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.

Ways to Connect

On today's show, the people who keep a watch on the stash of medical marijuana, many of whom are vets. Plus, a textbook used to teach math for 2,000 years, a conversation with the Arkansas Secretary of State, and much more.

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Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston released a statement saying he will not require Secretary of State employees to be vaccinated nor will he require proof of negative COVID tests. This comes on the heels of President Joe Biden instating a vaccine mandate for all employers with 100 or more employees, which would include Thurton's office. Thurston said he considers President Biden's mandate a "massive federal overreach."

On today's show, it’s Welcoming Week in Northwest Arkansas and we find out just what that means and how Engage NWA and partners are working to make inclusion an everyday part of the region. Plus, what the Texas law limiting abortions means for Arkansas, and much more.

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SB8, a new law in Texas that has made abortion effectively illegal after 6 weeks of pregnancy, means women are traveling out of state to get access to services. One clinic in Little Rock is already seeing Texans travel from nearly seven hours away.

On today's show, some University of Arkansas students and teachers are concerned about being exposed to the delta variant in a classroom setting. Plus, a forecast on the homebuilding market in Northwest Arkansas, our weekly live music roundup, and much more.

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The University of Arkansas released a statement on March 24, 2021 telling faculty and staff to plan for a 100 percent return to campus, and that "[f]aculty and students should expect a full return to face-to-face classes this fall." This was before the delta variant of COVID-19 arrived in Arkansas.

On today's show, the U of A is offering a course in Cherokee. Plus, communities in two states are going to work together to attract medical manufacturing companies to the region, the evolution of the University of Arkansas fight song, and much more.

At the top of our September 8th show: an update regarding COVID-19 in Arkansas, making it easier to get financial help to renters, and the Bentonville police chief is retiring.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson joined the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the Tahlequah Regional Development Authority to announce a new two-state partnership. The Heartland Advanced Medical Manufacturing Regional Cluster, or HAMMRC, will bring high paying jobs to small towns along the Highway 62 corridor in the medical equpment field.

A Look at Haiti from the Inside

Sep 8, 2021

In an excerpt from the latest episode of Undisciplined, host Caree Banton talks to Haitian journalist Obed Lamy, who talks about being proud of his home country and what brought him to Arkansas.

You can hear the full episode and every episode of Undisciplined wherever you get your podcasts.