On today’s show, a big decision for a small dam in Benton County. Plus, Pete Seeger’s life as a musician, environmentalist and social activist is explored in a special exhibit at Tulsa’s Woody Guthrie Center; and Gerald Sloan’s memoir in verse.


The dam on Little Sugar Creek, which creates Lake Bella Vista, has been considered failed since 2008 when it was topped by flooding. It has also been topped by flooding in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Following the flooding in 2008 and 2011, the city of Bentonville applied for funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to tear down and rebuild the dam. The city got a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which was necessary to fulfill the FEMA requirements, in December 2016, but it expired in March 2017.

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Year-round, Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center honors its namesake, but this summer, a special exhibit is honoring his friend Pete Seeger. Artifacts on display examine his work as a musician, environmentalist and social activist.

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