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Ozarks at Large for Thursday, October 19, 2017

17 hours ago

On today’s show, we learn about a proposal for a communal shelter for people without homes in Fayetteville. Plus, in conjunction with the One Book, One Community initiative, the Latin/x Youth Theatre Project will host two performances this week. And Jennifer Lin explains the book that’s taken her nearly a lifetime to write.

courtesy: ServeNWA

The Fayetteville Planning Commission is considering a proposal submitted by ServeNWA for a homeless community called New Beginnings that would provide micro-shelters to those in need of somewhere to sleep. Kevin Fitzpatrick, who is the director of the University of Arkansas' Community Family Institute and is a board member for ServeNWA, says the micro-shelters would serve as a stepping stone between homelessness and a permanent residence like an apartment.

 

When the winds are just right on an October afternoon, clouds of smoke can be seen from the rural highways of Mississippi County. 

Once in a while, an out-of-state motorist calls 911 to report a fire, but most people who live and work in the county are familiar with the phenomenon.  It’s agricultural burning, a widely used but controversial practice that allows the farmers to clear their fields quickly after a harvest and get ready for the next season.

courtesy: Latin/x Youth Theatre Project

As part of the One Book, One Community initiative, the Latin/x Youth Theatre Project is taking scenes from its premier play, "Follow Me @ Tío Sam," and expanding it for a new production that will be performed twice this week.

Agriculture's Start

17 hours ago

Tonight Fokke Gerritsen, Director, Netherlands Institute, Turkey, delivers the latest Stigler Lecture in Archeology and Anthropology in Gearhart Hall on the University of Arkansas campus. He'll talk about work in Turkey helping us learn more about people developing agriculture as a way to live more than eight-thousand years ago.

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