Ozarks At Large

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On today's show, twenty-one historic Fort Chaffee army barracks will be transformed into residential and retail quarters. Plus, Salameh explains why we should create if we want to, John Two-Hawks explains how a shutdown changed his plans, and much more.

Courtesy / Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority

Plans to renovate more than 20 historic barracks and buildings, originally constructed in 1941 as part of Camp Chaffee, a U.S. Army base east of Fort Smith, will soon be transformed into contemporary living and commercial quarters, recently approved by the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority.  

Courtesy / University of Arkansas Press

Maya Salameh is this year's winner of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize, awarded by the University of Arkansas. Maya, a student at Stanford, talked with us about her work and why people who feel compelled to create should...ceate.

Courtesy / Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Becca Martin Brown, the features editor at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, says you can keep up with the crowning of the new Miss Arkansas, catch a showing of My Father's War at TheatreSquared, or partake in the abundance of live music this weekend.

Courtesy / Matthew Moore

In the days leading up to the NCAA College Baseball Super Regionals between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Arkansas Razorbacks, a handful of fans sit with canopies and portable generators waiting to get the best seats in the stadium. One fan takes it a step further with his Hog van.

Courtesy / John Two-Hawks

John Two-Hawks' new book, Of Mist and Stone, was created during the pandemic and was inspired by silence.

On today’s show, Girl Scout councils across the country have struggled to find enough staff for their summer camps this year. How the Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas overcame those challenges to host a residential summer camp.  Plus, a trip to the Junk Ranch, a conservation about upcoming live music, and much more.


Courtesy / Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Girl Scouts are returning to Camp NOARK this weekend. The camp near Huntsville was closed in 2020 due to the pandemic and this summer’s programming almost didn’t happen because of a staff shortage. There are 111 councils across the country and many have struggled to recruit enough counselors for their camps.

The next seven days offer several opportunities throughout the region to see live music in person.

Thurs, Jun 10

In today's Sound Perimeter, University of Arkansas music professor Lia Uribe is inspired by dance, dancers and powerful dance rhythms. We hear selections by Gabriela Ortiz, Alberto Ginastera and Grupo Bahia.