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Walmart workers can now enroll in online college courses, paying just a dollar a day. Walmart Senior Manager of Corporate Communications Erica Jones says the new company benefit, announced early this summer, is geared toward supporting associates seeking a debt-free way to obtain degrees in business and supply chain management.

Five Issues for November

Jul 17, 2018
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Rex Nelson, senior editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks with Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, about five possible issues on the Arkansas ballot this fall.

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is tonight. Arkansas native Sherm Lollar played in eight such games but is not enshrined in Cooperstown. Jerry Hogan explains why Sherm should be in the Hall of Fame.

Reacting to Helsinki

Jul 17, 2018

A Tuesday roundup includes Arkansas reaction to President Trump's press conference yesterday, a drug warning and prep for a national championship in Fayetteville.

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Fayetteville Public Library and Fayetteville city officials kicked off the library's expansion project Tuesday morning with the start of demolition of the old City Hospital building. The Fayetteville Public Library Foundation also announced the launch of its Beyond Words campaign to raise the remaining $23 million necessary for the expansion. The bricks from this week's demolition will be available to the public July 19 - 21 on a first-come-first-served basis.

Not At All French

Jul 17, 2018

Our Militan Grammarian uses a World Cup victory as inspiration to examine what is, and isn't, truly French.

Alcohol Ink and Art

Jul 17, 2018

Shawna Elliott is The Empowered Painter. During a visit to her Springdale studio space she explained how she uses alcohol ink to create some of her work.

Scratching the Surface: It's A Comet, It's An Asteroid... No, it's 'Oumuamua

Jul 16, 2018
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In October 2017 the Pan Starrs telescope in Haleakala, Hawaii caught a glimpse of something unusual. Initially classified as a comet and then as an asteroid, the small (800 feet)  disc-shaped rock called 'Oumuamua tumbled into our orbit and became the first of a new class of interstellar objects.

Ozarks at Large for Monday, July 16, 2018

Jul 16, 2018

On today’s show, how and why some are trying to reduce the use of a certain plastic item in northwest Arkansas. Plus, a workforce program at UAFS is giving high school students concurrent credit while studying fields like robot automation.

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This month, the City of Seattle implemented a ban on plastic straws, and Starbucks announced it will phase out plastic straws by 2020. Many local restaurants have also started examining their own plastic-use practices, which often includes changing how they distribute straws or the kinds of straws they use. However, disability advocates around the country are expressing concern about what plastic straw bans will mean for people who rely on them to be able to drink.


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"The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!" President Trump tweeted Saturday morning. His message follows a New York Times report on Friday that his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded their discussion about payments to a former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with Trump.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

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The cows were silent on a recent July morning at Mill-King dairy farm in McGregor, Texas. They stood under shade trees, digesting their breakfast, while cicadas buzzed in the branches overhead.

"It's starting to warm up, so they're starting to get a little bit less ... frolicky," says Craig Miller, watching from the fence line.

His grandfather started this farm. Now he runs it, producing nonhomogenized milk from a mostly grass-fed herd. He says this cow behavior is exactly what he expects as the temperature rises.

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