Next week we'll hear from several people about the 500th anniversary of The Protestant Reformation. Today, Pastor Katie Cummings at First Presbyterian Church in Bentonville tells us just a bit about how her congregation is observing the anniversary.

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Brewing in Arkansas has exploded in recent years, but the state has a much longer history with beer. Author Brian Sorensen explores the drink’s past in the Natural State in his new book “Arkansas Beer: An Intoxicating History.” He will be signing copies of his book at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Apple Blossom Brewing Company and Oct. 26 at Saddlebock Brewery. You can keep up with Brian by following him on Twitter.

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Beer is brewing in Fort Smith for the first time since the 1990s when Weidman's Old Fort Brew Pub was still in production. The Fort Smith Brewing Company opened its doors in Fort Chaffee in September and while the owners say they are starting slow to test the waters, they have big plans for the future.

From a house-style concert in Bella Vista and a vinyl release party in Fayetteville to folk shows throughout the area, we take a tour of the music to see in the next few days.

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The Fayetteville City Council voted 5 to 2 Tuesday evening to deny the appeal of the Planning Commission's August approval of the expansion of Morgan Manor, which is one of four low-income housing developments run by the Fayetteville Housing Authority. The FHA requested the approval of a large-scale development at Morgan Manor so the agency could move residents from another low-income housing development called Willow Heights into the new apartments that will be built at Morgan Manor.

Jan VanSchuyver, from the grassroots organization RESULTS, visits the Nancy Blair Operations Studio to talk about the group's upcoming advocacy workshop. The bipartisan initiative aims to demystify advocacy, teach people how to communicate with legislators and how to develop techniques for championing any cause important to them. 

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On today’s show, a conversation about considering our homes as we get older. Plus,we hear why a new design for homes is becoming familiar in our region. And, John Brummett tries to parse what's next for Arkansas’ approach to health care.

The United States Census Bureau projects nearly one in four American adults will be 65 or older by 2050. Lifelong housing is the idea that places where we live are modified to allow for easier living as we mature to accommodate for different abilities and mobilities. The conversation in Fayetteville began in earnest early this year with a city-wide panel discussion.

Northwest Regional Housing Authority is offering home rehabilitation grants to qualifying U.S. veterans living in the twelve-county northwest Arkansas region. The Authority operates under the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development agency and provides an array of rehabilitation program grants and loans to low-income homeowners. Agency counselors are available at 870-743-6779.

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The ACLU of Arkansas is investigating claims that an organization in Oklahoma known as Christian Alcoholics and Addicts In Recover (CAAIR) "is operating forced labor camps disguised as rehabilitation centers", according to a press release.

At some point or another, we've all cringed at the videos: lame cows struggling to stand; egg-laying hens squeezed into small, stacked cages; hogs confined to gestation crates, unable to walk or turn.

In a four-day nationwide aimed at sex trafficking, the Federal Bureau of Investigations says it had rescued 84 minors, and arrested 120 people.

The 11th annual Operation Cross Country was coordinated by the FBI Omaha Child Exploitation Task Force and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and involved 55 FBI field offices, 78 state and local task forces and several international partners, according to an FBI statement.

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