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
12:11 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, a University of Arkansas professor discusses the Russian smoking culture. Also, a tour of the Big River Steel Mill site in Osceola, the conclusion of our two-part conversation with University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart, and more.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:09 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Butler Hollow Forest Restoration Project Draft Proposal Thinned

Chute Ridge on Butler Hollow has undergone mechanical thinning and burning, yielding open glades and a forest of dead trees.
Credit Jacqueline Froelich

Last winter, the USDA Forest Service issued a draft proposal to thin and burn Butler Hollow, a large preserve on the Mark Twain National Forest bordering Carroll County in Southwest Missouri. Intense opposition to the plan compelled project planners to come up with fresh alternatives.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:06 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Highway Trust Fund Expires at Month's End

Contrary to the wishes of Arkansas’s senior U.S. Senator, a push in Congress to resolve a long-running impasse over highway funding could be headed toward another short-term fix by the end of the week

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:04 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Commission Tours Steel Mill Site

The Arkansas Waterways Commission recently got a first-hand look at the site of Big River Steel in Osceola. The mill is expected to be in operation by this time next year.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:03 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Community Paramedic Program Coming to Bella Vista

New employment numbers suggest northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith area economies continue to improve. Bella Bista aldermen vote to partner with Mercy Health Systems on a program to help recently released patients in an effort to cut down on hospital readmissions. Seven Hills Homeless Center asks the community for food pantry donations this month. And Carl Albert State College in Poteau and Salisaw, Okla. gets a $2 million federal grant to provide Student Support Services to low-income, disabled and first generation college students.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:02 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

UA Professor Studies Russian Smoking

History Professor Trish Starks became interested in Russian culture as an undergraduate exchange student just before the fall of the Soviet Union. During the exciting time, she noticed a lot of people smoking. Today, she is writing on of the first books on the unique Soviet smoking situation.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
12:00 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Chancellor Reflects on Budget Deficit

Credit courtesy photo

In the conclusion of our two-part conversation with Chancellor David Gearhart, he reflects on his initial reaction to a multimillion dollar deficit in University Advancement's budget and discusses what he learned from the fallout.

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Disability Minute
8:30 am
Wed July 29, 2015

The Disability Minute for July 29, 2015

Angie Bassett is Chair of Arkansas Support Network Board of Directors.
Credit Arkansas Support Network webpage

Today's Disability Minute features Chair of Arkansas Support Network Board of Directors talking about accessibility to equal education for disabled children.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
1:55 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Ozarks at Large for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ahead on this edition of Ozarks at Large, part one of a conversation with University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart days before he retires from the position, and our History Doctor returns to talk about the history of businesspeople, publishers and others who have vied to make the Oval Office their own.

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-Ozarks at Large Stories
1:47 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Assessing Arkansas Politics

Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics sits down with TB&P contributor Rex Nelson to discuss the recent visit to Arkansas from Donald Trump and whether there will be a race for the US Senate in Arkansas in 2016.

MUSIC: "CrossTech Break-In" Christopher Beck

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