On this special holiday edition of Ozarks at Large, we hear some of our favorite music performances recorded so far this year at KUAF. We'll hear from The Silvershakers, Vintage Pistol, Smokey and the Mirror, The Show Ponies, Shore and Cockrum, Tim Duggan, The Ozark Highballers, and many others.
Ahead on Ozarks, Michael Tilley of the city Wire talks about the week's news and financial numbers. Also, how the financial numbers in Greece may affect Arkansas, and a preview of the Summer edition of Edible Ozarkansas and more.
Michael Tilley, with The City Wire, says northwest Arkansas continues to add jobs at a grand pace and the Fort Smith metro is adding jobs, too. He also says plenty of eyes will be on a Walmart summit devoted to manufacturing next week.
U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge who serves the Western District of Arkansas, also chairs the Domestic Terrorism Working Group of United States Attorneys. He talks about his mission to blunt violent extremism both at the federal and state level.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security hosts a website where citizens can learn how to report suspicious activity.
The changes include imposing a minimum fine for citations and a specific prohibition on leaving animals in cars during extreme weather. Also, the city of Springdale is warning residents of a scam targeting its water customers. A new casino opens in Roland that has already created hundreds of jobs and could create more when its adjoining hotel opens later this year. And, Cargill announces plans to sell its U.S. pork business to another global meat giant.
Roby Brock and Wes Brown from Talk Business and Politics take a few minutes to analyze the biggest business stories of the past week. Included on their agenda is an examination of how Greece's financial problems might affect Arkansas.
Award-winning local food publication Edible Ozarkansas is out with its latest issue. This edition highlights some of the global cuisines that are cooked and served in the homes of immigrants in our area. We speak to Edible Ozarkansas editor Amanda Cothren and contributing writer and chef Dorothy Hall about spice, color, community, and scratch 'n' sniff covers.
Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette says you do not have to search for very long to see and hear fireworks. Also this weekend: SONA plays the AMP and final prep for The Music Man at the Arts Center of the Ozarks,