Ozarks At Large

Weekdays at noon and 7 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. on 91.3 FM

This locally produced news magazine has covered news, sports, politics, arts & culture and the quirky and unusual happenings in the Ozarks for more than two decades.

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-Ozarks at Large Episodes
1:07 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Ozarks at Large for Friday, May 22, 2015

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks at Large, Memorial Day weekend has almost something for everybody, and Becca Martin Brown gives us some ideas on how to spend the holiday. And, we get a preview of the Ozark Punkabilly Festival, we catch up on the week's news with Michael Tilley of The City Wire, and much more.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:58 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Bass Reeves, Arkansas Tourism Have Good Week

Michael Tilley from The City Wire says Arkansas tourism numbers are establishing new records and the legendary U. S. Marshal Bass Reeves will be the subject of three different cable television projects.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:57 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Arkansas Legislature Inspires Tweets

The recently completed regular session of the Arkansas Legislature inspired a growing social media presence. Roby Brock discusses what issues created the most attention and just who was the most active when it came to offering opinion.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:52 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Siloam Springs Garden Taking Root

Credit Antoinette Grajeda

The Garden in Siloam Springs is a brand new community garden in western Benton County that is open to everybody. The newly recognized nonprofit planted its garden in March and some of the crops are just now starting to sprout. There will be a workshop May 30th at the garden that teaches participants how to convert an old trash can into a compost bin.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:51 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Considering Arkansas Health Care

This week a committee in Little Rock continued to consider the future of health care in Arkansas.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:49 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Waterparks, Flooding Potentially Ahead for Holiday Weekend

Some campgrounds are closed at Beaver Lake because of flooding caused by recent rains, but on this busiest weekend of the year for parks around the lake, officials say those wanting to camp out at the lake should call ahead. Meanwhile, the Arkansas State Police kicks off its annual Click it Or Ticket campaign to ensure those taking to the open road buckle up. And a long awaited waterpark in Fort Smith will finally open this Saturday.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:45 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Rain or Shine, Here Comes Memorial Day

Becca Martin Brown, with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, says the unofficial launch of summer comes with a myriad of outdoor activities including an anticipated opening in Fort Smith.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:43 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

A Little Bit of Punk, A Lot of "abilly"

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The Ozark Punkabilly Festival will take place Memorial Day from noon to 9:00 p.m. at Ozark Beer Company in Rogers. It will feature national touring bands and local bands, including Rat Race Rebellion. RRR stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to talk about the genre of punkabilly and the lifestyle that goes along with it. They also played a toned down version of an original song. The festival, by the way, benefits Souls Harbor NWA.

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-Ozarks at Large Episodes
12:32 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks at Large, a conversation with Chief John Baker of the Cherokee Nation. Arkansas is home to more than 20,000 Cherokee people, and the chief was in the state to speak with his constituents about health care, history and more. Plus, one Fayetteville surgical facility will be the first in Arkansas to publicly disclose prices for its procedures.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:12 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Local Surgery Clinic Sets Transparent Pricing Standard

North Hills Surgery Center in Fayetteville is the first freestanding multi-specialty outpatient surgery clinic in Northwest Arkansas. The center, starting this week, also claims to be the first in Arkansas to advertise the cost of all its procedures. We hear from both the medical director and lead administrator about the move to  go public.

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