Ozarks at Large for Friday, September 21, 2018

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On today’s show, a new report finds almost half of Northwest Arkansas children are growing up in families with low incomes. Plus, we hear about an effort in Greenwood to preserve a civil war battlefield. And Dylan Earl returns to the Carver Center for Public Radio.

Big Change at Tyson

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Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics, looks at the week's news including a change at the top for Tyson Foods.

Almost half of all northwest Arkansas children are growing up in families with low incomes or combined incomes that aren’t more than $41,560 for a family of three. The new report by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families also suggests ways to lower the rate of child poverty in the region.

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Civil War history buffs living in Greenwood are working to preserve Devil’s Backbone Battlefield. It's a site where Union troops battled Confederate soldiers who were trying to escape with their wagons to Waldron. The American Battlefield Trust already purchased 10 acres of land at Devil’s Backbone in 2008, but now there is an opportunity to buy another 21 acres of the battlefield if locals can come up with a $40,000 match.

Zombies in Fort Smith, Moms at Walton Arts Center

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Becca Martin Brown gives us a list of possible options for the weekend that includes Fort Smith Little Theatre's production of Night of the Living Dead and Saturday night's show at Walton Arts Center about the ups and downs of motherhood.