For this episode, Denton, Texas-based pop rocker Jessie Frye stops by the studio, as does British popsinger Rumer. And we squeeze the entirety of Fayetteville band Lost John into the studio as well.

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We learn how the next generation of credit cards are designed to foil fraud, how one town in the Arkansas River Valley is using technology to become a more connected city, and how newsrooms that report on traumatic events can handle the personal toll that reporting takes.

A weekend of rain means caution is advised on the Arkansas River.

MUSIC: "Escape From East Berlin" Daniel Pemberton

Mulberry, Ark. is a rural town in southern Crawford County, and enhancing the quality of life through technology use is important to its mayor Gary Baxter. With the help of Verizon's 4G Network, the city recently installed 50 Smart Water Meters with hopes to change the city's more than 800 meters soon.

MUSIC: "Grand Slam" Charlie Christian

Roby Brock, from Talk Business and Politics, says a shorter business week didn't result in a lack of business news.