Ozarks at Large

Join KUAF Friday, August 23, from noon until 2pm at the Fayetteville Public Library for the live broadcast of Ozarks at Large featuring the Fayetteville Roots Festival. This is a FREE event with the opportunity to listen to live music and interviews from Roots Festival artists. Doors open at 11am with first come seating. You can also listen to this live broadcast at 91.3, KUAF Public Radio.

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You may have heard Ozarks at Large had some new underwriters yesterday - companies like Dunder-Mifflin, ACME Corporation or Oceanic Airlines. These ficitious companies are from the popular TV shows, The Office and LOST and ACME is known, of course, for delivering weapons to the coyote for all his attempts at catching the roadrunner in Looney Tunes. 

It's the second year Ozarks at Large has played this April Fool's Day trick, and it's too good to miss. So in case you missed them, here are all the April Fool's underwriting messages, all in one go. 

On today’s show, part one of a two-party story about the overcrowding at the HOPE Humane Society in Fort Smith and how that situation could be impacted by a proposed pet licensing ordinance. Plus, John Brummett and Roby Brock discuss the national emergency declaration and state tax cuts, and we take a trip to the Northwest Arkansas School for Dogs.

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Demolition of Fayetteville City Hospital begins this month to make room for expansion of Fayetteville Public Library. Interior portions of the hospital will be demolished before crews move to demolish the outside walls in August. Construction of the library expansion is set to begin in the first quarter of 2019.

After years of planning, the Bella Vista Public Library is getting ready to break ground on its expansion project. The project will add 6,800 square feet to the current building, and officials expect construction to start in late summer or early fall.

A new state law goes into effect this summer that will allow Arkansas adoptees to request their adoption records.  Birth parents will be able to offer contact information, redact names if they don't want to be contacted and update family medical information. Arkansas is one of thirty states that have unsealed adoption records in recent years.

Forecasts for the Future

Jul 9, 2018

This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report considers the future effects on Arkansas residents regarding tariffs, energy and Arkansas Works.

A Monday roundup includes economic growth in both northwest and northeast Arkansas, ballot initative updates and a new NSF record for the University of Arkansas.

On today's post-Independence Day episode, we revisit recent conversations about immigration and tariffs. First, an immigration attorney explains asylum and immigration rules followed by a discussion of the possible impacts tariffs could have on Arkansas farmers and manufacturers.

On this Independence Day episode of Ozarks at Large, we continue a Fourth of July tradition and listen back to our favorite in-studio music performances of the first six months of 2018.

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