Jacqueline Froelich

Ozarks Community Hospital Health System operates 17 clinics and two hospitals from Springfield, Mo. to Gravette, Ark., providing critical and primary health care to hundreds of thousands of low-income Ozarkians. We talk with OCH System CEO Paul Taylor as well as with a spokesperson from Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.

MUSIC: "Emma Nutt" The Projects

Early voting on Fayetteville's non-discrimination ordinance begins today despite a lawsuit filed Monday in an attempt to block the election. The University of Arkansas instates a policy prohibiting use of drones or model airplanes on or over campus without prior written consent. Bentonville Public Schools gets a grant from the Walton Family Foundation to help further its Ignite Professional Studies Center, and the CEO of Van Buren-based USA Truck states his desire for all top executives to work from the company's Van Buren headquarters.

Christina Karnatz

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville sees 40,000 students each school year through its various school tour programs. A group of high school art students from Monett, Mo. recently participated in an artistic process tour and were first faced with the question "What is art?" Tours for all ages are available at no charge, thanks to a grant from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation. The museum also offers programs for educators to learn how to integrate art into their classrooms.

MUSIC: "Monet Sky" Stax Dempsey

Eliminating the Punt

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This week most Arkansas high school football teams open the 2015 season. One program in particular, Pulaski Academy, is receiving attention from around the country. Their coach doesn't like to punt...really doesn't like to punt.

Michael Fracasso performed in Fayetteville during last weekend's Roots Festival. Tomorrow night he's hosting a cooking show and we're all invited to cook along with him.

Young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov’s latest release pays homage to his musical idol, Sergei Rachmaninov. On Tuesday’s program, hear Trifonov’s heartfelt performance of the dazzling “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” along with much more!

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, a new rule prohibits issuing permits for big swine factory farms on the Buffalo National River Watershed for the next few years. Also, Becca Martin Brown has your entertainment outlook for the week, today’s installment of Arkansongs focuses on the R&B side of Charlie Rich and more.

Kathy Bryan is a human trafficking survivor. She's also working with two friends on creating a book featuring scenic photography of Arkansas. Proceeds from the books will donated to Rebecca Bender Ministries.

The world's largest retailer rolls out its holiday layaway program two weeks earlier than last year, gas prices are expected to continue falling and more. Roby Brock has the details in his weekly business and political news recap.

Jacqueline Froelich

A valuable mural of early 20th century American prohibitionist, Carrie Nation, painted by noted mid-20th century Ozarks artist Louis Freund was almost lost--buried beneath flocked wallpaper. We travel to Eureka Springs Historical Museum to learn about efforts to restore the mural and about the life of Carrie Nation, who settled in Eureka Springs, just before her death in 1911.

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