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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.

Sep 25, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

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

Deadly storms strike the East Coast, but Arkansas forces mobilize to help. Duane Highley, CEO of the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, joins me to discuss his company's power moves.

There was a particularly one-sided debate earlier this week. 2nd District Democrat Clarke Tucker accepted our debate request, but his Republican opponent, incumbent Rep. French Hill, declined. We'll bring you excerpts from Tucker's one-on-one.

And adverse childhood experiences - ACEs. You may not have heard the phrase, but it's a growing policy issue in Arkansas. Pediatrician Dr. Chad Rogers and UAMS researcher Dr. Nikki Edge explain.

Sep 19, 2018
Sep 17, 2018

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

New numbers from our Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll. The Congressional matchups, casinos, the minimum wage, and President Trump's job approval - where do voter attitudes stand?

Dr. Jay Barth of Hendrix College and Robert Coon with Impact Management Group join us to discuss and provide analysis.

A governor's debate. Although incumbent Republican Asa Hutchinson was a no-show, the show went on. Libertarian Mark West and Democrat Jared Henderson discussed a variety of issues including health care, taxes and gun control. We'll dip into several parts of this debate and discussion.

Sep 13, 2018
Sep 10, 2018

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

It's a small business smackdown. We'll go one-on-one with Trump cabinet member, U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon. We'll talk trade, tariffs, and yes, even Wrestlemania.

On the politics front, new polling from Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College. How are things shaping up for the 5 potential ballot measures? Plus, we'll give you the schedule on numbers for the Governor's race, all 4 Congressional districts, and President Trump's job approval rating.

Hendrix College professor Dr. Jay Barth and Impact Management Group's Robert Coon join us for polling analysis.

Sep 4, 2018

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

We talk with Kane Webb, Arkansas Parks & Tourism Director about the scare at the Salt Bowl and changes for security at War Memorial Stadium as well as fall tourism news.  The economy makes gains, but there are undercurrents to watch out for.  Economist Mervin Jebaraj joins me for a conversation.  Plus top business & political headlines of the last week.  All of these stories and interviews are coming your way.

Aug 27, 2018

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

Congressman Rick Crawford on trade, tariffs, and Trump. The First District Congressman weighs in on a week’s worth of politics as well as the late Sen. John McCain.

Our Talk Politics roundtable with Tamika Edwards and John Burris. Plus thoughts from Rex Nelson, Jessica DeLoach Sabin and Wes Brown. If it happened in Arkansas politics this week, we’ll cover it.

We'll roll through a host of economic reports, plus Walmart and Tyson Foods are making big headlines. Paul Gatling, editor of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, offers his take.

Aug 19, 2018

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

It was a busy week in the state’s political arena. From Satanic statues to debate proposals, we’ll run through the top dozen political stories of the week.

There were a number of public companies making headlines this week. Talk Business and Politics' Wes Brown joins us to discuss Walmart, Dillard's and a few companies you may have never heard of.

What does molecular biology and genetics have in common with banking and finance? Dr. Karama Neal has a new role with Southern Bancorp Community Partners. She will hopefully help us understand. 

Aug 15, 2018
Aug 14, 2018
Aug 13, 2018

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

Sen. Tom Cotton is in studio. The nation’s capital takes a pause for a break, but the action never really stops in this day and age. We’ll touch on Iran, Russia, North Korea, the Supreme Court and more.

Democrats organize to take back Congress. First and Third District Congressional candidates Chintan Desai and Josh Mahony are our guests. 

Plus, the governor’s tax cut proposal gets a green light. We’ll take a look at this and other top stories of the week.

Aug 6, 2018

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

Congressman French Hill says the Mueller investigation should be allowed to complete its course. What else does the Second District Republican have to say on the economy and immigration?

Term limits 3.0. Another version of term limits looks headed to the November ballot. Tim Jacob with Arkansas Term Limits outlines his group’s reasons for shortening legislative terms.

And AT&T has a new Arkansas President. Longtime executive Ronnie Dedman takes over. What’s on his agenda?

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

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