On today's show: art, social justice and more. A new episode of Undisciplined is out and host Caree Banton talks with Sharon Killian about Black art and social movements. Plus, writer and performer Tim Miller is in residency at the University of Arkansas, working with students and performing while here, and much more.

Our Wednesday edition begins with Governor Asa Hutchinson's tax cut plan, a slowing of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, and a northwest Arkansas barista headed to the world championships in Milan.

Black Art is Movement Work

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The Harlem Renaissance came during a time of incredible unrest for the Black community in America, due in large part to the Red Summer of 1919. Racial terrorism took place all across America, with the most deadly attack happening in Elaine, Arkansas. Out of that time came artistic legends like writer Langston Hughes, singer Billie Holiday, and painter Jacob Lawrence.

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Tim Miller is a prolific performer, writer and activist. This week he is in residency at the University of Arkansas and will perform a one-person show at Nadine Baum Studios in downtown Fayetteville Thursday night at 8:00pm.

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The FDA is asking food manufacturers to lower sodium levels. We ask a dietitian about salt...and loopholes for managing our salt intake.

Charlie Alison, the executive editor at University Relations at the University of Arkansas, continues to explore the first 150 years of the University of Arkansas by examining the influence of Latina and Latino students, staff and faculty.

Toni Morrison once said, "This is precisely the time when artists got to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal." On today's episode, hosts Caree Banton and Warrington Sebree are joined by Sharon Killian to discuss the impact of art in the Black community. Sharon Killian is president of Art Ventures and an artist herself.

Host: Dr. Caree Banton and Warrington Sebree
Guest: Sharon Killian
Producer: Matthew Moore

On today's show, The University of Arkansas alum’s book is a New York Times Bestseller and will be adapted by Netflix. Plus, one of the oldest hand-cut stone dams on the Arkansas Ozarks, in a remote part of Eureka Springs, at risk of failure, is being restored.

At the top of our show, the UA Law School Dean will step down, fewer people in Arkansas are hospitalized because of COVID-19, and the Arkansas Razorback men's basketball team starts the season ranked.

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Black Bass Dam in Eureka Springs, one of the oldest hand-cut stone dams on the Arkansas Ozarks, will undergo much needed repairs with major grant funding provided Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. First built in the 1890s to supply the town with drinking water and fire protection, the dam will be aesthetically and structurally reinforced. Eureka Springs mayor, public works chief and parks director describe present risks and benefits. 

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AMHERST, Mass. — Amherst College will no longer give admissions preference to the children of alumni, the school announced Wednesday, ending a practice that has been criticized for giving an additional advantage to students from wealthier families.

The liberal arts college said it's dropping legacy admissions to create a fairer admissions system and to promote diversity on campus. In the past, children of alumni have made up 11% of incoming students at the college of 1,700 students. Going forward, family status will not be considered in admission decisions.

Two types of blood pressure medication made by the company Lupin Pharmaceuticals are being recalled because they may contain high levels of a substance that could cause cancer.

Turns out Xbox fans need to chill — literally.

Microsoft released its "Xbox Series X Fridge" for online preorder Tuesday after months of memes and anticipation. The mini fridges sold out almost immediately, with some gaming sites reporting they were gone in 15 minutes and others putting that time closer to 30 seconds.

Here's a story with some meat: The San Francisco Department of Public Health briefly shut down the city's only In-N-Out Burger location last week because it was not properly checking patrons' vaccination documentation.

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