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1:37 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Ozarks at Large for Friday, January 30, 2015

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks at Large, a rare owl is tracked through the night in the northwest Arkansas woods, and Michael Tilley breaks down the week's news.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
1:35 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Private Option Bill Passes State Senate

The Arkansas Senate passes a bill authorizing the state's Private Option expansion of Medicaid through the end of 2016. A summit regarding childhood poverty takes place in Rogers, and the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith takes delivery of a commemorative coin.

MUSIC: "Finger Back" Vampire Weekend

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
1:31 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Commercial Building on the Rise

Michael Tilley, from The City Wire, discusses 2014's big increase in building permits for northwest Arkansas and an effort to change Fort Smith's form of government.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
1:29 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

What it's Like to be a Child in Poverty

Yesterday a summit about children in poverty was held in Rogers.  One of the speakers, Brenda Zedlitz from Economic Opportunity Agency, explained what life is like for the 26,000 children living in poverty in northwest Arkansas.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:14 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Researchers Capture Rare Owl at ONSC

For the first time, researchers have captured a Northern Saw Whet Owl here in Arkansas. The tiny owl is rarely spotted in our state. We spend the night at the Ozark Natural Science Center near Huntsville with the folks trying to capture this secretive little raptor.

MUSIC: "Owls" Leo Kottke

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:13 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Celebrating Bob Marley's Birth With Music

Rochelle Bradshaw and Hypnotion will be part of a Bob Marley Birthday Bash on February 8th at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville.  The band played two songs for us this week in the Firmin Garner Performance Studio.

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-KUAF Music and Culture
12:10 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Of Note for Friday, January 30: SoNA Explores Modernist Melodies in First Concert of 2015

 The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) presents a concert titled "Fairy Tales" for their first of 2015. The program includes Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheharazade" and Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite." Find out more about the modernist melodies of Stravinsky and the color of Rimsky-Korsakov in my discussion with SoNA Music Director Paul Haas in today's show.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:09 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Move Over January, Here Comes February

Becca Martin Brown, from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, tells us what's left to do this month...and how the next month begins.

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-Ozarks at Large Episodes
1:04 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, January 29, 2015

On this edition of Ozarks at Large, February will be a busy month for theatergoers, with over 13 productions taking to stages across the region.  We’ll take a closer look at the world premiere of Look Away.  TheatreSquared’s original drama will take audiences to 1933 Wilson, AR.  And going back to tradition in the Cherokee Nation.  The tribe hopes to grow and utilize a young herd of bison.  Plus a midweek look at happenings at the state capitol.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
1:01 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Some Water Fees to Rise in Rogers

State legislators vote down a proposal that would have separated the state's observance of Robert E. Lee's birthday from the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The state board of education votes to take over the Little Rock School District, and some water fees will increase in February in Rogers.

MUSIC: "Friend No More" Punch Brothers

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