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Breaking Down Racial Massacres in Oklahoma and Arkansas


On today's show, Hannibal B. Johnson will speak on racial massacres in Arkansas and Oklahoma at the Fort Smith Museum of History. Also, Northwest Arkansas business leaders provide updates on projects and programs at the Northwest Arkansas Council's Winter Meeting. Plus, Arkansan Ashley McBryde wins a Grammy, National Park Radio releases a new album and supporters of esports will be at the state capital tomorrow.

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  • Hannibal B. Johnson has researched and written about 20th-century racial massacres like those that took place in Tulsa and Elaine, Arkansas. He will deliver the talk "Understanding Racial Massacres in Arkansas and Oklahoma: Elaine, Catcher, and Tulsa" Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Smith Museum of History.
  • "Canyons" is the latest full-length album from Harrison-based band National Park Radio. Though the full album won't be released until later this spring, the band is releasing one single a month until the full album's release in May. We recently caught up with Stefan and Kerri Szabo from National Park Radio to learn more about the new record.
  • Thursday, supporters of esports will be at the State Capitol in Little Rock to promote expanding access to epsorts. We talked with John Price from The Ohio State University. He launched the first collegiate epsorts program in Arkansas while at Henderson State University.
  • More than a dozen of the Grammy Awards given Sunday went to musicians who have played at Walton Arts Center, the AMP, the Aud in Eureka Springs and even our own Firmin-Garner Performance Studio.
  • Executives from Northwest Arkansas companies updated business officials on their projects at the Northwest Arkansas Council’s Annual Winter Meeting. One company at the event was Atento Capital, a Tulsa-based venture capital firm. This past year, the firm launched 412 Angles, a network connecting investors with early-stage startups. Sterling Smith, managing director of the firm’s Northwest Arkansas hub, said the region presents opportunities for investors to diversify portfolios, invest in startups and strengthen the bond with Tulsa.