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, pairing international students with local families for a holiday. Plus, a conversation with Olivia Walton, the new board chair of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and much more.

A quick summary of the day includes rising COVID-19 numbers in Arkansas...two large vaccine clinics in Lowell Friday and Saturday...a tour of the cinematic efforts to bring a Christmas Carol to the screen tonight at the Fayetteville Public Library.

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The I-Friend program at the University of Arkansas helps international students and scholars connect with northwest Arkansas locals off campus. Last week students and host families were matched and met up for the annual Thanksgiving Dinner in An American Home event. 

The start of December brings with it opportunities to see live performances of hard rock, metal, instrumental folk and a golden anniversary tour for one of the best-known western swing bands.

Thu, Dec 2

The past two years have been a challenge for singing ensembles. With caution and practice, the Singing Men of Arkansas are ready to perform in public for the first time in two years. Their Christmas Concert is Sunday afternoon at 3:00 (doors at 2:00)at First United Methodist Church is Springdale. the concert is free and open to the public.

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Courtney Lanning joins us for our weekly conversation about new movies. This week, we discuss the psychological thriller/sci-fi movie Encounter.

The Power of Art

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Olivia Walton is the new board chairperson at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. She tells Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, she believes in the power of art.

On today's show, the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks LGBTQ+ care coordinator says the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding benefits to all LGBTQ+ service members. Plus, bringing Sister Rosetta Tharpe to the stage in her home state, and much more.

Our first show of a new month starts with rising COVID-19 numbers... a December 7th date for a special session... and a scheduled groundbreaking for a new animal shelter in Bentonville.

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For the first time since late September the single-day total of new cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas is over 1,000. Hospitalizations are increasing again and flu season is approaching. Arkansas officials are keeping a close eye on developments.

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