Ozarks At Large

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Today, a one-time resident of Arkansas' Death Row talks capital punishment. Damien Echols talks about death row as Arkansas prepares for an unprecedented string of executions. Plus area Meals on Wheels agencies look ahead. And in March, 1969, Muhammad Ali came to Fayetteville:

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Meals on Wheels providers in Fayetteville and Sebastian County both say they are anxiously watching for a more detailed budget plan from the Trump administration after some initial headlines suggested federal funding for the senior meal delivery program could be in jeopardy.

Next month the state of Arkansas will execute eight of its 33 inmates, in pairs over four evenings and by lethal injection.

For more than 18 years Damien Echols was one of those on death row. He knows all eight men and says Don W. Davis, scheduled to die April 17, "kept me alive." 

Here's his full Arkansas Public Media interview with reporter Ann Kenda in which he talks about the justice of capital punishment, life on death row, life after death row and his wife, Lorri, whom he married while on the block. 

Echols was reached at his home in New York.