Michael Hibblen, David Ramsey, Steve Barnes and I talk Arkansas business and politics in this final show of the year.
Above, the latest “Arkansas Week” on AETN, featuring an interview with State Department of Community Correction Director Sheila Sharp. Also, Steven Brawner and I on a host of the week’s news stories, including the Arkansas economy, Big River Steel vs. Nucor, a brewing hospital war in Conway and much more.
After an unusually long hiatus, I’m pleased to be back on AETN’s “Arkansas Week” tonight along with host Steve Barnes and fellow panelists Steve Brawner and Doug Thompson. Tonight, we assess the continuing budget/debt ceiling/Obamacare standoff in Washington D.C., the latest Mark Pryor/Tom Cotton skirmish, what’s next in the University of Arkansas Advancement Division deficit […]
Me today, over at the day job, assessing data miner Acxiom Corp.’s AboutTheData.com, a website designed to allow people to see what information the company has collected about them: Best I can tell, Acxiom has a fairly good picture of me except for two key things: my birthdate and my family situation. For some reason, […]
My piece on ArkansasBusiness.com today: Allbritton Communications of Arlington, Va., which owns KATV-TV, Channel 7, in Little Rock and other ABC affiliates, said Monday that it is selling those television stations to Sinclair Broadcast Group of Hunt Valley, Md., the country’s largest television station owner. According to Politico, which is also owned by Allbritton, the deal is […]
In this week’s edition of Arkansas Business, I expand on my Google Glass video with this story on how a Little Rock cardiologist, Dr. Christian Assad, and the director of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts in Hot Springs, Corey Alderdice, are using Glass in their respective fields. Assad is envisioning how Glass […]
Your “Arkansas Business/THV 11 News Week in Review” looks back on Hewlett-Packard, a promotion for Davy Carter, a trial date for Martha Shoffner and tough times for Wal-Mart in D.C.
Above, my quick conversation with THV 11 News about yesterday’s announcement by Hewlett-Packard that it would lay off 500 people at its technical support center in Conway. Our breaking news coverage on Arkansas Business here, along with an additional report by the AP and an interview with Brad Lacy of the Conway Chamber of Commerce […]
Is it the future, or a Segway for your face? That’s the central question regarding Google Glass, the Internet-connected glasses with heads-up display, Wifi, Bluetooth and the ability to shoot high-definition video and photos and share them instantly with the world. Thanks to Brant Collins of Stations X of Little Rock, I was able to […]
My hastily thrown together segment on that $280 million Home BancShares/Liberty Bank of Arkansas deal, which originally debuted here. Since then, there have been two more big Arkansas banking deals — one by First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas of Harrison, and another involving Metropolitan National Bank of Little Rock. Yep, it’s the Summer of Bank […]