Ozarks at Large for Friday, November 17, 2017

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On today’s show, we remember one of the most-watched Arkansas nights ever. Plus, we learn about the power of radio in Africa, and a NWA-based musician recently had the opportunity to perform at the Grand Ole Opry’s pre-show; we hear music from Caleb Ryan Martin on today’s program.

Before he was part of Talk Business and Politics, Roby Brock was given the job of putting together the celebration in downtown Little Rock the night Bill Clinton was elected to the White House.

A Friday roundup: A series of grants from the Walton Family Foundation will be directed toward downtown projects in northwest Arkansas, an Arkansas state senator is mourned and more.

The Prison Story Project: On the Row is attracting attention beyond Arkansas. The reading, based on the words of men on Arkansas' Death Row, has already been produced once in Colorado and other productions may be in the future.

Farai Gonzo, a journalist and scholar from Zimbabwe who was forced to leave her country, was on the University of Arkansas campus this week. She was a guest of the UA chapter of Scholars at Risk and delivered a talk about the power of remaining positive.