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Arkansas Librarians Prepare For Library Law


On today's show, Arkansas Act 372 criminalizes librarians and library staff who furnish books deemed obscene, and it takes effect in a few months. Plus, local music, "Chicken & Biscuits" opens at TheatreSquared and weekend Earth Activities.

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