Ozarks at Large for Thursday, May 24, 2018

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On today’s show, we get tips for being prepared for spring storms and other emergencies. Plus, we hear about an opera about trying to prepare for life. And, we learn how faith, academia and the Arkansas Department of Health are preparing to improve public health.

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Tornado season is upon us, but what actions should one take when a tornado warning is issued? John Luther, director of Washington County Department of Emergency Management, offers life-saving suggestions.

Faith and Health

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A combination of talent from UAMS, the Arkansas Department of Health and houses of worship is trying to improve Arkansans' health. We find out how the FAITH Network tries to take on diabetes and obesity in Arkansas.

Opera Fayetteville is concluding Opera in Bloom tomorrow. Short, English-language operas have been performed in unusual venues the past two weeks. The finale is 7 p.m. Friday at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

A Thursday roundup includes a naturalization ceremony at Pea Ridge National Military Park and approval by the Arkansas Attorney General for four ballot proposals to move forward.

This week's KUAF Vinyl Hour, at 5 p.m. Sunday on KUAF 3, devotes an hour to the early work of Brian Eno.

Lottery Grows in Arkansas

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This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report provides information on a national company establishing a presence in Rogers, and we hear about the continued growth of the Arkansas Lottery.

On today’s show, we hear about the continuing conflict over how to pay for an old landfill. Plus, we investigate a way to repurpose a building that has aged. And, we also have analysis of new voting results following yesterday’s primary and a survey of live music available this holiday weekend.

We know, for the most part, how the November election ballot will look in Arkansas. Roby Brock, with Talk Business and Politics, discusses what yesterday's primary election results may mean.

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A class-action lawsuit claims residents of six north Arkansas counties aren't liable for debt accrued by the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District. The debt is related to a defunct Baxter County landfill, and the lawsuit also claims residents aren't liable for cleaning up the site. A citizens' opposition group has also formed to fight property tax assessment fees levied to pay off debts associated with the landfill.

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Harvey Weinstein surrendered Friday to authorities at a police department in New York City, where the Hollywood mega-producer faces allegations of rape and sexual assault stemming from a 2004 incident.

Weinstein arrived early in the morning at the first lower precinct in Lower Manhattan, ushered into the station by police officers as members of the media crowded behind metal barriers erected outside the entrance.

Catholics and evangelicals, two Christian groups who have had overlapping political priorities in the past, find their agendas diverging in the era of President Donald Trump and Pope Francis.

Tensions between the two faith traditions are hardly new. As fierce adversaries, they once cast doubt on each other's legitimacy as heirs to the church of Jesus Christ.

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Police in Nebraska say they've seized 118 pounds of pure fentanyl — one of the largest seizures in U.S. history, they say, and enough to kill more than 26 million people, according to government estimates.

Nebraska State Patrol troopers say they seized the drugs during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Kearney on April 26, but at the time suspected most of the powder to be cocaine.

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