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The latest production by ArkansasStaged is Craving Gravy, a post-apocalyptic dark comedy written by John Walch. We speak with the playwright and the play's director Shana Gold, and with ArkansasStaged artistic director Laura Shatkus, about the play and about this particular production.

Once Independents, Now GOP

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New polling numbers from Talk Business and Politics and Hendrix College indicates some Arkansas voters that had identified as independent now identify as Republicans.

We hear why clowns, acrobats, and wire walkers will soon be in Springdale, we hear about three grandmothers living in the Buffalo River Watershed who are appealing the wastewater permit for a controversial swine breeding farm, and we learn the latest on how state lawmakers aim to trim millions of dollars from the state's Medicaid budget and how mental therapy covered by the program will be affected.

Almost two-thirds of Arkansas' legislature is speaking against a ballot measure that would establish three casinos in Arkansas.

Arkansas’s Legislature took a step toward its pledge to trim $835 million from the state’s Medicaid budget over five years today when it voted to limit group therapy for about 10,000 low-income Arkansans from 90 minutes to 60 minutes, 25 times a year.

In collaboration with Benton County, the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission and the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks, the Street Plans Collaborative is creating demonstration and pilot projects that will allow cities to physically test out ideas for bicycle trails and on-street infrastructure. A public input and kickoff meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Downtown Farmers Market in Rogers.

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By next spring, the Apple Seeds Teaching Farm will be located on two acres of land at Gulley Park in Fayetteville. Local residents can tour the site Saturday during the third annual Evening at the Farm dinner. The fundraiser will feature cocktails and a five-course meal prepared by local chefs.  

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Three grandmothers are appealing a new wastewater permit issued by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality for a controversial industrial swine breeding facility on the Buffalo National River Watershed.

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A new venture, Potluck Arts, will bring acrobats, clowns, and wire walkers to downtown Springdale next month.

Roby Brock weighs in to give some analysis of the candidates' performances at last night's Presidential debate. Also, we learn about a program by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that issues microloans to help fund youth agricultural ventures.

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