John Brummett, a political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discusses international relations, health care and violence in Little Rock with Roby Brock from our partner Talk Business and Politics.
Listen to the radio broadcast - part I of two - here.
The state of Arkansas today begins accepting applications for marijuana licenses, both to grow it and sell it commercially. It becomes the first so-called Bible Belt to do so, and the 29th state nationally to have a state-regulated marijuana cultivation and retail industry.
Of course, it’s still a Schedule I narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act and illegal under federal law.
On the eve of this Independence Day weekend, Arkansas Public Media offers you this interview of John Hudak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of Marijuana: A Short History, by managing editor Bobby Ampezzan.
Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse assumed the role of president of the Arkansas Municipal League in June and says getting an internet sales tax in the state is a priority after a bill that would have done so failed this past legislative session.