Arkansas Week Podcast en-us Tue, 28 Aug 2018 04:41:08 CST Tue, 28 Aug 2018 04:41:08 CST No AETNTV AETNTV (Larmon VanWinkle) (Larmon VanWinkle) AETNTV Fridays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. Highlights a dedicated, distinguished group of Arkansas journalists and political scientists who discuss issues in the news. Highlights a dedicated, distinguished group of Arkansas journalists and political scientists who discuss issues in the news. Arkansas Week November 9, 2018 (Red, Red, Redder) Blue wave? Blue tide? Not in Arkansas. (A Crimson Capitol) Republicans retain every executive branch office and do it without breathing hard, and, keep the legislative almost as easily. (A Triumph of Gender) The big bipartisan winners, the women who ran and the women who helped them. (Scott v. Kurrus) But there's one more race yet to be decided, a local campaign that's attracting statewide attention. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:49:05 -0600 Arkansas Week November 2, 2018 (Renewal or rejection?) For the nation they're mid-terms, for some Arkansas politicians will they be simply mid-tenures? (Red-Blue-Purple?) Can once-dominant Democrats regain their footing at the local and district level? (The Trump Effect) The incumbent president retains his job performance rating in Arkansas, but is that an asset in every precinct? (Arkansas Poll '18) But first, with spirited early voting ahead of Tuesday's showdown, what do we know about the Arkansas political mindset? Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:31:04 -0500 Arkansas Week October 26, 2018 (Presidential boost?) At times he may annoy them, he may embarrass them, frustrate them, but are Arkansas's Republican incumbents newly grateful? (1st Amendment v. Fairness?) An especially frustrated Arkansas jurist turns again to the courts, and the issue again is political speech. (Casinos, IDs, Wages) Her court has tossed torts and term limits off the ballot, but what of the three other issues that remain? (Early voting begins) For the citizen who doesn't want to wait… he or she doesn't have to, and not a few are choosing to not wait. PANELISTS Christopher Housenick - Arkansas Tech Univ., Political Science Dept. Lance Turner - Arkansas Business Rob Moritz - UCA, Journalism Dept. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 13:40:55 -0500 Arkansas Week October 19, 2018 (Countdown to November) Early voting begins Monday and the big Tuesday is two weeks and change away. Where stands Arkansas in the mid-term? (Supremes Challenged) The state's highest court – almost as controversial now as the issues before it. (Issue 1, No Go) Under fire though it is, the Court remains in business, to the disappointment of business, among others. (Minimum Wage) But first, an issue that remains on the ballot, and the votes will be counted. Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:45:57 -0500 Arkansas Week October 12, 2018 (Red, Blue, Purple?) With the clock ticking toward election day how much voter uncertainty remains? (Hot button issues) The Supreme Court clears the way for a consensus on casinos, and voter i.d., just two of the issues that could bring Arkansans to the polls, or maybe keep them away. (Legislative contests) The down ballot, is 2018 a rebuilding year for the Democrats as well as the Razorbacks? (Gray, Pakko, Webb) A dozen campaigns, a handful of ballot issues, uncertain turnout. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 21:20:04 -0500