Ozarks At Large

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Courtesy / TheaterSquared

TheatreSquared's new production, The Royale, is inspired by the real life of boxing legend Jack Johnson. Becca Martin-Brown, the features editor with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, helps us learn more about the play.

On today's show, we have the details on a proposed quarry expansion in Washington County. Plus, we learn about a library where people are books available for checkout conversations. And, we remember Terry Jones of Monty Python with a conversation from our archives.

Z. Sitek / KUAF

The Washington County Planning Board tabled a permit request from Hunt-Rogers Quarry at its meeting Thursday. The company is seeking to expand its quarry operations outside of Springdale. Dozens of people came out to oppose the proposal and some planning board members said they felt uncomfortable approving the expansion plan in its current form.

Courtesy / Fayetteville Public Library

Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Fayetteville Public Library will host a human library. Twenty-two people will be "books" and patrons can check each out for 15-minute conversations. We sat down with one of the human books, Megan Wishon, and a librarian, Cori Williams, to learn more.

Courtesy / Eduardo Unda-Sanzana

Terry Jones of Monty Python died this week. In 2006, he came to the University of Arkansas and during that visit he talked with us about a book and TV series, both titled Barbarians, that examined history in a very different way.