OAL Archive

Courtesy / NASA

We head into the Ozarks at Large archives once more, this time to 1999, when University of Arkansas architecture students participated in a semester-long workshop to create infrastructure for a long-term space station. The assembly of the International Space Station started in 1998.

Z. Sitek / KUAF

The Ozarks may not have quartz, but another part of the state does. We go more than 20 years back in the Ozarks at Large archive to 1997 for a trip to the Ouachita Mountains. 

Courtesy / Harper Perennial

We go back in time to 1998 to discuss the history of measuring time with David Ewing Duncan, whose book, Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year, had just been published.

Courtesy / University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections

We take a listen back to a story from the summer of 1995, when Dickson Street in Fayetteville was evolving, and hear about the closing of Shipley's Bakery and how a number of businesses have shaped the street and city for decades. 

Courtesy / Habitat for Humanity

Ahead of International Women's Day 2020, we go to the Ozarks at Large archive for a story on one of the first women-led building projects from Habitat for Humanity of Washington County in 1998. The organization is hosting another Women Build all this month in Fayetteville. 

Courtesy / Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

As Spring approaches and organizations like Keep Arkansas Beautful prepare for volunteer cleanups, we listen back to an archive story from 2014, all about picking up litter. We visit with volunteers and community organizers at Lee Creek in Devil's Den State Park. 

Courtesy / Associated Press

As 2020 voters go to the polls in New Hampshire's presidential primary, we listen back to a pair of stories from our show in 1992 featuring that year's Granite State primary. Matt Ferrell attended a watch part with Bill Clinton supporters and Brenda Blagg, then a reporter and columnist with The Morning News, talks about covering the Clinton campaign from New Hampshire.

Courtesy / Arkansas Life

As tensions between the United States and Iran escalate, we turn to our archives for a story first reported by Sara Burningham in 2015 about a convenience store and cafe in Crosses, Arkansas with an unusual tie to Iran. 

Remembering the 41st President

Dec 3, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday at age 94. We dip into our archives to remember when he first visited northwest Arkansas during his presidency to give an award to Sam Walton.

Remembering Ralph Odom

Oct 19, 2018

Ralph Odom, known by many for his barefoot dancing during happy hour at George's Majestic Lounge, died this week. We remember the man known as "Giant Mountain Troll" with a piece from our archive. In spring of 1994, Odom took us on a hunt for morel mushrooms.