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Ozarks at Large Stories

News and Culture Stories about Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas River Valley and more from Ozarks at Large

Latest Episodes
  • The next seven days of local music features Diversity Weekend in Eureka Springs, the return of the Vine Brothers to a beloved local bar, Brianna Thomas performs at Walton Arts Center and more.
  • Fewer infants, children and teens are entering foster care in Arkansas, but fewer are leaving. Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services Director Mischa Martin explains how the agency is working, citing a critical need for more foster and adoptive families. The agency, she says, is also prepared to respond to any consequences of Arkansas's strict new abortion ban.
  • This week, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting the Arkansas Flavor Analysis Conference in Fayetteville to give researchers and industry professionals the tools to optimize the unique qualities of our food.
  • This holiday season we reached out to several local independent bookstores in the listening area to get their recommendations for books. Today we hear from Pearl's Books in Fayetteville.
  • Gardens at Osage Terrace, the first senior assisted living facility in Arkansas licensed to accept Medicaid, continues to operate in Bentonville. The novel long-term care residence is a project of Community Development Corporation headquartered in Bentonville which creates and preserves affordable housing across the tri-county region.
  • For many Americans, Twitter isn't a service that they use. But some power users in Arkansas have begun thinking about what will happen to their work if Twitter goes away.
  • Our latest dip into Pryor Center archives allows us to continue our examination of some of the people involved in the Whitewater investigation of the 1990s.
  • Thanksgiving is over and the SoNA holiday concerts are approaching. Paul Haas, the SoNA conductor, says the three concerts early next month are among his favorites.
  • Phil Allen, Jr. is a pastor, speaker, and the author of The Prophetic Lens: The Camera and Black Moral Agency From MLK to Darnella Frazier. He discusses the impact of everything from Spike Lee to citizen-captured video of news events can shape public conversations.
  • In an excerpt from the latest episode of Points of Departure, the hosts travel to PortAventura to discuss their Dreams program which was designed with the intention of giving a break to all those families with children who have spent a long period of time in hospitals.