Zuzanna Sitek

Reporter, Ozarks at Large

On today's show, we have the latest from the governor's daily coronavirus response briefing during which he provided information about hospital capacities and the healthcare system's ability to respond to the surge of cases happening in Northwest Arkansas. Plus, we get reaction from a local trans activist to last week's Supreme Court ruling barring the LGBTQ discrimination in the workplace. And, we find out what it was like to be in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday during President Trump's rally.

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The day after Tyson Foods released the results of its facility-wide COVID-19 testing initiative, protesters with Venceremos marched through downtown Springdale to demand that Governor Asa Hutchinson briefly shutdown Northwest Arkansas's poultry plants to allow workers to quarantine.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's coronavirus response briefing as the state records its highest single-day increase in community cases of COVID-19. Plus, we hear from DACA recipients and advocates after this week's SCOTUS ruling. And, we hear from the Benton County sheriff after dozens of inmates and staff at the detention center test positive for coronavirus.

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After two cases of COVID-19 were detected in an inmate and staff member at the Benton County jail this weekend, the sheriff's office tested all its detainees and employees this week. Results show 164 inmates and 13 staff have the virus. Sheriff Shawn Holloway addressed the situation in a media conference Thursday.

On today's show, we have the latest on the pandemic from the governor's coronavirus response briefing, which he held in Fort Smith. Plus, we find out about the measures taken by the Fayetteville Housing Authority to prevent COVID-19 from spreading at one of its properties after a staff member tested positive. And, University of Arkansas Associate Professor of Music Lia Uribe is back with our Sound Perimeter segment.