Seeds of Polarization

Sep 12, 2018

Marjorie Spruill's book, Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics recounts the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston and a counter-event held at the same time. She argues the two events helped shape the politics of today.

Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week is approaching, and Robin Atkinson, the CEO of the Arkansas Arts and Fashion Forum and Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week, says there are plans underway to make the area a better-known location for original designs and clothing.

This weekend, there are opportunities to see great live music throughout the KUAF listening area.

Friday, Sep. 14

courtesy: Jaimee Harris

After two years in the making, Jaimee Harris will release her deubt album, Red Rescue, Sep. 21. The album's single, "Depressive State," will be released this Friday, Sep. 14. We recently caught up with Harris to talk about the new release.

September is fundraising month at KUAF and Legih Wood, Membership Director at 91.3, gives us an update.

An emphaisis on translation separates The Arkansas International from the hundreds upon hundreds of other literary journals out there.  

Issue four of the official literary magazine from the University of Arkansas's Creative Writing and Translation program features writing in translation from 11 countries, as well as comics in translation.

Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Sep 11, 2018

On today’s show, we learn how the city of Van Buren wants to be the latest in the region to give its downtown some new business. Plus, John Brummett gives us his insight into Arkansas’ four congressional races this fall. Also, we hear how Michael Mwenso and the Shakes give audiences almost the entire world during a concert.

courtesy: Van Buren Original

Three new restaurants are expected to open in downtown Van Buren in the next six months. The owners of The Vault 1905 Sports Grill, Crazy Cajun-Mex and The Pasta Grill are all busy updating and restoring the hundred-year-old buildings that house their establishments.

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John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, examines poll numbers indicating GOP incumbents lead in all four Arkansas congressional districts. He talks with Roby Brock from our partner Talk Business and Politics.

A Tuesday roundup includes possible change of venue for Governor's School and record enrollment at the University of Arkansas.

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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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