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

courtesy: Still on the HIll

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.

Art Meripol

In the fall of 1974 Art Meripol, now a professional photgrapher for Southern Living, was a University of Arkansas journalism undergrad dabbling in photography at the Fayetteville Farmers Market. The scene--with its abundant produce and vibrant array of people who sold and shopped there--proved the perfect backdrop for honing his craft. 

Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oct 2, 2018

On today’s show, we learn why a growing student population, changing study habits and available technology add up to changes at Mullins Library on the University of Arkansas campus. Plus, ladders, demons and a concern for civilization add up to a 500-year old vision of Hell. And we hear how cats and dogs, and volunteers, add up to the Bella Vista Shelter.

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Mullins Library staff has emptied the third and fourth floors in preparation of a major renovation of both spaces. Although about 82 percent of the library's collection is now at a new storage annex in south Fayetteville, library administrators say the changes will nearly double the library's seating capacity. After the renovation is complete in about 18 months, the third and fourth floors will feature study rooms with updated technology and study spaces with modular furniture to accommodate differently sized groups.

courtesy: Talk Business & Politics

Political writer John Brummett sits down with Roby Brock, from our content partner Talk Business and Politics, to discuss the emotional weight of Thursday's Senate committee testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" is a triptych, one panel of which is a depiction of Hell. Lynn Jacobs, a distinguished professor of art history at the University of Arkansas, has studied Bosch and the messages he placed in his work more than 500 years ago. This week, she'll give a public talk about her research titled "Hieronymus Bosch and the Vision of Hell."

Don't Judge a Food By Its Name

Oct 2, 2018

What do black pudding, egg cream, Rocky Mountain oysters and head chese have in common? Katherine Shurlds, our Militant Grammarian, says they are all foods with misleading names.

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The Bella Vista Animal Shelter was established in 1985 to serve the then-unincorporated village of Bella Vista. Today, staff also take in abandoned and abused animals from the surrounding rural region while operating on a fixed budget. The shelter will host its 12th annual Arkansas State Championship Dachshund Races at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at Loch Lomond Softball Complex. The fundraising event is free and open to the public.


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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi vowed this week to demand President Trump's tax returns if Democrats win control of the House of Representatives next month.

Pelosi, seeking to regain her gavel as House speaker after elections in November, told The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board that the move "is one of the first things we'd do — that's the easiest thing in the world. That's nothing."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a message for Republican voters who are celebrating the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh: Get to the polls in November if you want more conservatives sitting on judicial benches.

"Lose the Senate, and the project of confirming judges is over for the last two years of President Trump," McConnell said in an interview with NPR in his Capitol Hill office. "That, I think, is a scary prospect to the people who like what we've been doing on the judge project and I hope will help us hold on to our majority."

The remains of Matthew Shepard, whose death became an important symbol in the fight against homophobia — and whose name is on a key U.S. hate-crime law — will be interred at Washington National Cathedral later this month.

Shepard's parents say they're "proud and relieved to have a final resting place for Matthew's ashes."

When Mohammed bin Salman became Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince in 2015, just before his 30th birthday, it created a wave of optimism that he could modernize a kingdom that has long resisted change.

Change has come rapidly indeed. Women can now drive, the powers of the religious police have been scaled back, and Mohammed has sketched out plans to overhaul and diversify the oil-based economy.

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