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On today’s show, public schools are being held to stricter emergency planning standards in recent years, but more childcare facilities in northwest Arkansas are also taking measures. Plus, we get a preview of the weekend’s events with Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and we hear music by Drawing Blanks from the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio.

J. Froelich / KUAF

The nonprofit ChildCare Aware of Northwest Arkansas, headquartered in Rogers, educates and trains childcare facility staff how to prepare for an array of emergencies. Springdale Early Learning Academy West, one among hundreds of childcare centers now certified, shows us the drill.

Walmart Earnings Numbers Examined

May 17, 2019

Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, says this week's Walmart earnings numbers are a mixed bag. He also discusses building permits for the Arkansas River Valley and...pickle ball.

Here Comes the Weekend

May 17, 2019

Becca Martin Brown, with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, highlights a busy weekend including the White Street Walk tonight in Eurkea Springs.

Ann Kenda, Arkansas Public Media

When baby’s first tooth appears, it’s time to go to the dentist, experts say. And such visits should occur in the happiest, most stress-free of circumstances. We attend a "Happy Visit" at Children's Dental Clinic in Paragould operated by pediatric dentist Dr. Misee Harris.