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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Leigh Wood, host of the KUAF Vinyl Hour at 5 p.m. Saturdays on 91.3, tells us that this week's show is a little different. The entire hour features music from a new local cassette music label.

Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Oct 10, 2018

On today’s show, we hear about positive outcomes for disabled teens from the $36 million Arkansas PROMISE program. Plus, we learn about one way hospitals in Arkansas are trying to decrease the state's high rate of heart attack deaths. And we hear how last year’s high rate of flu in Arkansas is leading to more preparation this season.

courtesy: Arkansas Department of Health

Twenty-three hospitals have joined the Arkansas Heart Attack Registry in an effort to reduce the impact of heart attacks on Arkansans. In 2016, Arkansas ranked number one in the nation for highest heart attack death rate.

J. Froelich / KUAF

The Arkansas PROMISE program wrapped in late September, but early results look promising. The federally funded $36 million project aimed to improve employment and educational outcomes for teens with disabilities who receive social security benefits. We hear about the program's outcomes and how it benefitted participants.

The Fine Times at Our House weekend returns to Mount Sequoyah this weekend. The three day event is focused on scholarship and enjoyment of traditional dance, music and song. Today, we hear about the lasting power of old-time music, and we get a sample of the type of music that will be featured this weekend.