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This week Of Note with Katy Henriksen features percussionist Aaron Ragsdale. The director of percussion and music professor at South Dakota University, picks pieces from So Percussion, Roomful of Teeth, Third Coast Percussion, Percy Grainger and some of his own works.

Listen to the full episode on demand in the streaming links above. 

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For most kids, summer means free-time, fun and- most of all -no homework. But for some students no school can mean losing out on at least two meals. 

In anticipation of the 9th annual Run for Veterans Race, 7Hills Homeless Shelter CEO Jessica Andrews speaks with Pete Hartman in the Nancy Blair Operations Studio. 

The four-mile run started in 2009 as a way to commemorate veterans and service members on Independence Day. Since 2010 the proceeds of the race have gone to 7Hills, which provides services to veterans and low-income veteran families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

Food banks and pantries are abundant in Northwest Arkansas. Organizations and donors often overlook other essential items. Everyday products- from toilet paper to laundry detergent -are rarities at many resource centers. Essentials Outreach focuses on providing hygeine products specifically to shelters and food pantries in rural communities. 

Board members Mary Ann Spears and Cristie Ginther talk with Pete Hartman about their mission and how the organzation, which serves more than 100 families, began.

A 700-seat multipurpose center, extensive genealogy services and a full-scale "innovation center" are just some of the additions that the Fayetteville Public Library envisions for its new location.

On June 25 demolition will begin on the former City Hospital just south of the library on Rock Street and School Avenue. Last summer, the FPL secured the $2 million land sale from Washington Regional Medical Center.

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