For our Thursday archive we dip back fifteen years for a conversation with Akhil Amar of Yale Law School about possible situations that could create confusion regarding the presidency.

On today’s show, why some drivers in Arkansas have to renew their license more often than others. Plus an upcoming summit on men’s health attempts to help spread the word about preventative screenings. And from body artists to chefs to musicians will be celebrated at the Black Apple Awards.

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A growing number of Marshallese migrants living in Arkansas are discovering they can no longer renew their Arkansas driver's licenses for extended periods. We attend a driver's education class hosted by Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese program manager, Lucy Capelle, in Springdale, who weighs in on the controversy. Republican Arkansas State Representative Jeff Williams, District 89, Springdale, has also taken the matter into consideration.

Flooding in April has resulted in $7,000 worth of damage to the Sunshine School & Development Center in Rogers. The nonprofit organization has created an online donation page in hopes the community will help cover the cleanup costs.

The 2017 Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Book is out and Arkansas ranks near the bottom when it comes to the economic well-being of children.

A summit later this month will invite men to the Jones Center in Springdale to discuss health.

A Wednesday roundup: The shooting in Washington includes a Tyson Foods employee, Governor Hutchinson discusses protection for public officials and the US Marshals Museum cuts projected costs.

The Black Apple Awards Friday night will honor creative folks from all kinds of disciplines.

A delegation from the Arkansas Citizens Climate Lobby traveled to Washington D.C. this week to meet with Arkansas Congressional Leaders.


A Tyson Foods employee was injured Wednesday when an Illinois man opened fire during an early morning baseball practice for Republican members of Congress in Alexandria, Va. Matthew Mika was one of the five people who were wounded in the shooting spree. Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was also injured.


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U.S. Senate Republicans unveil their long-awaited bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. How will it affect Arkansans on the exchanges and the Medicaid rolls? Sen. Tom Cotton helped shape it with a select group in secret. Why has he been silent? Also, thoughts from other Republicans, Democrats and people in between.

A week after opening to a tepid critical response and accusations of historical inaccuracies from actress Jada Pinkett Smith — as well as a misinterpreted Internet joke that had many searching in vain for the appearance of an iPhone in the film — the Tupac Shakur biopic All

Arkansas's pesticide regulators have stepped into the middle of an epic battle between weeds and chemicals, which has now morphed into a battle between farmers. Hundreds of farmers say their crops have been damaged by a weedkiller that was sprayed on neighboring fields. Today, the Arkansas Plant Board voted to impose an unprecedented ban on that chemical.

Venezuela's ongoing political and economic crisis has taken a toll on daily life there.

A crash in oil prices and political instability under President Nicolas Maduro have led to food shortages, and that has prompted almost daily street protests by thousands of Venezuelans.

A 35-year-old protester named Carlos tells NPR's Audie Cornish the food situation is "pretty extreme." NPR is using only his first name for his safety.

The Arkansas Plant Board on Friday voted 9-5 to ban the sale and use of the herbicide dicamba in the state. Dicamba is a chemical sprayed on genetically tolerant fields of soybean in order to kill pigweed. The herbicide is suspected of damaging other crops after drifting in the wind. At least 242 complaints in 19 counties linked to potential dicamba misuse have been filed with the Arkansas Plant Board this year. Most complaints have originated in east Arkansas.

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