I'm really excited to bring you not only David Crumb's "Red Desert Triptych," but also a sonata for flute and piano from Martinu, a viola concerto from William Walton, a Corelli Concerto Grosso and music from Hildegard Von Bingen and Alexandre Desplat. Catch it all coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. on KUAF or stream it in its entirety on demand until July 31.

We hear how some youths are spending their summer days helping improve Pea Ridge National Military Park. Roby Brock gives us a preview of this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and we hear how one area outdoor outfitter is celebrating its first 40 years in business with a festival at the Buffalo River.

The University of Arkansas Law School is ranked sixth-lowest when it comes to amount of debt incurred by recent graduates.

MUSIC: "The General" Dispatch

J. Froelich / KUAF

Thousands of young people are grooming forests, clearing trails and repairing aging buildings on National Parks across the U.S. this centennial year--including eight teenagers who signed up for Pea Ridge National Military Park Youth Conservation Corp, in Garfield, Arkansas.

Looking Ahead in Fort Smith

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Michael Tilley from Talk Business and Politics says the city of Fort Smith is considering the future on two different ends of town.


To celebrate four decades in business, the Buffalo Outdoor Center is hosting Poncafest. The family-friendly festival will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 30 and includes a 5K race, live music and activities for kids.

One Convention Down, Another One Up

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Talk Business and Politics

As political junkies revel in back-to-back weeks of major party conventions, Roby Brock asks two respected Arkansas political observers for their takes on the 2016 election.

MUSIC: "All of a Sudden My Heart Sings" Erroll Garner

A Longhorn Wins the Porter Prize

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courtesy / University of Central Arkansas

Not a Texan, but a native of Iowa, Sandy Longhorn won the 2016 Porter Prize.  She earned her MFA at the University of Arkansas and now teaches at Central Arkansas.

Divas on Fire Still Burning

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Becca Martin Brown with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette says the band Divas on Fire is getting ready for a free concert at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks and a new CD.

We hear about a house in Fayetteville that could serve as a model for sustainable and energy efficient building. We also hear about a group of inventors and thinkers who gather anonymously in Carroll County to discuss inventions, theories and ideas. And, we speak with Pastor Clint Schnekloth about recent Pew polling that suggests more Americans are now non-affiliated with any religion.