Paul Gatling

Contributing Reporter

Contributing reporter from Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and Talk Politics.

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On today's show, we head to Springdale where the Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese has opened a new pantry that stocks foods Pacific Islanders prefer and need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, we discuss the evolution of what it means to be a conservative with a professor at the University of Arkansas ahead of his lecture on the subject next week. And, we find out what the state's tourism and hospitality industries will need to survive the pandemic.

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In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling and Roby Brock check in with Mervin Jebaraj, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, who says the tourism and hospitality industries will need a greater and more targeted stimulus to survive the pandemic.

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The pandemic has changed the lives of consumers and business owners alike and with that new normal has come a new way of marketing goods and services. On today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we discuss those changes with Kristi Dannelley, the president of Magna IV, an Arkansas-based print and marketing company, which is one of the largest printers in the mid-south.

On today's show, we have the latest information from the governor's coronavirus response briefing. Plus, we explain what's contributing to the difference between the COVID-19 death toll figures reported by county coroners and those reported by the Arkansas Department of Health. And, we find out how Arts Live Theatre is adapting to the realities of holding performances during a pandemic.

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The demand for consumer goods during the COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges for truck drivers and logistics operators like Chicago-based RJW Logistics. In today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling speaks with Greg Forbis, who is head of the RJW Logistics office in Northwest Arkansas.

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On today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we hear from Gretchen Hall, the president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says operating during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the business challenge of her lifetime.

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Did the economy suffer as much in the second quarter as expected? Mervin Jebaraj, the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, provides insight in this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

A new report from Bentonville think-tank Heartland Forward examines the decline in economic mobility across the Heartland over the past several decades and analyzes the factors that influence economic opportunity or lack thereof.

On today's show, we have an update from the governor from his coronavirus response briefing, which includes the availability of city-level data on cases. Plus, we hear from immigration advocates as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announces it will reject new DACA applications. And, we have a discussion with a practicing pediatrician about vaccines.

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Today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report features a Roby Brock interview with Chad Rodgers, a practicing pediatrician and the medical director of Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care. Rodgers discusses the falling rate of child vaccinations during the pandemic, as well as the status of the search for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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