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A decisive early Friday vote on a GOP-led Obamacare "skinny" repeal comes up short. Why Arkansas's Senators voted for the failed measure amidst evidence that state public opinion may not be quite on their side.

As President Trump takes aim at transgender people in the military, we have a look at why people who are transitioning have a challenging time getting healthcare in Arkansas.

A time of upheaval in Agriculture: Arkansas farmers file a lawsuit against big agribusinesses over the herbicide dicamba. We talk to a weed scientist who says the chemical has damaged more than 2.5 million acres in the U.S.

-Keeping Anna Lee Company: The famed Arkansas delta native and rock and roll drummer Levon Helm gets some love through a childhood home restoration and a new bust.

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Chris Hickey was born and raised in Houston, Texas, spending his teenage years in Camden, Ohio. He graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, majoring in English. He got his start in public radio working as a board operator at WMUB in Oxford, Ohio during his summer and winter breaks from school. Since graduating, he has made Little Rock home. He joined KUAR in September 2011 as a production intern and has since enjoyed producing, anchoring and reporting for the station. He is the composer of KUAR's Week-In-Review Podcast theme music and the associate producer of Arts & Letters.
Jacob Kauffman is a reporter and anchor for KUAR. He primarily covers the state legislature and politics beat while juggling anchoring Morning Edition Monday through Friday.