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Arkansas’ two U.S. Senators joined the majority of Republican Senators who pushed back against President Donald Trump’s comments following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But like many of their peers they did not mention Trump by name.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at the 2017 G-20 Hamburg Summit
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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for a summit today in Helsinki, Finland. This is the first stand-alone summit between the two leaders and comes just days after an American grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges related to Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The two leaders are holding a news conference following their meetings.

KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Chintan Desai about the United States' trade war with China and the meeting between U.S President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Desai is the Democratic challenger for the House of Representatives seat in the First Congressional District.  He is challenging current Republican Representative Rick Crawford.  

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of July 19!


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In 2016, Arkansas voters passed a constitutional amendment allowing for medical marijuana sales.  In the 21 months since its passage, legislators have adopted rules, a commission has processed applications, and the courts have dulled out legal opinions.  The bottom line is, there still isn’t any medical marijuana for sale in Arkansas, and the prospects look dim to any change in that diagnosis.   Talk Business’ Wes Brown and Roby Brock discuss the most recent Medical Marijuana Commission meeting.


The Kody Norris Show:  left to right, Tyler Wiseman, Josiah Tyree, Mary Rachel Nalley, Kody Norris
The Kody Norris Show

The Kody Norris Show will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” during the concert to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

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JONESBORO – Dr. Martha Spack has been appointed as the Dean of Students for Arkansas State University, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse announced this week.

Johnathan Reaves, KASU News

Dunklin County residents are voting August seventh on two propositions that would, if passed, lead to the construction of a new hospital in Kennett.  There have been several concerns from Dunklin County citizens about the propositions, which led to the county’s three commissioners to hold public forums throughout the county to present information about the taxes that will be voted on.  The first public forum was held Thursday night in the northern Dunklin County town of Malden.  Just over 40 residents showed up at the meeting.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas panel has approved a rule that would allow it to hire an outside consultant to help review and score hundreds of applications the state has received from businesses that want to sell medical marijuana.

Dr. Joe Thompson, CEO of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement and former Arkansas Surgeon General
Talk Business and Politics

Former Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson is still plenty active on a variety of healthcare topics.  He remains the CEO of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement.  A recent Kentucky legal ruling has complicated that state’s work requirement for Medicaid expansion—a system that was similar to the federally approved Arkansas Works work requirement.  Talk Business’ Roby Brock sits with Thompson to discuss how the Kentucky ruling could impact Arkansas.


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