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Ozarks at Large Episodes
1:10 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, why Midtown wants to establish an identity among Fayetteville's residents, and what our tech ambassador thinks Apple's new products and procedures might mean for the future.

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Ozarks at Large Stories
1:04 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Regional Planners Prepare to Update Transportation Plan

Officials with the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission are getting ready to undertake updating the region's five-year transportation master plan. The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks prepares to commemorate National Prisoner of War-Missing In Action Rememberance Day, and Crawford County officials approve a larger land purchase for the county's planned new jail.

MUSIC: "Not Their Fight" by David Holmes

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Ozarks at Large Stories
1:00 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

JEMI: Judicial Equality for Mental Illness

Cummins State Prison
Credit courtesy Ark. Dept. of Corrections

A coalition to advocate for incarcerated mentally ill formed in Northwest Arkansas two years ago. Jacqueline Froelich met with several key organizers, and also spoke with the mother of an adult son diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. He is serving time in prison.  

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Ozarks at Large Stories
12:57 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Midtown Launches Branding Effort

Over the weekend, merchants in Fayetteville's midtown region debuted a new sticker as part of branding campaign.

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Ozarks at Large Stories
12:55 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

An Incomplete List

September means an embarrassment of riches for activities in the region.  This list has a (very) partial list.

MUSIC: "Okeechobee Wind" by Jesse McReynolds

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Ozarks at Large Stories
12:53 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Apple's New Stuff

Our tech ambassador is back with some thoughts on last week's Apple announcements.

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Ozarks at Large Stories
12:51 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Sandwiched in at Shiloh

Becca Martin Brown has a preview of tomorrow's event at Shiloh Musuem of Ozark History in Springdale.

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Ozarks at Large Stories
12:49 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Car-Ride Service Contrary to Local Regulations

In late August, Uber expanded its offerings into two dozen new markets, including Fayetteville. But, city officials say the ride-sharing company's contracted drivers are running afoul of local rules for taxicab companies.

MUSIC: "Hitchin' a Ride" by Vanity Fair

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Ozarks at Large Episodes
2:00 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Ozarks at Large for Monday, September 15, 2014

Ahead on Ozarks, Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics takes us beyond the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races in Arkansas to examine a pair of open races for Congressional seats. Plus, a conversation with the author of a new biography of a man who dedicates his life to the preservation of Cherokee culture.

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Ozarks at Large Stories
1:56 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Americorps Celebrates Two Decades of Existence

Americorps, which was started by President Bill Clinton in 1994, celebrated its 20th birthday in Little Rock during the weekend, a celebration that kicked off a week of service for the organization. A number of museums in northwest Arkansas get grants from the Arkansas Humanities Council; a replacement is appointed to fill the bench in Central Arkansas of a judge who was released after revealing confidential case information online.

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