© 2023 KUAF
NPR Affiliate since 1985
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Bringing Buddy Shute and the Motivator's Blues to Memphis


On today's show, Buddy Shute and the Motivators album "You Gotta Move" is the record to represent the region at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Michael Tilley, executive editor of Talk Business & Politics, covers persistent water leaks in Fort Smith, commercial tonnage and a record-setting year in construction. Plus, wrapping up the week's news and more.

Stay Connected
Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large<i>.</i>
Matthew Moore is a reporter and producer for Ozarks at Large.
Anna Pope is KUAF's growth impact reporter and a Report for America corps member
Related Content
  • As we wrap up a busy week, we look back on early action by the Arkansas state legislature, Gov. Sanders' education priorities and updates on flu cases across the state.
  • This week 60% of Buddy Shute and the Motivators (Buddy along with Brenda and Steve Baskin) came to the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio. Their CD, "You Gotta Move" is the Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas' selection to represent the region in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Buddy and others will be playing at the Meteor Guitar Gallery tomorrow night in support of sending this year's OBS artist reps, Downtown Livewires, to Memphis.
  • Becca Martin Brown, the features editor with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, said she's already found three stories in 2023 that make her very happy.
  • Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, explains there is growing frustration over water leaks in Ft. Smith. We also cover Arkansas River traffic, a record year for building and more.
  • On a road trip, drivers might roll past a place with a community building, cemetery, a couple of houses and a couple old buildings. Some of these areas used to be bustling, but as industries left and community hubs such as schools closed, they faded. Historians are looking into towns no longer in their heyday such as Sulphur Springs in Yell County.
  • A daily news magazine highlighting the people, places and events of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas River Valley.Listen to or subscribe on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, and subscribe to the Ozarks at Large newsletter to follow KUAF's news coverage.