Ozarks At Large

Weekdays at noon and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. on 91.3 FM

This locally produced news magazine has covered news, sports, politics, arts & culture and the quirky and unusual happenings in the Ozarks for more than two decades.

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On today's show, looking to the past and to the future. We hear arguments for and against a public park in the heart of downtown Fayetteville, from nearly 30 years ago and from today. Also, we hear clips from Arkansas history, courtesy of the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History. And we approach the 50th anniversary of the film True Grit, featuring Arkansas Native Glen Campbell.

Nearly 30 years ago, Fayetteville residents debated whether a park or parking lot should be located at the corner of West Avenue and Dickson Street. A parking lot was built on the site to provide parking for the downtown entertainment district, but the discussion is now being revisited as city leaders and urban designers are proposing a cultural arts corridor for the downtown area.

Randy Dixon, director of the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, returns to share some more clips recently digitized from the vast KATV news film archive. This time, we hear Orval Faubus as he left the Governor's office for the last time, Baltimore Oriole third-baseman Brooks Robinson on his Arkansas roots, Fay Jones talking about the process of a building project, and Burt Reynolds on how posing in Cosmopolitan changed his career.

Becca Martin Brown, features editor at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, gives us some last minute holiday shopping and entertainment opportunities.

On today's show, we talk to Megha Rao about what it means to dance before her performance in Bentonville tomorrow afternoon. Plus, Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette previews a December weekend, Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics reviews the week’s news, and from Austin, Paige Renee Berry and Tyler Jordan give us a sampling of their brand of songwriting.