KUAR's Week In Review Podcast

Journalists from the KUAR news staff review the week's news. Contributors include Michael Hibblen, Jacob Kauffman, Chris Hickey, and Karen Tricot Steward.

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-How does the health of low income Arkansans compare to other states, two years after the passage of Medicaid expansion?

-It’s back-to-school time. An Arkansas lawmaker delivers a report on the education system in the US and other countries. The state GOP removes mention of Pre-K from its party platform. And a Special Ed task force prepares an upcoming report, after more than a year of work.

- Inaccuracies in the Secretary of State’s office list of flagged felons on the voter rolls provokes a public records dispute with the state Democratic Party.

The call from Republican Senator Tom Cotton for presidential nominee Donald Trump to apologize to the family of a Muslim-American solider who died serving his country leads KUAR's Week-In-Review podcast.

We also discuss the Arkansas unemployment rate, the governor's hopes for technology companies, the abrupt resignation of ASU's chancellor and hopes from the state's fledgling Green Party.

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On this week's podcast:

-It's mostly about the Republican National Convention. How did some of Arkansas's delegates react to some of the major speeches?

-We also discuss the speeches of three Arkansans at the convention. How do their messages fit within the larger Republican worldview?

-The Arkansas Supreme Court denies a request by eight death row inmates for a rehearing, but gives them time to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Republicans from Arkansas are preparing to travel to Cleveland for their party's national convention. That leads KUAR's Week-In-Review Podcast this time.

We also share comments from former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, who shared a stage in Arkansas Thursday with former British Prime Minster Tony Blair and the Little Rock Nine.

Finally the news staff discusses a trip to Europe by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to open a state office in Berlin. He also discussed the state acquiring a new batch of drugs to carry out lethal injections.

Arkansas, like the rest of the nation, had an emotional reaction to the police shootings of young black men this week, then five officers being killed by a gunman in Dallas. We feature comments from a rally at the state Capitol Friday and Gov. Asa Hutchinson offering his thoughts.

We also advance a trip by the governor and economic development officials to Europe to nurture the state's aerospace industry, have Hutchinson's thoughts on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and discuss proposals likely to go before voters in November which were submitted before a deadline Friday.

On this week's podcast: accountability and technology in the Little Rock Police Department two years into the chief’s service, a snapshot of state revenue and unemployment, Libertarian hopes in the era of Trump, and Jason Alexander sheds Seinfeld to direct at the Arkansas Reparatory Theater.

On our weekly podcast, KUAR news staffers discuss Gov. Asa Hutchinson signing a highway funding bill into law, the Arkansas Supreme Court taking up birth certificates for children born to same-sex couples and proposed rate hikes for healthcare coverage.  

On this week's edition of KUAR's Week In Review podcast the news team gets us up to speed on the special session of the Arkansas Legislature, recaps the lethal injection secrecy arguments before the state Supreme Court, and previews yet another rendition of I-30 expansion plans.

On this week's podcast, the news staff discusses calls for the state to return the Little Rock School District to local control, a proposed merger advancing for Pulaski Technical College to become part of the University of Arkansas System and a look at the status of legislation to be considered at a special session set to begin next week.

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