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Jul 17, 2017
On this week’s TV edition of Talk Business & Politics:



The U.S. Senate revises its healthcare proposal. Can it win the votes for passage? What do Arkansas’ governor and two senators think? How might the bill impact you? We’ll explore with former Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson, now CEO of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.

Debating the pros and cons. John Burris, one of the architects of Arkansas’ private option, and Marquita Little, health policy analyst for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families discuss.

And the mean streets of Little Rock. Is a plan coming into place to do something to combat the violence? Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett weighs in.

Jul 12, 2017
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 10, 2017
On this weeks agenda:
 
Violent crime in the capital city. How close are we to a larger crisis? Will the governor’s efforts make a dent? And what do local officials think needs to happen to curb the situation? State Representatives Fred Allen and Andy Davis join our politics and policy roundtable.

Medical marijuana is opening for business in Arkansas. Talk Business & Politics senior analyst Wes Brown discusses his 5-part series on what we can expect from this new level of commerce.

And healthcare politics. With Congress on recess, the GOP federal plan is still stalled. Contributors Robert Coon and Jessica DeLoach Sabin have a conversation about the good, the bad, and the unhealthy.
Jun 28, 2017
Jun 27, 2017
Jun 26, 2017

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


Special elections and healthcare reform. The nation’s capital was abuzz this week. Politico’s chief polling analyst Steven Shepard joins us to drill down into the numbers.

A new Cuban crisis? U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, discusses his opposition to the President’s new policy.

Time for a town hall. Rep. Vivian Flowers, D-Pine Bluff and leader of the Legislative Black Caucus, shares her experiences on the road as she and her fellow caucus members criss-cross the state.

Plus, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett shares his thoughts on the FBI probe of legislative communications at the state capitol.
Jun 19, 2017

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

A traumatic week in Washington D.C. as a shooter takes aim at Congressmen and staff on a Virginia baseball field. U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Little Rock, is our guest to discuss this and other business.

Kids Count, but what do the numbers say? Rich Huddleston and Tamika Edwards of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families talk about the newest statistics on the health of the state’s school children.

And he’s back in black, as in black and white. Politico Rex Nelson returns his newspaper roots as he rejoins the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. We’ll talk politics.

Jun 12, 2017

On this week’s TV edition of Talk Business & Politics, which airs Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on KATV Channel 7 in Central Arkansas; 10 a.m. on KAIT-NBC in Northeast Arkansas; and 10:30 a.m. on KFSM Channel 5 in Northwest Arkansas/Fort Smith:

James Comey testifies before the U.S. Senate. Did we learn anything new? Political columnist John Brummett with analysis.

State lawmakers continue the trek to review taxes and economic policy. Chairwoman Rep. Laurie Rushing joins us for a conversation on where she hopes to lead her committee.

Activist Paul Spencer is eyeing a Congressional challenge in the Second District. Why is he wanting to run?

And senior analyst Wes Brown. Is Arkansas’ record unemployment rate as low as we think?

Jun 5, 2017

On this week’s TV edition:

Senator Tom Cotton. The state's junior senator weighs in on the President's budget and healthcare. 

Arkansas financier Warren Stephens. He says capitalism is under threat and he's doing something about it. Plus, his thoughts on the Trump administration and what's on the business and political horizon. 

Arkansas Children's CEO Marcy Doderer. With a new logo, an old mission is expanded. Arkansas Children's is upping the ante with its investments in pediatric care in Arkansas. What can you expect next?

May 22, 2017

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

A dramatic week in Washington, D.C. is punctuated with the appointment of a special prosecutor. Breaking it all down is Politico White House reporter Josh Dawsey and Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, a former Congressman, U.S. Attorney and Special Counsel assistant.

Arkansas has been pounded by recent floods. How is the state’s agriculture community going to be impacted? Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach explains this plus his group’s stand on tax exemption reform and trade with Cuba.

Plus, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces for re-election and the state’s lawyers float a constitutional amendment. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett and TB&P contributors Tamika Edwards and John Burris discuss.

May 15, 2017
May 15, 2017

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

A Mother’s Day special. State Senators Missy Irvin and Joyce Elliott discuss several new laws that were enacted to help working women and moms. 

Sen. John Boozman. The state’s senior senator reacts to President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey as well as flooding, farming, climate change and healthcare.

A roundup of the week from our TB&P Daily Digital guests, including John Brummett, Jessica DeLoach Sabin, Robert Coon, Conner Eldridge and Gary Norcross.

May 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 8, 2017

On this week’s TV edition of Talk Business & Politics, which airs Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on KATV Channel 7 in Central Arkansas; 10 a.m. on KAIT-NBC in Northeast Arkansas; and 10:30 a.m. on KFSM Channel 5 in Northwest Arkansas/Fort Smith.

In his first in-depth solo interview since before Arkansas’ recent executions, Governor Asa Hutchinson speaks about death row politics, the recently concluded regular and special sessions, flooding catastrophes, and what’s next on the horizon.

May 1, 2017
May 1, 2017

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. What has the state learned after two weeks of on-again, off-again executions?

Senate President Johnathan Dismang. What is on the legislature’s radar as they wrap up the regular session and move into a special session?

Cong. Steve Womack. With rumors of a tenuous breakthrough, are there any answers on healthcare?

Apr 27, 2017
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