Ozarks at Large for Friday, January 19, 2018

Jan 19, 2018

On this edition of Ozarks at Large, the Fayetteville VA is looking for new leadership. We’ll have a conversation with the departing director. Also, we have an update on an audit of the Fort Smith Police Department.

Police Department Audit Still in Progress

Jan 19, 2018

Michael Tilley from Talk Business and Politics has updates on an audit of the Fort Smith Police Department, construction of the U.S. Marshals Museum and home sales in the River Valley.

J. Froelich / KUAF

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks Director Bryan Matthews is leaving Fayetteville after two years to take a post as director at a veterans’ health care system in Biloxi, Miss.. Matthews raised the ranking of the VHCSO from a three-star facility to a five-star facility in less than one year. In our interview, Matthews discusses his accomplishments, the projects the VA is in the process of building and the challenges the VA faces going forward.


Tough Theatre on Stage in NWA

Jan 19, 2018

This week and next, Becca Martin Brown of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says you can catch some plays with serious themes including Cabaret at Walton Arts Center and Animal Farm at Arts Live Theatre.

Jake Ames, Tyler Jordan and the Negative Space

Austin band Tyler Jordan and the Negative Space are a rock and roll band with a flair for writing sad songs. While the band was recently in Fayetteville, they stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to give us a sampling of their music.