Little Rock's Equity Broadcasting will soon launch the state's first all Spanish-language local newscast. The show will appear at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Little Rock station KLRA and Fort Smith/Fayetteville's KXUN.
Mr. C. was asked during the current book hoohah what he'd do different if he had it to do over. His answer was typically prolix and circumlocutary, and I'll exercise some editorial license here to compress it: He said there's plenty he'd change.
In the last few days, the newspapers have been busy writing about Bill Clinton and his book, "My Life." Barnes & Noble and Borders, the nation's biggest book sellers, say that 400,000 were sold the first day, breaking all records for a nonfiction book.
While Little Rock's outdoor summer concert season lineup is paltry for a number of reasons - the Parks Department's revised renting setup at Riverfest Amphitheatre being a large hurdle for promoters unfamiliar with this region -summer tours and venues seem to be suffering all over the United States.
The Little Rock School District announced this afternoon that it's hired Jason Pickering as the principal of the new middle school opening this fall in west Little Rock. Since 2010, he's been principal at Bryant High School. Pickering previously served as an assistant principal at Central High from 2005 to 2010.
Leila Janah, the CEO of a buzzy nonprofit that helps poor people find tech jobs, has a post on Medium about her experience with systemic racism and the lack of access to high-speed broadband in Dumas. The nonprofit she founded and heads as CEO, Samasource, hires low-income people around the world to perform digital tasks for companies like Google, Walmart and Getty Images.