On today's show, we hear a conversation about the importance of civility in public service. Plus, the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah forms a partnership with Oklahoma State University to establish the first tribally affiliated medical school in the U.S.. And, we hear highlights from a ceremony held yesterday morning that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

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Over the past year, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has hosted town halls with political candidates. With the midterms over, organizers plan to continue the series with legislators. Nov. 9 UAFS hosted a town hall featuring Senate Majority Leader Jim Hendren and Senate Minority Leader Keith Ingram, who discussed the importance of civility in public service.

Early Sunday morning, a ceremony was held at the Fayetteville National Cemetery to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

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The Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University has announced plans to establish a College of Osteopathic Medicine. The college will be established at the Cherokee Nation, making it the first tribally-affiliated medical school in the country.

Becca Martin Brown, features editor at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, reminds us that Christmas is just ahead with a look at a few holiday season kick-offs happening this week.

On today's show, we hear from Dr. Muhammad Kahn, who received death threats for what he said in a college classroom in Pakistan, and he was a guest of the University of Arkansas’ Scholars at Risk Committee this week. Plus we hear about some pre- and post-election moods in Carroll County, and Charlie Crockett delivers a helping of honky tonk for our Friday.

Breaking Down The Vote

Nov 9, 2018

Michael Tilley, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, returns to give us a breakdown of voting numbers in the Fort Smith metro area, trucks in downtown Fort Smith and more.

Scholars at Risk is an international organization that protects scholars who are threatened with job loss, imprisonment or even death because of their work. The University of Arkansas chapter this week hosted Dr. Muhammad Kahn, a professor of applied linguistics who now teaches in Philadelphia after he received death threats in his native Pakistan for work in the classroom some considered critical of religion. He speaks with us about his experience

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A new sheriff will take over in Carroll County in 2019. On Jan. 1, newly elected sheriff Jim Ross will take over the department, which was recently roiled by controversy.

Becca Martin Brown, features editor at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, gives us a rundown of live theatre opportunities happening this weekend.


The drawing is Friday, Dec. 14

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The Boeing 787-Dreamliner is big, luxurious, nearly new — just two years old. It's downright presidential, since it was built to transport a head of state.

The president-elect of Mexico doesn't want it. Not even a little. But that doesn't mean he can't praise it.

In fact, he has a whole sales pitch.

"It's not just efficient and modern," President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who's widely known by his initials, AMLO, told reporters on Friday. "It's a comfortable plane, with a bedroom, a restaurant, lots of space."

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As recounts are underway in Florida, a judge is issued a warning on Monday to "ramp down the rhetoric" as top Republicans — including President Trump — are casting doubt on the process.

Investors worried about a slowdown in global growth helped push stocks sharply lower Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling 602 points, or 2.3 percent.

Technology stocks fared especially badly, with Apple down 5 percent, after a report it was cutting orders for iPhone parts. The decline knocked 100 points off the Dow and helped lead to a broader rout. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell almost 2.8 percent., wiping out its gains for November.

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