Ozarks at Large for Friday, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

On today’s show, we hear concerns over how neighborhoods are evolving in northwest Arkansas. And we hear about the landscapes, and other works, of Georgia O’Keeffe and contemporary artists alike. And although he’s moved to Portland, Arkansas native Jonathan Trawick keeps the musical landscapes of the Ozarks close.

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One person's appropriate infill development for a growing region is another person's anxiety about changing neighborhoods. Residents in Fayetteville's Parksdale neighborhood recently found out their portion of the city was zoned for multi-family residential development after a three-story duplex went up in the area. They have started a petition to downgrade the zoning in the neighborhood to keep most of the development to single-family homes and two-story structures.

 

Election Reflection in Fort Smith

May 25, 2018

Michael Tilley with Talk Business and Politics considers three interesting results from Tuesday's primary. He explains why he thinks the Fort Smith millage passed, why there is no runoff for Sebastian County sheriff and what's next in an odd legislative race.

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Georgia O’Keeffe is known for her paintings of enormous flowers, landscapes, feminine forms and still lifes. Her work continues to influence the creations of modern-day artists. Paintings and sculptures by O’Keeffe and contemporary artists will be on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art May 26 through Sept. 3.

Your Memorial Day Weekend Checklist

May 25, 2018

Becca Martin Brown, with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is on the road this holiday weekend. She still finds time to call in with her top ten suggestions for spending time with friends between now and Tuesday.

Jonathan Trawick grew up in Arkansas and has deep roots in the Ozarks. He recently visited his home state from his new home out west and played a couple of tunes for us. He brought along friend and fiddler Alex Sharp.

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

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

May 24, 2018

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.

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A surprise meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in occurred Saturday on the North Korean side of the shared inter-Korean area of Panmunjom. Now, according to a statement from State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Sunday, a U.S. delegation "is in ongoing talks with North Korean officials at Panmunjom," too.

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