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.