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 October 19, 2018||(Countdown to November) Early voting begins Monday and the big Tuesday is two weeks and change away. Where stands Arkansas in the mid-term? (Supremes Challenged) The state's highest court – almost as controversial now as the issues before it. (Issue 1, No Go) Under fire though it is, the Court remains in business, to the disappointment of business, among others. (Minimum Wage) But first, an issue that remains on the ballot, and the votes will be counted.||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week October 12, 2018||(Red, Blue, Purple?) With the clock ticking toward election day how much voter uncertainty remains? (Hot button issues) The Supreme Court clears the way for a consensus on casinos, and voter i.d., just two of the issues that could bring Arkansans to the polls, or maybe keep them away. (Legislative contests) The down ballot, is 2018 a rebuilding year for the Democrats as well as the Razorbacks? (Gray, Pakko, Webb) A dozen campaigns, a handful of ballot issues, uncertain turnout.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week October 5, 2018||('Transformation'?) Greater efficiency at a lower cost, says the governor, but can he persuade the legislature, the lobbyists, the bureaucracy and the electorate? (Rising revenues) Another robust month for the state treasury, additional fuel on the tax-cut fire. (Kavanaugh/Arkansas) A Senate spectacle in Washington, what impact here among voters of both parties? (Focus, Issue 4) But first, the latest campaign for casinos in Arkansas – pass or don't pass, 7-11 or boxcars? We'll hear both sides.||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week September, 28, 2018||(Contortive or compensatory?) Are excessive jury awards an economic millstone or essentially a myth? (Contingency Conflict) Legal fees, how much is too much, and how should that be decided? (Separation of Powers) The administration of justice, when one branch of government sets the rules for another, how easy should it be? (Issue 1) Both sides of a very controversial proposal.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week September 21, 2018||(Un-due Process?) Ethics or the absence there of have dominated the political season, and now the state's highest court is itself in the dock. (Ballot Battles) Five proposals for Arkansas voters and seven, or eight, justices to weigh four of them. (Dark Ads) Political spots and the money behind them, how much more transparency will there truly be? (Issue 2, Voter ID) But first, how much and what kind should be required at the polling place?||9/21/2018||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.