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Ozarks at Large Stories

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

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Studying Medical Marijuana, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Dropping, and UA Soccer Keeps Winning

As we begin the show we learn more about the latest Arkansas figures regarding COVID-19, a UALR study examines medical marijuana and other drug use, and Arkansas soccer's record winning streak now at 12 matches.

2mins

18 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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Ozarks Apple Orchard Supplies Schools with Home-Grown Fruit

A&A Orchard in Carroll County, which delivers seasonal apples, peaches and pears to two public school districts is part of a blossoming “ Farm to School ” movement in Arkansas.

6mins

18 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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NWA Hispanic Leadership Council Helps Next Generation of Community Leaders

The NWA Hispanic Leadership Council recently opened the latest academic round of the Latinx on the Rise Mentorship program. The group's vice-president, Luis Fernando Restrepo, says the program helps the next generation of community leaders.

17mins

18 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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The Remarkable Career of Dale Bumpers

This week's archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History help us understand the career of Dale Bumpers. We'll hear him announce his first run for governor and close the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton.

20mins

18 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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Virus Numbers Steady, Studying Substance Use on Campus, Sarah Huckabee Sanders Fundraises

We begin today with the latest COVID-19 numbers, a study to learn about substance use on college campuses in Arkansas, and the campaign for Sarah Huckabee Sanders raises a record amount of cash.

3mins

15 Oct 2021

Rank #5

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Taking off the Mask Mandate at Fort Smith Schools

The Fort Smith School Board voted this week to end a mask mandate. Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics , discusses that and the ongoing budget process for the city of Fort Smith.

10mins

15 Oct 2021

Rank #6

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Eureka Springs Couple Raise Monarchs for Migratory Release

Mark Hughes and husband Steve Beacham operate a home hatchery for monarch butterflies, which according to the Center for Biological Diversity , are at risk of extinction. Now in their sixth summer of nuturing baby monarchs, the couple have released thousands into the wild, all hand-raised from eggs. This short video clip shows Hughes releasing several offspring, including a young female monarch who prefers to hang out on a pot of geraniums on the back porch.

6mins

15 Oct 2021

Rank #7

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Lowering Vaccine Hesistancy

Vaccinations continue in Arkansas, but there are still people with concerns. A forum on Arkansas PBS addressed many of those concerns.

2mins

15 Oct 2021

Rank #8

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Local Band Perseveres Through Pandemic, Plans Upcoming Shows

The Band Olympics came together in the year before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Although they only played a handful of shows before the pandemic, they have had quite a few local performances in recent months. Kevin Lujano and Charles McGowan from Olympics recently sat down with us to talk about their music, and to tell us about their show Sunday, October 17 at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.

14mins

15 Oct 2021

Rank #9

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Six Bridges Book Festival Opens Next Week

This years' Six Bridges Book Festival , presented by the Central Arkansas Library System, features scores of authors. The virtual festival begins next week.

8mins

15 Oct 2021

Rank #10