Summertime Concerts Abundant Throughout Region

Jun 15, 2018

Northwest Arkansas has plenty of concerts scheduled throughout the region during the summer months. Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has a rundown of the events including the Gulley Park Concert Series and the Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series.

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Guy Clark passed away a little more than two years ago. Last August, during the Fayetteville Roots Festival, several musicians gathered at Fayetteville Public Library to remember the songwriter with performances of some of his well-known songs.

Tonight, KUAF 91.3 will broadcast a live performance of the Artosphere Festival Orchestra at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Monday night, the latest installment of the Trillium Salon Concert Series will take place at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville.

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018

On today’s show, a we learn about a school that emphasizes learning and nature. Plus, we hear how the upcoming Pride weekend in Fayetteville emphasizes inclusion. And, the Militant Grammarian says there are pieces of punctuation emphasizing surprise.

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The Clover Community School will open this fall as a nature-centric private elementary school for learners of all abilities. The campus is located four miles northeast of downtown Bentonville on a farm where students will tend gardens, orchards, flocks of farm animals and bees while learning math, science, engineering, technology, literacy and the arts.

Gambling and Addiction

Jun 14, 2018

A Thursday roundup includes concerns about gambling addiction in Arkansas and paid parental leave for Mercy employees.

The Pride Parade in Fayetteville is the largest in the state according to organizers. This year's parade is followed by a Saturday festival and more in downtown Fayetteville.

The Interobang and How to Use It

Jun 14, 2018

Our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, says there are pieces of punctuation beyond what most of us know about. She says the interobang, for example, can be used when expressing both surprise and uncertainty.

Classic Novel Suggested for Summer

Jun 14, 2018

Pastor Clint Schnekloth, lead pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, is back with another summer reading reccommendation. This time, a classic. He says we should read Middlemarch by George Eliot.

Million Meals Goal Met

Jun 14, 2018

The latest incarnation of Arvest Bank's warm-weather food drive is a success. We hear about the 1 Million Meals effort on this week's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

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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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