Zuzanna Sitek

Reporter, Ozarks at Large

Today, a one-time resident of Arkansas' Death Row talks capital punishment. Damien Echols talks about death row as Arkansas prepares for an unprecedented string of executions. Plus area Meals on Wheels agencies look ahead. And in March, 1969, Muhammad Ali came to Fayetteville:

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Meals on Wheels providers in Fayetteville and Sebastian County both say they are anxiously watching for a more detailed budget plan from the Trump administration after some initial headlines suggested federal funding for the senior meal delivery program could be in jeopardy.

On today’s show, is nuclear power’s comeback complete? Arkansas Nuclear One has a 20-year extension. Plus the US Marshals Museum plans to open in Fort Smith in 916 days. Also, the evolution of the past couple of centuries of American legal ethics.

U.S. Marshals Museum

The president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith expects site work at the future location of the museum to begin this summer in order for the building to be opened to the public on Sept. 24, 2019. The site work will cost more than originally anticipated, so to stay within the budget the design of the building had to be adjusted.

On today's program, we learn how the Center for Art and Education is laying plans to move to a new space in downtown Van Buren. Also, we learn how the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design is working with the School of Forest Resources at UA Monticello to source sustainable construction materials to promote forest growth.