Ozarks at Large for Friday, March 23, 2018

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On today's show, we hear more interviews from our archive, including our conversation with Ira Glass of This American Life, a performance from musician Joe Purdy, and a conversation with professional storyteller Jackie Torrence

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018

On today's show, we hear more from our 28-year archive of interviews and shows. We get a story from Tahlequah about the Cherokee language, we hear part of our conversation with author Dusty Richards about his writing career, we talk with the former voice of NPR funding credits Frank Tavares, and we hear a performance by the David Grisman Folk-Jazz Trio.

Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018

More interviews and stories from our archive on today's show: we hear from actor and philosopher Peter Coyote, journalist Bob Woodward, music from Elephant Revival, and a conversation with author and former Sun Records employee Barbara Barnes Sims.

Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mar 20, 2018

On today's show, we continue our look back at 28 years of Ozarks at Large with more conversations from our archive. We hear from comedian and actor Martin Short, musical performances from Bill Morrissey and Ladies Night, and we talk with wrestling promoter Bill Ash.

Rachel Barton Pine's new album is a synthesis of two composers whose works are imbued with a singular warmth and humanity from composers Max Bruch and Edward Elgar.

"Even though they were forty years apart from different countries, they felt like they would really work on the same album," says Pine, adding that the works of Bruch are "never far from her fingers."

Ozarks at Large for Monday, March 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

On today's show, we begin a week of deep dives into our 28-year archive of interviews and shows. Today we hear conversations with architect E. Fay Jones, stand-up comedian Carlos Mencia, former Stax Records executive and co-owner Al Bell, and we hear a performance from the Ozark Highlanders bagpipe band.

Ozarks at Large for Friday, March 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018

On today's program, we tour the newly renovated Early American Art Galleries at Crystal Bridges. Plus, a new University of Arkansas Libraries storage facility is not being constructed with concrete blocks or steel but with cross-laminated timber. And, the Accidentals perform inside the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio.

Gearing up for Millage Election

Mar 16, 2018

Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics, discusses business support lining up in favor of a millage increase for Fort Smith in May. Michael also weighs in on housing permits for the Arkansas River Valley, the governor's comments about the medical marijuana licensing process and more.

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For the first time since Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011, its Early American Art Galleries have been renovated. These newly designed spaces, which have been closed since January, are open to the public today.

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A massive five-story wooden building is under construction on Fayetteville's Hill Avenue. The structure will function as a high-density, climate controlled storage facility for University of Arkansas Libraries collections. The building's shell is made entirely of spruce cross-laminated timber panels. The mass timber technology, common in Europe, is gaining support in the United States.


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Twenty years ago Saturday, two middle school students outside Jonesboro, Ark., lured their 11- and 12-year-old classmates out of school and opened fire from across the playground. They killed four students, all girls, and a teacher, wounding 10 others.

When the Columbine High School shooting occurred the following year in Littleton, Colo., the horror at Westside Middle School was, in effect, superseded. As the years passed, Columbine became the touchstone, the school shooting everyone remembered. And it left the survivors in Jonesboro feeling forgotten and even more bereft.

A former state representative has been chosen the new chief administrative officer in Jefferson County after the former executive resigned when it was revealed he had received $100,000 in bribes.

The county's Quorum Court on Thursday selected 82-year-old Booker Clemons as the new county judge.

Clemons is retired from the University of Arkansas' Cooperative Extension Service and served in the state House from 2001-2007.

A 16-year-old girl has died after she was shot Tuesday at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County., Md., by another student.

Jaelynn Rose Willey was critically injured in the attack, which also injured a 14-year-old male student. The gunman, identified by the St. Mary's County sheriff as 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins, was pronounced dead on Tuesday after exchanging fire with the school resource officer.

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