Pryor Center, Jandek is scheduled to perform this weekend and more.
2/27/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Squirrels, Bears, and Libraries

On today's show, the Arkansas legislature passed an amended bill that will allow criminal charges to be pressed against public librarians and teachers who knowingly provide objectionable materials to teens and children. Plus, a conversation with Michael Tilley, a tribute to black cowboys, and a review of Cocaine Bear.
2/24/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Documentary Tracks Arkansas Autism Advocate's Journey

On today's show, the Thaden School is showing a new documentary, "You Have No Idea." The movie follows an Arkansas mother who becomes an advocate after her son is diagnosed with autism. Plus, Amos Cochran is set to perform with the Fort Smith Symphony String Quartet, and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal focuses on the Natural State's tourism. Also, a Senate committee passes the Arkansas LEARNS bill, this weekend's local music menu and more.
2/23/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Arkansas Teen, Pediatric Overdoses Are Rising

On today's show, Arkansas Poison and Drug Information Center warns of an uptick in minor drug overdoses. Also, news from the legislature, local music and new book about Ozark folklorist Max Hunter.
2/22/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma Submit Application for Hydrogen Hub Grant

On today's show, the HALO Hydrogen Hub competes for funding from U.S. Department of Energy's Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Program. Plus, the history of horse racing at Oaklawn and more.
2/20/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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New Podcast Looks at the World Through Sports

On today's show, a record number of entries have been submitted to the Fort Smith International Film Festival. Plus, a new podcast, "Good Sport," aims to explore how sports reflect the human experience. Also, the Friday News Wrap, weekend events, a movie review and more.
2/17/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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Storm Water Runoff, Lawmaker News, A Chef's Journey and More

On today's show, understanding storm water runoff in Northwest Arkansas. Plus, local music performances and conversation with the founding dean of the Alice L. Walton School of Medicine from the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. Lawmakers advance a bill advanced legislation requiring public school students to use the bathroom of their gender assigned at birth. Also, guest Chef Kian Lam Kho discusses his journey of becoming a chef and Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls for Medicaid work requirements.
2/17/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Black Erasure's History in Northwest Arkansas

On today's show, the "Undisciplined" podcast recorded an episode on Black erasure live from the Squire Jehagan Outreach Center in Fayetteville. An Arkansas senate bill aims to prohibit local restrictions on short-term rentals. Plus, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art sets up for its new exhibitions, the Black-Owned NWA Business Expo is scheduled for next week and more.
2/15/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Initiative Aims to Change Viewpoints of Workforce Education

On today's show, Be Pro Be Proud is working toward getting more students in the trade labor fields amid labor shortage. Plus, Elliot West discusses his new book on how the West changed the nation. Also, the Alzheimer's Association Arkansas will be at the state capitol tomorrow advocate for laws connected to dementia care and more.
2/14/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Arkansas Secretary of Education Outlines Details in LEARNS Plan

On today's show, Jacob Oliva explained, Arkansas Secretary of Education, some details in the Arkansas LEARNS, a plan Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders proposed. In response, state house Democrats introduced an education bill to raise teacher and school staff salaries. Plus, famous voices from the Pryor Center Archives, an audio postcard from the Lemke Project and more.
2/13/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Arkansas Food Hall of Fame Announces Finalists

On today's show, finalists for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame includes Hugo's of Fayetteville, DeVito's Restaurant in Harrison, The Ozark Cafe in Jasper and Skyline Cafe in Mena. Plus, Fort Smith might land a possible pilot training center, the week's guests on the Community Spotlight, Valentine's Day events, wrapping up the weeks news and more.
2/10/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bentonville Schools Seek Additional Employees

On today's show, Bentonville Schools will host a job recruitment fair and Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed her education plan. Plus, the end of two national COVID-19 emergency declarations will end in May, and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal brings the region's top business stories. Also, live local music shows this weekend and more.
2/10/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Breaking Down Racial Massacres in Oklahoma and Arkansas

On today's show, Hannibal B. Johnson will speak on racial massacres in Arkansas and Oklahoma at the Fort Smith Museum of History. Also, Northwest Arkansas business leaders provide updates on projects and programs at the Northwest Arkansas Council's Winter Meeting. Plus, Arkansan Ashley McBryde wins a Grammy, National Park Radio releases a new album and supporters of esports will be at the state capital tomorrow.
2/8/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Historian Documents Railroad History, Closing Garfield Elementary School and More

About 100 years ago, an armed mob attacked striking union railroad workers in Harrison. Ku Klux Klan members, city government officials and local business interests supported the outbreak anti-union violence. Arkansas historian Kenneth Barnes assembled the history of the railroad strike and attack for a new book. Also, the historic Garfield Elementary School is scheduled to close after the 2023-2024 school year. Plus, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre will perform at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center Thursday night, and more.
2/7/20231 hour, 8 seconds
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Arkansas RuPaul's Drag Race Winner Symone Speaks on the Need for Queer Visibility

On today's show, Arkansans speak out in light of the state legislature's recently amended bill that would have classified drag shows as "adult entertainment." Plus, marching through the Razorback Band's history, author Colson Whitehead is scheduled to speak at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith and more.
2/6/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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On the Media, Katie Thornton's Series Explores Talk Radio's Impact on Politics

On today's show, WNYC's On the Media and freelance reporter Katie Thornton created the podcast series "The Divided Dial" to understand how Salem Media Group impacted conservative politics. Plus, Arkansas' tour industry appears to be bouncing back, upcoming visual art events, winter weather's impact on blood donations, wrapping up the week's news and more.
2/3/202354 minutes, 7 seconds
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With Anti-Transgender Bills on the Rise, Arkansas Trans Youth Continue to Receive Support

On today's show, transgender youth resources continue to operate two years after Arkansas passed a bill banning gender-affirming care for trans youth. Also, an update on Woman-Run, a statewide initiative connecting the female entrepreneurs. Plus, a discussion on bail reform from the latest episode of "Undisciplined," local live music and more.
2/2/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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What is in a name?

On today's show, Ozarks at Large's Daniel Caruth spoke with an activist and scholar about the word 'Latinx,' after Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an executive order banning the term from state documents. Plus, Arkansas legislators wait for proposals needed to form the state budget. Also, the Fayetteville Mardi Gras Parade is scheduled for Feb. 18 following a two-year postponement, University of Arkansas professors write three winter book suggestions from Pastor Clint Schnekloth and more.
2/1/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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How Advocates and Critics Explain School Vouchers

On today's show, examining the impact of school vouchers. Plus, the Rogers Public Library is set to host children's book authors and illustrators. Also, the Militant Grammarian brings a list of anti-autonyms and more.
1/31/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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U.S. Officials Will Decide if Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers are Extinct This Spring

On today's show, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will decide whether to terminate federal protections for giant ivory-billed woodpeckers. Also, John Jeter, music director and conductor for the Fort Smith Symphony, listens to the Florence Price album he helped create. Plus, tracing the manufacturer's Daisy BB Guns from its beginnings in Michigan to present day Northwest Arkansas, and more.
1/30/202354 minutes, 1 second
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Proposed Bill Creates Program for Free At-Home Newborn Nurse Visit Program

On today's show, HB1103 would create a universal newborn home heath program in Arkansas if the bill is signed into law. The local of jazz band Circle of Thirds perform a few songs, weekend plans, development in Fort Chaffee and more.
1/27/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Access to Healthcare in NWA, Arkansas' Maternal Health and More

On today's show, Arkansas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the nation, and teen pregnancy and infant mortality are nearly the highest, according to Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI). The center's officials raised awareness this Monday for the state ranking last in maternal health. Also, $240 million of the $1.1 billion spent on the region’s Medicare enrollees’ healthcare were spent on services outside region in 2019, according to an analysis from ACHI. Plus, the Fort Smith Symphony prepares for a busy few weeks, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and an update of bills from the Arkansas Legislature.
1/26/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Arkansas Receives Low Grades on Tobacco Control from American Lung Association

On today's show, what is on Arkansas report card from the American Lung Association. Plus, about 100,000 Arkansans were without power this morning because of heavy snowfall. Also, "Kim's Convenience" opens this weekend at TheatreSquared, an excerpt from KUAF's RefleXions Music Series and more.
1/26/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Northwest Arkansas Writers Examine Rhode Island Murder 140 Years Later

On today's show, two Fayetteville writers focus on the murder of Benjamin Burton, a prominent and beloved Rhode Island Black businessman in “A Gilded Age Tale of Murder and Madness.” JD Clayton, Fort Smith singer-songwriter is scheduled to release his debut album Long Way from Home this month. Plus, Roby Brock, editor-in-chief of Talk Business & Politics, and Rex Nelson, senior editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, review the beginning weeks of the state legislative session. Plus, Arkansas Attorney General reveals his wishes for criminal justice reform and more.
1/24/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Newspaper Employees Buy Carroll County Newspapers

On today's show, three newspaper employees bought Carroll County News from CherryRoad Media, a New Jersey publishing company. The employees also purchased the Lovely Citizen, Ozark Mountain Trader and other specialty publications in Eureka Springs. Randy Dixon, the director of news archives and media at the Pryor Center, explains the origins of FedEx. Plus, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet hold auditions at the Walton Art Center, WelcomeHealth officials celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its building and more.
1/23/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Preppy Clothes, Eagle Watching, Weekly News Wrap and More

On today's show, funding for the Crawford County Library System is approved amidst a debate on banning LGBTQ books. Also, the Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority forms a committee to develop a five-year plan before finding a new director. Plus, the genesis of preppy clothes, a movie review of "When You're Finished Saving the World," eagle watching on Beaver Lake and more.
1/20/202354 minutes, 5 seconds
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Procurement History, Energy Policy, Senate Bill 43, Ozark Folklore and More

On today's show, a pop-up procurement museum is displayed at the University of Arkansas’ Walton College of Business. State Sen. Gary Stubblefield, R - Branch, sponsors a bill classifying a drag performance as an adult-oriented business. Also, Buddy Hasten, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas CEO, discusses international, national and state energy policy. Also, collecting comprehensive Ozark folklore, local music and more.
1/19/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fort Smith RAM Celebrates Birthday With Picasso Ceramics, Museum Timeline and 500 Permanent Pieces

On today's show, the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum turns 75 and the NPR Student Podcast Challenge returns. Plus, Roby Brock, editor-in-chief of Talk Business & Politics, speaks with state Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, about Medicaid enrollment. Also, the Haymakers will perform at the Ozark Mountain Music Festival and more.
1/18/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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New Year Brings IDEALS Institute New Opportunities

On today's show, supporting diversity, equity and inclusion through the IDEAL Institute in the new year. Synagro files for a permit to spread biosolids in western Washington County. Also, one in four U.S. adults experienced loss because of COVID-19, according to a study from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Plus, remembering Sam Cooke's life and music, and more.
1/17/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Cherokee National History Museum Reveals New Cherokee Freedmen Exhibition

On today's show, the "We are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedmen and the Right to Citizenship" exhibition opens in Tahlequah. Plus, learning about Eliza Jane Ashley, was the executive chef at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion for 35 years. Plus, the musical comedy "Tootsie" opens at the Walton Arts Center tomorrow, and more.
1/16/202354 minutes
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Bringing Buddy Shute and the Motivator's Blues to Memphis

On today's show, Buddy Shute and the Motivators album "You Gotta Move" is the record to represent the region at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Michael Tilley, executive editor of Talk Business & Politics, covers persistent water leaks in Fort Smith, commercial tonnage and a record-setting year in construction. Plus, wrapping up the week's news and more.
1/13/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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Planned Parenthood Great Plains Offers Telemedicine Abortion Care in Kansas

On today's show, a new service offering telehealth medication abortions in Kansas is available to women able to travel from surrounding states. Metova, a software development firm, relocates its headquarters to Bentonville. Plus, a live music survey, a winter weather-inspired Sound Perimeter and more.
1/13/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Seven Executive Orders, Bigger City Budgets, OzMoMu Returns and More

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed seven executive orders ranging from setting a general cap on government rules and regulations, to banning the word "Latinx" on all government forms. Courtney Lanning, film critic for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, finishes her top 10 favorite movies of 2022 list. Plus, Northwest Arkansas cities enter 2023 with bigger budgets, and more.
1/11/202354 minutes, 6 seconds
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100 Photographs, 100 Stories: Andrew Kilgore's Craft of Having His Heart on His Lens

On today's show, the inspiration behind Andrew Kilgore's career and his "100 Photographs by Andrew Kilgore" exhibition at the Walton Arts Center. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks with Roby Brock, editor-in-chief of Talk Business & Politics, of her plans for the state's 2023 legislative session. Plus, Courtney Lanning's, a film with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, counts down her top 10 favorite movies of 2022.
1/10/202354 minutes
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School Board Accepts Potter's House Offer to Buy Jefferson Elementary School

On today's show, the Potter's House offer of about $1.8 million to buy the historic Jefferson Elementary School is accepted. Robert Ginsburg reveals his favorite jazz pieces of 2022, and the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks begins its 59-Day Challenge. Plus, Arkansas Agriculture names five inductees to its hall of fame.
1/9/202353 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ozarks at Large's Final Show of 2022

On today's episode, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement names director of Northwest Arkansas community engagement. Also, a conversation with the Cate Brothers and a report from the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. Plus, Nate Walls, founder of Second Helpings NWA talks seasonal happenings and more.
12/23/202254 minutes
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Arkansas Lawmakers File Bill Banning TikTok for Government-Issued Devices

On today's show, after nearly 50 years, the Arkansas Women's Commission submitted an updated report. Also, a bill banning TikTok on government-issued devices. Plus, a podcast excerpt from RefleXions, the composers behind the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas' next concert and more.
12/21/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Arkansas Lawmakers File Bill Banning TikTok for Government-Issued Devices

On today's show, after nearly 50 years, the Arkansas Women's Commission submitted an updated report. Also, a bill banning TikTok on government-issued devices. Plus, a podcast excerpt from RefleXions, the composers behind the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas' next concert and more.
12/21/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Cate Brother's Legacy, Liz Cheney talks democracy, Amending Fayetteville's Graffiti Code and More

On today's show, the Pryor Center Profile highlights the Cate Brothers, and Middle-earth interpretation of a 1,000-year-old poem. Also, Teresa Turk, a Fayetteville City Council member, proposed an amendment to the city's graffiti code. Plus, hours after the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack made four criminal referrals against former President Donald Trump, the Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney spoke at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
12/20/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ozarks at Large's Final Friday Show of 2022

Today's show includes a review of the week's news in Arkansas. Plus, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians names a delegate to congress. Also, a report on construction activity and river traffic, local art, an upcoming exhibition at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts and more.
12/16/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Preventing Land Loss, Local Arts Exhibition, Live Tunes and More

On today's show, artwork made through the Fenix Youth Refuge Experience will be displayed this Saturday at Mt. Sequoyah Center Hall. Also, preventing land loss through the Keeping it in the Family Program. Plus, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, remembering Brenda Blagg, local music and more.
12/15/202253 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lessons from Arkansas' Former Drug Director

On today's show, challenges the public experiences in the growing opioid and overdose epidemic. Plus, highlighting the events leading up to the 1919 Elaine Race Massacre in KUAF's podcast "Undisciplined." Also, a project to make early newspapers open to the public, and more.
12/14/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Retired Justice Robert L. Brown Reflects on Career-Shaping Experiences

On today's episode, two town halls about the PACT Act, a law providing medical care and benefits to veterans exposed to toxic substances, are this week. Retired Justice Robert L. Brown reflects on his life and career in his memoir, "All Rise: How Race, Religion, and Politics Shaped My Career on the Arkansas Supreme Court." Plus, Roby Brock, editor-in-chief of Talk Business & Politics, and John Brummett, a columnist at the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, discuss what is next for Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
12/13/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Explaining the Respect for Marriage Act

On today's episode, a plan to improve Arkansas' future of mobility. The final chapter of the Whitewater investigation from the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History's archives. Plus, breaking down the federal Respect for Marriage Act and more.
12/12/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Cooling Home Sales, an Update on River Valley Relief's Court Case, the Year of the Puppet and More

On today's show, homes sales are cooling in the Arkansas River Valley as construction rates remain high. Doralee Chandler, director of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, revokes River Valley Relief's medical marijuana cultivation license. Also, a review of Guillermo del Torro's "Pinocchio," and at least five things to do this weekend. Plus, after waiting 1,115 days, Ozarks at Large's Matthew Moore can make his announcement.
12/9/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Revising Arkansas' Plan for Alzheimer's Care

On today's show, Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders' cabinet nominations, the future of philanthropy and live music in Northwest Arkansas. Plus, the American Alzheimer's Association released an updated Alzheimer's and Dementia State Plan, and more.
12/9/202253 minutes, 59 seconds
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Foster Care, Food Flavors, and Favorite Books

On today's show, the Arkansas Department of Human Services reports a decline in youth entering foster care, but fewer are leaving state custody. Plus, gathering to make food taste better, another gift guide from a local bookstore, and much more.
12/7/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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UAMS Gets Grant for Vaccine Hesitancy Study, the Pandemic's Lasting Impact on Giving and More

Almost $2 million from the National Institutes of Health will go toward a UAMS vaccine hesitancy study. Also on today's show, Roby Brock, editor-in-chief of Talk Business & Politics, reports how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact philanthropy. Plus, actor James Taylor Odom unravels his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" at TheatreSquared.
12/6/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Historic Mayoral Election, Holiday Gift Guide and Ken Starr's Role in the Whitewater Investigation

On today's show, Goshen residents elect Russell Stroud, Arkansas' first openly gay mayor. Plus, KUAF's first holiday gift guide from a local bookstore, and examining a central figure in the Whitewater investigation, Ken Starr.
12/5/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Lady Legislators, Compassionate Care Corps, and Free Books

On today's show, a tribute to the women of the Arkansas Legislature, and the pioneers who made their service possible. Plus the VA is combatting loneliness, free books for young readers, and much more.
12/3/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Hillary Clinton Speaks About Democracy to Sold-Out Crowd at Crystal Bridges

On today's show, Hillary Clinton, former first lady Arkansas and secretary of state, spoke at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Paul Gating, editor of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, interviews Charles Robinson, the newly appointed chancellor of the University of Arkansas. Plus, a fundraising dance competition, tunes for the weekend and more.
12/2/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Arkansas' Future Caucus, Starbucks Location Unionizes and More

On today's show, how the Church of God in Christ shaped the life of Cavlin White Jr., the associate dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Plus, after right-to-work's anniversary in Arkansas, a Fayetteville Starbucks becomes the state's first location to unionize. Also, the Arkansas Future Caucus will host discussion tomorrow in Bentonville and more.
11/30/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Local LGBTQ Activist, Scholar Reflects on Club Q Shooting

On today's show, Arkansans reckon with extreme violence against members of the LGBTQ community. Arkansas state senator Joyce Elliot launches Get Loud Arkansas! as her 20-year career in the state legislature ends. Plus, the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank experiences more demand and the rock band Little Feat returns to the state.
11/29/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Assisted Living, Twitter, and Christmas Music

On today's show, with Twitter’s future uncertain, we ask some frequent Arkansas Twitter users how they use the platform. Plus, a trip to a low-income assisted living facility in Bentonville, SoNA's impending Christmas season, and much more.
11/28/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Happy Thanksgiving from Ozarks at Large

On today's show, Pastor Phil Allen Jr. discusses how video impacts cultural change through his book, The Prophetic Lens. An excerpt of the upcoming Points of Departure episode highlights PortAdventura Foundation's Dreams Program. Plus, Ozark at Large's Matthew Moore and Anna Pope play a holiday quiz.
11/23/202254 minutes
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Congress, Turkeys, and Duo Divinas

On today's show, what we might expect from the next Congress. Plus, a growth in the wild turkey population in Arkansas, a performance from Duo Divinas, and much more.
11/22/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks Provides Counseling for Intimate Partner Violence

On today's show, screening and counseling intimate partner violence among veterans. Plus, an upcoming vaudeville performance in Eureka Springs and more.
11/22/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Reviving Geophysical Data with Low-Flying Planes

On today's show, updating geological mapping and surveys, and high levels of flu activity in Arkansas. Becca Martin Brown, featured editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, navigates holiday events and Michael Tilley, Talk Business and Politics' executive editor, wraps the week's news.
11/18/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Charles in Charge

On today's show, a new chancellor at the University of Arkansas. Plus, a safe place for all this Thanksgiving, the transition from service life to civilian life, and much more.
11/17/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Student Performance Rates, Creative Culinary Veterans Residency and More

On today's show, real and fictional man-made horrors, and veterans enlist in a culinary and creative arts residency. Plus, student performance letter grades from the Arkansas Department of Education.
11/16/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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World Toilet Day, Building a Neurodivergent Residential Community, Tunes and More

On today's show, plans to build a neurodivergent residential community, local music and educating about the lack of access to toilets or basic sanitation. Plus, Alison Parker highlights Mary Church Terrell in her book, "Unceasing Militant."
11/15/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Cherokee Nation Names Delegate, the Political Career of Jim McDougal, Longtime Arkansas Farmers and More

On today's show, the Cherokee Nation urges congress to seat Cherokee Delegate Kim Teehee in compliance with a historic treaty agreement. Plus, Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics speaks with Republican Sen. Bart Hester of Cave Springs, and more.
11/14/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Invest Fort Smith, Wrapping the Week's News, Fort Smith Teacher Pay Bonus and More

On today's show, a bonus for Fort Smith teachers, TheatreSquared's newest production and the Invest Fort Smith event. Plus, a wrap of the week's news, what movie to watch this weekend and more.
11/11/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Invest Fort Smith, Wrapping the Week's News, Fort Smith Teacher Pay Bonus and More

On today's show, a bonus for Fort Smith teachers, TheatreSquared's newest production and the Invest Fort Smith event. Plus, a wrap of the week's news, what movie to watch this weekend and more.
11/11/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Stalled DACA Program, Rising Interest Rates and More

On today's show, a DACA update and local music. Plus, Arkansas' interest rates, construction laborers' real wage decreases and more.
11/11/202253 minutes, 58 seconds
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Hops, Historical Sports Betting and More

On today's show, bringing Arkansas hops to the table and state sports bets hit a historic high. Plus, a quick midterm election recap, Arcade Now, an excerpt from Points of Departure and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
11/9/202254 minutes, 27 seconds
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It's Election Day

On today's show, a quiz show about voting. Plus, helping people in northwest Arkansas get assistance, embracing fatness, and much more.
11/8/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Polling and Oral History

On today's show, we learn more about what Arkansans think about politicians, the future, and the big issues of the day. Plus, collecting oral histories in Eureka Springs, an Arkansas labor legend and much more.
11/7/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Pros and Cons of the Recreational Marijuana Amendment

On today's show, we hear from a proponent and an opponent to Arkansas Issue 4. Plus, Michael Tilley discusses record pace building in the Arkansas River Valley, Courtney Lanning's latest review, and more.
11/4/202254 minutes, 15 seconds
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Arkansas' Economy, Tunes, Technology and More

On today's show, an app to report controlled burns, local music and Filmland's "House of Darkness" screening. Plus, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal's report.
11/3/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Laboratory, A Red Dress, and a Trio

On today's show, being prepared for a future pandemic. Plus, an event in Springdale with a focus on women's heart health, a performance by members of the Kingston Trio, and much more.
11/2/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Underrepresented Voters, Young Readers, and Tribute Music

On today's show, considering representative democracy. Plus, writing about serious topic for young readers, the start of a new series on farm preservation, and much more.
11/1/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Flu, The Fountain, and Frights

On today's show, a conversation about flu season and flu vaccinations. Plus, author Christopher Farris talks about his spooky book with ties to Winslow, early voting, and much more.
10/31/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Campaigns, Clapp Auditorium, and Classical Music

On today's show, questions about campaigning. Plus, a conversation with Marisa Anderson leading up to her performance at Clapp Auditorium on Mount Sequoyah, SoNA's conductor Paul Haas, and much more.
10/28/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Common Respiratory Virus Arrives Unseasonably Early in Arkansas and More

On today's episode, RSV cases in Arkansas, the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal report, live local music this weekend and Sound Perimeter. Plus, presenting horror, thriller and fantasy novels through local publisher, Sley House.
10/27/202253 minutes, 59 seconds
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Murs' music, past growth, a new undersecretary of health's priorities, Good Day NWA and the AHA Heart Walk

On today's show, bridging communities through music, priorities for the undersecretary for veterans' affairs for health, past population growth, the work behind Good Day NWA and more.
10/26/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Housing, Hemp and Halloween

On today's show, examining housing shortages for Marshallese residents in northwest Arkansas. Plus, Arkansas' CBD hemp industry is withering, a company is launching a "no college, no worries" workforce program, a word quiz around Halloween and much more.
10/25/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Poll numbers, The Kingston Trio and Sam Walton

On today's show, the latest numbers from the Talk Business and Politics/ Hendrix College poll, Sam Walton's career and The Kingston Trio will make their return to Fayetteville this week.
10/24/202254 minutes, 1 second
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Rivers, Roads and (Patti) Steel

On today's show, commercial tonnage is up on the Arkansas River. Plus, the best scenic routes to see fall colors this weekend, new music from Patti Steel and much more.
10/21/202253 minutes, 59 seconds
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Advocacy in Arkansas

On today's show, a look at overdose deaths in Arkansas. Plus, we take a closer look at President Biden’s proposed expansion of Title IX and the impact of Arkansas student athletes, a roundup of this weekend's music, and much more.
10/20/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Crops, Septic Systems, Greenway Updates, Sounds from Spain, Historic Preservation and More

On today's show, Fayetteville officials develop a historic preservation plan, the Razorback Greenway's updates and the drought's continued impact on crops. Plus, septic system management in Bella Vista, Rachell Sanchez-Smith tells her uncle's story, and an audio postcard from Barcelona. Also, a Community Spotlight on PEARL, Positive Energy Affecting Lives.
10/19/202254 minutes
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Congressional Debate, Arkansas Elections, West Fork River Restoration Effort and Soccer

On today's show, KUAF's podcast Natural Election dives into local elections, and a closer look at the Environmental Protection Agencies’ West River restoration effort. Also, this past week's 4th Congressional District debate, a soccer seminar and more.
10/18/202254 minutes
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Short-term Rentals, State Tourism, School Safety and Joycelyn Elders

On today's show, the rise of short-term rentals and state tourism numbers. Plus, an update on the Arkansas School Safety Commission, a look at the life of Joycelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General, and more.
10/18/202254 minutes
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Understanding Crime Data, Live Jazz Music and The Regulars

On today's show, trying to make sense of crime statistics. Plus, the music of Mary Lou Williams as inspiration for a concert tonight from University of Arkansas jazz faculty, Michael Tilley from Talk Business and Politics helps us review the week’s news and Courtney Lanning reviews a new take on the Romeo and Juliet story and much more.
10/14/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Teen Births, Theater and Tisby

On today's show, Arkansas’ high teen birth rate. Plus, "Detroit ‘67" from TheatreSquared, "Legally Blonde the Musical" from Walton Arts Center, a conversation with Jamar Tisby and much more.
10/12/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Death, Art, Crafts, and Special Sessions

On today's show, Issue One would allow state legislative representatives call a special session, we analyze the ballot measure. Plus, an upcoming seminar on death and art, the long history of craftivism, and much more.
10/11/202254 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bring Your Things to the Ozarks

On today's show, bringing new exhibits to the Amazeum. Plus, Tyson Foods will be bringing about one-thousand jobs to the region by consolidating corporate operations in other states, bringing recognition to the Buffalo National River, and much more.
10/10/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Polling, Permits and Plenty of Projects

On today's show, how are Arkansans feeling about the recreational marijuana ballot measure? Plus, a rise in building permits in the Fort Smith metro, a rundown of activities in the area and much more.
10/7/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Housing, Virtual Museums, and Valuing Voting

On today's show, a housing project with a goal of providing affording housing for 100 families. Plus, the University of Arkansas museum collection provided virtually, the importance of voting, and much more.
10/6/202254 minutes, 8 seconds
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COVID, Art and Basketball

On today's show, the Republic of the Marshall Islands was one the last places to remain COVID free. That changed August 8th. Plus, pre-integration professional basketball, stories behind the art and music, and much more.
10/5/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Supply Chain, Food Deserts and Ballot Measures

On today's show, bringing more women into the supply chain industry. Plus, the countdown to deciding the legalization of recreational marijuana, battling food insecurity in Arkansas and much more.
10/4/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Arts and History

On today's show, advocating for the arts at the state Capitol. Plus, the history of the man who brought Christ of the Ozarks to Eureka Springs, a new play at University of Arkansas Theatre, and much more.
10/3/202254 minutes, 7 seconds
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Halloween Comes Early

On today's show, Murder on the Orient Express comes to John Brown University, Pinpoint in downtown Fayetteville celebrates Halloween now, Olympics performs in the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio, and much more.
9/30/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dinosaurs and Music

On today's show, what can studying dinosaurs telling us about our world today. Plus, arugments for and against recreational marijuana, a new Sound Perimeter from Lia Uribe, and much more.
9/29/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Elections and Jubilant Sykes

On today's show, why it matters that we vote. Plus, Jubilant Sykes, is performing at John Brown University, a conversation between John Brummett and Roby Brock about the election, and much more.
9/28/202254 minutes, 2 seconds
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Accessibility, EVs, and the Fort Smith Symphony

On today's show, making voting accessible for all. Plus, electric vehicles in Arkansas, a visit from the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and much more.
9/27/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Helping Those with Long Covid

On today's show, a clinic devoted to helping those with long COVID. Plus, a trip to the Pryor Center Archives, an opportunity to attend a live podcast recording, and much more.
9/26/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Art and Music Abundant

On today's show, preparing for a major music festival. Plus, a roundup with our regular contributors, pop art in Rogers, and much more.
9/23/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bikes, Afrobeat, and Pop Art

On today's show, encouraging active transportation around the University of Arkansas. Plus, the possible economics of recreational marijuana, pop art in Rogers, and much more.
9/22/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fences, Guts, and Body Image

On today's show, confronting body image challenges. Plus, the legal issues around aging fence laws, local "gutsy" women are featured in a Clinton Docuseries, and much more.
9/21/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Election Day Grows Nearer

On today's show, religious freedom on the Arkansas ballot. Plus, architecture and the contemporary South, Pretty Woman comes to Walton Arts Center, and much more.
9/20/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Veterinarians and Catalogs

On today's show, a shortage of veterinarians in northwest Arkansas. Plus, tracing the origins of The Sharper Image to Arkansas, a world-class jazz organist, and much more.
9/19/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Good Food and Good Music

On today's show, the author of Ozark Culinary History shares her story and the history of food in the region. Plus, lots of theater to see, music to hear, and much more.
9/16/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Parking Lots and Live Events

On today's show, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will be providing emergency abortions to veterans, regardless of state restrictions. Plus, improving parking in Fayetteville, plenty of ways to find KUAF in the community this weekend, and much more.
9/15/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bikes, Trails, and Robbers

On today's show, helping adults who’ve never cycled learn how to ride a bike. Plus, the Fayetteville Traverse Trail is now open to the public on the University of Arkansas campus, the story of a local bank robber, and much more.
9/14/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Marijuana, Amendments, Ethics, and Justice

On today's show, tax money from medical marijuana goes to Arkansas' first National Cancer Institute. Plus, a converstaion with Nina Totenberg about her new book, the new season of Natural Election, and much more.
9/13/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Major Gift

On today's show, the largest gift in the history of the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. Plus, revisiting climate change research from two decades ago, a conversation with Arkansas' busiest reporter, and much more.
9/12/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Violins, Pinocchio, and Inclusivity

On today's show, a conversation with violion virtuoso Jennifer Koh. Plus, better understanding human trafficking issues in NWA, Welcoming Week, and our regular roundups with Michael Tilley, Becca Martin Brown, Courtney Lanning, and much more.
9/9/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Architecture, Monkeypox, and Live Music

On today's show, a new exhibition at Crystal Bridges highlights architecture. Plus, an update on monkeypox, live music, and much more.
9/8/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Loans, Energy, and Full Moons

On today's show, questions about student loan forgiveness answered. Plus, an effort to address energy inequity in the River Valley, a full moon concert at Mount Sequoyah, and much more.
9/7/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Empowering Women for Retirement and Recreation

On today's show, setting up women for success in retirement. Plus, encouraging mountain biking with women, deciding whether to permanently waive fees for boating and fishing on Lake Sequoyah Park in Fayetteville, and much more.
9/6/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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Roots and the Regulars

On today's show, we hear from our regular contributors Michael Tilley and Becca Martin Brown. Plus, some music from Roots Festival featuring Rachel Ammons, The Honey Dewdrops, Brother Brothers, and Radio Free Honduras.