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Now displaying: February, 2019
Feb 24, 2019

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

Charles Morgan, the iconic leader of First Orion and formerly of Acxiom has a new book out. We'll explore his latest ventures in the startup world and get his take on the American economy.

At the state legislature, a highway program makes progress, but is it about to hit a road block? State Sen. Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, and Rep. Reginald Murdock, D-Marianna, join us to discuss.

Plus, we're coming up on the annual Hoops for Kids Sake. The charity basketball game raises money for a good cause, but it will also give Dismang and Murdock the opportunity to talk smack. Will the Senate keeps its three-year winning streak intact or will the House bring the trophy back home?

Feb 18, 2019
Feb 18, 2019

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

The governor's tax cut plan is awaiting his signature. What's left on the session agenda? State Senate President Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, joins us to discuss.

Inmate labor in Arkansas works for free. Only one other state deploys this arrangement, but one legislator wants to stop this practice. State Rep. Vivian Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, is our guest.

And Blue Zones, Red Barns and Green buds. Northwest Arkansas Business Journal editor Paul Gatling wraps up a plethora of news from Northwest Arkansas.

Feb 11, 2019

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

Republican women are dreaming BIG. We'll sit down with Sens. Jane English and Breanne Davis to discuss UAMS, broadband expansion, reading initiatives and casinos.

Ethics, tax cuts, and highways are also on the legislative agenda. House Revenue and Tax committee chairman Joe Jett and Sen. Keith Ingram join us for a conversation about what happens next.

The business news rolls on. Tyson Foods makes a big announcement to grow their stake outside of the U.S. Jonesboro adds jobs ahead of schedule. And, four new members are inducted in the state's business hall of fame.

Feb 4, 2019

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

A breakthrough at the state capitol on taxes. The governor announces a plan that will likely get other big items moving in the legislative session. Senate Republican Majority Leader Bart Hester is our guest.

A Democratic newcomer makes a splash. Rep. Nicole Clowney introduces legislation to help firefighters. Equally important, how is this legislative freshman finding the first weeks of the session?

And for insight on the two new leaders of the legislature - Senate President Jim Hendren and Speaker of the House Matthew Shepherd - columnist John Brummett discusses his new profile of the men.

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