I can pack a lot of music in two hours. This time that means a five movement work from Asha Shrinivasan in Michael Mizrahi's Currents, a beloved symphony from Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara who died yesterday at age 87, a string quartet from Nadarejshvili and violin concerto from Glazunov. I hope you can sit back and envelope yourself in these rich textures. Tune in from 8-10 p.m. tonight or listen to this on demand stream available until August 3.

We speak with the chair of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas about what this election means for the future of that political party. We hear about a bladesmith hall of fame in Little Rock, and we learn more about how graduates from the U of A School of Law end up completing their degree with lower debt than students from many other law schools in the nation.

Arkansas and the DNC

Jul 28, 2016

As another major party political convention winds down, Arkansas is again often represented at center stage.

MUSIC: "Zither" REM

Smaller political parties could benefit from an election that finds many people unhappy.  The Libertarian Party of Arkansas is seeking voters in November.

MUSIC: "Wrench and Numbers" Jeff Russo

Arkansas' GDP Leads Nation

Jul 28, 2016

The state's GDP growth in the first quarter of 2016 was the best in the country.

Business in Late July

Jul 28, 2016

Earnings reports for banks and more top the business conversation from Talk Business and Politics.

A report this week from US News and World Report places the University of Arkansas School of Law in the top ten nationally when it comes to low debt for graduates.

courtesy / Historic Arkansas Museum

Arkansas' rich heritage for knives will be honored at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock.

A Language for Freedom

Jul 28, 2016
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Our Thursday archive is a conversation about the code of quilts along the Underground Railroad. the interview is from February, 2000.

Travel the musical centuries with me as we visit the solace of early music from British composer John Dowland and end with a 21st century work that combines the indie noise rock of Deerhoof performed by Ensemble Dal Niente.


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