Ozarks at Large for Friday, September 22, 2017

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On today’s show, we get the latest in the saga surrounding Fayetteville’s anti-discrimination ordinance. Plus, we hear from an expert about hiking for more than just a couple of hours. Also, we hear about the race that will take runners from Eureka Springs to Lake Fort Smith to Prairie Grove.

Shifts in Medicine and Commerce

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Michael Tilley, from Talk Business and Politics, explains how the medical and retail landscapes continue to shift every day.

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Arkansas LGBT civil rights took center stage during a pretrial hearing in Washington County Circuit Court Thursday where Judge Doug Martin will consider the constitutionality of Act 137 of 2015. The state law bars Arkansas cities and counties from enacting LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinances. In two rulings Martin set the tone for future proceedings, refusing to stay Fayetteville's non-discrimination ordinance and rejecting another motion by the state to quash depositions of several legislators accused of bias in the sponsoring of Act 137.

The Outback in the Ozarks race sends runners all over northwest Arkansas, through five state parks, over hills and into the middle of the night.

Hiking Short...and Far

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Jim Warnock loves to hike. The school principal (in Alma) will be at Hobbs State Park Sunday to talk about long hikes and short ones, too.