Today we are joined by Nina Evans, who is here to talk about a free blood test event for Diabetes awareness.

On this episode of Scratching the Surface, Caitlin talks about how we label the passage of time on Mars.

On today’s show, Washington Regional and Community Clinic are offering free breast exams. Plus, a public examination of what is to become of a historic strip of land in Lowell. And we explore King’s Mouth...an art installation by Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, which is on display in downtown Springdale.

The Washington Regional Cancer Support Home and Community Clinic are partnering to provide free clinical breast exams from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 20. Registration is required by Aug. 15, and appointments can be made by calling 479-521-8024.

Today we are joined by Richard Emms, who is part of the group Food Recycling Solutions, as well as  Micheal Kraus, from a group known as Food Loops. They are here to talk to us about how to better utilize the food waste around us.

The Next SoNA Season

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The works included in the next season for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas include familair pieces. A new composition by Paul Haas, music director and conductor for SoNA, is also included in the season.

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More than a hundred people turned out to Lowell City Hall Thursday to oppose the paving of a small section of North Old Wire Road between Lowell and Rogers. Residents provided numerous reasons for wanting to keep the road as it is, one of them was the area’s historical significance, which includes ties to Trail of Tears, the Butterfield Overland Stage Coach Route and the Civil War.

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A new art installation on Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale springs from the mind of Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips.

Today we are joined by Mallory Weaver as she talks about Gravette day, an annual celebration in the town of Gravette.

Annie in Rogers

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Arkansas Public Theatre selects Annie as the summer musical. Becca Martin Brown, from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, gives us details.

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One of NASA's first employees, key to creating the U.S. space program, has died at 95. Chris Kraft was the agency's first flight director and managed all of the Mercury missions, as well some of the Gemini flights. He was a senior planner during the Apollo lunar program. Later he led the Johnson Space Center in Houston and oversaw development of the space shuttle.

Malaria drugs are failing at an "alarming" rate in Southeast Asia as drug-resistant strains of the malaria parasite emerge.

Oregon's suicide rate has outpaced the national average for the past three decades. In an effort to combat stigma around mental illness, four local teen activists took matters into their own hands and championed a proposed state law.

Oregon schools will now excuse student absences for mental or behavioral health reasons, as with regular sick days. In other words, if a student is feeling down, they can stay home from school without getting docked for missing classes.

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One of the people who helped land humans on the moon died today, just two days after the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of that landing. Chris Kraft helped shape NASA's space program as the agency's first flight director. He put his stamp on everything from the Mercury program to the space shuttle. He was 95. NPR's Russell Lewis has this remembrance.

RUSSELL LEWIS, BYLINE: Anyone who has watched a rocket launch, marveled at the moon landings or seen the space station streak across the darkened night sky can thank Chris Kraft.

The regal fritillary butterfly has largely disappeared from the East Coast, save for a surprising refuge on a military base in Pennsylvania. A few days each summer, hundreds descend for a tour.

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