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Aug 1, 2018
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

On this week’ edition of Talk Business & Politics:

Are the GOP tax cuts having their desired effect? UA Walton College Economist Mervin Jebaraj crunches the numbers.

Home Bancshares is on a record setting roll with profits, but its stock price isn’t where its company leader wants it to be. We’ll go one-on-one with chairman Johnny Allison.

And UAMS has a new chancellor. Meet Dr. Cam Patterson. Two months on the job, he’s already steering UAMS in some new directions. Hear more about his vision in our conversation.

Jul 23, 2018

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

President Trump and Vladimir Putin and the congressional reaction. Fourth District Congressional candidate Hayden Shamel shares her views on this and what she would do differently.


Tourism in Arkansas is looking at the past present and the future.  Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and Mark Christ of The Arkansas Department of Heritage join me for a conversation.

                                  

Small businesses in Arkansas have an ally on their side in Edward Haddock, director of U.S. Small Business Administration Arkansas Operations talks shop.   

 

These interviews plus local headlines of the week.

Jul 18, 2018
Jul 10, 2018
Jun 25, 2018

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

New ethics rules in the legislature; a bombshell week for immigration news; and court rulings on taxes and medical marijuana produced a busy week in politics.

State Senate President-elect Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, and House Minority Leader Rep. Charles Blake, D-Little Rock, are our guests.

Plus, innovation, entrepreneurship and access to capital. Is Arkansas moving in the right direction? Author and entrepreneur Dr. Jeff Standridge joins us for a conversation. 

And, we’ll run through the biggest business and political stories of the last week.

Plus, we’ll round up the latest headlines of the last week.


Jun 18, 2018

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

Legislative ethics takes center stage at the state capitol. A plea agreement suggests wrongdoing by a high-profile state senator, the governor’s nephew, which leads to reactions, calls for resignation and new rules.

Talk Business & Politics John Burris and Wes Brown take part in our political roundtable conversation.

The Arkansas Rep is trying to turn around its misfortune. Board member Ruth Shepherd and founding artistic director Cliff Baker offer their vision for what happens next.

Plus, we’ll round up the latest headlines of the last week.


Jun 4, 2018

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

Walmart holds its annual shareholders’ meeting in Northwest Arkansas. It was a different schedule than usual. What changed and what new news came from the event? TB&P’s Michael Tilley joins us for a conversation.

Healthcare continues addressing transformational changes and challenges. Ray Hanley, CEO of Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, and Marquita Little, health policy director with Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families are our roundtable guests.

Plus, we’ll round up the latest headlines of the last week.

May 29, 2018

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

The primaries are in the books except for a handful of runoffs, but the big races are called. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett is in studio for analysis.

The economy in Arkansas is up and down depending on where you live. Economist Mervin Jebaraj from the UA Walton College of Business joins us for a conversation.

And, Entergy Arkansas CEO Rick Riley describes a big new solar project that is about to come online and another major power project is in the works.

May 21, 2018

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

Tuesday is Primary Day. Are you ready for the elections? We’ll run down the biggest matchups and we’ll preview our coverage for Election Night.

Tourism and Heritage - there’s a lot at work, including the newly announced deal for War Memorial Stadium. Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst and Rex Nelson of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette join us for a roundtable conversation on this and other subjects.

Plus, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is on a roll. Director Bishop Woosley describes what has been the winning ticket.

May 17, 2018
May 17, 2018
May 14, 2018
May 14, 2018

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

The two Democratic candidates for Arkansas Governor square off in their first and only debate. How did Leticia Sanders and Jared Henderson hold up?

New polling from Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College. Guns, Arkansas Works and more. Political scientist Dr. Jay Barth and TB&P contributor Robert Coon join us for a roundtable conversation.

And 3rd grade reading is improving for Arkansas schoolchildren. Is it improving fast enough and why is this milestone important? Angela Duran from the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is our guest.

May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018

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

Meet your two Democratic candidates for Arkansas Governor. TB&P’s Roby Brock sits down with Leticia Sanders and KATV’s Chris May has a one-on-one with Jared Henderson.

New poll numbers from Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College in the Second Congressional District Democratic primary. Of the four candidates vying to take on Rep. French Hill, who is the front runner?

On the business front, 10 companies from around the world have descended on Arkansas for the next three months. Could one of them be the next big thing? Rob Lee, Chief Product Officer for FIS, joins us to discuss.

Apr 30, 2018

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

The economy is in a groove. Can we pinpoint what’s hot and what’s not? Economist Mervin Jebaraj of the UA Walton College of Business joins us to discuss.

A look at our latest round of Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College polling. Hendrix College political scientist Dr. Jay Barth and political strategist Robert Coon from Impact Management Group join our roundtable.

Could Arkansas be the land of opportunity again? Arkansas Economic Development Commission executive director Mike Preston is in studio to discuss “opportunity zones” and how they may help depressed areas of Arkansas.

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