Zuzanna Sitek

Reporter, Ozarks at Large

On today's program, we learn more about the inaugural Fort Smith Mardi Gras celebration. Plus, we learn how people living in rural areas, where there are typically few lawyers, can find legal representation, and we get a look at what's coming up this weekend in music in the region

Z. Sitek / KUAF

The Carroll County branch of the Ozark Off-Road Cyclists brought back a six-hour endurance mountain bike race called Bad Moon Rising that was first put on eight years ago. Racers rode in the dark from 6 p.m. to midnight to see who could do the most four-mile laps on the Trimble Family Ranch in Berryville.

On today's program, acrobats from Australia tell us the best way to wish them good luck before a show--it's not “break a leg”--as Circus Oz comes to town and John Brummett and Roby Brock discuss the best, or not best, ways to amend a state constitution.

The Bentonville City Council is considering making changes to the public input rules during its regular meetings. Residents say they do not have a direct line of communication with their representatives the way residents in other cities do.

On today's program, reaction to arguments at the State Supreme Court yesterday over the city of Fayetteville's ordinance including sexual identity as a civil rights protection. Also, we learn how The House of Songs project brings songwriters from Sweden, Ireland, Canada and the Ozarks together.

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