Zuzanna Sitek

Reporter, Ozarks at Large

On today's program, reaction to arguments at the State Supreme Court yesterday over the city of Fayetteville's ordinance including sexual identity as a civil rights protection. Also, we learn how The House of Songs project brings songwriters from Sweden, Ireland, Canada and the Ozarks together.

A work at the ACO was vandalized earlier this month.

MUSIC "Senseless" Maya Jane Coles

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One of the workshops held this month by Compassion Fayetteville as part of Fayetteville's Black History Month celebration focuses on how the white community should approach becoming involved in black movements like Black Lives Matter.

On today’s show, the University of Arkansas counters rising national increases in sexually-transmitted diseases with a new testing clinic, Congressman Steve Womack will discuss efforts to collect sales taxes on internet purchases. And we hear the latest about an effort by the city of Fayetteville to help ensure that 7 Hills Homeless Shelter remains open.

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7Hills Homeless Center staff and board are working to find a solution to a financial crisis that has put their Day Center in jeopardy. The Day Center offers the homeless in Northwest Arkansas basic needs like showers, meals and a place to send their mail.