Arkansas Times' Week in Review Podcast

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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.
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The Astonishing Compilation of Corruption Edition
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss the guilty plea of Rusty Cranford, the latest in the medical marijuana application debacle and Judge Wendell Griffen and ethics.
26:53
June 8, 2018
The Anti-Abortion Forces Prevail for Now Edition
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.
20:27
June 1, 2018
The Midterm Recap Edition
Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss midterm election results, ballot initiatives and the emergence of Baker Kurrus in the Little Rock mayoral race.
22:47
May 25, 2018
The Dark Money Edition
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.
24:22
May 18, 2018
The Leslie Rutledge Sovereign Immunity Trap Edition
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.
33:08
May 11, 2018
The GIF Graft-A-Palooza
The Jon Woods corruption trial, the guilty plea of another former state senator, Hank Wilkins, and the Supreme Court allowing voter ID to stand during the primary — all covered on this week's podcast.
25:18
May 5, 2018
The Baphomet Is Real Edition
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.
29:18
April 27, 2018
The Wendell Griffen News Cycle
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.
26:06
April 20, 2018
The Continued Craziness at the Supreme Court Edition
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.
27:59
April 16, 2018
The McClellan Forever Edition
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.
29:44
April 6, 2018
The Jan's Plan Edition
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.
30:45
March 30, 2018
The GIF Scandal Goes On Edition
The resignation of Jefferson County Judge Henry Wilkins, the legal battle over the cultivation of medical marijuana and more.
18:52
March 24, 2018
The Students Make Themselves Heard Edition
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.
22:10
March 16, 2018
The Stank Rising Edition
The latest Arkansas legislative doings and medical marijuana news.
24:13
March 9, 2018
The Sneaky Voucher Bill Edition
The coming special session, a sneaky voucher bill, a big drug arrest and LR mayoral challengers answer the city's suit — all covered on this week's podcast. Download Subscribe via iTunes.
February 23, 2018
New podcast "The Conversation" debuts with interview with Frank Scott Jr.
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
February 21, 2018
The Guns and Taxes Edition
Governor Hutchinson’s tax cut promises, guns, Medicaid and pharmacists and the Babe Bracket — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
February 16, 2018
The Dancin' with Bart Hester Edition
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.
February 9, 2018
The Blocked By Rapert Edition
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.
February 2, 2018
The LRPD and the N-word Edition
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.
January 26, 2018
The Tough Talkin' Tom Cotton Edition
Tough talkin’ Tom Cotton, a major state Supreme Court decision and a pivotal lawsuit for Little Rock politics — on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
January 19, 2018
The Asa on the Move Edition
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.
January 12, 2018
The Asa and Jan Edition
The justice department and marijuana, a new Republican gubernatorial candidate and Medicaid and Arkansas — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
January 5, 2018
The End of the Year Edition
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.
December 22, 2017
The Future of Everything Edition
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.
December 15, 2017
The Cotton Dominoes Edition
Tom Cotton headed to the CIA, Razorbackland in turmoil and more — covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
December 1, 2017
The Marshmallows on Sweet Potatoes Edition
The legacy of Bill and Hillary Clinton and answers to readers' questions on politics, ancient canoes and more — on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
November 22, 2017
The Tom Cotton's Bright Idea Edition
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.
November 17, 2017
The Jeff Long's Cloudy Future Edition
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.
November 10, 2017
The Widening Drug Rehab Scandal Edition
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.
November 3, 2017
The Me Too in Arkansas Edition
Taxes and budgets; Little Rock, crime and music; the newspaper industry; and #metoo in Arkansas — all on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
October 27, 2017
The PR Stunt Edition
Little Rock’s Amazon PR stunt, the Tom Cotton to the CIA rumor, French Hill and Puerto Rico and UA-Little Rock's football future — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
October 20, 2017
The First Amendment, Yo Edition
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.
October 13, 2017
The GIF Gone Edition
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.
October 6, 2017
The We're Not Stupid Edition
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.
September 29, 2017
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. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
September 22, 2017
The Future of the LRSD Edition
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.
September 15, 2017
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. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
September 8, 2017
The DACA Deadline Edition
Arkansas’s new concealed carry law, a threat to DACA and juvenile justice in Arkansas — all covered on this week's podcast. Subscribe via iTunes. Download.
September 1, 2017
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