Ozarks At Large

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

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On today's show, looking at how a global pandemic is taking a toll on the emotional and mental health of Arkansas children. Plus, a Razorback football player who has records that have stood for 90 years, and much more.

At the top of our show today: week-to-week new cases of the virus slowly dropping in Arkansas, flu shots availalbe next week, and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals grab a postseason win.

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When a global pandemic was declared, Arkansas children and teens were forced to lock down, enduring social isolation, and in some cases economic distress, family sickness and death. And with the pandemic persisting due to masking and vaccine resistance, Arkansas youth continue to face certain obstacles, which may result in anxiety, depression or acting out.

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On the latest episode of Undisicplined, host Dr. Caree Banton talks with RoAnne Elliott. RoAnne is the leader of the Washington County Community Remembrance Project. You can hear the remainder of this episode and more wherever you get your podcasts.

Wear Schoonover might be the first sports superstar in Arkansas Razorback history. His fames led to a brief Hollywood career, too. 

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Tatsuya Nakatani is a composer, percussionist and innovator. He returns to northwest Arkansas Friday night for the latest concert in the Trillium Salon Series.

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A new movie about Tammy Faye Bakker benefits from a great performance from Jessica Chastain to tell the story. Courtney Lanning, a film critic with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, says Chastain's performance is amazing.

On today's show, a do-it-yourself air purifier from a physics professor at the University of Arkansas. Plus, the grand influence insects can have on the planet, redistricting of congressional districts, and much more.

At the top of our show today: a lowering of new daily cases of COVID-19, an NEH grant to digitize more minority- and women-owned newspapers of Arkansas' past, and Women Rise will help women in Arkansas navigate through professional barriers.

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A box fan, some duct tape, and a few air filters can get you a homemade and high quality air purifier. Hugh Churchill, an associate professor at the University of Arkansas teamed up with Arkansas Research Alliance Academy to create Clean AR Air, where people can buy or donate these kits.