Ahead on this edition of Ozarks at Large, Roby Brock gives us a look back at the past seven days of business and political news in Arkansas, and we learn how communications scholars are studying the impact of positive media.

The International Mountain Bicycling Association will hold the organization's 2016 summit in Bentonville.

MUSIC: "Talk to Me" Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

Sophie Janicke, a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications at the University of Arkansas is part of a national research team examining how people use and are affected by inspirational media. The three-year-long $2-million-dollar grant project was funded by the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to interdisciplinaryesearch on human purpose and ultimate reality.

Meeting Clean Power Regulations

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The clock is ticking for Arkansas to meet a deadline to reduce carbon emissions.

MUSIC: "Epitaph for Edith Carvell" Nigel Clarke

Health Report Examined

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Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics says a health care report topped the week's news.

MUSIC: "San Clemente" The Ziggens