Paul Gatling

Contributing Reporter

Contributing reporter from Northwest Arkansas Business Journal and Talk Politics.

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In this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, Paul Gatling fills us in on a new private equity firm called Natural Capital that is forming in the state. The company will focus on investing in regional private investment funds, real estate and operating companies in Arkansas and other parts of the heartland.

On today's show, more on Arkansas Public Theater's new initiative to reach out to the Hispanic community. Plus, details on the arrest of an attorney who is accused of coercing dozens of Marshallese women to travel to the U.S. to give their babies up for adoption. And, we get a preview of an upcoming performance by an a cappella group from Zimbabwe that will be taking place at the Walton Arts Center.

A gathering of business leaders from around the state this week celebrated free enterprise and economic literacy. This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes a recap of the event.

On today's show, we tell you about a Bentonville-based transitional housing nonprofit that has launched a tea company to raise funds for residents while they learn business skills. Plus, more than three billion birds have disappeared in North America since 1970, but an Arkansas orinthologist says there is some encouraging news. And we learn all about timba music ahead of a performance by Tiempo Libre at the Walton Arts Center.

This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes a discussion of the impeachment inquiry with members of both major political parties.