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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There are some new laws in Arkansas that are intended to make travel easier and safer for both cyclists and motorists, but they only work when everybody knows what they are, which is why the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation aims to educate both groups about the rules of the road.


Historic Cane Hill is hosting a statewide art competition for high school students. The winner earns $10,000 toward a year at the University of Arkansas School of Art.

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Sonia Sanchez was born in Birmingham, Ala. in 1934. She got her bachelor's degree from Hunter College in 1955 and pursued a graduate degree under the mentorship of poet Louise Bogan. In the 1960s, she worked with the Congress of Racial Equality before hearing Malcolm X and taking a separatist posture instead. She began a career as a professor at Downtown Community School in New York, later moving to San Francisco State College. As a professor, she pioneered in the fields of Black Studies and Women's Studies.

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We head into the Ozarks at Large archives once more, this time to 1999, when University of Arkansas architecture students participated in a semester-long workshop to create infrastructure for a long-term space station. The assembly of the International Space Station started in 1998.

On today's show, John Brummett with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Roby Brock with Talk Business and Politics discuss the first of several debates hosted by Arkansas PBS. Plus, we learn about a new podcast produced by KUAF 91.3. And, we go back into the Ozarks at Large archives to revisit a quartz mine near Hot Springs.

With early voting starting in a week on Oct. 19, the Washington County Election Commission met last night via Zoom to discuss the best ways to encourage voters to wear masks at the polls.

The Arkansas PBS debates are underway. John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discusses the first debate that took place yesterday between incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill, District 2, and his Democratic challenger Arkansas Sen. Joyce Elliott. He tells Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, it didn't amount to much.

We introduce listeners to The New Classroom podcast, which is produced by KUAF 91.3 with support from the Walton Family Foundation. The podcast is hosted by Ozarks at Large Reporter and Producer Zuzanna Sitek and explores the struggles, changes and innovations in education during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The Ozarks may not have quartz, but another part of the state does. We go more than 20 years back in the Ozarks at Large archive to 1997 for a trip to the Ouachita Mountains. 

Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, examines how man's best friend has influenced how we speak. This segment originally aired on March 24, 2020.