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The city of Fayetteville is seeking a tenant farmer for the currently fallow five-acre Woolsey Working Farm, adjacent to the historic Woolsey Homestead, under restoration, just southeast of the new Woolsey Wet Prairie Sanctuary. Tenant Farmer Formal Requests for Proposal applications are available online and must be submitted by Nov. 29. We take a walk on the old prairie remnant to take a gander.

Beginning Friday night, a new Trike Theatre production of Charlotte's Web will bring together professional adult actors and young actors. Each performance is at Walton Arts Center and the production runs through Dec. 2.

The Singing Men of Arkansas will present their annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 3 at Springdale High School.

Arkansas Trade with Asia

Nov 15, 2017

Mike Preston, the executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, talks to Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics about the recent trip to Japan and China made by Arkansas economic officials.

This weekend offers plenty of opportunities for live music, including a pair of funky shows in Fayetteville, a folk duo in Bentonville, and a celebration of the Buffalo River in Mena.

In Brinkley, halfway between Memphis and Little Rock, Sandra Kemmer is volunteering in a local cafe to promote the area’s economy by giving out rice products on metal trays.

“Hey ya’ll. You can have some cookies when you come back; it’s rice month,” she tells a couple passing by her stand.

Agriculture is the center of life here, but for decades rural towns like Brinkley have been dwindling and with them a linchpin of daily life, the town newspaper.

November is National Hospice Month. In honor of this, the CEO of Circle of Life Hospice, Catherine Grubbs joined Pete Hartman to share the importance of end-of-life care and explain the mission of her organization. Circle of Life has been a staple of the Northwest Arkansas community for more than 15 years offers both hospice and bereavement counseling for families. 

For more information on services and volunteer opportunities visit nwacircleoflife.com

Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017

On today’s show, we go deep into the Arkansas Poll numbers. Plus, off-year elections provide John Brummett a chance to consider the future. And, the Militant Grammarian returns with not one, but five different kinds of...commas.

The latest edition of the Arkansas Poll, the 19th, asks familiar questions of Arkansans and adds a few new queries this year as well. We talk to three people behind the poll about questions regarding Arkansans' state of mind on the economy, LGBTQ civic rights and more.

What 2017 Elections Mean Going Forward

Nov 14, 2017
Talk Business and Politics

Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, talks with John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, about the results from elections last week in Virginia and New Jersey.


World and Area News

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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