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Arkansauce and National Park Radio will perform May 5 at George’s Majestic Lounge. Earlier this week, the four members of Arkansauce, as well as two members of National Park Radio, stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to give us a preview of the concert.

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apr 19, 2018

On today’s show, Oklahoma teachers are back in the classroom, but they are not done fighting for funding. Plus, we learn about a project that will result in a traditional hand-carved Marshallese canoe in Springdale. And after months of renovating a bigger space, the Grove Restaurant and Comedy Club is ready to reopen.

courtesy: Sequoyah County Educators

Although the Oklahoma Education Association ended the official teacher walkout last week, many educators are vowing to keep fighting for school funding by other means. Some districts are sending delegates each day to the capitol, many teachers have decided to run for office themselves, and others are rallying behind candidates who support education funding. We catch up with Roland High School math teacher Steven Ostrander, who has been part of the walkout effort in Sequoyah County, about what has happened in the last week and how his school district plans to move forward.

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The Arkansas Department of Transportation cut the ribbon Wednesday on a 4.5-mile portion of the Springdale Northern Bypass, or future Highway 412. The bypass will eventually connect to existing Highway 412 on the west side of Tontitown and on the east side of Sonora. The section of the highway unveiled Wednesday will be open to drivers starting April 30.

A Thursday roundup includes Walmart and vendors discussing sustainability goals, and some legislators call for the impeachment of a judge.