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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Courtesy / Peoples Health Connection

Incontinence is a medical condition rarely mentioned, and often misunderstood. As part of our series about health, aging and quality of life in cooperation with the University for Arkansas for Medical Sciences we talk with Laurel Sexton, assistant professor at UAMS in the physical therapy department, who specializes in pelvic health therapy.


On today's show: rethinking the policing of traffic stops, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville is hosting a youth “Queer Camp” this summer, young musicians with the NWA Jazz All Stars have a pretty cool collaborator for their live debut this weekend, Bobby Watson, whom "Shades of Jazz" host Robert Ginsberg interviews — and much more.


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A common way police and public come into contact with each other is a traffic stop.  A Stanford University study reveals that people of color are far more likely to be pulled over and far more likely to have cars searched. Those interactions can turn tragic. Jordan Blair Woods, an associate professor of law at the University of Arkansas has reasearched the possible benefits of removing traffic matters from police.

Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discusses how the city of Fort Smith is considering the future and why city leaders are paying close attention to sales tax collection amounts.

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Pastor Clint Schnekloth of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is hosting "Queer Camp" July 5th - 10th for Arkansas LGBTQ+ youth and their families. Campers will create arts & crafts, stage theatre, take field trips, go swimming and on hikes, share daily lunch and dinners, and enjoy deep comraderie. Registration is open until June 1st.

Courtesy / NWA Jazz All Stars

Sunday evening at six the NWA Jazz All Star ensemble will take the state, safely, at the Walton Arts Center. They'll be joined by Bobby Watson, the one-time music director for Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Robert Ginsburg talked with Watson for a preview of the concert.

Courtesy / Bentonville Public Schools

Lacrosse is growing in popularity in Arkansas and Saturday at noon the first-ever state championship match will feature teams from Bentonville and Little Rock.

On today’s show, the Arkansas Legislature has approved three constitutional amendments. We’ll preview issues voters can expect to see on the 2022 ballot. Plus, the Fort Smith Boys Home has completed a new Community Building, Lia Uribe shares Vivaldi as part of today’s Sound Perimeter, and under a new state law public school kids will have easier access to drinking fountain bottled water. 

The Arkansas Legislature has approved three constitutional amendments, which will be referred to voters. We check back in with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Public Policy Center to learn more about what Arkansans can expect to see on their ballots in 2022.

Courtesy / Fort Smith Boys Home

The non-profit Fort Smith Boys Home has completed construction of a new community building on their campus. So named, the facility provides exercise and recreational space for Boys Home residents and staff, but  will also be available to the community to hold meetings and stage special events.