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Highlights a dedicated, distinguished group of Arkansas journalists and political scientists who discuss issues in the news.
||CleanArkansas Week July 21, 2017||(Senate) Another attempt is expected to pass a Republican healthcare bill. (Cotton & Boozman) Arkansas's two senators finally speakup on the issue, but how does their position compare with the governor's. (Michael Maggio) A former circuit judge begins a prison sentence for bribery. But an appeal and investigation continue. (EPA) And the head of the Environmental Protection Agency visits Arkansas touting changes in regulations.||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week July 14, 2017||(The Plan) On Capitol Hill, the GOP takes another run at health care — but are the votes there? (The List) In Arkansas, lawmakers cut wait times for disability services... (The Rollout) ...and the state starts taking applications for medical marijuana. (The Emails) And back in Washington, another batch of emails dogs the White House.||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week July 7, 2017||(Violence) A nightclub shooting prompts action to combat an escalation of violent crime in Little Rock. (Healthcare) As the Senate prepares to resume talks about healthcare, Arkansas's two members have been noticeably quiet. (Voter Data) A president panel's request for voter information has the governor saying it's 'too broad.' (Revenue) And after a few nervous months for finance officials, Arkansas ends the budget year with a surplus.||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week June 30, 2017||(I-30) How much asphalt and concrete, and are all the costs being considered? (Commerce) The business outlook in the state's core counties. (Community) Can cooperation compliment competition in the decades ahead. (Rivalry?) Put another way, are their prudent limits to regional rivalry?||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArkansas Week June 23, 2017||(AHCA) Now we have the Senate's version, what would it mean for Arkansas? (Trade) The reversal on Cuba, no one thinks it's good for Arkansas. (WMT vs. AMZN) Two global giants, one based in Arkansas, joined in battle. (THC) And shopping, and a product, that neither offers - at least not now.||6/23/2017||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.