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Journalists from KUAR reviews the week's news. Contributors include Michael Hibblen, Jacob Kauffman, Sarah Whites-Koditschek, and Chris Hickey.

Latest Episodes

What's The Skinny

A decisive early Friday vote on a GOP-led Obamacare "skinny" repeal comes up short. Why Arkansas's Senators voted for the failed measure amidst evidence that state public opinion may not be quite on their side.

33 MIN2017 JUL 29
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What's The Skinny

Podcast: A Spike In Violent Crime In Little Rock Culminates In Mass Shooting

2017 has seen a sharp increase in violent crime in Little Rock, but the nightclub shooting a week ago that injured 28 people left authorities saying something drastic needed to be done. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has brought together state and federal manpower in a coordinated effort to combat crime in the state's capitol city. We'll discuss what that will involve. Also on the podcast, a proposed ban on the herbicide dicamba, which is blamed for extensive crop damage. And state revenue increases at the

38 MIN2017 JUL 9
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Podcast: A Spike In Violent Crime In Little Rock Culminates In Mass Shooting

Podcast: Ten Commandments Monument Is Unveiled, Then Destroyed

A controversial Ten Commandments monument was put on display this week at the Arkansas State Capitol, but less than 24 hours later it was destroyed. We'll have an in-depth discussion about what happened to the monument. Also this week we talk about Governor Hutchinson calling for changes to the healthcare bill that for now is stalled in the U.S. Senate. Lately there hasn't been much comment on the topic from Arkansas’s two senators. And we'll look at the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling siding with

24 MIN2017 JUL 1
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Podcast: Ten Commandments Monument Is Unveiled, Then Destroyed

Arkansas Officials Praise And Condemn Withdrawal From Climate Accord

Arkansas Republicans are roundly cheering President Trump's decision to join forces with Syria and withdraw from a worldwide climate change accord. Mayors in Little Rock and Fayetteville take a different tone and pledge to keep the course set under the previous administration. The podcast also delves into the first movement in the 2018 U.S. House race in central Arkansas. Paul Spencer launched an exploratory committee as a Democrat and Natashia Burch Hulsey prepares for an independent bid. Tens

18 MIN2017 JUN 3
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Arkansas Officials Praise And Condemn Withdrawal From Climate Accord

What Does The President's Budget Mean For Arkansas?

On this week's podcast we take a look at what President Trump's first budget proposal could mean for the poor state of Arkansas. Analysis from political scientist Heather Yates of UCA and reaction from the state's Congressional delegation. The KUAR News crew also takes a look at: - A new task force on tax policy is off and running in the Arkansas Legislature. Tax cuts for the wealthy is the goal of some but at what cost? Is there a will to pay for it by cutting existing exemptions? - The FBI

23 MIN2017 MAY 27
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What Does The President's Budget Mean For Arkansas?

Trump, Russia & Arkansans In Congress

On this week's podcast: As questions about possible collusion between the Donald J. Trump White House and the Russian government swell to a fever pitch in Washington, we talk Arkansas’s congressional reaction to the firing of the FBI director, the appointment of a special prosecutor and more. -A look toward the 2018 general election. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and other incumbents are in a strong position. What are the big issues? What challenges lie ahead? Who will emerge as the potential challengers?

26 MIN2017 MAY 20
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Trump, Russia & Arkansans In Congress

Deadly Flooding, Special Legislative Session & Marking The Death Of Tony Alamo

Three big topics on KUAR’s Week-In-Review Podcast: -Record flooding in northern Arkansas prompts a big response to save lives and property. We talk with KASU reporter Johnathan Reaves about what he has seen and calls for improvements to the state’s levees after another failure leaves a town flooded. -The Arkansas General Assembly hold a special session approving changes to the state’s Medicaid expansion program and talking about impeaching Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen for

44 MIN2017 MAY 7
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Deadly Flooding, Special Legislative Session & Marking The Death Of Tony Alamo

College Football Gets Arkansas To Change Its New Gun Law

This edition of KUAR's Week In Review podcast tackles the winding down of the legislative session. Lawmakers retread the concealed carry debate and carve out an exception for athletic events, UAMS, and the state hospital despite NRA opposition. The online sales tax finally gets past a committee hurdle and the bathroom bill gets pushed aside for another time as does highway funding. The KUAR News team also delves into a nationwide report detailing the health of every county in America. Some

28 MIN2017 APR 1
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College Football Gets Arkansas To Change Its New Gun Law

More Guns In More Places

On the program: -Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signs a law to eventually bring concealed firearms into college campuses, the state capitol, stadiums and bars. How will the state adapt and who’s raising alarm? -The Governor also puts pen to paper on a law officially separating Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King. -As planned executions for eight state inmates over ten days draws closer, we look at failed efforts to outlaw or limit capital punishment in Arkansas. -And a look at new effort that

28 MIN2017 MAR 25
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More Guns In More Places

Bills Headed To Governor: Expanded Concealed Carry, Ending Dual King-Lee Holiday

On this week's podcast, two bills are awaiting the governor's signature. One got final approval late Friday afternoon, capping years of debate about whether the state should end the practice of having dual recognition of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on the same day. The other greatly expands where concealed handguns can be carried. We also discuss how two Congressmen from Arkansas helped advance a Republican proposal to repeal and replace

33 MIN2017 MAR 18
Comments
Bills Headed To Governor: Expanded Concealed Carry, Ending Dual King-Lee Holiday

Latest Episodes

What's The Skinny

A decisive early Friday vote on a GOP-led Obamacare "skinny" repeal comes up short. Why Arkansas's Senators voted for the failed measure amidst evidence that state public opinion may not be quite on their side.

33 MIN2017 JUL 29
Comments
What's The Skinny

Podcast: A Spike In Violent Crime In Little Rock Culminates In Mass Shooting

2017 has seen a sharp increase in violent crime in Little Rock, but the nightclub shooting a week ago that injured 28 people left authorities saying something drastic needed to be done. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has brought together state and federal manpower in a coordinated effort to combat crime in the state's capitol city. We'll discuss what that will involve. Also on the podcast, a proposed ban on the herbicide dicamba, which is blamed for extensive crop damage. And state revenue increases at the

38 MIN2017 JUL 9
Comments
Podcast: A Spike In Violent Crime In Little Rock Culminates In Mass Shooting

Podcast: Ten Commandments Monument Is Unveiled, Then Destroyed

A controversial Ten Commandments monument was put on display this week at the Arkansas State Capitol, but less than 24 hours later it was destroyed. We'll have an in-depth discussion about what happened to the monument. Also this week we talk about Governor Hutchinson calling for changes to the healthcare bill that for now is stalled in the U.S. Senate. Lately there hasn't been much comment on the topic from Arkansas’s two senators. And we'll look at the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling siding with

24 MIN2017 JUL 1
Comments
Podcast: Ten Commandments Monument Is Unveiled, Then Destroyed

Arkansas Officials Praise And Condemn Withdrawal From Climate Accord

Arkansas Republicans are roundly cheering President Trump's decision to join forces with Syria and withdraw from a worldwide climate change accord. Mayors in Little Rock and Fayetteville take a different tone and pledge to keep the course set under the previous administration. The podcast also delves into the first movement in the 2018 U.S. House race in central Arkansas. Paul Spencer launched an exploratory committee as a Democrat and Natashia Burch Hulsey prepares for an independent bid. Tens

18 MIN2017 JUN 3
Comments
Arkansas Officials Praise And Condemn Withdrawal From Climate Accord

What Does The President's Budget Mean For Arkansas?

On this week's podcast we take a look at what President Trump's first budget proposal could mean for the poor state of Arkansas. Analysis from political scientist Heather Yates of UCA and reaction from the state's Congressional delegation. The KUAR News crew also takes a look at: - A new task force on tax policy is off and running in the Arkansas Legislature. Tax cuts for the wealthy is the goal of some but at what cost? Is there a will to pay for it by cutting existing exemptions? - The FBI

23 MIN2017 MAY 27
Comments
What Does The President's Budget Mean For Arkansas?

Trump, Russia & Arkansans In Congress

On this week's podcast: As questions about possible collusion between the Donald J. Trump White House and the Russian government swell to a fever pitch in Washington, we talk Arkansas’s congressional reaction to the firing of the FBI director, the appointment of a special prosecutor and more. -A look toward the 2018 general election. Gov. Asa Hutchinson and other incumbents are in a strong position. What are the big issues? What challenges lie ahead? Who will emerge as the potential challengers?

26 MIN2017 MAY 20
Comments
Trump, Russia & Arkansans In Congress

Deadly Flooding, Special Legislative Session & Marking The Death Of Tony Alamo

Three big topics on KUAR’s Week-In-Review Podcast: -Record flooding in northern Arkansas prompts a big response to save lives and property. We talk with KASU reporter Johnathan Reaves about what he has seen and calls for improvements to the state’s levees after another failure leaves a town flooded. -The Arkansas General Assembly hold a special session approving changes to the state’s Medicaid expansion program and talking about impeaching Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen for

44 MIN2017 MAY 7
Comments
Deadly Flooding, Special Legislative Session & Marking The Death Of Tony Alamo

College Football Gets Arkansas To Change Its New Gun Law

This edition of KUAR's Week In Review podcast tackles the winding down of the legislative session. Lawmakers retread the concealed carry debate and carve out an exception for athletic events, UAMS, and the state hospital despite NRA opposition. The online sales tax finally gets past a committee hurdle and the bathroom bill gets pushed aside for another time as does highway funding. The KUAR News team also delves into a nationwide report detailing the health of every county in America. Some

28 MIN2017 APR 1
Comments
College Football Gets Arkansas To Change Its New Gun Law

More Guns In More Places

On the program: -Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signs a law to eventually bring concealed firearms into college campuses, the state capitol, stadiums and bars. How will the state adapt and who’s raising alarm? -The Governor also puts pen to paper on a law officially separating Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King. -As planned executions for eight state inmates over ten days draws closer, we look at failed efforts to outlaw or limit capital punishment in Arkansas. -And a look at new effort that

28 MIN2017 MAR 25
Comments
More Guns In More Places

Bills Headed To Governor: Expanded Concealed Carry, Ending Dual King-Lee Holiday

On this week's podcast, two bills are awaiting the governor's signature. One got final approval late Friday afternoon, capping years of debate about whether the state should end the practice of having dual recognition of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on the same day. The other greatly expands where concealed handguns can be carried. We also discuss how two Congressmen from Arkansas helped advance a Republican proposal to repeal and replace

33 MIN2017 MAR 18
Comments
Bills Headed To Governor: Expanded Concealed Carry, Ending Dual King-Lee Holiday
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