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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 16:06:00

In the Name of the Lord — Sunday's open line

Tonight's open line includes flooding and a jaw-dropping story about a patriarchal church's reaction when faced with a missionary couple that included a husband addicted to child porn

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 07:25:00

Tom Cotton goes both ways on government handouts

John Lyon of the Arkansas News Bureau highlights Sen. Tom Cotton's ability to be malleable on principle when circumstances suit — this time on the $87 million in Arkansas corporate welfare for Lockheed Martin to subsidize its bid to build a military vehicle in Camden.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 07:05:00

'I could have been a Duggar wife:' An account from inside that religious milieu

Brooke Arnold, writing in Salon, provides a personal look at life according to the teachings of a religious organization that has been influential with the Duggar family. She argues it cultivates a culture where women are more vulnerable to rape and sexual abuse.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 16:21:00

An open line. By the way: Read about a plan for dying

The Saturday open line includes a recommendation about important reporting on a program to counsel people about end of life medical care.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 15:50:38

UPDATED: Blue Hog Report: How lobbyist Eric Munson landed high-paying state job with questionable qualifications

Blue Hog Report has another find from the state bureaucracy: It details how long-time lobbyist Eric Munson was hired for a recently enhanced salary to be director of the Governor's Developmental Disabilities Council, a job for which he has no subject-related qualifications.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 13:57:00

Duggars go to Fox News to tell Megyn Kelly their story

Fox News has announced that Megyn Kelly has an "exclusive sit-down interview" with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar that will be broadcast sometime next week.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 13:03:00

Supply side theory fails in Kansas; GOP debating which taxes to raise

Yes, we love telling and retelling the Kansas 'Miracle.' It's no surprise at all that Gov. Sam Brownback's massive tax cut has been an utter failure, producing a giant budget deficit so threatening to essential services that the Republican legislature is no longer debating the idea of tax increases, only which taxes to increase.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 07:51:00

School carnival update: Parent says all children could attend

More on a middle school carnival where confusion arose about whether students had to pay to attend. Efforts were being made to insure that all kids could go, whether they'd paid or not, a parent says.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015 - 16:55:00

The Corporate Welfare Edition

The special session, a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on Arkansas’s ban on 12-week abortions, the latest court news related to Arkansas’s ban on same-sex marriage and other odds and ends — all covered on this week's podcast.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 15:00:00

The open line, today's video and news on a school carnival for the lucky and Duggar tales

An open line, news video and a complaint about a school carnival at Pulaski Heights Middle School.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 14:16:00

Atkins superintendent to take No. 2 job at state Education Department

Dr. T. Mark Gotcher, Atkins school superintendent, has been named deputy commissioner of the Education Department effective July 1. Education Commisoiner Johnny Key announced his choice today.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 13:06:00

U.S. appeals court strikes down Idaho's 20-week abortion ban

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down Idaho's ban on abortions after 20 weeks or pregnancy because it prohibits abortions before viability of the fetus, the standard applied by the 8th Circuit this week in striking down Arkansas's 12-week abortion ban.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 12:28:00

Judge refuses to dismiss same-sex marriage claims

Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen today refused to dismiss a lawsuit by plaintiffs claiming their constitutional rights had been violated by state agencies that refused to treat same-sex couple as married couples.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:57:00

Gov. Hutchinson signs Lockheed handout and presidential primary move

Gov. Asa Hutchinson invited press to bill signings today for the $87 million corporate welfare handout to Lockheed Martin to aid its bid to win a federal military vehicle contract and other bills from the special legislative session that concluded Thursday.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:40:00

New polling shows majority favors legal abortion, particularly younger people

New poll shows majority labels themselves "pro-choice" and support for legal abortion heavily outpolls those who favor making it illegal. Don't bother to tell the Arkansas legislature.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:08:00

High water closed Two Rivers Park, portions of River Trail and Rebsamen Golf Course

The city of Little Rock said the high water of the Arkansas River has forced closure of the Two Rivers Park and portions of the River Trail near there.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 11:01:00

Lawsuit planned against LR police over teen's shooting death

Attorneys said today they expect to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against former Little Rock officer Josh Hastings, the former police chief, Stuart Thomas, and the city of Little Rock over the Aug. 12, 2012 shooting death of Bobby Moore.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:32:00

Louisiana legislature favoring medical marijuana; that and other questions for Gov. Hutchinson

The Louisiana Senate and a House committee have approved a medical marijuana bill and Gov. Bobby Jindal said he'll sign it if it reaches him. Add this development to questions the press should ask Gov. Hutchinson when he sends $87 million in tax dollars to wealthy Lockheed Martin and upends the 2016 election process to help his favored presidential candidate.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 09:33:00

20th anniversary campaign planned for Morgan Nick

A series of activities are planned on the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Morgan Nick in hopes of encouraging renewed efforts to solve the case.

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 09:24:00

Jermain Taylor: 'I love my state.'

Boxer Jermain Taylor, in circuit court this morning on a battery charge, had little to say to reporters, KARK reports, except this: "I love my state."

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