Paul Gatling

Contributing Reporter

Contributing reporter from Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and Talk Politics.

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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.

On today’s show, the City of Fayetteville considers a ban on Styrofoam products. Plus, the story of astronomers who traveled halfway around the world to test Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. And a documentary being screened in Bentonville explores the life of British pop star Kate Nash.  

The question of funding highways in Arkansas has been a perennial topic of discussion. In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we hear from two state business leaders to learn more about the impact of Governor Asa Hutchinson's $300 million highway funding plan.