Every Friday, Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the biggest stories of the week in The Natural State. Since 2011, "The Week in Review Podcast" has been the place to go for the straight dirt on politics and culture. With more than 40 years as a journalist in Arkansas, Brantley is unrivalled when it comes to providing the broad context you need to stay in the know.
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss the court decision that led Arkansas to be the first state in the country where women can’t get medication abortions, Max’s annual trip to Boys State and a federal court hearing that could determine whether Arkansas can legally resegregate public schools.
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss the coming primary and judicial elections, especially the dark money flowing into a race for an Arkansas Supreme Court position; also Leslie Rutledge and the ballot initiative process and the Razorbacks and War Memorial.
Arkansas Times editor Lindsey Millar and contributor Benji Hardy discuss the Democratic primary for the 2nd Congressional District, sovereign immunity and Leslie Rutledge and the Little Rock mayoral race.
The new Ten Commandments Monument and coming legal challenges, the abrupt closure of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and Lakeview and the Arkansas Supreme Court's recent ruling on sovereign immunity — all covered on this week's podcast.
Arkansas Times editor Lindsey Millar and contributor Benji Hardy discuss embattled Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, a group of UA Little Rock students repeatedly shouting the n-word while singing along to a popular song, the federal corruption trial of former Sen. Jon Woods and more.
Arkansas Times editor Lindsey Millar and special guest Jay Barth talk about the latest from the Arkansas Supreme Court, the much-anticipated corruption trial involving former state Sen. Jon Woods, primary season and national politics.
Arkansas Times editor Lindsey Millar and special guest Antwan Phillips discuss the debate among Democrats vying to be the party's nominee for Arkansas’s Second Congressional district, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years after his assassination and the McClellan High School coach who was put on paid leave after KARK revealed he’d made bigoted tweets.
Arkansas Times Editor Lindsey Millar and contributor Benji Hardy talk about primary season, especially gubernatorial candidate Jan Morgan; gun protests and policies; a new opioid lawsuit; and Mark Stodola on the state of the city address.
The challenges to the state medical marijuana commission’s grading of cultivation applications, the just concluded special session of the legislature, Governor Hutchinson’s politicking, students protesting gun violence and another civil rights lawsuit from Mike Laux targeting the Little Rock Police Department and the city of Little Rock -- all covered on this week's podcast.
We're pleased to introduce the pilot episode of a new Arkansas Times interview podcast, "The Conversation" with host Matt Price talking to local folks of interest. Download. Here's Price's bio: Matt Price is a recovering politico now working in technology, business, and marketing searching for the meritocracy. "The Conversation" was borne out of the desire to talk to people who really care about what they are doing and are focused on making things better. In what he hopes will be a series of interviews with mayoral candidates, Price's first episode is a conversation with Frank Scott Jr., the Little Rock banker who is exploring a run for mayor. In a wide-ranging talk, Scott talks about growing up in Southwest Little Rock and his impressions of Little Rock beyond that area (he didn't venture into Hillcrest or the Heights until he was an adult, he says); his time at Parkview High School, where he spent time studying dance; his support for the controversial 30 Crossing proposal at a highwa
A new lawsuit challenging the state’s photo ID law, Bart Hester vs. the humanities, signs of a threat to governors school, big bills for the state Supreme Court and Clarke Tucker making a run for Congress — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
State Sen. Jake Files' guilty plea in federal court; state Sen. Jason Rapert, social media and the Conway Police Department; and a proposed gag order for the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
The Little Rock Police Department's decision to fire a black recruit for using a racial slur in an old social media post, the state of UAMS, a constitutional initiative and Tom Cotton — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Trump, Cotton and immigration; Governor Hutchinson navigating a primary challenger and the fiscal session; the hog farm in Newton County; and UAMS layoffs — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
The tax bill that just cleared Congress, a Democratic candidate for governor, sexual harassment and state politics, transparency and the Razorback Foundation and turmoil at Arkansas Baptist — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
What Doug Jones win in Alabama means for Democrats in Arkansas, the hiring of Chad Morris at the University of Arkansas and the future of health care policy in Arkansas — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
The downfall of Jeff Long, Tom Cotton’s terrible contribution to the Republican tax plan, a no-bid consulting contract in state government and #metoo in Arkansas — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Jeff Long's future at the University of Arkansas, UAMS' grim outlook, the Highway Department vs. Metroplan, the state Supreme Court's decision to stay the execution of Jack Gordon Green and whether Democrats' big wins on Tuesday are a harbinger of things to come — all discussed on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
Sen. Jim Hendren and the drug court rehab program scandal, the planned execution of Jack Greene and the big national political stories this week — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe. Download.
The latest in the legal fight to stop a law that would prevent Planned Parenthood from performing abortions in Arkansas, the cancellation of a rap show in Little Rock and its First Amendment implications, a stunning investigative report on drug court defendants being forced to work for free for Arkansas poultry companies and bellicose Tom Cotton — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
The Las Vegas mass shooting, the Arkansas Supreme Court decision on GIF money, Judge Wendell Griffen's lawsuit against the state Supreme Court and more — on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
The events celebrating the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High, the future of abortion in Arkansas a new ruling on a law to restrict panhandling and more — covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
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. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
The Little Rock School District settling a racial bias lawsuit, the state board of education approving three new charter schools in Little Rock and the latest news on DACA — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe iTunes. Download.
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. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.