More than 3,000 potted trees will be distributed for free this fall in Benton County. Twenty-five species of trees will be donated to community nonprofits and residents with assistance from Arkansas forestry experts. The program is funded by a $2 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

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Political acrimony is high following the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. This week, Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics talks with political writer John Brummett about whether there's a chance for that bitterness to subside any time soon.

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Eastern collared lizard populations are declining fast because of fire suppression. The collared lizard makes its home in open and sunny glades, or small slices of desert in the Ozarks. We speak with a biology doctoral candidate about how the decline of glade habitats in Arkansas are affecting lizard populations.

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George Brooks is a saxophonist and composer, and his band Aspada draws on musical influences from India, Africa, Europe and America. Friday night, the band will perform at Walton Arts Center. We speak with Brooks about his musical influences and career prior to his performance in Fayetteville.

Ozarks at Large for Monday, October 8, 2018

Oct 8, 2018

On today’s show, we learn about a few people who have worked, often behind the scenes, to make their community and their state better. Plus, we hear about efforts to make recycling better. And we find out how one person got better at picking people’s pockets.