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Opposing Side Of Issue 5
12:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

A Group Of Arkansas Doctors Opposes Medical Marijuana Ballot

Doctors voicing their opposition to Issue 5
Credit Photo: Kezia Nanda

Several doctors are voicing their opposition to a medical marijuana proposal that will be on the ballot next month.

Members with the Physician Coalition Against Medical Marijuana spoke Wednesday afternoon in Little Rock saying marijuana has not been adequately researched.

Dr. David Smith with Baptist Health Medical Center says he deals with patients suffering from pain and death everyday and doesn’t believe this is the solution.

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Little Rock New Entertainment
12:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Downtown Little Rock To Have Movie Theater, Café In A Year

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Ground was broken today across from the River Market in Little Rock for a new project called Arcade.

The three story, $18 million building is being constructed by Moses Tucker Real Estate in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System. Jimmy Moses, the developer, hopes the building will be completed by November of next year.

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Clinton Library Exhibit
12:16 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Clinton Library Gets 19th Amendment For A Limited Time

Sisters visit exhibit. From l to r: Marlene Bokker, Jayne Ducat, and Gayle Weber.
Credit Malcolm Glover

An historic document that granted women the right to vote in the United States will soon be on display for a limited time at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. The document is on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

As library visitors meander through a maze of artifacts once owned by two women whose lives had an impact on the presidential center’s namesake, these same visitors soon catch a glimpse of a glass display case containing a replica of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Human Interest
12:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

White Cane Safety Day Raises Awareness of Safety Issues For Blind

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White Cane Safety Day

Monday is White Cane Safety Day, which is intended to raise awareness of safety issues for blind people on the streets.

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Robot Workers
12:34 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Robots Assist Workers At New Dillard’s Shipping Center In Maumelle

Officials from Dillard's Inc. and Maumelle tour the Internet Fulfillment Center.
Credit Malcolm Glover

Arkansas economic development officials say what was once the vacant Target Distribution Center in Maumelle is now bustling with activity for another retailer.

Dillard’s Incorporated is using the facility in Maumelle to ship merchandise from online orders all over the country. The department store chain completely renovated the 850,000 square foot center and it has space for extra growth. Julie Bull with Dillard’s says the company wanted to honor its Arkansas roots and Maumelle proved to be the perfect site for what has been dubbed the “Internet Fulfillment Center.”

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Southern History play
11:57 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Little Rock Play Tackles Southern History From Slavery To Civil Rights Era

Southern Cross ends its run at the Weekend Theater August 24th and 25th
Credit Malcolm Glover

Conversations about racism, discrimination, and prejudice are never easy. People are sometimes unwilling to express their true feelings on issues of race for fear of being labeled racist, militant, or just too stubborn to let go of the past. However, a group of actors in Little Rock are learning, through a play titled Southern Cross, audiences can find new ways to discuss tough topics.

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Glover Plays Dr. King
11:02 am
Mon August 20, 2012

KUAR’s Malcolm Glover Becomes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In New Play

Malcolm Glover as Dr. King in the Weekend Theater's production of Southern Cross.

Malcolm Glover, a reporter and KUAR's local host during Morning Edition, joins a group of actors in The Weekend Theater's production of Southern Cross. Glover takes on the role of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the epic play that provides a fascinating look at Southern history and culture from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. This is Glover's second time performing with the Little Rock-based theater troupe.

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Supreme Court
12:00 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Justice Stevens: Supreme Court Likely Regrets Citizens United

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told a Little Rock crowd Wednesday he thinks the US Supreme Court is showing regret over its recent and controversial Citizen’s United decision.

Justice Stevens quoted President Barack Obama’s January 2010 State of the Union address to illustrate his continuing opposition to the high court’s ruling on the controversial Citizens United case.

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Medicaid and Youth Home 2
11:00 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Arkansas Medicaid Funding And Youth Home: Part Two

Kesia Clemons, a unit manager at Youth Home, talks to FM 89 News inside Crestview House.
Credit Malcolm Glover

A $39.4 million increase in Arkansas’s revenue forecast for the last two months of the fiscal year means the state can fund second-tier annual budget priorities and provide some money for Medicaid.

However, analysts note the positive trend in revenue collections will do little to close a looming $400 million Medicaid shortfall in two years, a deficit of great concern to many organizations that provide health services.

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Medicaid and Youth Home 1
7:56 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Arkansas Medicaid Funding And Youth Home: Part One

Michelle Blaney at the campus of Youth Home.
Credit Malcolm Glover

As Arkansas officials prepare for a Medicaid shortfall of close to $400 million in 2014, many organizations that rely on those funds are battling budgetary constraints to continue providing necessary services that meet the needs of their patients.

On a rainy afternoon in a rural corner of West Little Rock, 20-year old Michelle Blaney from Bryant returns to the campus of Youth Home, the oldest and largest psychiatric treatment facility for adolescents in Arkansas.

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