Matthew Moore

Reporter & Producer

Matthew Moore is a reporter and producer for Ozarks At Large. Before going into journalism, Matthew spent time in the music production industry, working with artists such as Reba McEntire, Steve Martin, 2 Chainz, and Chris Thile.

In 2021, Matthew graduated with an M.A. in journalism from the University of Arkansas. When he’s not out in the field or in the studio, Matthew loves rewatching The West Wing or Parks and Recreation with his wife Emily and long-haired dachshund Oliver.

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On today's show, twenty-one historic Fort Chaffee army barracks will be transformed into residential and retail quarters. Plus, Salameh explains why we should create if we want to, John Two-Hawks explains how a shutdown changed his plans, and much more.

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In the days leading up to the NCAA College Baseball Super Regionals between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Arkansas Razorbacks, a handful of fans sit with canopies and portable generators waiting to get the best seats in the stadium. One fan takes it a step further with his Hog van.

On today’s show, Girl Scout councils across the country have struggled to find enough staff for their summer camps this year. How the Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas overcame those challenges to host a residential summer camp.  Plus, a trip to the Junk Ranch, a conservation about upcoming live music, and much more.

 

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Twice a year, vendors from across Northwest Arkansas head to Prairie Grove to set up at The Junk Ranch, to sell everything from vintage furniture to artisan bandanas.

On today's show, the city of Fayetteville is now regulating short-term rentals. Some of the new requirements include obtaining a business license and registering with the city’s landlord’s representative registry. Plus the inspiration for Theatre Squared’s production, My Father’s War, discussed his experiences in World War II with a T2 audience, and much more.

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Monica Diodati and Rachel Stuckey Slaton of Two Friends Books finish off their summer reading list. You can also see their fiction and nonfiction recommendations. The final collection is for young readers.

On today's show, Arkansas is about to receive a first giant chunk of the American Rescue Plan funding, announced last month by Governor Asa Hutchinson. Plus, celebrating Black music means connecting with history and with contemporary artists, and much more.

 

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Monica Diodati and Rachel Stuckey Slaton, the co-owners of Two Friends Books in downtown Bentonville share the second portion of their summer reading list. Part one was focused on fiction, part two is non-fiction:

On today's show, The Children’s Safety Center provided services to fewer kids during the pandemic, but advocates say fewer reports does not mean child abuse wasn’t still happening. Plus, Marshallese are enrolling in Arkansas Medicaid for the first time under a new state program, summer reading suggstions, and much more.

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Monica Diodati and Rachel Stuckey Slaton, the co-owners of Two Friends Books in downtown Bentonville share the first of their three summer reading list recommendations, with a focus on fiction:

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