Week-In-Review: Short-Term Roads, Common Core Review (Again), & Jefferson-Jackson and Johnny Reb

Jul 31, 2015

This is our longest podcast yet, but we had a lot of important and interesting items to discuss this week. We really want to hear from you if you slogged it out to the finish line.

On this week's podcast:

As has been the pattern of late Congress can't come to a long-term solution for depleting highway funds before taking off for five weeks and it's having big consequences for Arkansas roadways.

Final recommendations from the governor's Common Core task force say keep the national education standards in place, and start another review. The biggest bombshell already dropped in June.

The Democratic Party of Arkansas thinks twice about the use of Jefferson and Jackson for its signature gathering and a Fort Smith high school drops Dixie and Johnny Reb. But is there really any traction for the systemic reforms in criminal justice, education, housing, and the job market black activists are calling for in the nation's centers of unrest?