Scratching The Surface: Mineral Detection

May 26, 2017

Welcome to Scratching The Surface with Caitlin Ahrens, the Pluto Manager at the Center for Space and Planetary Science.  Today, we learn how scientists are able to detect minerals on Mars without actually being there.

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On this edition of Ozarks, a conversation with the director of a new documentary investigating an old Fort Smith murder case. Plus, this week’s installment of the NWA Business Journal Report.


Melissa Witt disappeared from a Fort Smith bowling alley on Dec. 1, 1994. Her body was found near Ozark on Jan. 13, 1995, but to this day, 22 years later, no one has been arrested in the case. Since 2015, LaDonna Humphrey has been using a Facebook page called "Who Killed Missy Witt?" and an anonymous tip line to develop new leads. Her work and that of her team will be compiled into a documentary, which they hope to release later this year.

NWA Economy Doing Well

May 25, 2017

At this week's Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon in Fayetteville, an economist said the Northwest Arkansas region continues to shine in per capita income, but household debt is a concern. We hear more in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

Republicans React to Trump Budget

May 25, 2017

Members of the Arkansas congressional delegation – all Republicans – say they’re still evaluating the proposed budget President Trump has sent to Congress.