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News and Culture Stories about Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas River Valley and more from Ozarks at Large

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News and Culture Stories about Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas River Valley and more from Ozarks at Large

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Ozarks at Large Stories

Latest release on Oct 26, 2020

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Rank #1: Ozarks at Large for Monday, October 26, 2020

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On today's show, we check back in with two families with first graders, one of whom is attending school in person and the other who is learning virtually, to find out how the school year is going. Plus, all this week we'll be hearing from first-time voters about why they're casting their ballots and why voting is important to them. And, we head into the archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History to find out what it was like in Arkansas during the divisive Vietnam War.

Oct 26 2020

45mins

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Rank #2: Checking In With Virtual and In-Person Learners Two Months Into School Year

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At this point, school has been in session for two months during the pandemic. We spoke with Yonnie Lucas and her son, Jake, and Annie Clapper and her daughter, Hazel, a few days after school resumed in August. Jake is going to school in person at Greenland Elementary and Hazel is learning virtually at Bentonville School District. We check back in with both families to find out how the school year is going.

Oct 26 2020

8mins

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Rank #3: New Voter Spotlight: Brooke Menke

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For some Arkansans, one reason the 2020 General Election is significant is because it will be the first time they’re casting a ballot in a presidential election. This week, we’ll hear from members of the University of Arkansas campus telling us in their own words how they’re casting their ballot and why voting is important to them. Today we hear from U of A junior Brooke Menke.

Oct 26 2020

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Rank #4: Living in Arkansas During the Vietnam War

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Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History , selects audio from their archives detailing how politicians, media and Arkansans dealt with a divisive war. From the loss of lives abroad to turmoil at home, the late 60s and early 70s are examined in this week's segment.

Oct 26 2020

23mins

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Rank #5: Eureka Springs Parks & Recreation Director Fired After Years of Turmoil

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Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Director Justin Huss was recently terminated by Parks Commission Chair Ruth Goodwin-Hager for absenteeism. But Huss, hired four years ago, has also faced criticism from concerned locals about a lack of financial accountability, master planning and public transparency in managing the town's popular and historic parks and trails system.

Oct 26 2020

5mins

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Rank #6: State Collaboration Forms to Locate Missing Students During Pandemic

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Thousands of Arkansas students have gone missing from public school since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared eight months ago, designated as "no shows." We learn the latest preliminary data and about a new Arkansas Department of Education collaboration launched to help locate, and keep students engaged in their districts.

Oct 23 2020

9mins

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Rank #7: Commerce Increases on the Arkansas River

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Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics , discusses an increase in commerce moving along the Arkansas River, the openings of two new businesses in downtown Fort Smith and why counterintuitive jobless numbers for Arkansas actually make sense.

Oct 23 2020

10mins

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Rank #8: Fayetteville City Council Passes Hate Crime Ordinance

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This week, the Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that allows the city prosecutor to add a hate crime component to certain misdemeanor offenses. City Council Member Teresa Turk sponsored the measure after spray painted hate speech was used to deface a City Council candidate's campaign sign and a mural on Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. Arkansas is currently one of three state's without a state hate crime law.

Oct 23 2020

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Rank #9: Craig Colorusso Create=Art to See and Hear

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UPDATE: The event has been postponed until Nov. 8 on account of inclement weather. According to officials with The Momentary, the rain hasn't held out enough to have the Momentary grounds ready for Sunday's event. Multiple works by visual and sound artist Craig Colorusso will be exhibited in Bentonville. Sunday Reset: Meditations in Sound and Light is set to take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Momentary. Mask and social distancing will be required for the event.

Oct 23 2020

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Rank #10: Cellophane Garden Ready to Get Back in Front of an Audience

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Kevin Blagg, who performs as Cellophane Garden , will be part of a Saturday night outdoor concert on Mount Sequoyah. It will be his first concert in months. The show, presented by Trillium Salon Series , also includes Untight. Music is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with a suggested donation of $10. Masks and social distancing will be required for check-in and the purchase of concessions.

Oct 23 2020

7mins

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