Here Comes Christmas. Now.

Nov 17, 2017

Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette gives us a partial list of Christmas parades, lights and more. The season launches at 6 p.m. tonight with the Lights of the Ozarks on the Fayetteville Square.

Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio's takes on the dramatically personal late piano works of Brahms and Schubert in his latest two-disc recording for Cedille.

In "Final Thoughts" he tackles life, death and art through the final piano works from Brahms and Schubert. 

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NWA-based artist Caleb Ryan Martin was invited to play during the Grand Ole Opry preshow this fall. He recently stopped by the studio to discuss the experience. He'll be performing in Nashville again Nov. 29 and you can stream the concert at www.opry.com.

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

On today’s show, a medical anthropologist working with Marshallese immigrants in Springdale is publishing articles about health care. Plus, northwest Arkansas teachers fly halfway around the world to observe classrooms in a country ranked near the top in education. And, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will sound different Saturday night.

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Teachers and administrators from several school districts in Northwest Arkansas took a trip halfway around the world to get ideas they could bring back to the Natural State. The group from Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Siloam Springs, the Thaden School and Haas Hall traveled to New Zealand, which is one of the top academic performers in the world. Tamara Gibson, who is the Executive Director of Elementary Education for the Bentonville School District, discusses what she learned during the visit.

Saturday night Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will host jazz in the galleries from 7:00 to 11:30. Robert Ginsburg, host of Shades of Jazz on 91.3, gives us a preview.

Retailers Readying for Holiday Sales

Nov 16, 2017
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This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes a conversation with Rick West, the CEO of the retail data collection firm Filed Agent about how retailers are approaching the holiday shopping season.

Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017

On today’s show, Tyson Foods returns to its home street, and we take a tour as the food giant shows off its new office building on Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale where the company began. Plus, Fayetteville is seeking a tenant farmer for a wet prairie park west of town. And Trike Theater brings some pig to the stage, and we hear why their new production of Charlotte’s Web breaks new ground.

Tyson Returns to Emma

Nov 15, 2017
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Yesterday Tyson Foods cut the ribbon celebrating the grand opening of a new office building on Emma Avenue in downtown Springdale. The space will be home for about 300 IT specialists and is on the same ground that was the location for the original headquarters of the company.

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Former President Bill Clinton is returning to Arkansas next month for an event featuring Africa's first democratically elected female president.

The Clinton Foundation and the Clinton School of Public Service will host the event Dec. 4 in Little Rock featuring Clinton and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Sirleaf, who is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, is in her second term as president of the West African nation. A runoff election to pick her successor has been postponed for investigations into allegations of fraud and irregularities.

A Chicago federal judge has revoked bond for an Arkansas sports memorabilia collector who is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to wire fraud earlier this year.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin made the order Monday after prosecutors said John Rogers of North Little Rock, Arkansas, has continued to commit fraud. Federal prosecutors previously said Rogers defrauded investors by offering a phony Heisman Trophy as collateral for a $100,000 loan. Rogers pleaded guilty in March.

The Department of Justice has opened a probe into the role of race in Harvard University's admissions policies and is threatening to sue unless Harvard turns over documents by a Dec. 1 deadline, according to correspondence obtained by NPR.

Taylor Swift's latest album, Reputation, is currently sitting atop the Billboard 200 album chart. Considering the elaborate promotional campaign it received leading up to its Nov.

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