Marching for Science

Apr 16, 2018

About 70 people marched Saturday along Dickson Street in Fayetteville as part of the city's second March for Science. The crowd was smaller than 2017's event, but participants remain committed to campaigning for fact-based science and supporting research.

Six Days Previewed in Two Minutes

Apr 16, 2018

Every week in April in northwest Arkansas is busy...really busy. Somehow, Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette gets a week's worth of events into about a two-minute preview.

A Monday digest of events includes storms in the Arkansas River Valley, a reaction to strikes in Syria from Senator Tom Cotton and money to repair Arkansas roads damaged by floods.

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The Fort Smith Symphony is closing out the 2017-18 season with a concert honoring Fort Smith's bicentennial and a concert that includes a world premiere of a decades-old piece.

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The internet has changed many things. We plan trips differently, shop differently and communicate differently. Zoe Niesel says the digital age also changes how lawyers and judges have to think about jurisdiction. She is an assistant professor of law at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, and she recently visited the University of Arkansas to deliver a talk about the internet and law.

Ozarks at Large for Friday, April 13, 2018

Apr 13, 2018

On today’s show, we explore how could tariffs affect Arkansas farms and businesses. Plus, a recent theft at the Fort Smith Museum of History could mean changes for the museum. And John Charles and Magnolia give us a preview of a concert happening this weekend in Fayetteville.

Pondering a Prepared Food Tax in Fort Smith

Apr 13, 2018

Michael Tilley, From Talk Business & Politics, tells us about a proposed prepared food tax up for consideration in Fort Smith and about a large office building being put up for sale.

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State economic experts say Arkansas farmers and manufacturers have been left in a precarious situation in both the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations and the tit-for-tat rhetoric on tariffs between the U.S. and China. If China were to impose its latest round of tariffs on the U.S., the state's farmers would likely take a hit. Meanwhile, if the U.S. imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on China, Arkansas manufacturers could experience the same thing. On top of that, the U.S.

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Last month, a gold, lizard stick pin that once belonged to Judge Isaac Parker was stolen from the Fort Smith Museum of History. It has since been returned, and now museum staff are trying to figure out how to afford more security.

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The Komen Ozark Race for the Cure is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Thursday, the nonprofit marked the grand opening of its race registration office at Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. During the last two decades, the northwest Arkansas affiliate has given $11 million in local community grants.

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Two police officers were shot and critically wounded Tuesday in Dallas, police said.

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Prosecutors told the jury in Bill Cosby's criminal retrial that the legendary funnyman on The Cosby Show stands in glaring contrast to the sexual predator who victimized Andrea Constand.

And Cosby's chief accuser was not his sole target, prosecutor Kristen Feden said in her closing argument, describing how scores of other women have accused Cosby of trading on his celebrity status over decades to sexually prey on them.

Allan Monga, a junior at Deering High School in Portland, Maine, traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Poetry Out Loud contest on Monday. It's a national competition in which students recite great works of poetry, and it's run by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.

But Monga, who says he fled violence in his home country of Zambia, was initially barred from the national final because of his immigration status: He's an asylum seeker and does not yet have U.S. citizenship.

Meek Mill is being released from state prison on bail after a nearly six-month legal battle over the Philadelphia rapper being sentenced to serve two-to-four years behind bars in November of last year for violating his parole.

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has proposed a new rule that restricts scientific research that can be used by the agency for its regulatory decisions.

The proposed rule only allows the use of studies that make all data publicly available for anyone to analyze. Pruitt proposed the new rule as a way to make the agency's decision-making more "transparent, objective and measurable."

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