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Highlights a dedicated, distinguished group of Arkansas journalists and political scientists who discuss issues in the news.
||CleanArkansas Week April 20, 2018||(Dollars) With primaries fast approaching and November in mind, who has how much money as of now? (AR-2) The marquee congressional race, the dollars, as of now, and the landscape. (Medicaid) Numbers of a different sort, though they involve money as well. (Biz) And Cuba, China, Saudi Arabia -- and Arkansas.||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week April 13, 2018||(THC) At long last legalized, in part, but how much has gone up in smoke? (SCOARK) The judge who set that fire figures in another case, one of his own, while the plaintiffs blow out the whistleblowers' candle. (Election '18) One of those plaintiffs, among other candidates, is getting a push she does not want. (K-12) But first, report cards for kids and their schools, where are they?||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week April 6, 2018||(Trump v. Xi) Two heavyweights, but in this sort of ring can there be a winner? (Metals) For some of our industries the immediate upshot would seem fine. (Agri) But for another component of our economy, the downside would seem obvious. (Tariffs?) The stakes for Arkansas in a trade war.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week March 30, 2018||(THC) Nobody said it would be quick and easy, and medical marijuana is proving all of them right. (Casinos) The stakes are just as high or higher for some other entrepreneurs, but theirs is a taxing path. (Primary) The Republican nomination, the incumbent has a healthy lead in the polls, but is his challenger resonating? (C.C.I.) But first: is a new approach needed to bring jobs to Arkansas?||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week March 23, 2018||(Asa?) The favorite, clearly, but how clear is the path to four more years? (1, 2, 3, 4?) Our delegates to D.C. if two more years. Not without a campaign. (Comeback?) The minority party, can there be a resurgence? If so, how strong? (Trump?) Can could all politics be local once again?||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Arkansas Week serves its viewers / listeners very well.
Excellent weekly review of state politics and personalites. Steve Barnes has the long view and experience to add depth to the various topics with high quality journalism and pleasant discussion serving the state of Arkansas. The rotation of differnt journalists as guests also adds more views to the conversation and helps to keep the program from falling into a personality rut. The discourse is always polite and informed ... best comparison would be Washington Week on a national level ... or perhaps Charlie Rose with the round table, guests, and respectful conversation. Finally, I appreciate the offering of both audio and video downloads so as to serve listeners with smaller ipods, and those with larger memory capacity.