Ozarks at Large

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KUAF General Manager Leigh Wood and Ozarks at Large Host Kyle Kellams discuss the state of the station in what has been a most unusual, challenging, constructive and emotional year. We also wanted to thank you, our listeners, members and sustainers, for your continued support of KUAF 91.3.

On today's show, we head to Rogers where a Black Lives Matter organizer is campaigning to unseat a long-time City Council member. Plus, we have a discussion of the latest unemployment numbers in this week's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report. And, we hear from two University of Arkansas students who are researching how the legacies of two local United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters have impacted the region.

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.