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Maker Faire returns, "Thriving with Neurodiversity"


On today's show, artists flock to the Fayetteville Public Library this weekend for Maker Faire's second iteration. Also, Dr. Sarah Deer talks about researching deeper into violence against Native women. Plus, a new episode of Reflections in Black featuring Raven Cook.

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Reflections in Black is a weekly segment on Ozarks at Large, hosted by Raven Cook. Reflections in Black is dedicated to exploring the legacy of Black Americans, both in the United States and around the globe, by providing resources for understanding and hope for all people.
Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative reporter and news producer for Ozarks at Large.
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  • This weekend, artists and crafters will make their way to the Fayetteville Public Library for the second annual Maker Faire. Ozarks at Large's Jack Travis sat down with the library's fabrications and robotics lab coordinator, Shelby Fleming, to discuss what's new this year and how the event has expanded since its previous iteration.
  • Today on The Outline: Fayetteville City Council voted unanimously to approve more than a million dollars in funding to 7hills Homeless Center. Also, Mercy Hospital Northwest and Mercy Fort Smith are joining with more than 30 other hospitals in the state to form the Arkansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative. Plus, prescription fills of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone have tripled in the state.
  • Earlier this year, Dayamara Baker made the decision to close The Rockin’ Baker Academy which offered job training for neurodivergent individuals in the region. However, she will soon team up with Sandy Wright, a certified professional coach, to start a five-week series called "Thriving with Neurodiversity." The sessions will take place at Natural Grocers in Fayetteville and carry titles like “Building on Your Strengths” and “Taking Care of Those Who Care.”
  • Dr. Sarah Deer came to the University of Arkansas campus as a guest of the gender studies program in late September. She also is a chief scholar in research about the rate of violence against Native women and author of the book “The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America.” She visited the Carver Center for Public Radio to discuss how she has broadened what we know about violence against Native women with her research.
  • On this episode of Reflections In Black, Raven Cook discusses Creole farmer and food justice activist Leah Penniman.