On today’s show, the final episode of the podcast "The Movement That Never Was: A People’s Guide to Anti-Racism in the South and Arkansas."  Plus, voters are being asked to approve the extension of a 1 percent sales tax during a special election in Lowell ...


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After canceling in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cherokee College Prep Institute is shifting to a virtual platform for 2021. The program, open for Cherokee and other native high school students, provides access to college planning and financial aid resources. 

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Today is the final early day of voting during a special election in Lowell. Residents are being asked to approve the extension of an existing 1 percent sales tax. If approved, the tax is projected to generate $2.5 million annually to support infrastructure projects and city services.


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A ceremony this weekend will unveil a marker noting the murders of three Black Fayetteville residents by a white mob. The three enslaved people who lost their lives to racial terror in Washington County, Arkansas in 1856 were accused of murdering their enslaver — an accusation, researchers claim, is based on hearsay evidence. 


  Today we feature the final installment of the podcast produced by KUAF, "The Movement That Never Was: A People’s History of Anti-Racism in the South and Arkansas."


A decade ago, an anonymous benefactor paid for 12 different bands to record, for free, at East Hall Recording Studio in Fayetteville. Now, one of those who benefitted from that is 'paying it forward' with a similar offering. Pete speaks with Chris Moore, Owner/Operator of East Hall Recording Studio.

On today's Ozarks at Large, we revisit some musical performances from our archive to look ahead at music happening in our region in the next few months. We hear Darrell Scot after one of his earlier concerts in Fayetteville, we talk with Kalyn Fay after the release of her last album, and we hear performances from John Moreland and Charley Crockett, recorded in front of a live audience for past editions of the Fayetteville Roots Festival.

On today's Ozarks at Large, we revisit recent segments with some of our friends. Randy Dixon from the Pryor Center of Arkansas Oral and Visual History helps us explore Jimmy Driftwood's legacy, our Militant Grammarian helps us explore autological words, Charlie Allison explores the history of the Razorback mascot for the U of A, and Lia Uribe explores the music of Bach.

Today on Ozarks at Large, we take a trip through our archives to learn why a yellow bicycle appears on a downtown Fayetteville lawn each spring, we hear how students learned in an outdoor classroom in Newton County, how cicadas invaded northweat Arkansas, how some area schools got their unique mascots, and we hear our interview with Shankar Vedantam, the host of NPR's Hidden Brain.

On today’s show, the history of vaccines. Plus, Fenix Arts in Fayetteville is hosting a multi-media exhibition and panel discussion on “Pronouns: A Trans and Non-Binary Group Show” this coming weekend. And we air the second episode of the podcast "Reflexions."


World and Area News

Democrats in the House and Senate are introducing legislation Tuesday that would make pandemic-related food benefits for college students permanent. The push is being led by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Independent,

A gunman in the Russian city of Kazan opened fire at a school early Tuesday, killing at least seven students and a teacher and injuring 21 others, Russian officials said.

The governor of Tatarstan, an oil-rich, Muslim-majority region where Kazan is the capital, said those killed in the attack were eighth-grade students at Kazan's School No. 175.

"We have lost seven children ... four boys and three girls," Rustam Minnikhanov told state TV, according to Reuters.

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