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This weekend, the Fayetteville Square will once again be host to an Oktoberfest celebration. We get a preview from Evan MacDonald, vice-president of the Arkansas Brewers Guild.

We get a preview of the next KUAF Vinyl Hour, which airs at 5 p.m. Saturdays on 91.3. Leigh Wood, host of the Vinyl Hour, says this week's show will feature a selection of traditional Ozarks music.

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A traveling exhibit on display in the Arkansas Union at the U of A draws attention to the national opioid crisis. A collection of 22,000 white pills engraved with the face of each American who died in 2015 from an opioid overdose are at the center of Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis. We learn more about the exhibit and about the opioid crisis in Arkansas. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 9.

Region Attracts Residents from Throughout Arkansas, Surrounding States

Oct 4, 2018

Northwest Arkansas has welcomed about 12,000 new residents per year since 2014. In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we learn more about the region's population growth trends, and we get details on a new Aldi being built in Walmart's backyard.

Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Oct 3, 2018

On today’s show, we explore the future of energy in Arkansas and the South. Plus, we hear how a couple of million dollars resulted in a new runway in Springdale. And, Still on the Hill is ready to sing stories about Cane Hill.

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A $2.2 million upgrade project is complete at the Springdale Municipal Airport. Upgrades include a resurfaced runway and installation of LED lighting. The project was paid for through grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and from the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics.

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We get an update on Fayetteville's new bike-share system, which has had more than 5,000 rides since launching in mid-September. We also hear about some of the issues that have arisen since the system's launch, and get tips on how to be a more conscientious bike-share user.

Leigh Wood, KUAF's membership director, lets us know how the Fall fundraising Month of September ended for 91.3. She also reminds us why the station still conducts on-air fundraisers multiple times a year and explains why those live fundraisers are shorter than they once were.

This weekend offers a wide variety of live music opportunities throughout the KUAF listening area.

Thursday Oct 4

  • Read Southall Band at George's Majestic Lounge (Fayetteville) - $10 adv, $12 day of, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Friday Oct 5

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Still on the Hill has released albums of story songs about Beaver Lake, the Buffalo River, and the Ozarks. Their latest project presents a set of songs about historic Cane Hill. Donna and Kelly Mullhollan join us to talk about the new album, which will be presented to the public in a series of upcoming concerts.

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These are the schools of rural Guatemala.

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