Ahead on this edition of Ozarks; just in time for early voting, we conclude our series on issues facing Arkansas voters on this year's ballot with a report on an issue that would raise the state minimum wage. Also, a conversation with LeVar Burton. The actor and former host of Reading Rainbow will speak at the Fayetteville Public Library Wednesday evening. Plus, we learn about an organization using music to fight cancer, an update on efforts to monitor pollution in a Buffalo River Tributary and more.
Two former Arkansas Congressmen call for the state legislature to pass a ban on any new large-scale hog farms from being started in the Buffalo River Watershed. New polling suggests that there's a good chance that one issue on this year's ballot will pass, another will fail, and another is still up in the air. Plus, the Cherokee Nation opens a new one-stop shop for tribal services in Salisaw.
Three different teams of scientists are monitoring Big Creek, a tributary to the Buffalo National River, to assess if a new industrial swine farm situated upstream is polluting the watershed. One team, led by noted UA Geoscientist Emeritus Dr. Van Brahana, has released a second round of findings. Jacqueline Froelich visits with him in her studio.
The longtime host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton, is coming to the Fayetteville Public Library Wednesday. Before his arrival we talked to him about books, reading and his new book.
In her new release The American Masters, Anne Akiko Meyers performs the melodic Barber Violin Concerto. While Barber's concerto is widely praised, dislike from the original performer nearly derailed Barber from completing the piece. Fortunately it remains a lasting piece of the violin repetiore, and one of Meyers "signature works."
Listen to it on Monday's Of Note with Katy Henriksen
Ahead on this edition of Weekend OAL, we explore the status of same-sex marriage in Arkansas after the latest round of legal decisions on the issue, hear about suicide prevention from two men who have very close ties to the subject, and our montage celebrates babies.