Ozarks At Large

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Becca Martin Brown, from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, says football is fine. But if you want something else this weekend, she says the fun has already kicked off.

courtesy: The Vine Brothers

After a number of successful tours, the Vine Brothers took off much of this year to reconnect with family and work on other musical projects. In September, the group hit the road again, and their tour has brought them to Northwest Arkansas. Yesterday, the trio came to our studio to perform some of their new songs.

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oct 4, 2018

On today’s show we learn about a new service in Fayetteville that will let neighbors help each other by sending a text message. Plus, we hear about a traveling memorial designed to help us better understand the opioid crisis nationally and in Arkansas.

Z. Sitek / KUAF

The city of Fayetteville is partnering with Hark at the Center for Collaborative Care in Rogers to create the Help a Neighbor Fund. The program will feature a mobile platform where residents can text to donate to the fund to help homeless residents with financial and basic services, and those in need will have access to a website and phone number to receive assistance.

courtesy: North Arkansas Regional Medical Center

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center and North Arkansas College in Harrison are collaborating on one of four community paramedic programs in the state. More than a half-dozen EMS students have been certified as community paramedics, who work with patients in their homes to manage non-critical health conditions at no cost. We learn more about community paramedicine and about the college certification course.