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Friday, March 15, 2013

The Rat Heads in Coke Bottles Edition

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Voter ID, taxes, ethics reform, expanding health coverage, newly filed bills of note—all covered on this week's podcast. Plus, Dave endorses the Boston Phoenix and Debo Band, and I plug On the Media's excellent mini-history podcast on the copyright roots of "The Happy Birthday Song."


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Speaking of Voter ID, Week In Review Podcast

  • The No Home for Refugees in Arkansas Edition

    November 20, 2015
    The political response in Arkansas to Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks, the plan to put a new 2-cent hotel tax on the ballot to pay for renovation of the Arkansas Arts Center and more, the latest on the fight over the 30 Crossing project, shocking charges against a Cross County judge and a property scuffle involving the Little Rock Tech Park — all covered on this week's podcast, which is sponsored by the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in Bentonville and Catfish & Co. /more/
  • The Here Comes Dark Money Edition

    November 13, 2015
    A new, revealing oral history interview with retired state Supreme Court Justice Donald Corbin, a last minute entry into a race for an open seat on the Supreme Court, the city of Little Rock’s response to the 30 Crossing plan, a federal ruling on Baxter County’s nativity scene, eStem delaying its application to open a K-8th grade charter school and more — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
  • The Political Climate Is As Bad As We Thought Edition

    November 6, 2015
    The depressing results of this year’s Arkansas Poll, election filings, the latest on the highway department’s 30 Crossing plan, more ethical questions for the Hutchinson administration and Rep. Mary Bentley threatening Game and Fish funding after her husband was ticketed — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
  • The Great Highway Debate Edition

    October 30, 2015
    The escalation of pushback against the state Highway and Transportation department’s plan to expand I-30 in downtown Little Rock, the third Republican presidential debate, "20/20’s" coverage of the Justin Harris rehoming scandal and Treasurer Dennis Milligan getting into the education business — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
  • The Smell Test Edition

    October 23, 2015
    The growing opposition to the plan to expand Interstate 30; when politics, money and ethics collide; a new UA chancellor; oppo research against an unannounced judicial candidate; and Hillary Clinton's performance before a House committee driven by a Republican witch hunt — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
  • The Any Democrat Would Do Edition

    October 16, 2015
    Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and the first Democratic debate; lingering separate but equal policies for same-sex couples in state government; the Little Rock Tech Park and eminent domain; whether Arkansas school children scored proficiently on a standardized test last year and more — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
  • The No Sex Scandal Edition

    October 9, 2015
    Legal challenges to the state takeover of the Little Rock School District, more plans for new charter schools, the planned departure of DHS director John Selig, a new report on the future of Medicaid expansion in the state and more — all on this week's podcast. /more/
  • The Imperial Base to School Edition

    October 2, 2015
    A federal judge stopping the state from cutting off Medicaid reimbursement to Planned Parenthood, the federal government imposing a fine for the break of ExxonMobil’s pipeline in Mayflower in 2013, Mike Huckabee disappearing candidacy, the Little Rock School District’s building plans, the end of the Little Rock Film Festival and more — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
  • The Pope Fever Edition

    September 25, 2015
    Pope Francis' visit to the U.S., John Boehner’s resignation, Hillary Clinton’s Little Rock stop, the University of Arkansas playing secrecy games again and more — covered on this week's podcast. /more/
  • The Taking Pleasure in Huck's Pain Edition

    September 18, 2015
    Planned Parenthood in Arkansas, the ethics investigation into four state Supreme Court Justices handling of the same-sex marriage case, Jason Rapert trying to throw his weight around, the latest plan from the highway lobby, the second Republican debate, the Creative Corridor and narwhales — all covered on this week's edition. /more/
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