Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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On today's show, we hear highlights from a show about water we recorded last week in front of a live audience at Walton Arts Center. We hear from conservationists about the future of water and about local water issues. Plus, Still on the Hill gives us a selection of water-themed music.

More than 19,000 pathology reports from across the country will have to be externally reviewed after a staff pathologist at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks was deemed impaired. A press conference in Fayetteville yesterday, with members of the state's congressional delegation, included details about the matter.

Terri Lane, the Executive Director for Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, explains how the organization secures land to preserve as the region grows. Our conversation was recorded in front of an audience at Walton Arts Center as part of the 2018 Artosphere Festival.

Still on the Hill has recorded two CDs inspired by water and stories related to water. During a recent event at Walton Arts Center, in conjunction with the 2018 Artosphere Festvial, they played songs from those albums.

As part of a bigger conversation about water, we talked with PJ Marshall, a co-founder of Restore the Earth Foundation and Carl Safina from the Safina Center. The discussion included how we think of water and what we don't think about...but should. The conversation was part of an event themed around water that took place in front of an audience at Walton Arts Center.

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Here on Earth, lava has been all over the news lately. As volcanoes erupt, the firey, molten rock sinks into flat earth to create networks of tunnels- something scientists have discovered underneath Hawaii's volcanoes

Ozarks at Large for Monday, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

On today’s show, we get details about an impaired pathologist at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. Plus, we learn of an effort to build affordable housing in Eureka Springs. And we hear about the evolution of the Homegrown Music and Mountain Sports Festival.

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Eureka Christian Health Outreach, or ECHO, uses volunteers and donors to run a free healthcare clinic for low-income people who have no health insurance. Now, ECHO founders Dan and Suzie Bell, along with Eureka Springs resident Kimberly Clark and Mayor Butch Berry, have turned to that model to build an affordable housing community along Passion Play Road and Highway 62.

After two years on the Mulberry River, a music and arts festival is relocating, adding sporting events, and changing its name. The Homegrown Music and Mountain Sports Festival will take place at Fayetteville’s Kessler Mountain Regional Park June 22-24. Also new this year, admission will be free.

June is a month set aside to emphasize the importance of CPR. To learn about the subject, we spoke to Serena Munns, executive director of the American Heart Association in northwest Arkansas, and Ana Mizelle, a CPR instructor and teacher at Bentonville High School who saved her daughter's life using CPR.


Sold out event airs LIVE this Friday at 7 p.m.

It's a live broadcast and fundraiser celebrating "Shades of Jazz" and "The Pickin' Post." Tune to 91.3 THIS Friday June 22 from 7-10 p.m. for this special event.

World and Area News

There have been many voices against President Trump’s chosen policy of family separation at the U.S. border.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young gets the views of a supporter of the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy, conservative talk show host Sandy Rios (@SandyRiosTweet).

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In opposition to the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families, at least five governors, including two Republicans, say they will not send their National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Federal prosecutors have charged a former CIA software engineer with stealing secret material from the agency and passing it along to "an organization that purports to publicly disseminate classified, sensitive, and confidential information."

Since early May, 2,342 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the Southern U.S. border, according to the Department of Homeland Security, as part of a new immigration strategy by the Trump administration that has prompted widespread outcry.

Here's what we know about the policy, its history and its effects:

Does the Trump administration have a policy of separating families at the border?


Screen time is often considered the enemy when it comes to teaching kids to be active and well-behaved. But should all forms of media be considered equal?

Research being presented Tuesday finds that for 9- and 10-year-old children taking part in a study of brain development, greater social media use, such as using scrolling through Instagram and texting, was associated with some positive effects, including increased physical activity, less family conflict and fewer sleep problems.

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