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Dec 17, 2018

On this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics:

After a big battle, a Conway plant is closing, but could new jobs be on the way? Arkansas Economic Development Commission director Mike Preston joins us to discuss the project pipeline.

It's been a roller coaster week in national politics as Washington D.C. reacts to legal developments in cases involving President Trump.

On the state front, Arkansas Works, the departure of a high profile cabinet member, and prep for the legislative session begins. TB&P contributors Tamika Edwards and John Burris weigh in.

Dec 10, 2018

On this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics:

Baptist Health expands its footprint into the Fort Smith regional market. CEO Troy Wells joins us to discuss this and healthcare’s future.

In politics, President George Herbert Walker Bush is laid to rest. Plus, there are new mayors in Little Rock and Bentonville. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Rex Nelson offers his insight on Bush's legacy and the new mayors' challenges.

And it’s been an "energetic" week for news. From the Fayetteville Shale Play to Murphy Oil, we’ll talk energy-related news with TB&P's Wes Brown.

Dec 3, 2018

On today’s edition of Talk Business & Politics:   We will be talking about the deep dive on Arkansas economy from state policy to international tariff.  Economist Mervin Jabaraj breaks down what the numbers are showing us.

Bipartisan health care reform has been happening in Arkansas for twenty years.  Dr. Joe Thompson with Arkansas Center for Health Improvement joins us today to discuss an upcoming event with former Arkansas Governors Huckabee and Beebe.

Downtown redevelopment is booming across Arkansas. Arkansas Department of Heritage Executive Director Stacy Hurst and I discuss what’s sparking the revolution.

 

Nov 19, 2018

Today on this week’s addition of Talk Business & Politics my guest is Governor Asa Hutchinson. He’s unveiled his budget for the next fiscal year.  Where are his priorities?  Is there room for compromise on his tax cut plans?  What is doable on a highway program?  Finally is Arkansas Works working?

Nov 12, 2018

On this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics Podcast:

 

The people have voted and the results are in.  We will talk with Talk Business & Politics correspondent John Burris and KATV chief political reporter Janelle Lilley.

 

What is HATponics and why has Heifer International partnered with them.

 

Those stories and more on this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics.

Nov 6, 2018
Nov 5, 2018

On this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics:

Election Day is around the corner. We'll run through what we're watching for on Election Night with analysts Dr. Jay Barth of Hendrix College and Robert Coon of Impact Management Group.

Plus, we'll preview our Election Night coverage. Talk Business & Politics will have you covered in every corner of the state. Plus, we've put together an all-star lineup for Tuesday evening, including Rex Nelson, Shane Broadway and Janelle Lilley.

Also, we'll look at different sides of the casino debate. Southland Racing and Gaming executive Jack McNeill explains what his West Memphis operation will do if Issue 4 passes. On the flip side, Rep. Vivian Flowers of Pine Bluff expresses her concerns with the measure.

Oct 29, 2018

On this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics:

Sen. Tom Cotton. In the wake of a political assassination, what should America's response to Saudia Arabia be? And are Russian-U.S. relations about to undergo a fundamental change?

Marcy Doderer. Arkansas Children's CEO weighs in on health care reform and pre-existing conditions. Plus, new initiatives underway could have a huge impact on the hospital's workforce.

And, Mervin Jebaraj. The UA economist drills down in the latest jobs report for the state. With an all-time unemployment low, are there any areas of concern?

Tune in to Talk Business & Politics on Sunday for these  interviews and much more.

Oct 22, 2018
Oct 22, 2018

On this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics:

A controversial radio ad involving lynching, rape and stereotypes stirs controversy in the Second Congressional District race. GOP Congressman French Hill and his Democratic challenger Clarke Tucker weigh in.

Speaking of the Second District, our latest and last Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey of the race is out. Who leads heading into early voting? And what has changed since our post-Labor Day poll?

The Arkansas Supreme Court tosses the tort reform and term limits amendments, but keeps the minimum wage proposal on ballot. Political Animals Club president Shane Broadway is our guest.

And the state's fledgling medical marijuana industry makes more attempts to move forward. Senior reporter Wes Brown explains.

Oct 15, 2018

On this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics:

Sen. Tom Cotton is our guest. With a vacancy at the UN, is he being considered for the ambassador post? Also, what's his final take on the Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmation and the midterm elections?

Gary Norcross is the CEO and Chairman of global financial powerhouse FIS. Is the economy leading to new opportunities and how committed is his firm to the FinTech accelerator program? Plus, Meredith Lowry previews the upcoming Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit.

Plus, GOP Secretary of State nominee John Thurston, the current Commissioner of State Lands. Why does he want to be your next chief elections officer?

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