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Coler Preserve in Bentonville already has 16 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, but there are several other amenities in the works for the 300-acre property including a greenway to connect to the greater regional network, small café, several trailheads and camping area. The camping area will include 25 sites for tents and hammocks and will give visitors another option for overnight stays besides having to rent a hotel room.

Kaia Kater spent a morning during the Fayetteville Roots Festival playing music, for free, at the Fayetteville Public Library. Highlights include music from her most recent album and discussion of her upcoming release.

Tesla Quartet

In their debut recording, the Tesla Quartet invites classical music fans to rethink stereotypes with offerings of Haydn, Ravel and Stravinsky.

“We often hear people say classical music is very relaxing, very soothing," says cellist Serafim Smigelskiy. "But, you probably shouldn’t listen to Stravinsky before going to bed.”

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sep 13, 2018

On today’s show, a celebration of diversity and inclusion launches on the University of Arkansas campus. Plus, we hear how pilots want more of us to be able to celebrate the natural beauty of the sky in the Ozarks. And we celebrate history and legend with the new movie The Riot Act, which was filmed in Van Buren.

This month, the University of Arkansas launched the inaugural Celebration of Inclusion and Diversity in Arkansas. Highlighted events take place this month and beyond.

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Northwest Arkansas’ aviation community is working to make flying a recreational pastime that is more accessible to people who may have never considered it before. Stakeholders have created a database that includes information about regional backcountry airstrips, and Thaden Fieldhouse is nearing completion at the Bentonville airport. The fieldhouse will feature a restaurant and a flying club called OZ1, both of which aim to connect the greater community to the local aviation scene.

Plenty of history, some legend and a good amount of speculation make up the new movie The Riot Act. The film was inspired by, and shot in, Van Buren. We talk with three of the creative forces behind the movie that opens tomorrow.

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The Van Cliburn Series continues at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville tomorrow night with Arturo O'Farrill. Robert Ginsburg, host of Shades of Jazz on KUAF, talked with the pianist recently about his music.

Small Business Policy

Sep 13, 2018

In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we hear from Linda McMahon, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, about policies and issues affecting small businesses throughout the country. We also hear about an effort to bring more stature to the region's music scene.

Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sep 12, 2018

On today’s show, we learn about a new service for veterans in the Ozarks. Plus, we discuss a not-so-new phenomenon, a polarized electorate, and its possible origin. And we hear about a new commitment to the fashion designers of northwest Arkansas.

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World and Area News

North Korea announced today that it will permanently close a major missile test site. Kim Jong Un, the North's leader, said the site would be dismantled in the presence of international inspectors.

A California doctor and his girlfriend have been charged with drugging and then sexually assaulting two women – and video evidence suggests there could be hundreds of other women who may not realize they were victims.

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Have you heard the theory that low air pressure during a hurricane can cause a surge in births?

Supposedly a steep drop in barometric pressure makes it easier for a baby to pop out.

As Hurricane Florence ripped through the Carolinas, we wondered if that was really true.

"It's one of those old wives' tales," said Dr. Hal Lawrence, executive vice president and CEO of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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