Ozarks at Large for Monday, October 1, 2018

Oct 1, 2018

On today's show, we hear about a documentary focused on a transgender woman who was imprisoned after she killed an attacker. The film will be screened this week in Fayetteville. Also, we talk to William Schwab, whose new book examines the status of people affected by immigration policy.

Dreams Derailed

Oct 1, 2018
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William Schwab's new book, Dreams Derailed: Undocumented Youths in the Trump Era further examines how immigration policy affects the country. He'll discuss his book from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Fayetteville Public Library.

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 A screening of FREE CeCe! is scheduled for Oct. 4 at the University of Arkansas School of Law. The event, which is free and open to the public, includes a panel discussion featuring the documentary's subject, CeCe McDonald. The African American trans woman was imprisoned after fighting an attacker and killing him in Minneapolis.

Tommy, Reimagined

Oct 1, 2018

The rock opera Tommy will be staged Friday night at the Faulkner Peforming Arts Center on the University of Arkansas campus. Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says it will be just a bit different...it will be bluegrass.

Ozarks at Large for Friday, September 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018

On today's show, we get a sampling of medieval music from members of two University of Arkansas music ensembles. Also, Micheal Tilley and Becca Martin Brown return for their regular Friday conversations abotu the news and local entertainment happenings.

Puppies on the Wing

Sep 28, 2018

Hope Humane Society in Fort Smith will soon export a surplus of stray animals. Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics tells us more, and we hear about a continued push for redevelopment in downtown Fort Smith.

QLaw Arkansas, The newly established Arkansas LGBT+ Bar Association, is hosting a day-long name and gender marker change clinic Saturday Oct. 13 at Artist's Laboratory Theater in Fayetteville. The free clinic, hosted in collaboration with Arkansas Trans Coalition, is for legal professionals and the public seeking to understand state rules and regulations on amending names and gender identities on birth certificates and drivers licenses.

Options With, Without Bikes

Sep 28, 2018

Becca Martin Brown, features editor at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, gives us some entertainment options, some involved with the annual motorcycle rally and some that aren't.

The World Music Ensemble and Schola Cantorum at the University of Arkansas will soon perform a concert of medieval travel music. Members of both groups recently stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to give us a preview. The concert "Songs from the Camino" will be held Oct. 2 in the Honors Student Lounge on the U of A campus and Oct. 6 at Subiaco Abbey in Subiaco.

Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra

The Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2018-19 season with a family friendly "Halloween Fantasia"  matinee concert Saturday, Sept. 29.  "Every single work that we perform this season is embracing and engaging,"remarks conductor Steven Byess. 

He speaks with Of Note's Katy Henriksen ahead of the opener to explain how this year's selection folds in music that appeals to young and old, including new pieces and favorites like Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2.

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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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