On today's show, we go to Fayetteville, which will play host to the annual U.S. Trail Running Conference in 2020. Plus, we hear from the principal of a design firm that has worked on notable projects in Bentonville. And, we speak with Brooks Blevins, a Missouri State University professor who is now two-thirds of the way done with a trilogy of books examining the history of the Ozarks.
On today's show, we discuss a milestone for homelessness advocates in the region who expect to effectively end veteran homelessness in Northwest Arkansas by the end of the year. Plus, we head to Little Rock to find out more about the events that are leading to the first teacher strike in the school district in more than 30 years. And, we speak with a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researcher about his study into what could be one of the causes of autism.
On today's show, we go to Kingston where the VFW/American Legion Hall will reopen later this year thanks to help from the Home Depot Foundation. Plus, we tell you more about the traveling memorial that honors Arkansans who died in military service. And, we hear more from the head of the Fayetteville Housing Authority about a number of projects that include retail and affordable home ownership opportunities.
Throughout November, Ozarks at Large is participating in the Purple Project for Democracy, a nonpartisan campaign that explores civics, government and public service. Today we speak with Jennifer Price, director of elections for Washington County, about provisional ballots.
On today's show, we discuss a new think tank located in Bentonville that's focused on driving economic renewal in America's Heartland. Plus, a year out from the 2020 election, John Brummett is keeping an eye on a legislative race in Northwest Arkansas. And, we tell you more about a menstrual equity initiative launched on the University of Arkansas campus.
On today's show, we tell you more about a workshop hosted by the Illinois River Watershed Partnership that will address severe erosion. Plus, we speak with humorist and author David Sedaris ahead of his appearance at the Walton Arts Center. And, we have more about how you can get a tour of some of the artist studios in Eureka Springs this weekend.
On today's show, we take a look at the Urban Institute's food insecurity dashboard and how certain conditions are directly linked to an inadequate diet. Plus, we remember Arkansas political and civil rights leader John Walker who died this week at the age of 82. And, we head to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to find out more about their new outdoor exhibit.
On today's show, we speak with Fayetteville's first-ever business development manager about her new job and the survey she would like residents and visitors to take. Plus, we find out more about why the Bentonville School District is choosing love during their Fall Harvest Festival. And, we have a discussion about what it is like to study materials that were once thought to be obscene and profane and what they can tell us about the past and the present.
On today's show, we find out more about the storms that spawned the widest tornado to ever hit Benton County since record-keeping started in 1954. Plus, we hear more about two park projects in Fort Smith that had very different outcomes. And, we speak with the former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church ahead of his visit to the area.
On today's show, more on why the Democratic Party of Arkansas is lowering some of its filing fees for candidates interested in running for office. Plus, the University of Arkansas gets an award for the investments it has made in its cycling infrastructure and culture on campus. And, we speak with researchers at UAMS, who are studying public beliefs and perceptions of using marijuana as a medical treatment.
On today's show, we head to Springdale where city leaders broke ground on a future park. Plus, Arkansas Sen. Jim Hendren, who is also an active duty colonel in the Air Force, weighs in on the Trump administration's Middle East policy. And, we meet Jenny and Dave Marrs of Bentonville who star in a new HGTV show that premieres tonight.
On today's show, we get an update on how a regional transit plan is taking shape to give people more freedom to move throughout Northwest Arkansas. Plus, we visit Adohi Hall, a new and unique residence hall on the University of Arkansas campus. And, we find out more about the True Lit Festival taking place this week at the Fayetteville Public Library.
On today's show, an extended conversation about what we call cultural groups of people. Black or African American? Indian or Native American? University of Arkansas professor Niketa Reed and Colleen Thurston weigh in. Plus, we get ready for craft fair season in the region. And, we have music from an international group of songwriters who recently spent a week at the House of Songs in Bentonville.
On today's show, we have information about how to navigate the various types of flu vaccines available to fight seasonal flu. Plus, we hear from the Walton Family Foundation after it unveiled plans for a new park in Bentonville. And, our extended interview with Gene Beley, who covered Johnny Cash's 1968 Folsom Prison concert as a freelance journalist.
On today's show, we go to Benton County where state and local officials celebrated the start of construction on the final portions of the Bella Vista Bypass. Plus, we find out why a group of volunteers and researchers wants to know how many stray cats there in a Fort Smith. And, as we head into fall and winter, we hear about strategies for fighting seasonal affective disorder.
On today's show, we find out why the Washington County emergency service department is asking the Quorum Court for an upgraded emergency communications system. And, Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics and John Brummett of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette talk politics and football. Plus, we speak with Ben Johnson about Arkansas history since 1930.
On today's show, we hear from the director of the U.S. Census Bureau and how his office is working to raise awareness about participating in the 2020 Census. Plus, a discussion of the future of the Fort Smith Police Department with newly-sworn-in Chief Danny Baker. And, we speak with Kristin Kaufman about why everyday experiences can be just as valuable and influential as the extraordinary ones.
On today's show, a discussion of the importance of the Overland Trail that provided early settlers with a route out west. Plus, crystals are the subject of a new exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. And, Fayetteville-based band Foggy Bobcat plays us a few tunes.
On today's show, more on Arkansas Public Theater's new initiative to reach out to the Hispanic community. Plus, details on the arrest of an attorney who is accused of coercing dozens of Marshallese women to travel to the U.S. to give their babies up for adoption. And, we get a preview of an upcoming performance by an a cappella group from Zimbabwe that will be taking place at the Walton Arts Center.
On today's show, we find out more about an opioid summit hosted by the Sebastian County Opioid Task Force. Plus, we hear about how climate change is already altering the composition of Ozark forests. And, we go back to 1978 when the former First National Bank commissioned a record dedicated to the city of Fayetteville.