Sequoyah Fuels Corporation has a defunct factory site in Gore, Oklahoma on which the company would like to bury tons of stockpiled nuclear waste. On today's program, we learn how the Cherokee Nation and the State of Oklahoma have prevented that from happening, at least for the time being. Also, our Tech Ambassador returns to give us tips to stay secure on the Internet.

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The Cherokee Nation and state of Oklahoma have temporarily restrained Sequoyah Fuels Corporation from burying tons of stockpiled nuclear processing waste on the company's defunct factory site in Gore, Oklahoma. The plaintiffs say doing so will imperil two major watersheds shared by the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Echo Soza lives at Our House, a homeless shelter for the working poor in Little Rock. The 47-year-old housekeeper was uninsured a few years ago when she had a stroke.    

“I actually was hospitalized and then lost my housing and then came here,” she says.  

Health in DC, Guns in LR

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Talk Business and Politics

John Brummett, a political writer for the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, talks to Roby Brock about the biggest conversations for both federal and state lawmakers.

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Elections and Highways at Legislature

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A Tuesday roundup includes: the latest debates at the Arkansas Legislature include special elections and highways, a new scholarship program at the University of Arkansas and an upcoming visit from J.D. Vance.

Staying Secure Online

4 hours ago

We asked our Tech Ambassador Tyrel Denison is it is easy to stay safe and secure online.  He says yes...and no.

MUSIC: "Somebody's Watching Me" Rockwell

How o-u-g-h-t Ought to be Pronounced

5 hours ago

The "ought' is simple, says our Militiant Grammarian.  Just pick the right way out of eight possible ways to say the letters.

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Conversations with the Academy: Joel Goldstein

Mar 27, 2017
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Vice presidential scholar Joel Goldstein discusses his research with Darinda Sharp. Goldstein, the Vincent C. Immel Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law, was on campus in April 2016 as part of the Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts.

Conversations with the Academy: Stacey Lantagne

Mar 27, 2017
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Darinda Sharp and Stacey Lantagne, assistant professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, discuss her research on fan fiction and the law. Lantagne was on campus in February 2016 as part of the University of Arkansas School of Law’s speaker exchange program.

Conversations with the Academy: Deborah Jones Merritt

Mar 27, 2017
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In this inaugural episode, Darinda Sharp talks with Deborah Jones Merritt, the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law at Ohio State University. Merritt talks about her research in cognitive science and the law. She was on campus in November 2015 as part of the Hartman Hotz Lectures in Law and Liberal Arts.


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