Legislature Eyes Parole

Mar 21, 2017

A Tuesday roundup includes the latest action from the Arkansas Legislature regarding parole, work release and voter ID.

Remembering Jimmy Breslin

Mar 21, 2017

John Brummett, with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, recalls his connections with legendary writer Jimmy Breslin.

If That Ain't Country

Mar 21, 2017

Sean Hickey, a weekend announcer at KUAF, is also the host of a nationally-syndicated program called If That Ain't Country.  He gives us suggestions for honky-tonk, bluegrass and western swing.

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This month, Gallup and Healthways released their 2015-2016 community well-being rankings. Northwest Arkansas was 29th on the list. The Fort Smith metro area was 189th out of 189 communities. The two regions are about an hour drive apart. Governor Asa Hutchinson, who has called both areas home, Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders and the interim CEO of the NWA Council weigh in on the results. For the rankings, click here.

On today's program, we learn what insects are good for a garden. Also, a look at bees: both how to get a surprise swarm of the bugs out of one's yard and a look at why bees are vanishing.

They sit in rows, 150 closely shaven men in yellow uniforms and white identification badges, before opposing walls, in a cinder-block walled gymnasium.  

A selected group of four sit in plastic chairs forming a circle before their co-residents. Two stand up and shake hands, and the others say, “Squash it!” and clap.

These residents at Little Rock’s all-male Community Corrections Center have a daily ritual, a conflict resolution practice, meant to teach them interpersonal skills before they return to the real world.

Homes Sales Get Boost in River Valley

Mar 20, 2017

Michael Tilley, from Talk Business and Politics, examines the latest home sales information from Crawford and Sebastian counties.

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Megan Lankford, the lead horticulturalist at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, talks about the kind of insects you want in your garden and how to get them to stay throughout their entire lifecycles.

As spring arrives, so do bees.  The president of the Northwest Arkansas Beekeepers Association says bees and humans can live together quite well with just a few tips.

A new book, Vanishing Bees, explores why groups with similar interests in helping bees can't always get along.