Ozarks At Large

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Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, April 24, 2018

18 hours ago

On today’s show, we take a walking tour of Van Buren to consider more livable downtowns. Plus, we learn more about the eastern collared lizard, and we take an audio tour through historic words our Militant Grammarian wants to bring back.

Z. Sitek / KUAF

More communities around the country are realizing they have to reckon with the automobile-centered environment they created. The Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization recently invited national community design expert Mark Fenton to take walking tours of Van Buren and Fort Smith.

Reading the Poll Numbers

18 hours ago
courtesy: Talk Business & Politics

This week, a Talk Business and Politics/Hendrix College poll asked likely Republican voters about several issues. John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks with Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics about the responses regarding the governor's race, Arkansas Works and President Trump.

Bob Dorough, who wrote many of the classic Schoolhouse Rock! songs like "Three is a Magic Number," died yesterday at age 94. We listen to part of the Arkansas native's visit to Fayetteville in 2013 when he watched performers 80 years younger sing his songs.

MUSIC: "Three is a Magic Number" Bob Dorough

courtesy: Casey Brewster and Chris Fischer

University of Arkansas Ph.D. Biology Candidate Casey Brewster spends his summers on remnant Ozark glades monitoring the elusive and rare Eastern Collared Lizard. Brewster will lead a Collared Lizard expedition at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5 during a public hike at Lake Leatherwood Park, where several isolated colonies are documented.