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 two decades.

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Courtesy / Matt Ward

Earlier this year, Australian country singer-songwriter Matt Ward released his new album titled Heartland, an album that would top the ARIA Country Music charts in Australia. Prior to the album's debut, Ward was in Northwest Arkansas to play a show with Arkansas native Bonnie Montgomery. While he was in the region, Ward came to the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to talk with us about the then upcoming release.

On today's show, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $3.4 million to test ways to eradicate nuisance feral swine in Arkansas.  Plus, a discussion of the possible ramifications of not having diverse student populations in American schools. And, we tell you about a new way small business owners and entrepreneurs, who may not qualify for a traditional bank loan, might be able to access capital.

Courtesy / Doug Stowe

Arkansas is among 10 states to participate in the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Grant Program, a joint effort by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, to deal with the threat that feral swine pose to agriculture, forestlands, waterways, wildlife and human health. 

Courtesy / Kiva

Startup Junkie, in partnership with the Walton Family Foundation, has launched a Northwest Arkansas Kiva hub. Kiva is an international crowdsourcing nonprofit that connects entrepreneurs and small business owners who don't qualify for traditional bank loans with lenders from around the world.

Courtesy / Bravo TV

A Fort Smith native and graduate of the University of Arkansas apparel studies program will be competing on the new season of Project Runway. Brittany Allen is one of 16 fashion designers who will have to prove their mettle on the Bravo TV show, which premieres tonight at 8:30 p.m.