Arkansas Politics Blog

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) in August supporting his computer coding initiative.
Jacob Kauffman / KUAR

It’s a connection that hasn't been made explicitly by the governor but the push for computer coding education in Arkansas has a bit of a parallel in Washington D.C.

Governor Asa Hutchinson has touted his belief in computer coding from the campaign trail in Arkansas to gubernatorial boosterism tours of New York and California. This week President Barack Obama used his weekly address to do the same.

Little Rock resident Whitman Bransford with the Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper in Little Rock.
Whitman Bransford

Arkansas gun culture will soon be the target of wit from the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Correspondent Jordan Klepper was spotted at Midtown Billiards late Saturday night/early Sunday morning. 

My intrepid Facebook contact Whitman Bransford (who has some acclaim of his own) tells me Klepper said he was working on a gun control story when winter weather left them stranded in Little Rock past their expected stay.