Scratching the Surface: Lunar Lava Tubes

Jun 18, 2018

Here on Earth, lava has been all over the news lately. As volcanoes erupt, the firey, molten rock sinks into flat earth to create networks of tunnels- something scientists have discovered underneath Hawaii's volcanoes

Ozarks at Large for Monday, June 18, 2018

Jun 18, 2018

On today’s show, we get details about an impaired pathologist at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks. Plus, we learn of an effort to build affordable housing in Eureka Springs. And we hear about the evolution of the Homegrown Music and Mountain Sports Festival.

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Eureka Christian Health Outreach, or ECHO, uses volunteers and donors to run a free healthcare clinic for low-income people who have no health insurance. Now, ECHO founders Dan and Suzie Bell, along with Eureka Springs resident Kimberly Clark and Mayor Butch Berry, have turned to that model to build an affordable housing community along Passion Play Road and Highway 62.

After two years on the Mulberry River, a music and arts festival is relocating, adding sporting events, and changing its name. The Homegrown Music and Mountain Sports Festival will take place at Fayetteville’s Kessler Mountain Regional Park June 22-24. Also new this year, admission will be free.

June is a month set aside to emphasize the importance of CPR. To learn about the subject, we spoke to Serena Munns, executive director of the American Heart Association in northwest Arkansas, and Ana Mizelle, a CPR instructor and teacher at Bentonville High School who saved her daughter's life using CPR.

Smokehouse Players Present 'The Gin Game'

Jun 18, 2018

Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette tells us about a new theater company in Fayetteville. The group will present a two-person, Pulitzer Prize-winning show June 21-23 at the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse.

Ozarks at Large for Friday, June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018

On today’s show Eureka Springs celebrates the opening of new bike trails. Plus, we hear about a celebration of a new future for an old Mitsubishi building in Fort Smith. And we listen to a celebration of the music of Guy Clark.

Glatfelter Hosts Official Grand Opening

Jun 15, 2018

Michael Tilley from Talk Business & Politics gives us an update from this morning's celebration at Glatfelter's Fort Smith location. The manufacturing company has made a $90 million investment in an old Mitsubishi plant and employs about 70 people.

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The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission unveiled on Thursday a new, downhill-specific mountain biking trail system at Lake Leatherwood. The trails are driven by gravity, which means riders do not have to pedal because they are going downhill while encountering obstacles like jumps or drops. The downhill park was funded by a $1 million investment from the Walton Family Foundation.

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Eureka Springs formally opened its first community center with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 9. The nonprofit center, which occupies a fomer high school, is an affordable recreational, educational and events hub for Eureka Springs children, families and seniors. Constructed along Kingshighway, the new center is also a gateway site for tourists visiting the downtown historic district.


The live broadcast of KUAF Summer Night Swing is tonight at 7 p.m.

Tune to 91.3, tonight, June 22 from 7-10 p.m. for this special event.

World and Area News

As France competes in the World Cup, the makeup of the team is bringing some positive attention to some French that have been struggling with poverty and low expectations. Several team members are from "les banlieus," the mainly non-white working-class suburbs that surround many major cities such as Paris, Lyon and Marseilles.

Robert Lee, Chelsea Magee and Colt Chambers are political activists who all sound pretty typical for their generation when it comes to issues like immigration and same-sex marriage.

New advances in medicine also tend to come with a hefty dose of hype. Yes, some new cancer drugs in the hot field of precision medicine have worked remarkably well for some patients. But while many patients clamor for them, they aren't currently effective for the vast majority of cancers.

All it took was one Facebook post and it seemed the whole Internet, or Twitter at least, knew what happened at The Red Hen in Lexington, Va., on Friday night.

The Facebook status update posted by a server at the small farm-to-table restaurant in the Shenandoah Valley read: "I just served Sarah huckabee sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner asked her to leave." The post has since been deleted.

On Monday, June 18, rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed in Florida. The fallout from his death has been complicated given the rapper's dark past. In 2016, he was charged with aggravated assault and battery and false imprisonment of a pregnant victim.

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