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Anant Deshwal and Pooja Panwar, graduate students at the University of Arkansas, are collaborating on testing ecoacoustic methods to assess bird diversity. In other words, they are recording bird calls. And a key test subject? Red Crossbills, plump reddish brown finches, with unusual beaks.

Executions Dominate Headlines

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The pending executions, and attempts to stop them, continue to lead the news in Arkansas.

Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, takes on retronyms. These are words that have changed over time even though what the words describe have not.

Robert Ginsburg, from the Northwest Arkansas Jazz Society, says the next few days include jazz inside and outside.  

This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes the latest on projects under construction around northwest Arkansas. 

On today's edition of Ozarks, a conversation with Fresh Air guest host and TV critic David Bianculli. Also, the latest regarding executions in Arkansas.

State officials say they are preparing for the executions set for Thursday night after two executions on Monday were halted.

John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks to Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics about the latest developments surrounding Arkansas' scheduled executions and what recent actions might mean for the future.

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The traveling production of the Tony-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened last night at Walton Arts Center. Two members of the cast stopped by the Carver Center for Public Radio to talk about the play.

TV Worth Discussing

Apr 19, 2017
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David Bianculli, the TV critic for Fresh Air, was in Fayetteville last week and talked about the changes in TV (and culture) since he started his career.

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