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Now displaying: January, 2019
Jan 28, 2019
Jan 28, 2019

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

The government shutdown and border wall funding debate continues despite a reprieve. Republican Cong. French Hill reacts to the month-long ordeal. Plus, Democratic Party of Arkansas chairman Michael John Gray offers his rebuttal.

From the state capitol, the governor's transformation of state government legislation begins its long journey. Rep. Andy Davis, R-Little Rock, who'll be shepherding the bill on the House side, joins us to discuss this plus the latest on the highway funding debate. 

ALICE. It describes a set of lower income Arkansans who are asset limited, income constrained, and employed. Dr. Karama Neal from Southern Bancorp Community Partners and Entergy's Patty Riddlebarger are our roundtable guests.

Jan 22, 2019

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

The government shutdown continues with no apparent end in sight. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., offers his take on why a solution seems so elusive.

At the state capitol, the legislative session begins. After a week of inaugurations and organization, it's time to get to heavy lifting. House Minority Leader Rep. Charles Blake, D-Little Rock, explains how Democrats plan to conduct business this session.

And, more from our recent executive roundtable. What's in store for 2019? Economist Mervin Jebaraj, Entergy Arkansas CEO Laura Landreaux, and State Chamber CEO Randy Zook are our guests.

Jan 15, 2019
Jan 14, 2019

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

Nearly two weeks into the new year, what does 2019 have in store in business and politics? Our executive roundtable ponders questions on the economy, the upcoming legislative session, and business interests from energy to taxes.

UA economist Mervin Jebaraj, Entergy Arkansas CEO Laura Landreaux, and Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce CEO Randy Zook are our panelists.

It was a busy week on the politics front: the Coon Supper, federal indictments, a session preview, and the federal shutdown. Columnist Rex Nelson with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette offers up two topics: food and politics. 

Jan 7, 2019

On this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics we will be talking about the top stories of 2018 on the political and business front.  John Brummett from The Arkansas Democrat Gazette will offer his thoughts on corruption, the November election and late year casino action.

On the business side of the ledger we will discuss tariffs, taxes, medical marijuana and big acquisitions and moves with publicly traded companies. Senior reporter Wes Brown discusses the intersection of business and policy.

We will look back at 2018 and ahead to 2019.

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