Paul Gatling

Contributing Reporter

Contributing reporter from Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and Talk Politics.

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Ozarks at Large for Thursday, March 11, 2021

Mar 11, 2021

On today's show, we head to Fayetteville's industrial park where a group of residents is concerned an unmarked cemetery is being covered up by a development. Plus, we find out what the new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mean for Arkansans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. And, we celebrate the many identities of women in this week's edition of Sound Perimeter with University of Arkansas Music Professor Lia Uribe.

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Increased efforts to get more Arkansans protected from COVID-19 include a campaign called Vaccinate the Natural State. Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, speaks with two Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield executive in this week's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, March 4, 2021

Mar 4, 2021

On today's show, we hear from utility company customers and representatives as they assess the impact of the back to back winter storms that slammed the state with record low temperatures and several inches of snow. Plus, after nearly a year since most Arkansas inmates have been permitted to have in person visits, we have the details on a Department of Corrections modified visitation pilot program. And, we find out about the expansion that's taking place at a Springdale-based cidery.

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Black Apple Cider, based out of downtown Springdale, will be available outside of Arkansas for the first time later this month. That story is included in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report with Paul Gatling.

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, February 25, 2021

Feb 25, 2021

On today's show, we hear about the latest findings in the 2021 Rural Profile of Arkansas Report from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Plus, we speak with attorneys from Legal Aid of Arkansas about the lawsuit the organization filed against the Division of Workforce Services as problems with the state's unemployment benefits system persist. And, we head to the Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre as dancers get ready for their first live performance since the start of the pandemic.

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This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes a salute to one of Arkansas' largest health providers, Baptist Health, news from Tyson Foods and more.

Ozarks at Large for Thursday, February 18, 2021

Feb 18, 2021

On today's show, we speak with several local small business owners who were some of the 30 people who received a fully-funded Kiva loan after applying through the micro-lending platform with the help of the NWA Kiva Hub. Plus, we hear from Arkansas Sen. Jim Hendren who announced this morning that he is leaving the GOP to become an Independent. And, we head to Huntsville where one family had to open up their kitchen to their calves to keep them warm during this week's snow storms and low temperatures.

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On today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Roby Brock speaks with Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin about his decision to run for Arkansas attorney general instead of the governorship. Griffin made the announcement earlier this month after Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she'd be joining the race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, which also includes current Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

On today's show, we find out how the Walton Family Foundation plans to approach its support for organizations and nonprofits over the next five years. Plus, we hear from the Greenwood Bulldogs football team janitor about what it was like to find out the players and coaches had gotten him a state championship ring. And, we hear from the head of a California-based fintech company that's coming to Bentonville and bringing a hundred new jobs with it.

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California-based financial technology company Loanpal, a renewable energy and home improvement lender, plans to open a new operating center in Bentonville that will create more than 100 jobs. The company will temporarily occupy what used to be The Holler at 8th Street Market. In this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with the head of Loanpal.