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Mar 12, 2018

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

Arkansas Works gets federal and legislative approval, for now. How will the work requirements work? DHS director Cindy Gillespie is our guest.

Tariffs take over the economy debate. Mervin Jebaraj from the UA Walton College Center for Business and Economic Research weighs in.

And 2018 is setting up nicely for a competitive election season. Democratic Rep. Vivian Flowers and GOP strategist Robert Coon offer their thoughts.

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

Mar 6, 2018
Mar 5, 2018

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

Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., discusses DACA, guns, and infrastructure. Plus, the senator says Congress is pushing back on the Russian meddling in U.S. elections. 

Medical marijuana clears one hurdle, but what comes next? TB&P's Wes Brown breaks down this week’s legal cannabis developments.

The Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate talk politics (and hoops). Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, and Senate President Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, are part of our roundtable discussion.

Feb 26, 2018
Feb 26, 2018

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

Congressman Steve Womack. He heads the powerful House Budget Committee, which has its hands full with debt and deficits. Plus, what does he see happening on the gun access debate? We’ll find out.

Mark West, Libertarian candidate for Governor. He’ll be on the ballot this November. What does he stand for and can he get his party over a key voter threshold? 

Plus, the top stories of the week, including business news from Walmart and Windstream. 

Feb 21, 2018
Feb 21, 2018
Feb 19, 2018

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

The fiscal session begins with the governor calling for a big tax cut next year. Plus, the fate of Arkansas Works hangs in the balance, and a variety of non-fiscal issues surface. Rep. Vivian Flowers and State Senator Ronald Caldwell are our political roundtable guests.

Former House parliamentarian Tim Massanelli passes away at the age of 85. He spent 40 years serving at the state capitol. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett pays tribute.

And, the Urban League of Arkansas is experiencing a revival. Chairman Sherman Tate joins us for a conversation on how to bridge the urban and rural divides in the Natural State. 

Feb 15, 2018
Feb 12, 2018

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

As a fiscal session begins, the fate of Arkansas Works could be in the balance, especially in the Arkansas Senate where several yes votes have disappeared. What else should we be focusing on related to the state’s budget and could a special session be in the future?

The primary season heats up. Congress shuts down again and reopens again. Plus, governing in the age of Donald Trump. How challenging is it? Gov. Asa Hutchinson is our guest for the full half hour as we explore these questions and topics and much more.

Feb 5, 2018
On this week’s TV edition of Talk Business & Politics:

A State Senator resigns, a fiscal session looms, could a special session also be on the horizon? Senate President Jonathan Dismang joins Talk Business & Politics for a conversation.

The economy had a strong year in 2017 and 2018 looks promising. How much are the much-hyped tax cuts going to help? Economist Mervin Jebaraj from the UA Walton College weighs in.

And, from the corridors of Washington D.C. to the backroads of Arkansas, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Rex Nelson joins us for a conversation on the state of the union and the state of the state.
Jan 29, 2018
Jan 29, 2018
On this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics:



The great immigration debate. In the wake of a looming deadline for Dreamers, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., joins us to talk about areas where he sees compromise.

Round two with our executive roundtable. Ray Dillon, Marcy Doderer and Mike Preston discuss what they see on the economic horizon in 2018.

Plus, new numbers give us insight on the Arkansas economy. TB&P's Wes Brown takes a look several new reports that are out.

Jan 22, 2018
On this week’s TV edition of Talk Business & Politics:


DACA, Dreamers, a government shutdown, tax cuts and a budget overhaul - U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, is quizzed on what we can expect.

Here comes the sun. Solar power is on the uptick and Arkansas is benefitting, but a looming tariff deal could kill the momentum. Scenic Hill Solar CEO and former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter is our guest.

Plus, what to watch for in 2018 on the political front. TB&P contributor Tamika Edwards weighs in. And, we’ll run through the biggest headlines of the last week.

Jan 14, 2018
On this week’s TV edition of Talk Business & Politics:


U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, takes the reins of the House Budget Committee. What will be his top priorities?

Voters may get a choice on adding casinos with the goal of paying for highways. Nate Steel with Driving Arkansas Forward explains his group’s effort.

And we’ll talk politics with Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Rex Nelson and Rep. Charles Blake, D-Little Rock. The President finds himself in hot water, again. Plus how will the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday be different this year?

Jan 8, 2018
On this week’s TV edition of Talk Business & Politics:


Three chief executives share their thoughts on the state’s business climate for 2018. Former Deltic Timber CEO Ray Dillon, Arkansas Children’s Marcy Doderer and AEDC’s Mike Preston are part of our executive roundtable.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cracking down on marijuana at the federal level. What might it mean for the state’s medical marijuana industry? Wright Lindsey Jennings Attorney Erika Gee offers analysis.

Plus, Gov. Asa Hutchinson draws a primary opponent in Jan Morgan. TB&P contributor Steve Brawner joins us to talk politics.
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