Arkansas Week Podcast
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AETN's pre-eminent news analysis program, continues with veteran journalist Steve Barnes and a dedicated, distinguished group of Arkansas journalists giving knowledge and insight on the issues in the news. Arkansas Week, AETN's pre-eminent news analysis program, continues with veteran journalist Steve Barnes and a dedicated, distinguished group of Arkansas journalists giving knowledge and insight on the issues in the news.
||CleanArkansas Week May 20, 2016||(Agenda) A session supposedly summoned for highways goes from four lanes to 12. (Pushback) About highways, the governor encounters some bumps in the road. (Crude) And on the highway, what's the near-term price prospect? (UAF) But first, the near-term plan||5/19/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week May 13, 2016||(Session) A budget for the fiscal to come in place, it's sine die by not sayonara. (Asphalt) surface transportation, the governor's way or the highway? (LRSD) The state's largest school district, the tumult and the shouting. (DT/HRC) And will the tumult o||5/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week May 6, 2016||(5.3 Billion) Bigger than some wanted, smaller than others craved, but a budget. (Highways) One session ends, but another looms. Is there consensus? (Trumped) He won Arkansas, he won the south, and now he's won a shot at November. (Blue?) First, what role||5/6/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week April 29, 2016||(Fiscal) The train ran on time, the override failed. Now how to spend the rest of it? (Pre-K) Or, in some cases, how not to spend some of it. (LRSD) The new man at the state's largest school district. What do we know? (AEDC) But first, China’s billion-d||4/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week April 22, 2016||(27) The administration hits the magic number in the Senate and deal's done. (A.C.A.) The Private Option is now "Arkansas Works." Will it? (LRSD) Arkansas's largest school district is still in state hands, but new hands with new controversy. (4%) And a ne||4/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week April 15, 2016||(27?) Arkansas Works, the vote count keeps shifting in the Senate. (Line-item) How the governor can squeeze the supermajority he needs, if it works. (Dems) The legislature's minority party, what's the plan? (Mr. Thornton) And a tip of the hat to an Arkans||4/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week April 8, 2016||(Step 1) The governor's health plan gets the anticipated easy majorities. (Step 2) Now, can it claim the supermajorities it needs to make "Works" work? (Manage-d?) That other component of the Hutchinson plan, what happened, and what happens next? (Dollars||4/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week April 1, 2016||(Arkansas Works) The first test for Arkansas Works will be the easiest but not painless. We'll preview the special session. (Medicaid) The governor's plan for health savings, not everyone is happy. (Reform?) Judicial selection, whatever the merits of chan||4/1/2016||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.