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Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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Four international and two local artists are taking part in the Green Candy mural event in Fayetteville. On today's program, we learn how the event aims to generate discussion regarding waste and sustainability through use of interactive and participatory art. Also, we learn about the history of the confederate statue on the Bentonville square and more

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The Confederate soldier statue on the downtown square in Bentonville was put there in 1908. Following the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month, a local group called Ozark Indivisble started a petition calling for the monument's removal. That petition spurred another petition declaring support for keeping the monument. The statue was put up more than 40 years after the Civil War at a time when Arkansas and many other southern states were erecting Confederate monuments.

courtesy / Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

The non-profit Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families issued a new policy brief this week detailing the status of Arkansas's unemployment insurance benefits.The report’s author, Eleanor Wheeler, a Senior Policy Analyst at AACF says the state's unemployment insurance program, which has been repeatedly slashed by the legislature, ranks among the lowest in the nation. You can read the full policy brief here.

 

Green Candy is an art action presented by Experience Fayetteville and JustKids with the goal of generating discussion around waste and sustainability through interactive and participatory art. Four international artists and two local artists are working on murals and other projects around Fayetteville this week.

The Fayetteville Roots Festival is this weekend, and while tickets to the main stage events are sold out, there are plenty of (mostly) free opportunities to see some of the performers in town for the festival.

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