Daniel Caruth

Morning Host/Producer
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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. 

On today's show, the legacy of lynching on the south with writer Guy Lancaster about his new book American Atrocity. Plus, imagining a post-mass incarceration Arkansas, and much more.

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The Cherokee nation hit two major miles stones last week - settling the largest law suit for a tribal government in the United States and reaching 400,000 enrolled citizens. The tribe's Principal Chief, Chuck Hosakin Jr., spoke with Ozarks at Large about how the payout from drug distributors will be used, how the opioid epidemic has disproprtinately affected his community and the future of an expanding Cherokee Nation. 

On today's show, a do-it-yourself air purifier from a physics professor at the University of Arkansas. Plus, the grand influence insects can have on the planet, redistricting of congressional districts, and much more.

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Canopy of Northwest Arkansas, a local resettlement agency, is preparing to intake 49 Afghan refugees as soon as mid-October. Governor Asa Hutchinson announced last week that the state would receive nearly 100 evacuees from Afghanistan, the other half will be resettled in central Arkansas by Catholic Charities.  

On today’s show, The new Arkansas Cyber Advisory Council is hard at work, but don’t expect findings and recommendations to be made public. Plus, helping students think about traveling abroad, and much more.

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Last week the the Paris Arkansas school board approved $1,500 bonus checks for all employees who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1. The distrcit is also offering $50 gift cards for students, 12 and older, who show proof of vaccination any time throughout the 2021-22 school year. Students under 18 must have parental consent before getting vaccinated. The incentives apply to staff and students who have already been vaccianted. 

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The University of Arkansas Office of Study Abroad is launching a new program to pay for application cost and fees for up to 150 passports. The Arkansas GO!