On today’s show, delivery robots are getting a trial run around the University of Arkansas. Plus the consideration of a replacement for the Affordable Care Act continues, and a favorite bakery in Fort Smith is back after 17 years away...with some of customers’ favorite pastries and favorite faces.

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University of Arkansas students have been working with Starship Technologies on a pilot program that would allow packages to be delivered via a robot. The project is one of a handful within the McMillon Innovation Studio.

Congressman Steve Womack talks to Roby Brock from our partner Talk Business and Politics about the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

MUSIC: "Dark End of the Street" Ry Cooder

Busy Week for Legislators

Mar 16, 2017

A Thursday roundup includes legislation regarding marijuana, the Freedom of Information Act and accolades for the University of Arkansas.

Militant Grammarian Shares Her Favorite Words

Mar 16, 2017

The English language has thousands of words and our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds, has a few favorites to share.

MUSIC: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" Duke Ellington Orchestra

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The first time around, Sandy's Bake Shoppe in Fort Smith was open for 19 years. Sandy and Mike Smith had to close their business when Mike fell ill, but 17 years later, the bakery is back.

Coming Soon: Beer at the Cinema?

Mar 16, 2017

  Some Arkansas theaters want to offer a brew with your popcorn.

The phenomenal Saint Lawrence String Quartet stopped by to perform Haydn and discuss their innovative Haydn Discovery Project ahead of their concert at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. Listen to the full in-studio right here.

Abigale Rongey

German pianist and composer Ratko Delorko was blown away when he first heard George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" as a child. He stops by the Firmin-Garner performance studio ahead of a free concert tonight at 8 p.m. at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center on the UA campus in Fayetteville to play a bit and chat about what makes Gershwin Gershwin and much more. 

Community Spotlight - Arkansas Archeology Month

Mar 15, 2017

March is Archeology Month in Arkansas.   Throughout the month, archeologists across the state are presenting opportunities to learn more about the work archeologists do to understand human history.  Come out to Prarie Grove Battlefield State Park at 4pm on Saturday, March 25th, to learn about Civil War archeology.