Zuzanna Sitek

Reporter, Ozarks at Large
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What does it take to move a million-pound SWEPCO transformer from Tontitown to Siloam Springs? For starters, it takes 32 axles and about two days.

On today’s show, many Arkansas colleges are just two months away from having to allow concealed guns on campus, and we hear how NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville is preparing for a change. Plus, Walmart is always looking to change up what’s on its shelves; we have a report from yesterday’s open call with the world’s largest retailer. And, there is a change in the heart of downtown Van Buren.

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Nearly 100 companies from across the country will have their American-made products at Walmart stores after the retailer's fourth annual Open Call event Wednesday. About 500 entrepreneurs were invited to Bentonville after thousands had applied. Sundari, C&C Foods and EcoClear Products spoke with Ozarks at Large about the Open Call experience.

On today’s show, reaction to yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling supporting same-sex parents and birth certificates. Plus, some new, big, colorful works of art are getting some reaction; we talk to artists behind the new murals in area downtowns. And, we find out how one of the oldest houses in Van Buren is getting some tender loving care

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The University of Arkansas in Fort Smith recently received a $600,000 grant to begin restoring a home built in the late 1830s just down the hill from the Drennen-Scott House, which UAFS had also restored and turned into a historic site. This latest project is a home that was built by Leonard Wilhaf, who was a German immigrant, baker and soldier in the Mexican American War.

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