"His music gets closer to my heart," explains pianist Helena Aung of Chopin's music, whose work is what she played at her first recital when she was six. "When I was younger I felt like the only way to express myself was through music," she explains. In playing piano she found a refuge.

On today's program, the band The Boss Tweeds joins us in the studio for conversation and to give us a preview of their upcoming CD release parties scheduled for this weekend. Also, we talk with American Indian studies scholar Greg Gagnon prior to his lecture, titled “Native American Conversations: A Brief Discussion of History, Politics and Culture,” this weekend in Bentonville.

Could New White House Help Fort Smith?

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The city of Fort Smith faces a consent decree that could, possibly, be altered with a new administration. Michael Tilley from Talk Business and Politics talks about that issue and more.

A consultant hired by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality presented findings at the agency’s headquarters Thursday of subsurface tests made at a controversial swine farm near the Buffalo National River. ADEQ and environmental advocates are still mulling over the study’s details.

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Dr. Greg Gagnon will speak tomorrow evening at the Museum of Native American History about American Indian history, culture, and issues.

Can You Believe . . .

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Becca Martin Brown, with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, says December is full of popular out of town guests: Art Garfunkel, Sandi Patti, and the cast of the Book of Mormon.

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For their new 10-song album, The Boss Tweeds recorded at the historic Sun Studio in Memphis. "After the Sun Goes Down" is available now and the trio will host a pair of CD release parties this weekend.

To wrap up our series on Hospice Care in this area, we meet a musical trio known as 'The Hospitones'...

Color is the theme for the University of Arkansas' Arkansas New Music Ensemble winter concert tonight at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center.  

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) presents a series of Christmas concerts Dec. 3 and 4 to open their 2016-2017 season at the newly renovated Walton Arts Center. Music Director Paul Haas describes these concerts as a place where we can all come together and celebrate humanity.

"For me it's one of my favorite concerts of the year," he tells Katy Henriksen. "There's a feeling of community."