Week-In-Review Podcast

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.

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.

On the latest edition of KUAR's Week In Review podcast the news team looks at former Arkansas Congressman Jay Dickey's second thoughts on a bill banning federal research into firearms, court battles over state contorl of the LRSD, the release of a highly anticipated report on the future of Medicaid in the state, the attorney general's attempt to revive a 12 week abortion ban, an attempt put a halt to resuming a 10 year break from executions, and the path to EPA Clean Power Plan compliance.

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.