On today's show, we remember legendary Razorback Head Coach and Athletic Director Frank Broyles, who died at the age of 92 this week. We also get a tour of Fort Smith's Osteopathic College, which welcomed its inaugural class of students just a few weeks ago, and if you haven't heard, there's going to be an eclipse next week, we take a look at how schools are preparing for the celestial event.


Frank Broyles, longtime football coach and athletic director, died Monday at age 92. We remember some of his accomplishments.  


The first students at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith are in the third week of the semester. We take a tour of the new college.  

The Latest Week of Crisis

Aug 15, 2017

John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, discuss the latest week of news.  

Our Militant Grammarian is back with advice about writing sentences: stay in the same lane.


From kindergarten to college, students will be able to view the total solar eclipse while at school Monday. University of Arkansas astronomy faculty and students are hosting an informal presentation at 4 p.m. Thursday in Room 133 of the Physics Building for anyone interested in learning more. They've also created an informational website.  

On today's show, a University of Arkansas student project catches the eye of a local company prompting it to work with the city to expand the idea of a semi-permanent parklet for a whole year and the Woody Guthrie Center Theater launches a new monthly songwriters series. 


After a group of University of Arkansas students built a mini park, or parklet, in a parking space on Dickson Street for a day, a local property management company liked their idea so much a parklet is now going to be up for a whole year. Randy Werner of Old Buildings LLC partnered with the students and the city to get a permit to set up the parklet in a parking space outside Blackboard Grocery & Eatery.  


The Songwriters Evening series will feature unplugged performances in the intimate Woody Guthrie Center Theater. The series continues the third Saturday of each month. The next concert is scheduled for Aug. 19.  

Walmart Implements More Stringent Delivery Guidelines for Vendors

Aug 14, 2017

This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report explains Walmart's more stringent delivery guidelines for its vendors and their products called On Time and In Full.


World and Area News

President Trump is not the only world leader facing criticism for a delayed condemnation of Saturday's white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va.

For three days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism around the world — said nothing about the anti-Jewish chants and Nazi swastikas paraded in Charlottesville.

President Trump is placing blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend on “both sides,” including counter-protesters. But what is true about what happened that day?

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Sarah Rankin (@sarah_rankin), a reporter for The Associated Press who was in Charlottesville that day.

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The villains in comic books usually have grandiose master plans, like targeting and defeating an enemy or ruling the world. Netflix, as it's grown to become more and more of a major player in the modern TV universe, has grand plans of its own.

Jo Walker-Meador, one of the most important behind-the-scenes advocates of country music, has died. Walker-Meador, who led the Country Music Association as its executive director from 1962 to 1991, died Tuesday night in Nashville at age 93 after suffering a stroke. Her death was announced by the Country Music Association and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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