Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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On today’s show...the University of Arkansas is preparing to clear a patch of land that has become a homeless encampment for dozens of people. We hear how several nonprofit agencies are working to make the transition as seamless as possible for the community. Plus,Todd Sanders is a neon artist in Austin, but many of his pieces are in Bentonville. He’ll lead a stroll of his work this month, and we’ll talk to him from his studio.

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Organizations who work with people experiencing homelessness have mobilized resources like never before as the University of Arkansas prepares to clear a property on 19th Street in Fayetteville. Advocates estimate 80 to 100 people will be displaced once the woods are cleared. The NWA Continuum of Care has coordinated with member organizations to provide information about what is happening, as well as temporary and permanent housing assistance.

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Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton sits down with Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, to discuss Iran, North Korea and Russia.

The next seven days offer many opportunities for live music in northwest Arkansas.

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The Allure of Neon

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Todd Sanders is an artist with a flair for neon. Many of his works can be found in Bentonville. On Aug. 23, he'll lead a downtown stroll of his art that begins with a reception at 7 p.m. at Arvest Bank on the Bentonville Square.

As part of Of Note's Symphony Sunday edition, Ohio-based composer Jack Gallagher allowed a rare glimpse into the deeper processes behind writing a major symphony, specifically his Symphony No.2 'Ascendant,' a tremendous work that stretches over an hour in length.

Kazem Abdullah began playing classical music at 10, but his real passion was always how the pieces of an orchestra can contribute to a whole. Now at 38, he has been following his passion for conducting for nearly ten years.

"The variety of the repertoire that one can study and perform is vast and great as a conductor," says Abdullah. "You have close contacts in a wide variety of art forms."

Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aug 14, 2018

On today’s show, new security measures are being implemented at Bentonville Schools this year, including ID badges and armed security officers. Plus, John Brummett discusses politics of the future. And, we hear about keeping earthworms on hand to turn household kitchen scraps into garden soil.

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As high school students in Bentonville head back to class this week, they'll notice some changes to security including mandatory ID badges, armed security officers, and changes to fire evacuation procedures.

Politics Now and in the Future

Aug 14, 2018
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John Brummett, political writer with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, examines the 2018 Arkansas race for governor. He also expresses his hopes for politics in the future. He talks to Roby Brock from our partner Talk Business and Politics.

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After working at a call center for two decades, Linda Bradley's job came to an end about a year and a half ago. Since her layoff, she's combed online job sites every day looking for work — without much luck.

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