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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 17:32:00

Game time open line

Some food truck photos come with tonight's open line.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 07:13:00

Main Street Food Truck Festival is today

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership's ever growing Food Truck Festival is today on Main Street and the lineup is impressive.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 06:36:00

First they come for your schools, then your speech

From the Los Angeles Times, another example of the Walton billions put to work to damage those with whom they disagree, particularly teacher unions.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 18:32:00

The Friday line and video

Over to you.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 17:29:00

The Imperial Base to School Edition

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.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 17:01:00

Finalists named for UA-Fayetteville chancellor's job

Donald Bobbitt, the University of Arkansas System president, has selected three finalists for the chancellor's position at the UA campus in Fayetteville. They are top officers from state universities in Kansas and Ohio.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 15:30:00

Judge blocks Arkansas from stopping money for Planned Parenthood for three; Governor vows cutoff for others

Federal Judge Kristine Baker has issued a preliminary injunction to stop Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid reimbursement to Planned Parenthood for Jane Doe plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Asa Hutchinson's directive that the support be stopped.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 14:34:00

Clinton speaks at Anne Frank tree dedication

We couldn't make the Clinton Library installation today of an Anne Frank memorial with a sapling taken from a tree outside the diarist's hideout from the Nazis in Amsterdam, but Alexis Hosticka of Arkansas Business was on hand for the former president's remarks.

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Today's headlines: Walmart layoffs, the pope and more

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 14:16:00

Huckabee goes political on guns. Draws fire at dangerous Little Rock.

It didn't take a genius to predict that Mike Huckabee,  his presidential race in the toilet, would try to capitalize on the Oregon massacre and in the most predictable way possible: He'd play gun politics by accusing others of playing gun politics, the hated black President Obama particularly.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 13:02:00

Vet with concealed weapon explains why he didn't shoot in Umpqua; also a call for action by Congressman Hill

A vet with a legal concealed weapon on campus when shooting broke out in Oregon explains why he didn't shoot.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:17:00

Ever butt-dialed 911? False alarm from panic button in West Fork

KNWA reports on the lockdown Tuesday of West Fork schools after the child of a teacher accidentally punched the panic button on her mobile phone.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 11:56:00

U.S. education chief Arne Duncan to depart cabinet position in December

He'll be succeeded by Deputy Secretary John B. King, Jr., formerly the chief of schools in New York state, where he became a lightning rod for critics of the Common Core.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 11:13:00

Independence County judge furls the Confederate flag at courthouse

Independence County Judge Robert Griffin confirms that he had a Confederate flag taken down last night at the Independence County Courthouse because of continuing controversy.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 09:43:00

Monthly revenue report for Arkansas: Mixed

State tax revenue in September was 1.4 percent less than the same month last year, but $13 million, or 2.3 percent above forecast. Not a lot of room for more tax cuts and big increases in highway spending.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 09:00:00

Medicaid report secret until Wednesday

A consultant's report on changes to the private option health insurance program has been completed, but the public can't see it until next week because it has been deemed legislative working papers.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 07:44:00

The search for explanations in the Oregon shootings

Social media mining has begun in the search for understanding (as if) in the mass shooting yesterday at an Oregon community college. A sample here of what's being unearthed about the young man identified as the shooter, who died in an exchange with police.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 07:11:00

Vatican distances Pope Francis from Kim Davis' views. Plus, he met with gay couple.

The Vatican is now distancing Pope Francis from the view of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, with whom he had a secret meeting while on his trip to the U.S.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 06:52:00

UPDATE: Walmart headquarters terminates 450 today

Look for news this morning on layoffs in the executive offices at Walmart headquarters in Bentonville. Media reports have varied on the number, with the Wall Street Journal predicting fewer than 500 job cuts.

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Friday, October 2, 2015 - 01:00:00

Kurrus: District studying facility for WLR school, will build in SWLR regardless

Baker Kurrus' announcement this afternoon that the district is moving forward with two new facilities projects is among the most significant development in the LRSD since the district was taken over by the state in January.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 17:29:00

Regulators fine ExxonMobil $2.6 million on pipeline failure and specify safety steps

A federal regulatory agency has issued a final order in its review of the break of Exxon Mobil's Pegasus pipeline that spewed 5,000 barrels of heavy crude on a Mayflower subdivision and into nearby wetlands in March 2013.

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