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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 20:30:26

Time to vote for your favorite bars, beer and booze

Now's the time to relay your favorites in our annual Toast of the Town survey on local bars, beer and booze. The poll is open through Oct. 2.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 17:08:00

The Perfect Candidate Edition

DACA and related fallout, the GIF lawsuit before the Arkansas Supreme Court and various political topics — all covered this week on the podcast with special guest Jay Barth.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 16:43:00

Friday's headlines and an open line

Atheist group asks Arkansas schools not to put up "In God We Trust" signs and gets a response, Hill and Womack team up with Dems to keep Amtrak on the tracks, DACA protests continue, and a former chief justice dishes on court dysfunction.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 16:04:00

Lawyer sues ADC for more information on controversial execution drug

A lawyer claims the Arkansas Department of Correction is violating the Freedom of Information Act by not supplying him with the labeling materials from their supply of midazolam.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 15:20:00

Fort Smith state Rep. George McGill to run for mayor in 2018

McGill has served in the General Assembly since 2013.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 14:58:00

For anti-abortion activists, route to Roe challenge runs through Arkansas and Eighth Circuit

The ultimate goal of anti-abortion activists remains a challenge to Roe, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals — via Arkansas — might be the best route to do that.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 13:40:00

No more mumps in Arkansas, health department says

There were almost 3,000 cases of the disease reported since the outbreak began.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:47:00

Another lawsuit filed against ADC officials, former prison chaplain convicted of sexual assault at McPherson

A federal lawsuit filed by an inmate at the McPherson Womens' Unit against ADC officials and the former chaplain Kenneth L. Dewitt, who pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault, sketches a horrific, and systematic, record of abuse orchestrated by Dewitt and allowed by ADC.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:32:00

Former chief justice of Arkansas Supreme Court dishes on court dysfunction

Once again, those invested in the ongoing internal dysfunction at the Arkansas Supreme Court have some juicy reading. A pair of oral history interviews with recently retired justices Howard Brill and Cliff Hoofman have been posted to a growing collection of oral histories with retired Arkansas Supreme Court justices.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:30:00

American Atheists warn Arkansas school superintendents to reject classroom 'In God We Trust' displays

The New Jersey-based American Atheists society has issued a letter to over 260 superintendents across the state, warning them that the group is ready to file suit in federal court if they comply with a new Arkansas law that requires framed copies of the phrase "In God We Trust" to be displayed in every Arkansas public school classroom.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 09:58:00

Hill, Womack get on board with Democrats to continue funding for Amtrak, Westerman and Crawford attempt to derail

Arkansas Representatives French Hill and Steve Womack joined every Democrat in the House late Wednesday night to kill a Republican-backed amendment that would have slashed all federal funding for Amtrak. Representatives Bruce Westerman and Rick Crawford voted to end funding for the passenger rail service, which includes Amtrak's Texas Eagle that travels a daily route between Chicago and San Antonio, with Arkansas stops in Little Rock, Walnut Ridge, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Hope, and Texarkana,

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 08:50:00

Students rally at LR Central High in support of DACA recipients

Little Rock Central High School students held a pre-class protest this morning at the corner of Park Street and Daisy Bates in support of classmates who benefited from the Obama  Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA shields undocumented immigrants brought to the country prior to their 16th birthday, and allows them to have work permits. On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government would stop considering new DACA applications, and the program would be suspended entirely in six months, opening up almost 800,000 DACA recipients for deportation.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 08:15:00

Weather by hand: The art and science of surface analysis maps

A behind the scenes look at the National Weather Service Little Rock and the hand-drawn contour maps they share on Twitter.

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Friday, September 8, 2017 - 06:00:00

Federal judge awards $32.4 million to recipients of Huckabee-voiced robocalls

The calls, which promoted a Christian movie called "Last Ounce of Courage," were unsolicited advertisements that violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the judge ruled in August.

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