Paul Gatling

Contributing Reporter

Contributing reporter from Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and Talk Politics.

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Vermont senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders attended the annual Walmart Shareholders Meeting on behalf of protesters and workers seeking higher wages and more representation in the company. Plus, the Ozark Guidance Summer Professional Development Series, which features sessions on suicide and self-injury, anxiety and unconscious bias, opens up to the public. And we find out what it takes to be able to cast a ballot in the Tony Awards.

In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling sits down with Wright Lindsey Jennings attorney Meredith Lowry, Founder and CEO of 3E Software Joe Earhart, and J.B. Hunt Senior Director of Engineering and Technology Brad Garrard for a roundtable discussion of blockchain, data privacy and employee recruitment in a business world driven by technology.

The Hunt family of J.B. Hunt Transportation Company annouces it is making a $1 million investment every year for 10 years in early childhood education programs in Northwest Arkansas. Plus, Ozark Regional Transit continues to restore its fleet of buses after most of them were lost in a fire in 2017. And more on how and why the Ozark Regional Land Trust, which works to conserve thousands of acres of the Ozarks, occasionally has to divest of certain parcels.

Preparations are underway for the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship tournament, a stop on the LPGA Tour, which begins June 24 at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Since 2007, the tournament has grown into a week-long celebration of everything the region has to offer. In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with Tournament Chairman Jay Allen.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Senior Editor Rex Nelson offers his analysis on the state's oldest daily newspaper's decision to go digital six days a week. Plus, a recap of the latest earnings report from Bentonville-based America's Car-Mart in today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.