The Arkansas Senate passes a bill authorizing the state's Private Option expansion of Medicaid through the end of 2016. A summit regarding childhood poverty takes place in Rogers, and the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith takes delivery of a commemorative coin.
Yesterday a summit about children in poverty was held in Rogers. One of the speakers, Brenda Zedlitz from Economic Opportunity Agency, explained what life is like for the 26,000 children living in poverty in northwest Arkansas.
For the first time, researchers have captured a Northern Saw Whet Owl here in Arkansas. The tiny owl is rarely spotted in our state. We spend the night at the Ozark Natural Science Center near Huntsville with the folks trying to capture this secretive little raptor.
Rochelle Bradshaw and Hypnotion will be part of a Bob Marley Birthday Bash on February 8th at George's Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville. The band played two songs for us this week in the Firmin Garner Performance Studio.
The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) presents a concert titled "Fairy Tales" for their first of 2015. The program includes Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheharazade" and Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite." Find out more about the modernist melodies of Stravinsky and the color of Rimsky-Korsakov in my discussion with SoNA Music Director Paul Haas in today's show.
On this edition of Ozarks at Large, February will be a busy month for theatergoers, with over 13 productions taking to stages across the region. We’ll take a closer look at the world premiere of Look Away. TheatreSquared’s original drama will take audiences to 1933 Wilson, AR. And going back to tradition in the Cherokee Nation. The tribe hopes to grow and utilize a young herd of bison. Plus a midweek look at happenings at the state capitol.
State legislators vote down a proposal that would have separated the state's observance of Robert E. Lee's birthday from the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The state board of education votes to take over the Little Rock School District, and some water fees will increase in February in Rogers.