Arkansas Week Podcast
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Highlights a dedicated, distinguished group of Arkansas journalists and political scientists who discuss issues in the news.
||CleanArkansas Week September 14, 2018||(Fund Fraud) The last of the known offenders in a major political fraud has been sentenced; but are there questions unanswered? (Healthcare Scandal) With another indictment, a second set of felonies at the State Capitol involving far larger sums of taxpayer dollars is still unfolding. (Diocesan Disgrace) Scandal involves not just the secular but the sacred, Arkansas amid a global accounting of clerical abuse. (Election '18) And the post-Labor Day rush to Election Day, where stands the Arkansas electorate with seven weeks remaining?||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week September 7, 2018||Is 2018 the year of the woman? As Republicans, as Democrats, as Greens and Independents, they're running for office in record numbers. A century ago almost none were running – they weren't even voting. Host Steve Barnes talks with Beth Barham, Denise Ennett and Bonnie Miller, all representatives of the League of Women Voters of Arkansas. They'll discuss the 19th Amendment and the centennial milestone of the League of Women Voters, which has advocated long and vigorously for women's involvement.||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week August 31, 2018||(Tariffs and trade) Arkansas farms and Arkansas factories, a new NAFTA and a new deal or a mostly a new name? (Stadiums and cells) A false alarm at one venue, an alarming surge at another, how secure can they be made to be? (McCain and Arkansas) The late senator from Arizona and the state he carried easily, some reflections. (Farming Subsidies) But first, with or without a federal check, where goes Arkansas agriculture from here?||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week August 24, 2018||(Fall term) They're already on college campuses across Arkansas, the Class of '22; or will it be the Class of '24, if that? (Diplomas) Enrollment is one thing, graduation quite another. How to move the latter closer to the former? (Tuition, etc.) And with state support essentially flat, how to cope with the expense? (3rd and long?) Also tonight, is college sport on the cusp of a new era?||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week August 17, 2018||(Dollars?) With the U.S. Economy still in overdrive, for some people, does the majority party still have the edge in Arkansas? (Purple?) With November just around the corner, is a red state having any second thoughts? (Tumult) If all politics are now national, what's the fallout, if any, in our state? (Scandal) But first, the upheaval in the Arkansas Capitol, a fresh look at how it evolved and a man at the core of it.||8/17/2018||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.