KUAR's Week In Review Podcast

Journalists from the KUAR and Arkansas Public Media news departments review the week's news. Contributors include Michael Hibblen, Jacob Kauffman, Chris Hickey, Karen Tricot Steward, Bobby Ampazzan and Sarah Whites-Koditschek.

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Machinations over widening I-30 are met with public scrutiny as highway officials make their case in Little Rock.

Candidates officially throw in their hats for 2016. A new poll and a closed door discussion have put some heat on an otherwise thought safe seat. Attitudes in 2015 assessed by the Arkansas Poll.

Six migrant farm workers are killed in an interstate bus crash outside of North Little Rock. Federal officials are on the scene.

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Topics on this week's program:

* The Little Rock City Board of Directors considers whether to oppose I-30 expansion.

*Politicians promise statewide broadband access will be 2017 legislative focus.

*The Arkansas Supreme Court throws out a suit against the LRSD takeover.

*The state launches a new health insurance marketplace.

On KUAR's Week-In-Review Podcast:

  • Questions for former Arkansas Senate President Michael Lamoureux over consulting fees. We’ll talk with Associated Press reporter Claudia Lauer who has been digging into this.
  • Arkansas’s high court weighs in about whether executions should proceed while a case is pending.
  • Concerns are growing louder about what an expansion of Interstate 30 would be mean to Little Rock.
  • Changes to Medicaid are being considered by state lawmakers.
  • And a new parks and tourism director was announced.

Topping KUAR's Week-In-Review podcast is the legal drama playing out over the state's efforts to resume lethal injections in Arkansas. It's now up to the state Supreme Court to decide whether to weigh in.

The news staff also discusses the lawsuit filed by the Libertarian Party over the state's candidate filing deadline, the search for a new head of the Department of Human Services, an effort to fight obesity and education officials backtracking on statements made about standardized testing.

This is KUAR’s Week in Review Podcast where we cover the news from the week that was, this edition: September 20-26.

This time on KUAR's Week-In-Review podcast, which looks at the top stories covered each week, the news staff discusses:  

This time on KUAR's look at the past week in news, politics and more, Michael Hibblen and Jacob Kauffman discuss:

  • Arkansas preparing its first executions in a decade
  • Fayetteville voters passing an anti-discrimination ordinance despite a new state law
  • The University of Arkansas System launching its online university eVersity
  • Democrat Conner Eldridge officially announcing his bid for the Senate seat held by Republican John Boozman
  • And we'll talk with Sen. Tom Cotton about his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal and other issues. 

Just in time to cap off your long weekend, we present another edition of the Week-In-Review podcast.

We talk about Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's advisory opinion on an upcoming civil rights referendum in Fayetteville, as well as her request of the Governor to schedule executions.

On this week's podcast, we discuss Governor Asa Hutchinson's Summit calling on the faithful to help address a lack of foster care beds and the difficulties parolees face in the state. We look at the strategy of state regulators tasked with implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. We talk about the visit to Little Rock of Dr. Ben Carson, the fourth Republican Presidential candidate to come through Arkansas. And there's a new state Supreme Court Justice in town, who is he?

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