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Tactical Urbanism techniques in Fayetteville are transforming downtown streets into pleasant and interesting intermodal corridors. 

Arkansas Close to Resuming Death Penalty

Mar 14, 2017

A Tuesday roundup includes the state of Arkansas moving closer to eight executions and a record low unemployment rate.

MUSIC: "The Dawn Thief" Whale Fall

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Amanda Aristondo, who pastors a Bentonville church, and her husband Jose--Guatemalan nationals living on expired visas in Northwest Arkansas--face deportation under expedited immigration orders newly issued by the Trump administration. A vigil was staged by Arkansas United Community Coalition outside ICE headquarters in Fayetteville as the couple were meeting with ICE agents. 

Understanding Roundabouts

Mar 14, 2017

The roundabout is becoming a bit more common in Arkansas and our explainer talked to a traffic engineer to find out how the devices (that are *not* traffic circles) work.

MUSIC: "Roundabout" Yes

courtesy / George Dombek

When spring break arrives on campus, an exhibition of George Dombek paintings comes down.

Although Haydn wrote 68 string quartets and is the father of the form, the Saint Lawrence String Quartet, based at Stanford University where they run the chamber music program, believes he doesn't get the recognition he deserves. 

"As great as Haydn was and as great as his music is, we've found that audiences don't necessarily appreciate him enough," explains cellist Christopher Costanza.

Arkansas Archeology Month

Mar 13, 2017

March is Arkansas Archeology Month.  Throughout the month, a variety of activities including tours, open houses, talks, and workshops will be held across the state.  

The Ko-ko-ci chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will hold a meeting Tuesday, March 14th, beginning at 6pm.

The Dreaded Earworm

Mar 13, 2017
University of Arkansas

Elizabeth Margulis, professor of music and director of the Music Cognition Lab in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, discusses how we make sense of music through repetition.

On today's program, we hear about a new documentary that looks at students and science fairs in Alpena, Alma, and at Haas Hall Academy. We also hear how Gravette High School is offering vocational and technical training, including courses in HVAC and welding, to its students. The school is now collaborating with other school districts to establish a more permanent regional career center.

On today's program, we hear about a new documentary that looks at students and science fairs in Alpena, Alma, and at Haas Hall Academy. We also hear how Gravette High School is offering vocational and technical training, including courses in HVAC and welding, to its students. The school is now collaborating with other school districts to establish a more permanent regional career center.

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