We get a preview of the sixth annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region report, published each year by the UA Center for Business and Economic Research. Also, The Squarshers pay us another visit to play a new song for us.

The sixth-annual State of the Northwest Arkansas Region Report is being released today. The report, which is created by the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, tracks the region’s progress on a variety of metrics like educational attainment, poverty, and unemployment.

GDP and Flipkart

5 hours ago

Michael Tilley, from Talk Business and Politics, discusses what the second-quarter GDP may mean and what another possible purchase by Walmart might mean.

MUSIC: "Ghouls 'n Ghosts 'n Goblins 'n Gypsies" The OneUps

An Adjective-Rich Weekend

5 hours ago

Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette matches adjectives with events for a busy weekend.

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Gardens in the Ozarks are not yet done providing produce. Professional chef Dorothy Hall gives us proof with the latest community supported agriculture box from Dripping Springs Garden. Ozarkansas Fresh is presented in partnership with Edible Ozarkansas.

File photo / KUAF

The Squarshers always bring great energy to the stage or a studio and last month they dropped by to play a song and talk about opening the Hillbery Festival in Eureka Springs next month.

We hear highlights from a topping out ceremony at the new Northwest campus of Arkansas Children's Hospital, and we speak with the playwright, director, and artistic director of a play new to northwest Arkansas that will be staged at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville this weekend.

Blackwell Tops List

Sep 29, 2016

Marlon Blackwell Associates is listed as the best architectural firm in the country for design by Architect Magazine

MUSIC: "Rock the Casbah" Daryl Shawn

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Yesterday afternoon the growing medical community in northwest Arkansas marked two milestones.

Gustav Carlson / courtesy ArkansasStaged

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.