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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The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks cut the ribbon on a new 24-hour inpatient treatment facility Tuesday. The Leroy Pond Residential Treatment Facility has space for 20 veterans, who each get their own room, to stay up to 90 days as they recover for substance abuse disorders, which often come with a co-occurring mental health illness and in some cases homelessness. Prior to opening the Leroy Pond facility, the VHSO offered a 28-day outpatient treatment program, but veterans who needed further help had to travel to Little Rock or out of state to access long-term, inpatient care.

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Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer will become the first female announcing team to cover an NFL game this Thursday, with Amazon Prime Video offering the pair as an online alternative to the Fox broadcast crew of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.

"Teaming up with Hannah and Amazon for this is truly special," Kremer said in a news release. "Hannah is a brilliant journalist and she has been a friend for many years. With decades of experience as storytellers, we will be bringing a different voice and viewpoint to covering the game of football."

Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis come from different generations, but both play the old style of country music — her brother is Jerry Lee Lewis. They share songs and stories from their new album, Wild! Wild! Wild!

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has lost a confidence vote, effectively forcing him out of his post and plunging Sweden's politics into uncertainty.

National elections earlier this month resulted in a hung parliament after a far-right party made significant gains. Now, the parliament's speaker will tap another leader to try to form a government, but the shape of any future alliance is far from clear.

Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET.

President Trump attacked Brett Kavanaugh's second accuser Tuesday, saying she "has nothing" and was "totally inebriated and all messed up" during a college party at which she said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her.

Trump, at a photo op during his visit to the United Nations, said the accusations were part of a "con game being played by Democrats."

It took British artist Jason deCaires Taylor nine months to develop his latest work: a 20-foot-tall stainless steel cube decorated with life-size human statues and semi-submerged in a coral lagoon in crystal blue waters off the Maldives islands.

But it took the Maldivian police just a few hours to wreck it.

Acting on a court order, police used pickaxes to smash the statues on Friday. Muslim politicians, including the outgoing Maldivian president, had deemed the artwork un-Islamic because it depicted human figures.

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