The next Fort Smith Symphony concert "It's Time for Chaplin," includes a live performace of a Chaplin score set against his iconic film City Lights. 

"Live is always better than recorded," explains John Jeter, the symphony's music director. "There's a certain aural stimulation you get when the music is live that you don't have with a soundtrack. It can be a really interesting balance between watching a film and attending a concert."

After meeting in orchestra class in high school, members of the The Accidentals are now leading workshops with students across the country. Workshops and a handful of performances brought the Michigan-based trio back to northwest Arkansas this week. While they were in town, they stopped by the studio to share some of their stories and music.

Scrabble Wars 2019!

Jan 18, 2019

Jim Mitchell with the Literacy Council of Benton County talks about the group's annual Scrabble Wars Tournament taking place January 26 in Bentonville.

The process to determine where medical marijuana dispensaries operate in Arkansas is underway. Plus, the next SONA concert and this month's Burns Night in Fayetteville. And plans for a Memorial Garden to honor those who donate their bodies to science. It's all during this edition of Ozarks at Large.

Katy Henriksen, host of Of Note on KUAF, previews the next SONA concert and this month's Burns Night in Fayetteville. Of Note can be heard Sunday through Thursday nights at 8:00 pm on KUAF, 91.3.

Medical students benefit when people donate their bodies to science. A memorial garden in Fort Smith will honor those donors.

REVUnit Revs Up

Jan 17, 2019

REVUnit, a Bentonville software company is growing. What's next for them is explored in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

The process to determine where medical marijuana dispensaries operate in Arkansas is underway. Some dispensaries' operators will have to choose which part of the state they'll serve.

On today’s show, Asa Hutchinson is beginning his second term as governor, and we have highlights from his State of the State address on today’s show. Plus the Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Fort Smith is getting bigger in 2019. And The Smokehouse Players will serve dinner with their next play, and Magdalene Serenity House will benefit.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson spoke to the 92nd General Assembly yesterday in his State of the State address. His goals for this session raise teacher pay, implement a growth agenda and reduce taxes. 

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With negotiations over reopening the government at a standstill, President Trump offered to back temporary protections for some immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, many of whom are now adults, in exchange for funding for a wall on the Southern border.

In a White House speech on Saturday, Trump also offered to extend the Temporary Protected Status program that blocks deportation of certain immigrants fleeing civil unrest or natural disasters.

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of January 25!


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