Ozarks At Large

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On today's show, we have a discussion about Fort Smith's economy and its economic future. Plus, we bring you the latest on a large fire at a manufacturing facility in Bentonville that took place Wednesday. And, we pay a visit to the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks' new blood collection vehicle, which has been dubbed "The Blood Vessel."

Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, examines the Fort Smith economy and offers thoughts on the city's economic future.

Courtesy / City of Bentonville

A fire that took place at United Industries in Bentonville Wednesday is now under investigation, but fire department officials say they don't believe it was a criminal act. The fire started outside the building causing the collapse of three silos containing polystyrene pellets used in United Industries foam products.

Arkansas Staged is the lone Arkansas theater company to collaborate with Climate Change Theater Action to produce staged readings about climate change. You can see the one-night-only production at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Mt. Sequoyah.

Courtesy / CBCO

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is using a new self-contained blood collection vehicle in Northwest Arkansas. The new vehicle, dubbed “The Blood Vessel,” is a 37-foot long vehicle replacing a previous version that was nearing two decades of continual use.