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Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 17:11:00

The 60 Years Later Edition

The 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School, the Republicans’ last-gasp attempt to replace Obamacare, and a few odds and ends — all covered on this week's podcast.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 16:45:00

Swastikas, SS bolts, Confederate flags: Biker wares in Fayetteville

Organizers of the annual Bikes, Blues and BBQ rally in Fayetteville, despite pledges to work with vendors not to sell hate merch, have been unsuccessful with their biker community.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 16:09:00

Walmart lawyer picked for U.S. attorney in western Arkansas

Donald Trump has nominated Duane "Dak" Kees,  director of global ethics and compliance at Walmart Stores, to be U.S. attorney for the western district of Arkansas. It has been filled on an interim basis by a career lawyer in the office.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 14:31:00

Another way to mark the 60th school crisis anniversary

There are two separate observances this weekend of the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock school progress. One emphasizes "progress." One talks about how far we still have to go.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 14:17:00

Thank Goodness. The Friday open line

A week-ending open line. Plus the daily video.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 13:01:00

McCain says no on Graham-Cassidy

BREAKING FROM THE AP: Republican Sen. John McCain announces opposition to health care bill, dashing hopes for GOP leaders.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:04:00

60th opens with panel of Little Rock Nine

Eight members of the Little Rock Nine, lacking the late Jefferson Thomas, gathered for a panel discussion at the Clinton School for Public Service this morning to open a weekend of activities marking the 60th anniversary of their desegregation of Central High School.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:52:00

Martha Shoffner, nearing completion of term, back in Arkansas

Martha Shoffner, who reported to federal prison Nov. 3, 2015 for a 30-month sentence for taking bribes in return for state bond business when she was state treasurer, is nearing the end of her sentence and n

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:36:00

Police release details on officer shooting Wednesday night

The Little Rock police this morning finally provided more details on officers' shooting of a criminal suspect Wednesday night in Southwest Little Rock.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 09:31:00

ACLU: School crisis 60th no time for celebration. Plus, a message for the governor

Rita Sklar, executive director of the Arkansas affiliate of the American Civil LIberties Union, has issued a statement taking issue with those who view the 60th anniversary of Central High's limited desegregation thanks to federal court and troops as a "celebration." Plus, my own suggestion for Monday speech-makers.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:40:00

City identifies recipients of cop incentive payments who left force

Blogger Russ Racop shares the fruits of his Freedom of Information Act request to determine who received $5,000 recruiting incentives to join the Little Rock Police Department and then left the force.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:25:00

A Highway 10 traffic solution recommendation

The Arkansas Department of Transportation has announced its preferences for interchange and other improvements along the Highway 10 corridor between Pleasant Valley Drive and Pleasant Ridge Road.

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:14:00

Radical government: The Obamacare repeal

Apart from the damage that pending Republican legislation will do to millions of American in terms of lost health insurance, it represents conservatives' long-sought upending of the Medicaid safety net for 74 million poor, disabled and elderly (Medicaid pays for most nursing home costs).

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 16:04:00

Legislators must give testimony in Fayetteville rights case UPDATE

Interim word from the hearing in Circuit Court in Fayetteville in which the ACLU and others are challenging the constitutionality of the state law that prevents cities from adopting civil rights ordinances to protect gay people.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:34:00

Legendary Jimmie Vaughan brings the blues to UA-Pulaski Tech Oct. 12

Legendary blues and rock guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, will perform Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in The Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) at UA–Pulaski Technical College’s Main campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 14:22:00

Thursday's open line and the afternoon roundup

The open line and the daily roundup of news and comment.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 13:44:00

Ted Suhl makes appeal to 8th Circuit of bribery conviction

Ted Suhl, the former head of a mental health services company in Arkansas, argued today to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that his bribery conviction should be overturned. The case was taken under advisement.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:17:00

Another bad report on the Asa-backed health plan

Add the Kaiser Family Foundation to those who say most will be punished, and states like Arkansas particularly punished, by the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:07:00

Children's Hospital gets $7.4 million for research on child nutrition

The Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital will get $7.4 million from the federal Agriculture Department to research nutrition, obesity and other issues.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 10:59:00

Supreme Court refuses to halt resentencings of juvenile murderers

A split Arkansas Supreme Court today refused to stop planned resentencing hearings for seven prison inmates serving life without parole sentences for murders they committed as juveniles.

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