Jacob Kauffman

Reporter / Anchor

Jacob Kauffman is a reporter for KUAR. During the legislative session, he wrote the online column Capitol Access. He has worked with the Arkansas Legislative Digest and is currently on the board of the MacArthur Military History Museum. 

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Local & Regional News
5:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Republican Primary Governor: Asa Hutchinson

Asa Hutchinson
Credit Shawn Thew / NPR

This discussion with Asa Hutchinson is the third installment of KUAR's interviews with gubernatorial candidates in the Republican and Democratic primaries.

The final candidate interview in the gubernatorial primary series is with Hutchinson's Republican opponent Curtis Coleman.

Previously KUAR spoke with Democrats Lynette Bryant and Mike Ross.

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Local & Regional News
2:47 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Potential Impact of President's Trip to Arkansas

On Wednesday President Barack Obama, at the request of Democrat Mark Pryor, is expected to tour tornado damage in what will be his first trip to Arkansas since becoming President. 

Jacob Kauffman: I’m joined by Hal Bass a political science professor at Ouachita Baptist University. Thanks for joining us.

Bass: Glad to be here.

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Local & Regional News
5:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Democratic Primary Governor: Mike Ross

Mike Ross with KUAR's Jacob Kauffman
Credit Mike Ross Campaign

This discussion with Mike Ross is the second installment of KUAR's interviews with gubernatorial candidates in the Republican and Democratic primaries. 

See here for the interview with Mike Ross's opponent in the primary Lynette Bryant.

Joshua Drake has already secured the Green Party's nomination. Frank Gilbert was nominated by the Libertarian Party.

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Local & Regional News
3:51 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

President Obama's Arkansas Trip Mentioned in White House Press Briefing

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaking to reporters during Monday's briefing.
Credit C-SPAN

President Barack Obama is planning to visit tornado ravaged areas of the state Wednesday. On Monday White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked during a regular briefing why the President has not previously visited Arkansas while in office.

“I don’t even know how to respond to that except to say the President has focused and will be focused when he visits on Wednesday on the families of victims, and on the first responders, and on the efforts underway to help Arkansas rebuild,” said Carney.

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Local & Regional News
5:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Democratic Primary Governor: Lynette Bryant

Lynette Bryant
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This is the first interview with candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Tuesday we'll have an interview with Lynette Bryant's opponent for the nomination Mike Ross.

Kauffman: Thanks for listening, I’m Jacob Kauffman with KUAR. Substitute teacher and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Lynette Bryant joins me in the studio. Thanks for being here.

Bryant: Thank you.

Kauffman: You’re welcome. I want to begin by focusing on economic development. What are your feelings on the idea of state investment in projects such as Big River Steel?

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Local & Regional News
2:55 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Despite Income Tax Drop Revenue Numbers Above Forecast

State revenue numbers released Friday show income tax revenue down by over $100 million but gross general revenue is above forecast. Economist John Shellnut with the Department of Finance and Administration said the dip in income tax collection was expected.

“We correctly anticipated a significant decline in individual income tax revenues off the peak recorded last year from tax payer strategy to avoid higher federal tax rates. This is essentially a return to normal levels of collections with the economic recovery as a secondary story at least for now,” said Shellnut.

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Local & Regional News
5:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Republican Primary 2nd Congressional: Colonel Reynolds

Colonel Conrad Reynolds at KUAR

This is the third in KUAR's series of interviews with each of the three candidates in the contested Republican 2nd Congressional District Primary comprised of Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, Van Buren, and White counties.

See here for the interview with Ann Clemmer.

See here for the interview with French Hill.

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Local & Regional News
6:21 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Republican Primary 2nd Congressional: French Hill

French Hill
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This is the second in KUAR's series of interviews with each of the three candidates in the contested Republican 2nd Congressional District Primary comprised of Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, Van Buren, and White counties.

Click here for the first interview with Ann Clemmer.

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Local & Regional News
5:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Republican Primary 2nd Congressional: Ann Clemmer

Ann Clemmer's Campaign Announcement
Credit Jacob Kauffman / KUAR

This is the first in KUAR's series of interviews with each of the three candidates in the contested Republican 2nd Congressional District Primary comprised of Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, Van Buren, and White counties.

Kauffman: Hello, I’m Jacob Kauffman with KUAR News. I’m joined by State Representative, political science professor and 2nd Congressional District hopeful Ann Clemmer. Thanks for joining me.

Clemmer: Thank you for having me.

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Local & Regional News
2:57 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Shelters Set Up For Residents After Tornado Damage

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For hundreds of residents the repercussions of Monday’s storm damage are still being contemplated as they use food, blankets, and cots provided by the Red Cross. Brigette Williams with Arkansas’s chapter of the Red Cross said six shelters are being used in Mayflower, Conway, and Vilonia.

She said they are continuing to take in those affected by the tornados, which has included a number of children.

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