Daniel Caruth

Morning Host/Producer

On today's show, the city of Eureka Springs enacted a new ordinance that outlaws privately operated short-term vacation rentals. Plus, fall in the Ozarks with a corn maze, and much more.

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The Unexpected in Fort Smith unveiled its latest mural from British street artist Ben Eine on Wednesday. The art work, located at 1000 Garrison Ave., was funded by a 2019 grant from the Division of Arkansas Heritage and draws attention to the issue of mental health. Director of The Unexpected Claire Kolberg says the group had to postpone its annual festival in 2020 and scale back operations this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On today's show, The University of Arkansas alum’s book is a New York Times Bestseller and will be adapted by Netflix. Plus, one of the oldest hand-cut stone dams on the Arkansas Ozarks, in a remote part of Eureka Springs, at risk of failure, is being restored.

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The Arkansas Department of Health is encouraging people to get vaccinated for the flu this fall to avoid an outbreak and potential strain on the state's hospitals. After a mild flu season in 2020, ADH officials say immunity to new strains of influenza could be worse if more people aren't vaccinated. Health units across the state are offering the flu shot to anyone at no cost. 

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SameSport, an online database, is helping to connect athletes with disabilities to adaptive sports programs in northwest Arkansas. The organization aims to make sports more inclusive and address widespread barriers to access in the region. 

On today's show, a study led by a researcher at UAMS demonstrates mental health is important during pregnancy and labor. Plus, a crisis stabilization unit in Washington County is returning, and much more.

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The Northwest Arkansas Crisis Stabilization Unit, a prison alternative for people with mental health needs, will reopen under managament from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The Fayetteville clinic closed in June because of funding cuts, according to the site's previous staffing company Ozark Guidance. 

On today's show, researchers at Arkansas Center for Health Improvement and UAMS are collaborating on a study on Arkansas medical marijuana users. Plus, a new focus on archery in Bentonville, new translations of old books, and much more.

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The Quiver, a new state-of-the-art archery range, opened to the public last week at Osage Park in Bentonville. The 20-lane facility offers up to 70 meters of shooting space with trained instructors and rental equipment available for novice and experienced archers.