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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?

Oct 8, 2018

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

Another week, another round of controversy involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the national debate involving sexual assault allegations.

Our Talk Politics panelists Tamika Edwards and Sylvester Smith offer their perspectives.

Vote by mail, voter ID, redistricting. These topics are part of our Q&A with Democratic nominee for Sec. of State, Susan Inman.

And what do businesses coming to Arkansas really want? Danny Games, director of business and economic development for Entergy Arkansas, weighs in.

Oct 1, 2018

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

The testimonies at the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearing stoked a national conversation about sexual assault and the roles occupied by women and men in society. It elicited a lot of revelations from women in Arkansas. We'll hear one powerful story.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, a supporter of Judge Kavanaugh, explains her position on the matter, and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett weighs in with thoughts from this week's dramatic events.

The Northwest Arkansas economy is showing no signs of a slowdown. Economist Mervin Jebaraj offers analysis and explains how the rest of the state could be affected.

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