On today’s show, part one of a two-party story about the overcrowding at the HOPE Humane Society in Fort Smith and how that situation could be impacted by a proposed pet licensing ordinance. Plus, John Brummett and Roby Brock discuss the national emergency declaration and state tax cuts, and we take a trip to the Northwest Arkansas School for Dogs.

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The HOPE Humane Society is the only animal shelter in Fort Smith. The no-kill shelter is at capacity with hundreds of dogs living in pop-up crates wherever they can be safely kept while the city's animal control brings in more stray animals every day. Part one of this two-part story examines the overcrowding at the shelter as the Animal Services Advisory Board gets ready to present its pet licensing ordinance to the Fort Smith Board of Directors.

John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks with Roby Brock, from Talk Business and Politics, about President Trump's national emergency and Governor Asa Hutchinson's tax cuts.

Our Militant Grammarian introduces us to another grammatical concept we didn't know about: ablaut reduplication.

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We spend some time learning about how dogs learn at the Northwest Arkansas School for Dogs, in Fayetteville, which teaches canine companions best behaviors using positive reinforcement in a playful school setting.

Pete speaks with the guys from Soldier's Songs and Voices. This local non-profit - working to create a musical community for veterans and active military -  has seen significant growth in the past year. So much so, that they are in need of gently used or new guitars.

The Pluto Manager gets us up to speed on multi-ring basins and how they are formed on moons and planets.

On today’s show, Michael Tilley from Talk Business and Politics helps us wrap up the week in news, from expected Walmart earnings numbers to the latest with the upcoming Marshals Museum sales tax vote in Fort Smith. Plus, The Bergamot stops by to perform for us and to talk about a new music video that is released today.

Michael Tilley, from our content partner Talk Business and Politics, stops by to catch us up on some news stories from the past week. We learn what to expect from Walmart's earnings report, due next week, and we hear about the latest debate regarding the upcoming sales tax election in Fort Smith.

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