Paul Gatling

Contributing Reporter

Contributing reporter from Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and Talk Politics.

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On today's show, we have an inside look at what the governor's executive order expediting nursing licenses and waiving application fees means for the state's medical systems. Plus, we speak with the chief of the Cherokee Nation to find out how the tribe has been able to control the spread of COVID-19 on its reservation. And, we have a new edition of Sound Perimeter that focuses on music composed for string instruments.

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On this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with University of Arkansas economist Mervin Jebaraj about what president-elect Joe Biden's cabinet picks might mean for the county's economy. Plus, a bit of speculation about Amazon's potential plans in Northwest Arkansas.

On today's show, we find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted another aspect of education: college entrance exams. Plus, we speak with the superintendent of the Siloam Springs School District about the decision to shut down two schools to in-person instruction this month. And, we hear about the latest design projects funded by the Walton Family Foundation Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

On this week's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with the co-founder of RichContext about the future of the Rogers-based technology company.

On today's show, we learn more about the historic number of minority candidates and voters who turned out for the 2020 election. Plus, we find out about the successful bipartisan legislative efforts that have made Arkansas a leading state for human rights for children. And, we'll tell you about the tree climbing championships that are coming to Fayetteville this weekend.

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From immunizations to exercise, the pandemic has made it more challenging to make sure children are staying healthy. In this edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Dr. Chad Rodgers, the chief medical officer for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, speaks with Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, about how parents and medical professionals are dealing with the health of young Arkansans.

On today's show, we hear from the Washington County coroner about what his job has been like during the last eight months of the pandemic. Plus, we find out about Achilles International Arkansas, an organization that's holding a virtual run this weekend to benefit one of its members. And, we explore some of Yo-Yo Ma's collaborations in this week's Sound Perimeter with U of A Music Professor Lia Uribe.

The 5th annual Northwest Arkansas Young Professionals Summit is taking place later than usual after making the transition to a virtual version of the event. In this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with Ross Phillips, the vice chair of the summit leadership team, about what attendees can expect.

On today's show, we head to the Northwest Technical Institute for the unveiling of the school's new welding center. Plus, we discuss why Arkansas in 2020 isn't so different from Arkansas in 1919. And, we hear from Arkansas U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton about his reelection campaign and his take on the initiatives on the Arkansas ballot.

On today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics, speaks with Arkansas U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton about his reelection campaign, including not appearing in a debate against his Libertarian challenger Ricky Harrington, and Issues 1, 2 and 3 on the Arkansas ballot.

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