On this edition of Ozarks at Large, a workshop in Springdale to help people collect stories from veterans. Also, Arkansauce returns to the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to talk about and play songs from their new album.
Michael Tilley from The City Wire weighs in on the final decision by the Fort Smith School Board to change Southside High School's mascot and fight song. Plus the Bank of Fayetteville has new owners and there are more jobs in the region.
A free workshop will be held Saturday afternoon August 1st at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale to teach oral history skills to those wishing to participate in the federal Veterans History Project. We speak with workshop facilitator Jo Blatti. Reservations are required to enroll. Call (501) 372-7153 or contact the Shiloh Museum.
The Bank of Fayetteville is acquired by Farmers and Merchants Bankshares of Stuttgart. The Fayetteville Farmers Market will celebrate National Farmers Market Week with food, art, giveaways and cooking demonstrations. A former assistant general counsel for Walmart becomes Arkansas' first solicitor general. And a national non-profit is seeking low-income households in five Arkansas counties and one Oklahoma county without access to a potable water source.
Becca Martin Brown with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette calls in from vacation to offer ideas for the weekend. She says the Clayton House and Fort Smith Regional Art Museum both have family-inclusive events this week.
Fayetteville-based band Arkansauce has spent the summer putting the finishing touches on its second, full-length studio album titled “All Day Long.” The group will celebrate the release of the new album tomorrow night at George's Majestic Lounge.
We close this month's Disability Minute with a listen to some of the voices we heard during July. The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act was July 26th and KUAF - along with Arkansas Support Network - has been offering the Disability Minute in recognition. If you'd like to know more about Arkansas Support Network, go to supports.org.
As part of KUAF’s 30th anniversary celebration, KUAF News Director, Kyle Kellams, will host a free panel discussion on the "State of Investigative Journalism" at the Fayetteville Public Library, Saturday August 8th, at 1:30pm.
MARA LEVERITT, author of The Devil’s Knot on the case of the ‘West Memphis Three’ and
BENJI HARDY, of the Arkansas Times, whose reporting on Arkansas Representative, Justin Harris, and the Arkansas Department of Human Services gained national attention earlier this year.
The film “Bonobos: Back to the Wild” tells the true story of naturalist Claudine Andre’ and her work in the Congo to protect the endangered bonobo apes.
Join KUAF Friday night, August 21th at the Razorback Malco Theater for a special viewing of the film. It’s “KUAF Night At The Movies” and we have a limited number of FREE tickets for the show. Call or email KUAF to reserve your seats for this English-language adaptation of French director Alain Tixier’s acclaimed documentary, originally titled “Beny: Back to the Wild”.